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Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
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Used from:1943–1957
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Consolidated
Model:PB4Y-2 Privateer

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1:48 PB4Y-2 Privateer (Lone Star Models LSM 480723)
 
9. September, 15:53
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11. July, 19:56
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1:48 B-24 PB4Y-2 Privateer resin Proper Props (109ace )
 
21. April, 02:57
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1:72 PB4Y-2 "Privateer" (Revell 04292)1:72 PB4Y-2 Privateer (High Planes Models AC7210)1:72 PB4Y-2 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks (Cutting Edge Modelworks CEBM72091)
 
19. September 2019, 20:20
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1:72 PB4Y-2 "Privateer" (Revell 04292)1:72 B-24/PB4Y-2 Wheel Set (True Details 72016)1:72 Convair PB4Y-2 Privateer (Squadron 9145)
 
24. August 2019, 21:59
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26. November 2017, 19:45
Robert W Martel owns this item
6. February 2017, 07:32
Robert W Martel
Had to have this one to add to my WWII collection. It's a reissue of the old 1980 Matchbox kit. At least it is molded in 2009 in nice Revell grey plastic and and still sealed inside,,, and a real nice decal sheet too. It does have scribed panel lines,,, old but should do nicely! Been wanting one of these for a while.
It's been about 3 years now I've been buying model kits. I buy lots on ebay, some from on-line stores, lots @ Hobby Lobby. I've been look at kits every day on ebay for 3 years and this is one that you don't see too often in this condition. Prices do keep going up.
Some of them you just have to bite the bullet and pay the price if you really want it! This one set me back $53! OUCH !! But I Like the plane, I want to build it, so It's worth it to me. The longer I wait the more it will cost !!
The OLD Matchbox kits go for near as much, are multi colored plastic of lesser quality, have a poor decal sheet in comparison. So it's really not that bad for todays prices.
Anyway, it's a done deal now !! I think it will be a great kit !
6. February 2017, 08:00
Phil Marchese added a new project.
15. August 2016, 11:51
Dave Flitton
Watching! I a project that is close to this one
15. August 2016, 12:36
Phil Marchese
Dave, I built this in the late 60s and changed the nose art in the early 90s. It was moderately damaged in my last move and, while, repairable, it.has not been so. Today I would use the Cobra enhancement for the Matchbox/Revell Privateer. I helped with the research on the Cobra PB4Y-2. I ve used the unique form conversion twice. It seems one of the nacelle conversion pieces has a flaw that pitches it upward a few degrees.
15. August 2016, 13:17
Dave Flitton
Ah, good to know. I do have the Cobra enhancement but I do not have the model. I thought I would use the conversion on an Academy PB4Y-1
15. August 2016, 17:03
Phil Marchese
Dave, i have an untouched M- box. PM me.
15. August 2016, 21:29
Phil Marchese added a new project.
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8. August 2016, 16:32
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28. January 2015, 08:14
Phil Marchese added a new project.
3. August 2014, 18:36
Phil Marchese
Erco nose; ESCI decals, ACCENTUATE the POSITIVE. national geographics.
3. August 2014, 18:38
Peter Jenssen added a new photoalbum.
1. December 2013, 08:13
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Phil Marchese
Someone else that decals at that stage! Yeah!
28. May 2014, 19:50
Phil Marchese
Having fun watching this nice built progress.
28. May 2014, 20:50
Clifford Keesler
Looking Great.
29. May 2014, 00:40
Peter Jenssen
I'll call this one done now, although I usually end up improving things occasionally..
A couple of pics uploaded, more to come..
16. June 2014, 00:58
Phil Marchese
Looking forward to seeing a few more angles. nice build!
20. June 2014, 00:46
Peter Jenssen
Some more pics. Realized while taking pictures that I forgot to rig the antenna..
23. June 2014, 05:58
Phil Marchese
You really brought out the good features of this kit in a great way. I like the 7/8 frontal starboard overhead view. thanks for letting us tag a long on this journey.
23. June 2014, 15:54
Peter Jenssen
Thanks!
Pretty straightforward build. needs a bit of putty and craving to make things fit right, but not too bad.
I don't have a lot of spare time, so builds tend to drag on for a bit.. :)
Put 5-6 decals on my Corsair last night.. :-/
23. June 2014, 21:13
John Harding owns this item
13. March 2014, 21:17
Hunter Cummins
How is this kit
26. March 2014, 22:03
Phil Marchese
Hunter is the Matchbox tool. I m not aware of any changes. This kit has been reviewed with very different opinons over the years. In brief, its biggest flaw is the #1 and #4 outboard nacelles which are too shallow and pointed in the tailing sections. Most agree the clear parts have an odd quality to them that makes them look thick. The correct narrow blade props need some reduction toward the maximum chord. All that said, the shape is generally good and with lots of borrowed details it can be very good. Even out of the box it tells a good story as a shelf model. And no, the surface detail is not trenched. Cobra had a dress up kit which was great.
26. March 2014, 22:20
Hunter Cummins
Thank you phil
one question
does it have raised panel lines???
26. March 2014, 22:30
Phil Marchese
Yes. The fuselage is mainly raised, very fine. There are seems that are fairly tight where subassembly fit. Some detail on the wings are recessed. My opinon is these are done with moderation and are up to the standards of many kits. The tires have funky ribs; not blocks or diamonds. Again, if one approaches this like a basic airframe kit, it is a decent. foundation for dressing up
26. March 2014, 22:50
26. March 2014, 22:54
Hunter Cummins
Ok thank you phil :)
26. March 2014, 23:22
Marc Schimmler added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 48 images
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Completed
1:72 PB4Y-2 "Privateer" (Revell 04292)1:72 US Navy, Post-WW 2(part 1) (Falcon 04)1+
 
24. November 2013, 17:44
Phil Marchese
One article berates the Matchbox props and the builder added Revell B-24D paddle blades. That is a step away from accuracy. The Privateer used the low altitude engine packages with the narrow "toothpick" low altitude props. The Matchbox props need just a slight tone down at the transisition to look good. The old Revell B-17E/F are close too ( Memphis Belle/ Peggy D/ Lady Luck etc). The FROG. 17e may be worth a look too. However the typic paddle blades are rarely found on the. Privateer. Take a look at pictures as the best aid.
31. January 2014, 17:42
Marc Schimmler
Thank you Phil. That is a good advice!
8. February 2014, 22:05
Phil Marchese added a new photoalbum.
27. January 2014, 15:21
27. January 2014, 15:44
Hunter Cummins
Very nice
27. January 2014, 16:24
Christian Bruer
Nice kit and interesting project. Will follow this.
27. January 2014, 19:15
Dave Flitton
Nice!! Watching!!!
28. January 2014, 02:35
Dave Flitton
No pressure!!
28. January 2014, 02:35
Phil Marchese
:) 1998 and counting...
28. January 2014, 09:27
Phil Marchese
#4 is hanging low. All need gap closed. Color adjustments and refinement will take very careful airbrush settings and skill.
4. February 2014, 17:41
Christian Meyerhoff
Interesting subject! I`m in!
4. February 2014, 17:45
Marc Schimmler added a new photoalbum.
24. November 2013, 17:55
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Christian Lehmann
Very nice result. Well done.
19. January 2014, 09:00
Ricardo Gonzalez Ramos
Excellent work!
19. January 2014, 10:41
Lionel Marco
Great work!
19. January 2014, 15:07
Eduardo Arguijo
Great work, thanks for the step by step, it really let's you learn on the process. Are there more pictures of the finished model?
19. January 2014, 15:48
Marc Schimmler
Thank you all. Yes, I am preparing an album with the finished PB4Y-2.
19. January 2014, 19:30
Bruce Leyland-Jones
Looking forward to that.
19. January 2014, 20:33
Marc Schimmler
I added another album with the pics ....
19. January 2014, 20:36
Gabor Szabo
Wow! Some master modelling here! Grat!
1. February 2014, 20:58
Phil Marchese added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 6 images
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On hold
1:144 PB4Y-2 Privateer (Cobra Company LE-02)
 
27. January 2014, 15:13
Phil Marchese added a new project.
Albums: 0
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1:72 PB4Y-2 Privateer / Liberator RY3 (C.Mk.IX) (Matchbox PK-606)
 
27. January 2014, 09:07
Phil Marchese
Boxtop is the bag tag. There was no box. An nstruction sheet was included in the bag.
27. January 2014, 08:59
Marc Schimmler added a new photoalbum.
19. January 2014, 20:08
19. January 2014, 21:51
Bill Gilman
Not an easy kit, but you tamed the beast! Well done!
19. January 2014, 21:56
Peter Jenssen added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 PB4Y-2 "Privateer" (Revell 04292)
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VPB-106 59398/X398/Tortilla Flat | West Field, Tinian, Palawan PH
 
2. November 2013, 02:18
Jan Voorbij added a new photoalbum.
7. October 2013, 18:18
Dave Flitton
I like the decals!! Where can I geet a copy? Your build looks great!!
7. October 2013, 18:25
Augie
Well done :)
7. October 2013, 19:47
Albi Hitz
unusual color scheme on an unusual plane ... Nice build ... well done!
7. October 2013, 20:02
Es-haq Khosravi
Well Done!!!
7. October 2013, 20:50
Jan Voorbij added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 4 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 PB4Y-2 "Privateer" (Revell 04292)
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VPB-106 59398/X398/Tortilla Flat | West Field, Tinian, Palawan PH
 
7. October 2013, 18:11
Dave Flitton wants this item
5. January 2012, 15:58
Urban Gardini
Ah, the old Matchbox kit. How I wanted this one as a kid...
5. January 2012, 16:02
Dave Flitton
I decided to modify a B-24 kit into a PB4Y-2, I just need this kit to get certain dimensions and interior details. Maybe I should just break down and get the Cobra conversion!
5. January 2012, 16:13
Wilfried Bogaerts
and these Revell kits are worth their money for the decal sheet only!
6. January 2012, 12:09
Holger Kranich
Uh uh, be careful what you wish, this one is only for modifications useful, like you are gonna plan to do. And how Wilfried said, the decals are great but thats all... Have fun with your conversion! :)
6. January 2012, 12:31
John Bollig
I have two of them and I love the plastic... Nice detail and I have some interesting historical connection to the Privateer. My girlfriend's father was in the Army Air Force in WW2. He took some very interesting pictures of the privateer equipped with the BAT bomb. What I want to build is the Privateer with the BAT bomb
8. September 2013, 00:48
Phil Marchese
The nacelles, engines and interpretation of the low altitude props are the low points of the kit. Clear parts are thick and some shaped with less fidelity than the fuselage. Aftermarket corrections are availble and some are well reseached. Matchbox product select was very good and this offering reflects that policy. Too bad so many major companies are not so inclined today.
11. March 2013, 18:21
Phil Marchese
The nacelles, engines and interpretation of the low altitude props are the low points of the kit. Clear parts are thick and some shaped with less fidelity than the fuselage. Aftermarket corrections are availble and some are well reseached. Matchbox product select was very good and this offering reflects that policy. Too bad so many major companies are not so inclined today.
11. March 2013, 18:20
Lionel Marco owns this item
8. January 2012, 11:59
Lionel Marco
As a kid, I was dreaming about this plane and especially the french decoration.
Now, I have the Revell re-issue in my stash, and still dreaming about the day I will build this kit..
8. January 2012, 12:01

 

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