Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Ed Russell

PBM-5 conversion kit for Minicraft Mariner

Recommended Posts

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.

16228899674_dea2caee81_o.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, they will be back in stock in a few months - best thing to do is subscribe to our email newsletter which will tell you when they are back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing showing on either website :weep:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When it appears we will have a look at it and produce a specific correction set for it, assuming they haven't fixed the (minor) problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...