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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. Frank Rauschkolb rescued 17 crewmembers from 3 downed B-25's. You can read the story here There is great site www.pbyrescue.com dedicated to 2nd ERS, full of info, pics and run by Jim Teegarden. Jim kindly allowed me to post photos from the web site so I do with his permission. Even I'm reffering to March 1945 mission , I will finish it as shown on several photos from 1944. Upper side of the wings weathering will allow me to play a lot There are some unpaited replaced parts visible so again some specific stuff. The kit for my own build of the builds I have printed instructions And parts cleaning has started such a great detail... I want to build it as accurate as possible so every advice or suggestion is more than welcome. Thanks for looking jan
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