PBY-5A Catalina US Navy Seaplane Plastic Model Kit 1/104
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- How long is the model when complete:
- Measures 8.5 inches long with a wingspan of 12 inches
- What age is recommended:
- Ages 14 and up
- What paints do I need:
- We recommend Black, Red, Gray, Yellow, Silver, Flesh, White
- Does it come with paint and glue:
- Paint and glue are sold separately
- How many parts are included:
- 38 parts
1/104 Scale. This kit comes from the classic Monogram tooling. This was of the first Aircraft kits they produced along with the B-26 and the B-25 which we also own the tooling for. The kit features engraved markings and lots of rivets but is a classic. It has a wingspan of 12 inches and measures 8.25 inches long. Decals are included for 2 versions and it comes with a nice sprue of clear parts, 6 in total. New artwork based on a PBY rescuing the men from the ill fated USS Indianapolis. The oval PBY logo is on the decal sheet if you wish to mount your PBY on our clear globe swivel stand sold separately.
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One of the most recognizable aircraft employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina patrol bomber proved to be strategically indispensable for the elimination of U-boats from high above the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean. After four design iterations since its first flight in 1935, a fifth incarnation incorporated amphibious capabilities. Today, the Catalina is often cited for its part in the rescue of survivors from the torpedoed U.S.S. Indianapolis in 1945, risking 12-foot swells to save crew members helplessly adrift in shark-infested waters.
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The original Monogram release was the first kit I remember building with my father back in 1959. It helped to lead to a life-long love of modeling for me. The molds were in remarkably good shape with minimal flash. One change I noticed was that the original Monogram kit had rubber main landing gear tires where you had to use a hot knife to flare the end of the landing gear axles. This release has plastic molded wheels, which is an improvement in my opinion. Shapes and proportions look good, representative of Monogram kits of that era. A nostalgic build for me, but the finished model looks great.
Nice model. Low parts count. Very prominent raised details. Blue mold color allows for only having to paint the underside. Parts fit was good.