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#1 kkarlsen

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 06:46 AM

The highlight of my modelling career until now. I have aquired the HPH PBY-5A Catalina...

 

An old dream come true. I'm really excited about this project.

 

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Edited by kkarlsen, 30 June 2017 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:05 AM

Looking forward to this one, Kent!

 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:07 AM

The Catalina has, and will allways be my favorite aircraft. And I spend my summer holidays reading about this incredible plane...

 

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Next issue will be a tough one, to decide what plane to make...

 

Right now, I am doing a lot of research into the Danish Catalinas which served in Greenland from 1947 to 1970.

 

In August I got an invitation to get a tour inside the Catalina in the Danish Flymuseum together with a couple of veterans on the PBY.

Lau and Poul. 'Man what stories they could tell' only thing I regret, is that I didn't bring some kind of recording device...

 

This experience really got me going on this project...

 

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This Catalina is in a very superb condition, it was supposed to fly again but an accident with the upper wing, grounded it because of regulations and permissions.


Edited by kkarlsen, 30 June 2017 - 10:28 AM.

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2017 builds:

S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


#4 kkarlsen

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:54 AM

Some photos of the PBY in Greenland...

 

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Greenland (Photo: Poul E Ancker)

 

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L-852 'Papoose' 1954 (Photo: Poul E Ancker)

 

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A later PBY-6A model (Photo: Poul E Ancker)


Edited by kkarlsen, 30 June 2017 - 10:29 AM.

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S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:10 AM

Kent,

Nice write up to your WIP thread.

Looks like you had a amazing time seeing the two PBY veterans.. :clap2:.

I always liked the Catalina so looking forward to seeing your build .

Lovely pictures too.thank you.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:12 AM

'The Catalina has, and will always be my favorite aircraft.'

Mine as well.

 

Good on you.  Fine pictorial start.  Love those interior shots.  Those looms are massive!  Why aren't you smiling ear to ear?  I sure would be.  Will be following along.

 

I have a few manuals on CD.  If there is something you'd like, let me know.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:22 AM

Wonderful!!

 

Cant wait to see you work on this! Thank you for letting us know about your new project


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:24 PM

Kent
Brillant choice and what a build thread to follow and enjoy.
Keep'em coming
Peter
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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:17 PM

wow thats got my interest :)

 

I am half Danish (my mother) so I would be thrilled to see you do that version - talking to those guys and getting the tour of a Danish bird must have sealed the deal I hope!

 

with what you did to the B25 leaving me gasping for something to steady myself, I can't wait to see this come together

 

Peter


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:24 PM

Wow - very cool and will be following! 


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 02:10 PM

awesome!

 

check this out for hundreds of Catalina photos

 

http://www.seawings.co.uk


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:27 PM

This will no doubt be worth watching.


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Kevin

I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


#13 Anthony in NZ

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 07:53 PM

Hi Kent, I don't suppose you have access to one of these do you? This is an earlier version to the one the Danish survivor has fitted

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I need some dimensions if you can help???

Cheers
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#14 kkarlsen

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:21 PM

This is what I got, but I think it will be sufficient, to get the measurements for the radome...

 

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2017 builds:

S.e.5a - No 74 'Tiger' Squadron, Clairmarais 1918, Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=68923&hl=

De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama. http://forum.largesc...topic=67555&hl=


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 08:24 PM

Thanks Kent!, I should be able to work with that, much appreciated!
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