Alex Hernández "Senet"
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Academy's 1/72 scale PBY-5 Catalina is
available online from
The Catalina distinguished itself in World War II
as exceptionally reliable aircraft. Allied Navies used them successfully
in a wide variety of patrol and submarine attack operations. But the
Catalina is remembered most by veterans of the war as a rescuing
aircraft, where they saved the lives of thousands of aircrew shot down
over the Pacific Ocean.
Since I was a child the Catalina was one of my
favourite planes. The Academy 1/72 kit had a very good size when
finished and fit and adjustment was perfect. The only fault I found was
the lack of detail on the interior pieces.
The model was built mostly out of the box except
for some re-scribed panel lines, and some modifications on the engine
cowli flaps to see them on open position.
I also cut some clear parts to make the windows
The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics with an
airbrush and some oil washes and chalk pastels, for the final touches.
The decals was an Eagle Strike generic US Navy set.
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking!
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Copyright © 2007 by Alex Hernández
Page Created 23 April, 2007
24 December, 2007
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