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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2018, 16:56 
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My Revell 1/48 Lockheed Ventura B-34 done as one of two aircraft painted in this scheme when they were in service with the SAAF 25 Squadron. Decals supplied by MAV. Paints used were rattle can Humbrol 29 Dark Earth, rattle can Tamiya RAF Green and a mixture of Vallejo Pale Blue Grey mixed with White Grey. Masking of the windows/turret was done using the Eduard masking kit supplied with the model kit.

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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2018, 21:41 
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Great work vulcanxm607 =D> =D> =D>

Can you elaborate on the colour scheme.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 00:14 
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Mars wrote:
Great work vulcanxm607 =D> =D> =D>

Can you elaborate on the colour scheme.


Colour scheme according to the write up on page 52 of the book 'A Portrait of Military Aviation in South Africa' by Ron Belling. Green/brown camo on the upper and a very pale blue grey (which looks white) on the under and fuselage. Hence the colours I used.
Cover of the book below:

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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 22:32 
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That's an interesting colour scheme. Is that the recent Revell kit ? If so, very nice kit to build :smt023


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 23:49 
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Mistral wrote:
That's an interesting colour scheme. Is that the recent Revell kit ? If so, very nice kit to build :smt023


It is one of the two Revell Ventura kits available.
This is the Revell Lockheed Ventura MkII kit, the other is the Ventura PV-1 kit.
This one went together very well.
The window on the one side of the fuselage needs to be cut out and changed to a lower position than the one on the kit, to get it into the right place. Found this out when researching the building of this particular model on the net.
Only a very small amount of filler was needed, and that was on the underside of the fuselage, as well as where the window was cut out and moved.

I found that the weak points for this kit are as follows:
1) the tail wheel strut - needs strengthening
2) the turret would not go into the hole for it, so I removed the two clips on its base. It is still a very tight fit into its position.
3) the antenna is very flexible. Suggest changing it for a stiffer one.
4) If building it with the bomb bay open, then you might find that the bomb bay door struts only have a ultra small connection to the doors.

The masking kit that came with the kit was brilliant to use. Saved a lot of time doing the masking.


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2018, 11:30 
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Thanks Vulcan. I built the PV-1 kit and it was really nice. Can't recall any turret issues but the PV-1 has the flatter later version.


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