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Old 11-19-2018, 04:10 PM
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Talking 1/400 PBY Catalina

Another of the unsung heroes of the Pearl Harbor was a PBY that found the Japanese mini subs on the morning of Dec 7th. The suspicious sub was first reported by a barge crew and the PBY flew to investigate. To have seen something as small as this in the pre-dawn light must have been really a fluke of luck. The PBY reported its sighting to the USS Ward and the rest is little known history.

This is the 1/400 PBY Catalina accompanying the JSC USS Ward. It is a pretty straightforward build so far.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:32 PM
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Looks good so far. Way to small for my eyes and fingers to cope with, but it looks like you are turning it into a genuine Catalina.

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Old 11-19-2018, 09:15 PM
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Very nice plane in my favorite scale!
JSC has a number of land and sea planes in this scale.

ps: Use your glasses.
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What's this 1/400 caper? This had better be a temporary diversion or visit by 'the boys' will be in order.

Any other models come with the USS Ward?
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What's this 1/400 caper? This had better be a temporary diversion or visit by 'the boys' will be in order.

Any other models come with the USS Ward?
Yes. The kit includes the I-16 ocean sub and also the mini sub. They also sent a large cargo ship that doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:47 AM
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My eyes hurt just looking at this model. I wish I could still see well enough to build something this small.
Looks great so far.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:09 AM
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Finished this up and added her to the USS Ward display. This is fairly historically accurate as the PBY spotted the Japanese mini sub after it was reported by a barge crew. Then the PBY and the Ward worked together to locate it.


I would have to say that 1/400 for an aerioplane is about as far as I ever want to go again....
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Good work! It is an excellent representation of 14-P-1 of Patrol Squadron 14 (VP-14), and here is the Patrol Wing Two summary of operations on 7 December 1941, including the report that at "0700 14-P-1 sank enemy submarine one mile off Pearl Harbor entrance." https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN.../PatWing2.html

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I would have to say that 1/400 for an aerioplane is about as far as I ever want to go again....
But you do it so well! Is the large mini-sub far behind?

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Nicely done!
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