Post 314 – Monogram 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina – Next Step?


I am sure a state-of-the-art 1/48 scale Handley-Page Halifax III would be most welcomed by modelers. At least I know two modelers who have commented yesterday share the same opinion.


I agree completely the Halifax is one of the more important types not to be kitted yet! There has been a surge in larger kits the last few years, let’s hope it continues for a while.

Looks like pretty good fit on the Catalina, I look forward to giving it a try.


I’m also waiting for a reasonable Halifax in 1/48 (preferably a Mk I), but I still have 3 unbuilt Tamiya Lancs to deal with!

(I’d also someday like to find a 1/72 HMS Hotspur or Campbeltown, but I digress.)

Revell could easily do it since they already have a 1/72 scale Handley-Page Halifax III.


Here are the instructions.


This 1/72 scale model kit is now out of stock which in a sense is great news since it was probably selling well.

Moving along I have little to add to the PBY before starting painting this huge RCAF Catalina. The engine nacelles were installed and the props were used as props for this photo.


I am certainly not going to mate the wings right now with the fuselage. I have glued the stabilizers. and I will see if I can glue something more, like the pontoons may


I will see if I can glue something more, like the pontoons maybe?

7 engine assembly 8 wing tip float assembly


Looking back at the engine nacelles I wanted to check them.

Lo and behold…



I hope no one will notice another case of a missed dry fitting.