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Academy PB2B-2; QANTAS
Topic Started: Jan 12 2018, 11:18 PM (464 Views)
RayS
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Academy PBY-5A kit modified with a Red Roo PB2B-2 conversion with Hawkeye decals.

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Ray Seppala
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Graeme H
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Very nice Ray, looks like it's up on the step and ready to flex the wings, love the props
Graeme
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Sky Keg
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Very nice Ray and something not seen very often which makes it all the better! _^
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kingofmen
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Well done. I might have to look into this. I've already done a Catalina, but I'm always looking for 1:72 models I can put into airliner markings. I'll have to check out the Red Roo conversion. Thanks for the inspiration!

Just out of curiosity, what does the conversion consist of?
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Kevin Callahan
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Tommy
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Very nice Ray - looks really good.
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RayS
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kingofmen
Jan 13 2018, 04:20 AM
Well done. I might have to look into this. I've already done a Catalina, but I'm always looking for 1:72 models I can put into airliner markings. I'll have to check out the Red Roo conversion. Thanks for the inspiration!

Just out of curiosity, what does the conversion consist of?
Cheers Gents.

Kevin, the conversion includes a replacement vertical stab and horizontal stabs, some antennas (which I did not use) the fairing to replace the nose turret and a couple of pieces of card for blanking.

I filled the main gear wells myself with plastic card.

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dixieflyer
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Really awesome Ray! I already commented on the Facing Book page and asked about your props. Looks even better here.

Warren
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stimpy
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Great to see something totally different here.
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FAAMAN
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Nice dio ;)
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kingofmen
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Ray - thanks for the info on the conversion items.
Kevin Callahan
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jvenables
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Nicely done, Ray. It is good inspiration for me...

I'm working on one of those myself. It is an old Airfix PBY-5A that my father built for me when I was a kid. I rediscovered it about a decade ago during a visit to my parents' house, along with almost every model I built up to my late teens. My mother had packaged them up reasonably carefully in styrofoam "broccoli boxes" after I moved out; and they'd been stashed and forgotten under their house. It was a treasure trove of memories!

The model was a little damaged with undercarriage and prop blades gone and a cracked & partially crushed nose where it went for a dive off the shelf at some stage. Rather than discard that old model, I thought I'd give it a new life as a civilian PBY-5 (easiest route with a broken nose and no undercarriage) but then I discovered the Red Roo PB2B conversion set and decided to go with that instead.

The conversion set fits the old Airfix kit quite well with a little jiggery-pokery, as do the Squadron cockpit glazing and blisters. As I said, it has been on and off the bench for a while now but I really should just knuckle down and finish it. Unfortunately I filled the undercarriage bays with Milliput before I realised there are a couple of windows in that position and since I am not a fan of decal windows in this scale, I have not decided how to remedy that blooper.

I haven't decided what decals to use but it will be either a QANTAS example (Hawkeye decals) or VH-ASA "Frigate Bird II" (included in the RR conversion set).
James from Brisbane, Australia
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