Lokheed PV-1 Ventura Minicraft 1/72

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, Jun 2, 2010
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    PV.jpg P5091922.JPG P5091923.JPG P5091924.JPG P5091925.JPG P5091928.JPG P5091930.JPG P5091931.JPG P5091933.JPG P5091934.JPG This is a model I picked up used for $2 at a garage sale. The box had water damage so I wasn’t counting on the decals, but surprisingly they were alright. The plastic was a bright blue color and that scared me at first remembering the kits of my youth, but it turned out to be a nicely molded though simple model. There wasn’t much of an interior but it is sufficient for what can be seen through the windows. I really like the color scheme and hope to do a B-25H with the 75mm cannon in the same colors at some point.
     
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    :shock: WOW, that looks great. What a score for only $2. You can't say you didn't get your moneys worth out of this one.
     
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    I agree, nicely done Glenn!
     
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    Great build!! Makes me want to do my Airfix, but all those little windows scare me. Surely I'd pop a few out before the end.
     
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    From bargain to a beauty
     
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    Nicely done. :)
     
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    Nice one Glenn! I recently got the same kit, advertised as 1/48th scale, to convert to a RAF Ventura. When it arrived, and I saw it was 1/72nd I was not amused! Gave it to Evan in the end!
     
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    Thanks guys! That one was a fun one to build, and well worth the price!!
     
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    Good work! Looks like it was a good buy.
     
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    Nice job. My dad flew them and says they flew well but landed badly.
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    Did your dad fly out of the Aleutian Islands Ed? I know the Navy used a lot of them there.
     
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    Excellent!! Is there a PV-1 kit in 1/48?
     
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    Not anymore Andy. I wanted one for the Bombers Build, but it's discontinued in both PV-1 and Ventura (RAF) versions.
     
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    Nice bargain, Nice build Glenn....:D
     
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    Very, very nice. Strange markings, having the stars-and-bars twice on each fuselage side, I wonder what that was about?

    I believe Fonderie Miniatures do one... :shock:
     
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    #19 T Bolt, Jun 3, 2010
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    pv-1 rs.jpg pv-1 cu.jpg Thanks everyone! :D
    I followed the decal option in the kit. I did a quick search just now that didn't turn up a picture of one with both markings, but did find this one which seems to show that the one on the nose was removed or painted over. Maybe the the aircraft used for the decal option hadn't had the nose one taken off yet.
     
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    Forgot about the FM Ventura kit, but I've heard it's a real dog.....
     
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