Post 305 – Monogram 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina – Steps 2, 3…and Beyond


I am always a few steps ahead on My Forgotten Hobby III. Of course I will be painting the cockpit assembly before glueing it. In fact I did it yesterday with homemade interior green.

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Step 2 is already completed and glued, but you already know that if you are following this blog.

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Step 3 is also done. I had to be careful because windows are not all identical.

I then glued these two parts.

The wings were glued after checking the alignment several times.

Then came the engines, the tires and the pontoons.

Step 5 will have to wait.

The stabilizers were glued, but the wings will have to wait before I glue them onto the fuselage.

Next time I hope to complete painting the cockpit.

6 thoughts on “Post 305 – Monogram 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina – Steps 2, 3…and Beyond

  1. Jeff Groves July 10, 2021 / 9:03 am

    I’ve seen many Catalina builds where the modeler leaves the wing off until the very end of the project, building and finishing the wing and fuselage separately. It’s an option so long as the fit at the support is good.

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    • Pierre Lagacé July 10, 2021 / 9:36 am

      I had figured that right away when I opened the box.

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      • Jeff Groves July 10, 2021 / 2:15 pm

        Sounds like it would make things easier. I rarely follow the construction sequence exactly.

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      • Pierre Lagacé July 10, 2021 / 1:17 pm

        I have learned that the hard way Jeff.

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      • Pierre Lagacé July 10, 2021 / 1:18 pm

        Now I use common sense.

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