PBY CATALINA

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  1. deckape

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    Here is a new build I am starting this is the classic PBY Catalina flyingboat by Guillows this is a huge beast of a kit to say the least, I will be on this build for a while a lot to do. when finished this will be a typical PBY. Later tonight I will post a update here is the PBY in its un opened box.
    Boats:D:D:D:D
     

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    That's going to be one big sod! If I had room, I'd have a go at their B-17, and add some detail etc.
     
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    Ahoy Terry
    Thanks my friend for your reply on my dumbo, the wing spread is 50 inch,s HUGEeeeeeeeeee I have an update coming up tonite on the build.

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    Here I go again here is the update for the Catalina build, the two photos show the fuselage formers layout and the fuselage keel parts all formers have to be prepared by opening the notchs for the stringers to pass through before they are glued in to position. After I have the formers and side keels in place i will fill in between the stgringers with sheet balsa instead of useing tissue. I should have done this on my Dauntless. here are the updates more tomorrow.

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    Lordy Boats, that thing is huge. SWMBO would have me live in it if I brought something like that home.

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    :) :thumbright: Looking forward to next shots.
     
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    Ah, now this kit I have seen in one of the LHS's! (Trouble is she costs more than the monthly rent!)

    Looking forward to this Boats...!
     
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    Good-on-ya matey......

    I had a 1/4 scal Citabria going when I was in the States. I had to give it away when I moved her to Australia. I really would like to do another balsa job.

    Looking forward to seeing this underway.
     
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    I do like to see larger kit builds.
     
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    thank you Wurger and everyone for your wonderfull and warm replies on my dumbo again I am honored, Okay mates here is the third shot of the build after all formers and side keels have been glued down I let this stagge of construction dry over night. today I will start on the right side and then lay down the stringers, After I place all stringers in thier locations I will fill in between them with sheet balsa, the only tissue covering that will be applied will be on the elevators,rudder,and the rear trailing edges of the wing. stay tune my friends i will keep your peepers busy. Here is the update shot.

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    Getting shape. :thumbright:
     
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    Good stuff Boats, and certainly going to be one massive, impressive model! Makes me want to build the B-17 even more, but my house ain't big enough !
     
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    thank you buddy its getting there I should have all the stringers in by this evening


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    Ahoy Terry
    Indeed she is sir shye will be one heck of a behemouth when done these guilllow kits are pretty well engineered, a lot better then their old stuff but in turn their old stuff is worth more and concisdered colectors items and make dandy display projects too. The Guillows B-17 is massive enough with a huge 45 inch wingspan is big enough I will enclose my card model B-17 in 1/33 scale 40 inmch span a little more then a meter long. thanks for your reply i will kjeep your peepers busy. Say Terry who won the foriegn aircraft group build ?.

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    That's going to be a big one Boats!. It's been ages since I did a balsa model. Brings back a lot of good memories.
     
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    Okay fellas here is another update i should have a couple more late this evening. I have the Right side formers all glued down useing alignment sticks to keep the formers straight i am now working on the stringers then the next step will be filling in between the stringers with sheet balsa.

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    That's going to look cool as all hell when done if it's anything like the B-17 makes me wish I had more space !!!
     
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    Certainly progressing well Boats, and that card B-17 is impressive. The judging for the 'Foreign Service' GB is still underway, and the results should be posted soon - it's a case of the judges finding time to do it, and Wojtek getting time to post it (when he's allowed home from work!!).
     
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    I love the Cat, and what a spectacular model..great progress.
     
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    That's gonna be big enough to fly!:shock: Love the B-17 to sir. This will be a lot of eye candy when done.:cool:
     
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