1/48 Privateer @ SoonerCon an inspiration for my next build...
A couple of weeks ago I travelled down the turnpike to Oklahoma City to attend (and enter) the SoonerCon 2017 contest. This beautiful PB4Y-2 was the belle of the ball, taking 1st in category, Modeler's Choice, and Best of Show awards. I asked a friend of mine who had brought his nice camera with light ring to take lots of pics, as I wanted to use this as a reference for my build. Dave also talked to the builder, who said this build took 5 years. I don't really have any details re: kit or aftermarket parts, but looking at the detail through the canopies it's obvious he did a lot of excellent work, not to mention the finish. I hope you all enjoy this build as much as I did!
I didn't have a Privateer on my "build list" for the year, but when inspiration strikes, you gotta follow the rabbit down the hole! I've pulled my Matchbox kit out of the stash, ordered 2 sets of Squadron vac-form canopies and some decals, and will soon order the High Planes set of engines and cowlings. I will at least get started on this build this year - when I finish (with group build commitments in mind) is anybody's guess, but it won't take me 5 years at least!
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