A couple of years ago, a friend asked if I could help with a project he and his superior were planning. He is a member of Portuguese Air Force and at the time, he was serving at Base Aérea Nº4 (BA4), an air base in Azores, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project was to create a small model collection with all the aircraft types that served there. So my contribution for this project was this SB-17G.
The model was built using the Academy kit (kit number 2165), adding only a few details. As an example, hydraulic lines were added to the main landing gears, a simple detail done using copper wire.
Such simple details can add interest to certain areas and improve the general appearance of the model, at the expense of a little extra effort.
In the following video, you can see a program produced by AzoresTV, showing the museum established during BA4’s anniversary celebration (the model collection is briefly discussed between 40′ 05” and 41′ 50”).
As all the other modellers who contribute to this project, it was a pleasure and an honor to be able to give our small contribution.