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Revell Germany PBY-5A USAF Search and Rescue 1/48...Kit 04507

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  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Revell Germany PBY-5A USAF Search and Rescue 1/48...Kit 04507
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:32 PM

This is my PBY. I left off the aerials until I decide how to hang it.  Eduard masks, Tamiya paint. The canopy was damged and so was the replacement.   I had to paint out the back two top canopy windows above the cockpit to hide this.  The large decal lettering was all cut out by hand with an excel #11 blade, to completely avoid silvering.  I wasn't going to risk it.

Any questions on the build just ask. 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:08 PM

Good looking build. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:26 PM

Very nice.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:29 PM

Nice work.  Any rough spots in the build besides the canopy?  I have a wheel-less version in the stash.

John

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:12 PM

Looks like a fine finish to (what I hear) is a challenging kit. I look forward to building one and hope it turns out nearly as well as yours. Thanks for posting your pics!

Mike

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:42 AM

Hello Wilbur - I'm glad to see you have finished this one, and it looks good! Sorry for you that you had to fight with the canopy and get angry about it, but I think the results are worth it. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:22 AM

Yea,looks really sweet.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:48 PM

 

Thanks Guys,

And Wolfhammer , the kit is a very well engineered kit except for the short injected canopies I received.  The only thing I could say is try to get the Eduard mask set to save a lot of headaches.

All the black line demarcations (which are supplied as decals which I did not use) were masked and painted on.  It just looks better this way. I used the Tamiya tape for curves for the back fuselage yellow section black lines.

And as I said before the letters and numbers decals are quite large so to avoid any silvering at all, they were very carefully cut out with a new #11 blade.  (I use the excel double honed as they are much sharper than regular x-acto blades).

All canopies were dipped in Future and C'A'd on very sparingly for a good bond.

I black based this model but it is very hard to see the paint variation in the photos.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:41 AM

Gorgeous build!  I have the Airfix 1/72 version in the stash...I might just have to start it soon!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:39 AM

Great Job, WW. I always liked the PBY and yours turned out wonderful. I wish I had picked up the kit before they bumped up the price. It's on my "to get/do list.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:55 AM

Thanks for the tips on what you did on the model Wilber, it looks impressive.  

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 02, 2017 5:38 PM

  My hat is off to you sir, for getting the Yellow to look "Just right" ! I know Yellow is a "Bear " to work with.

That is one PRETTY bird !

I'm with you on the "manufacturing Defect" concerning the canopy. I would have "PITCHED A FIT " too !

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, December 02, 2017 7:15 PM

WW,

Wonderful job on your build. The masking work and paint look amazing....great job!

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    June, 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:42 PM
Beautiful work!

On the bench: Revell P-51D

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:07 PM

Goodness, that is simply one of the best Cat models I have ever seen.

 

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    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:58 PM

I second Mr. Morrison’s post. 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:10 PM
Awesome build the cat has always been one of my favorites. Got one of those in the stash I'm wanting to do it up as a black cat anti-ship. Any other things to watch out for in this kit?

Clint

  • Member since
    May, 2016
Posted by B-36Andy on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:12 PM

Great job! What brand of blue paint did you use? Did you mix your own shade?

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:39 PM

Well doneYesYesBeer

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:08 PM

Thanks Guys.

All paint was Tamiya acrylic (Field blue , Sky Gray, Flat Yellow)

However the plane was black based. The whole thing was all canopies masked then sprayed with Testors flat black enamel.  Then after  a few days dry time, mottle coats started with each color. Gray first then blue then yellow. The black stripes are actually the testors black, masked over.

The field blue looks darker because of the black base.

There is a lot of masking here, and plenty of time allowed  to dry and gas out between coats/colors.

 

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