Revell 1/48 Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
My Revell Ventura model has been laying around unfinished for 9 years. I can’t remember why I stopped building it. I guess I bought something new and just had to build it instead. I have been at home during the lock down and I decided to finally finish my Ventura. I’m glad I did! It’s a very good model! It goes together very nicely with no trouble at all. I’m very happy with the results.
I finished my Ventura as a 13 “City of Darwin” Squadron RAAF.
I used Extradecal 48097 which included 13 Squadron markings. I replaced the incorrect propeller blades with resin ones and I also replaced the very narrow and too long .50cal machine gun barrels in the turret with resin. By the way, the back to front tail flashes are correct. They were painted incorrectly on the actual aircraft.
A squadron aircrew member was Flight Lieutenant Gough Whitlam who was a navigator/bomb aimer. In 1972 he was elected the Prime Minister of Australia.
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