Friday, January 18, 2013

Military aircraft vol.51

Subject: Lockheed PV1 Ventura
Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Revell
Comments: out of the box construction, painted with tamiya acrilics, markings for PV1 Ventura of VPB-150 at Tinian, west field, Mariana Island, october 1944

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Work in progress vol.5: Lockheed PV-1 Ventura - READY!

Subject: Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Revell
Comments: Injection molded, two sets of the decals for american navy planes.
Sprue Parts:

Detail is excelent, with cockpit and engine parts beautifully molded:

Carefull assembling and painting will result in great finish. Check your references:

So far, the  construction is going ok:

Now, most of the work is done. The fuselage is almost finished, and the first part of the weathering is done. I have to mix some tamiya paint in order to get the right color to match the octopuss decal at the mid machine gun turret. The instructions give directions for the mix, but only in revell colors, wich are not available to me. So i did it by try and error until i got a nice tone. Other details were doen, including engine painting, the tail camouflage and weathering, the main landing gear and the engine nacele. Next will be the final assembling. Hope it goes all right here too.