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  1. Here is my RFI of the Moebius 1/25 scale 1961 Pontiac Ventura. This is my forth Moebius car kit and, unlike the previous three which fell together ('55 Chrysler 300, '54 Hudson couple and '65 Plymouth), this one exhibited some pretty challenging fit issues on the front bumper and both front and rear windscreens. The rear window upper frame is still not quite flush with the roof but I'm afraid I'll ruin the paint if I tried to do any additional tuning (I'm still learning the fine art of knowing when to stop particularly near the end of a build). Despite these challenges, this was a fun one to
  2. With a couple of almost dones waiting for the last few tweaks, I'm casting around for a new building adventure, and I'm drawn back to these Lockheed Twins. I love 'em I spent some time last year doing several in 1.72,:- Academy Ventura, MPM Lodestar and Hudson, and even the ancient Airfix Hudson which became an L14 Super Electra. A lot of information gathered along the way, and plenty of input and refs from the BM community What I also have in this style is a couple of the big Revell 1.48 PV1 Ventura kits. They're a great big box of modelling joy, and for some
  3. I have a bit of an enthusiasm at the moment for these twin - tailed, twin - engined planes from the Lockheed Co. They played a major role in taking the makers from the brink of collapse and closure right up to the top of the global plane - making industry. The more I find out about them, the more I like them. I've got a collection of kits to work on, and I don't think it's all going to be in one nonstop frenzy of plastic bashing. But there could be a fair bit of Lockheed ahead for me and my tube of glue. Here's what I've got, so far...
  4. I started this one as part of the Maritime Patrol and Coastal Command Group Build earlier this year, but was unable to finish in time due to lack of enough free time. I did however push on to eventually finish it. The WIP thread is here. Cheers Jimmy
  5. I'd like to join this GB with this kit. I intend to build a WWII SAAF Ventura with it. I have only done about 45 mins of research so far, but I think that I should be able build a SAAF Ventura from this kit, with relatively minor modifications. I do believe it was used for maritime patrol, so should fit nicely into the criteria of this GB. I'll post the mandatory sprue shots as well as some reference photos later. Cheers Jimmy
  6. I have decided to complete the 1/72 Academy Lockheed Ventura II using the new DK decals for RAF/RNZAF/RAAF examples as operated in NW Europe. One example appears on DKD 72030, AE660, with the port wing and port side of the fuselage painted black (possibly for Operation Starkey), as an aircraft of 487 (New Zealand) Squadron with the code EG-Y (and the letter 'H' blacked out) in 1943. This seemed an interesting choice. However, the Imperial War Museum website has a photo of this aircraft (with port side painted black) but they say it was with 21 Squadron with the code YH-Y (and a bl
  7. Revell-USA is to release in first quarter 2014 a 1/48th Lockheed Ventura Mk.II RAF "Promodeller" kit - ref. 85-5533 Source: https://www.facebook.com/RevellUSA/photos_stream#!/photo.php?fbid=671343499564587&set=pb.105923262773283.-2207520000.1383675581.&type=3&theater V.P.
  8. Venturas in Canada 4 1:48 & 1:72 Aviaeology by Skygrid Studio This decal set is for post war Venturas used in Canada for Bombing & gunnery training, as well as Target Tugs. The sheet features marking for two B&G trainers, and two Target Tugs. As usual with sets from Aviaeology there are copious instructions. To be honest for me they are in very small print on photocopied pages which are not the best to read. Different styles of national markings are provided given the changes at this time in the RCAF. Full details of these are provided in the text. The decals are printed
  9. Hallo to all! I'm glad to present you my last work: a Lockheed PV-1 Ventura in the RNZAF colors. The base kit is the Revell in the 1/48 scale... but I made some modification. The engine nacelles and propellers were wrong in the kit, so I corrected it with the Vector resin set. I also used the following aftermarkets... Ventura001 by valerio, su Flickr Ventura002 by valerio, su Flickr And following... the result after 7 months of work! VenturaEnd05 by valerio, su Flickr VenturaEnd04 by valerio, su Flickr DSC_0544 by valerio, su Flickr VenturaEnd03 by valerio, su Flickr Ventura
  10. Hi, To complete items of my archive Lockheed shelf (after L9 Orion, L10 Electra, L12 Electra Junior, L14 Super Electra, P38 Lightning and YP80A Shooting Star) - the last but the least - PV1 Ventura. Kit from Academy, 1/72 not corrected by shape (I've learnt later, that something is wrong with tail in this kit...) . Age of model? - a teenager or even 20. Following my records or notes the markings are are of VPB 133 (ex VPB 150). I am not sure if "Octopus" was not a hallmark of VPB 155 - perhaps not. Machine based on Tinan and then Iwo Jima, March-April 1945. Octopus painted,
  11. Finished today, the nice Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair built as an RNZAF example using Ventura Decals, otherwise OOB with just a couple of bits of wire on the engine. Painted with Gunze,then weathered with True-Earth products, Mig Oil washes, AK Interactive potions and Mig and AK Pigments to try and get the 'i've lived in the Solomon Islands' look. I like how it's turned out, as the Ventura decal instructions state that the dark blue had faded to very close to the intermediate blue and to my eye that's how it's turned out. Build thread is available here Peter
  12. Just a reminder that we have a clearance section with kits and accessories at a marked down price, that we need to clear! At the moment we everything is in 1/72 and it's priced so low we barely break even. The current kits on there are the Academy F-16C, Valom Dassualt Ouragan, Minicraft Ventura and 3 different types of Fine Molds' excellent Kawasaki Ki-61 kit, we've actually just dropped the prices of the Ki-61's a bit more too! We've just added a selection of Quickboost 1/48 resin parts and we'll be adding more over the coming week or so. So there will be plenty of bargains to look out for
  13. We've lowered all the prices of our remaining Minicraft Liberators and Venturas to a mere £15 per kit! See the clearance section on our website to see what's left. http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/clearance-bargains-244-c.asp thanks Mike
  14. To have a nice simple kit after the fun and games with the Lightning, i've chosen a Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair. But to have some difference i'll be using the Ventura decals so that I can do it as an RNZAF aircraft Today was mainly making the engine, adding some wiring I've also primed and sprayed the interior green areas, and started work on the cockpit. Peter
  15. PV-1 Ventura Wheels (for Revell) 1:48 Eduard Brassin (648068) The wheels on the new Revell kit aren't exactly a tour-de-force, so this set will be most welcome in order to spruce that area up a little. The set arrives in Eduard's familiar clamshell box, and contains two wheels, two hubs, a small Photo-Etch (PE) fret and a set of Kabuki tape masks. The first thing you notice when the wheels drop out of their packaging into your hand is their weight - They really are quite heavy for their size. A quick look at the tyres and the impressive diamond tread leaps out, and the hub detail
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