Trigger Posted February 26, 2021 Share Posted February 26, 2021 I finally started on my cutaway Catalina from hph, it will be a real challenge, but I think this is a fantastic kit, and the Catalina is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever build. I won't bother by showing the parts in the kit because there are a number of reviews on this subject, so I will go on with the build, The manual of this kit is on cd, so I printed it, and I downloaded it on my I-pad, (very handy when you want to enlarge some build stages to see how the parts have to be placed) First started to put numbers on the resin sheets that hold the parts so they correspond with the numbers in the manual. I soon found out that there are a lot of numbers that just don't exist or have the wrong number, and a lot of parts just don't have a number. So you regularly are searching for parts that you need, and there are lot's of parts! I first started on the bulkheads ...... You really have to look and dry fit the parts a number of times before you actually glue them together, the bulkhead that you see now must line up with the landing gear housing, and it's really tricky to get that right. I painted the parts in interior green before placing them in the fuselage, because later on it will be very difficult Started by placing the ribs in place, and dry fit the forward bulkhead The center section and the ribs in pace on the center pylon, dry fit of the bulkhead Dry fitting the ribs in the rear section, and the rear bulkhead line up of the various bulkheads, (endless fitting, sanding, fitting, sanding etc) Placed all the ribs in the tail section Tail section almost complete The detail in this kit is insane That's it for now, I will soon have more pictures, sometimes I am working another part of this kit, I am now working on the wing and the engine, Greetz, Frank 18 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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