PETES 1/28 guillows PBY 5a catalina

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It was not my intention to do a flying boat but i was in my local recyling resale area and i got this one for a £5 some bits are missing but all plans are there,so missing bits wont be a problem but where to build it will because of the whopping 45inch wing span.

God what have let myself in for.

Peter t

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Well cool. I have seen one of these built as a flying model!!! it Looked well nice.

Good to see that this Themed Build is pulling loads of interest.

I'll look forward to this one.

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It was not my intention to do a flying boat but i was in my local recyling resale area and i got this one for a £5 some bits are missing but all plans are there,so missing bits wont be a problem but where to build it will because of the whopping 45inch wing span.God what have let myself in for.

Peter t
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Nice choice, something very nostalgic about the Cat. Cheers Derek
 

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Not a bad kit really, made this several years ago with electric/R/C.

You have probably more parts there than I have left after flying it! :sad: :sad:

Any ideas on your colour scheme as there are some good iron on coverings.

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Not a bad kit really, made this several years ago with electric/R/C.You have probably more parts there than I have left after flying it! :sad: :sad:

Any ideas on your colour scheme as there are some good iron on coverings.

Gregg
I have no idea what color scheme i will do,as i have never done a kit like this.

Peter t
 

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I just love the shape of the PPY, wish i had one to build.

I remember building one many (many) years ago & fell in love it, i'll be watching.

Good luck.

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I've often wondered how these Guillows kit sets go together. Nice propeller Peter, and a good start. Looking forward to more soon.
 

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Nice start Peter. I have the Guillows F4U-4 Corsair fighter @ 3/4" = 1ft...Wingspan 30", so your model is indeed a whopper.

The balsa goes together easily being laser cut, doesn't it? I've finished all the airframe, but have baulked at skinning the thing....It's tissue paper and I really want to use thin card, but apart from that, I haven't the skill to do the detail required to finish it off satisfactorily, so I've chickened out up to now, but maybe watching your progress might just be the incentive I need to do some more...

Keep posting progress.

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This is looking good, I hope your enjoying the build as much as I did. It really makes you have to think more than building a plastic kit don't you think. :smiling3: :smiling3:
 

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Nice start Peter. I have the Guillows F4U-4 Corsair fighter @ 3/4" = 1ft...Wingspan 30", so your model is indeed a whopper.The balsa goes together easily being laser cut, doesn't it? I've finished all the airframe, but have baulked at skinning the thing....It's tissue paper and I really want to use thin card, but apart from that, I haven't the skill to do the detail required to finish it off satisfactorily, so I've chickened out up to now, but maybe watching your progress might just be the incentive I need to do some more...

Keep posting progress.

Ron
If it's not meant to be a flyer, the weight of cardboard/plasticard/paper isn't crucial.

I have built and flown (broken) several Guillows kits and always enjoyed the build!

Gregg
 
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