I took a break from stringing biplanes to build this wonderful kit, Revell’s PV-1 Ventura. The kit was marked “Korea 2011” and went together like a dream. All the seams had a nice tight fit, so very little bodywork was needed. I built the kit OOB with the exception of a True Details Mark 13 torpedo, and decals to match the reference photos – from Yellow Wings and the spares pile. The bottom is painted Testers light gray enamel, and the top is Vellejo air intermediate blue. I wanted to free hand the top coat, but my airbrush was not cooperating, so masked it instead with torn masking tape. This was my first try at filling the panel lines. It is an interesting affect, though I’m not sure it looks particularly realistic. Overall it’s a nice, fun kit, but I can’t get over how much the fuselage looks like a whale!
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