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I finally decided to challenge myself and my skills and start this baby. Cat is one of my favourite plane so hopefully I will enjoy the whole build. I followed Kent's great build few months ago and still keep his WIP as a huge inspiration. However I will take simplier approach. My plan is to finish it almost ready to start, so gear down, floats up, canopy and blisters open. Like this one... I would like to finish it as a OA-10 s.n.44-33876 of the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron. This particular plane took part in mission with callsign "Playmate 42" on 4th March 1945. Crew of 1st Lt.
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 al