1/72 PV-1 Ventura Gunship
Started with an Academy kit (pretty nice, except the wing root joint). I opened up the throughway from the cockpit to the cabin, and then felt I better add the navigator and table in case you could see it. Shouldn’t have wasted the effort – you can just barely make out that something is in there through the windows.
Only other add was Quickboost gun barrels – used a B-26 set. (Oh yeah – also added pilots – kits never come with them these days…)
Hand painted with Model Master enamels, except the white was rattle can sprayed.
I really wanted the Octopus decal that came with the kit, but ALL of the decals just shredded completely – all decals from the spares box.
Panel wash, then pastels for weathering. On the dark blue I used oil dot filtering to try to vary the shades and show fading. However, I went a bit thick on the final dull coat layer and it softened the oil filtering pretty substantially – though if you look close you can still see the effect.
I need to get better at rigging multiple aerials, and/or get another set of third-hand tweezers!
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