Post 306 – Monogram 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina – …and Beyond


Documenting my progress on WordPress is the only way I found to keep going.

Modelers can be somewhat obsessed with details when preserving the past either in 1/72 or 1/48 scale.


The instructions say olive drab for the control wheels.

Cockpit assembly and 2 waist compartment assembly

But the man in the video said red was the original color.


While I am pondering how to paint the control wheels I did some dry fitting.


This step of mating the fuselage halves can make it or break it what you are building.The fit looks fine except for aft section.


I know mating the fuselage halves will require to glue them in sections starting with the bow.


But I am not there yet having to decide how to paint the control wheels and the cockpit details.


Control wheels and cockpit details painted and this was finally glued in place…