Some PBY's had a turret like bubble on the nose which I was unable to satisfactorily capture in lego. So, I opted for the smoked grey canopy to blend the nose shape with the cockpit, a clear departure from the original plane.
Pulling downed pilots from the water was just one of many applications of this versatile aircraft.PBY stands for Patrol, Bomber, and Consolidated. Why "Y" is the designation for Consolidted I don"t know.
Well ive seen 3 bladed props,So this gave me the idea to try to make my own PBY Flying Boat but it come's down to me not having all the same color peices as well as me not having enough of the right kind of peices to make it.But again awsome job
I like it
November 2, 2010
Great job 2 things,1.change the 4 blated props for 3 bladed to make it more real looking and 2. can it float?
Thanks for the comments Josh. At the time I couldn't find a way to make a realistic 3 bladed propeller at that size. Unfortunately, I no longer have this model assembled. It was my first attempt to replicate a real world aircraft and I would probably do things much differently now. This model was built in 2003.
Definitely not as good as your other creations, but a great model nonetheless. For being as good a builder as you are, you really should have more than three models on here. ??? Keep working! I look forward to seeing more! -- -- Michael
Its a very good try at the PBY catalina. Obviously the engines are great. I believe it was a very good stab at the cockpit. I myself have made a Catalina but it was years ago so I have no available photos. Don't suppose you still have this model??