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PBY-5A Catalina (Cutaway)


kkarlsen

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Kent

Absolutely incredible!!

I just marvel at your abilities, engineering skills and talent!

Looking simply stellar

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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This is truly remarkable Kent. I also recently read and loved your Old Ironsides WIP.

 

Thanks. About 'Old Ironsides' I remember telling myself not to do that again, hmmm, here we are again...

 

Landing gear parts:

 

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The wheels:

 

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And a scratch build access ladder...

 

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To be continued ;-)

 

Kent

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  • 2 weeks later...

The paint/weathering process has started. Before continuing to the fuselage, i have decided to do some tests on the wing, it's easier

to correct any errors or cleaning the paint off if necessary.

It's always a challenge to paint large surfaces in only one color, giving the surface an interesting appearance.

So I have decided to put my favorite weathering technique to use, salt weathering.

 

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The wing has been primed with Mr. Surfacer with some preshading. This has been covered with some layers of white primer...

Then the wing was given a spray of water + salt. I started with a light brownish color for the first layer. Secondly more salt + a darker

grey-ish was painted,mostly along the edges of the panels. The photo shows the result when starting to remove the salt.

 

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Next step: A light sanding of the paintwork + future. After this, a dark wash is applied to bring out some of the features of the surface.

 

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Bottom wing - Same procedure...

 

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Exhaust stains applied to the wing...

 

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De-icer edges applied...

 

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The exhaust stubs are scratched to the type on early PBY's...

 

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Wing inner construction in place.

 

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Elevators and rudder dirty'ed up.

 

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For now I'm happy with the dirty worn look, I'm reluctant to add more before the plane is assembled.

 

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Feathered propeller of the port engine.

 

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The finished upper wing. I have not added the details, panels etc.They might get broken off when the wings has to be installed later.

 

Thanks for looking in: Kent

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