<-- GB 32 question

Discussion in 'Group Builds - Official' started by Jeff Hunt, Oct 1, 2016.

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PBY-5A or Ventura Mk.II

Poll closed Oct 8, 2016.
  1. PBY-5A

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Ventura Mk.II

    6 vote(s)
    60.0%
  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Good evening one and all. I am looking ahead to group build 32 which is twin engine aircraft, allied or axis. I am pondering between two different kits I have in the stash and am looking for your input as to which one you would like to see me tackle as my first (and possibly only) build in #32.

    The first kit is the old tried, tested and true Monogram PBY-5A and the second is the Revell Ventura Mk.II.

    The build starts one month from today and I will take on the model that garners the most "votes" from you guys.

    Jeff
     
  2. fubar57

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    All Ready? Gadzooks, I've gotta get a move on. Do you have a squadron choice for either Jeff. An RCAF bird would sway my vote :twisted:
     
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  4. Jeff Hunt

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    As far as the Ventura is concerned, I will be using the kit supplied decals which leaves me with either a 454 sqdn RAF bird or a 487 Sqdn RNZAF kite. Both are standard dark green and dark earth finish.

    The PBY stock decal sheet provides 2 options as well. The first is a post war scheme so it is out. The second is for a 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron USN aircraft.

    I have not thought about other decals as of yet so I am afraid as of right now, no Canadian stuff.

    Jeff
     
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    I started snooping around the aftermarket decal scene for the PBY and if she wins the nod for the GB32 then I will purchase some Dutch markings and build her as a ship flying out of Ceylon in early 1942. FYI in case this helps you decide which kit you want to see built.

    Jeff
     
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    I'm going to plant myself with a fencepost firmly up the anus and say either one is fine with me.
     
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    A tough one Jeff. As we've seen the PBY here before, I think I'd tend to go for the Ventura, a kit I have in the stash to eventually add to my 2 Group collection, and a nice kit too.
     
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    #8 fubar57, Oct 2, 2016
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    Having built both and knowing the space involved building the Cat, I'd lean towards the Ventura. I built the first release by Revell and the only issue I recall is with the props being the wrong shape. Not sure if they were corrected for the second release but there is a correction set for sale at Ultracast high detail accessories

    ventura.JPG
     
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    Ventura!
     
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    I vote the Ventura! It has guns on it right?
     
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    Should we adopt this post as the official discussion for GB32?
     
  12. Jeff Hunt

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    Yep, it does.

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    Given that this was a poll, may be better to start a separate discussion thread, so we don't confuse people.
     
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    I'd go with the Ventura
     
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    Blackcat of course!!!!!
     
  16. Jeff Hunt

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    As long as you are uncomfortable with your um "position" I will not think any less of you.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Or do a Catalina rescuing the crew from a ditched Ventura.
    I've got me coat ..........
     
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    Thanks to all who voted. I will tackle the Ventura first and seeing how it goes I may have time for a 2nd build....winter is on the way after all.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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