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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Flying Boat - Bureau number 7277/20 of VP-93 US Coast Guard 1942-43. This Catalina was assigned to the Greenland Fleet Air detachment at Bluie West One (Narsarsuaq) during WW2. HPH's Cat is a truly wonderful kit, yes it's expensive, but it also contains everything you need to build this iconic amphibian. Photo etched parts from Eduard, HGW seatbelts and other printed textile objects. Brass barrels for the machine guns and a nice decal sheet. Yes it is a resin kit and it requires a lot of cleanup of the parts. Sometimes it felt almost like scratch building, yeah you got all the parts, if you can find them, but they all needed preparation before painting and assembly. Some skills working with epoxy and super glue are also needed. But the bottom line is, you are really in for a treat with all of the interior detailing that HPH has been putting into this 'Gentle Giant'. Figures are Alpine, D-Day and Evolution Miniatures. Interior detailing of the cockpit... Radio, engineer and bunks... Observers station and aft compartment. Anchor, well it is also a boat. The characteristic platform to perform maintenance at sea. Access ladder to the blisters + antenna installation. Thumbs Up HPH! Thanks for looking: Kent https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=64724