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PBM-5 conversion kit for Minicraft Mariner


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You might rather have a Mariner GR.1 as per here

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234965057-conversion-to-martin-mariner-gr1-for-minicraft-172/

but for those contrary souls who like blue and white ones, black ones or stars and bars we have a conversion to make the flying boat version, the PBM-5. it corrects the faults of the Minicraft kit and comes wih a set of Caracal decals for two or three choices, depending on whether you choose Part 1 or 2.

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https://www.redroomodels.com/red-roo-resin-172/pbm-5-mariner-conversion-pt-1-172-scale/

https://www.redroomodels.com/red-roo-resin-172/pbm-5-mariner-conversion-pt-2-172-scale/

For the really contrary who want a PBM-3 you are not entirely on your own - there's a convoluted discussion here on how to get one.

http://z15.invisionfree.com/72nd_Aircraft/index.php?showtopic=6419

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I would love to get the GR-1 conversion set, but they're out of stock. Gary did say they would be doing a re-issue in around six months when I emailed him the other day.

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I would love to get the GR-1 conversion set, but they're out of stock. Gary did say they would be doing a re-issue in around six months when I emailed him the other day.

I managed to get one from Blackbird Models quite recently, just need to save up then find the Minicraft kit!

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I I managed to find the kit. Just need the conversion set. :D Will have a look at Blackbird models.

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Or, you could just tell us Ed. :wicked:

I could too........ we have just re-stocked the shelf with a few GR.1 boxings. You can buy directly from us, or, if nearer, from Blackbird Models.

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We expect the PBM-5 (when it appears in Q4/15 or Q1/16 (?) will be the same plastic with the addition of beaching gear, a couple of bombs and a new one-plane decal sheet. Our conversion sets will still be required to make any accurate Mariner from it.

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