My little “Ad-lantic AdVentur-uh”
August 31, 2014 in Aviation
Hi all, here is my just completed Revell 1/48 PV-1 Ventura done in an “Atlantic” color scheme. I searched the web a lot for images of Venturas in this scheme, and am including the best image I found, a very handsome PV-1 in South Carolina in 1944,which I used for my ‘go by’. That plane has different wheels, no navigator dome and I couldn’t gets it’s numbers, “7” and “07” out of my decal collection, so I made do with “3’s”. Since I can only see one side of that plane, everything on my plane on the bottom and left side is assumed –
As others report, this kit goes together real well. A first for me on this is the use of some after-market parts, the main wheels (resin, Quick-Boost) and landing gear (metal from Scale Aircraft Conversions). Other than that I do not have a lengthy report on this, other than it was fun and I am pleased.
PS- this is a hard model to photograph. It is not real obvious in the photos but this is a tri-color scheme. The sides are darker and bluer than the bottom which is flat white.
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