Ventura Spitfire PR Mk. XI in 1/72 Scale

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Starting in the early 1990’s, Ventura of New Zealand turned out a variety of mid-to-late mark 1/72 Spitfires. In fact, I think they have ...

Starting in the early 1990’s, Ventura of New Zealand turned out a variety of mid-to-late mark 1/72 Spitfires. In fact, I think they have covered everything beyond Spitfire Mk VII and Seafire XV. The kits are injection-moulded but very basic, still I think they are enjoyable builds.

This is a PR XI version that I built in 2000 using a Cooper Details cockpit and kit supplied decals. This boxing contained decals for Norwegian and Danish PR Spits.

There are thing I would do differently today (spending less time on the cockpit and more on the outside for instance) but in general I am still happy with the result. And there are a lot more Ventura Spits in the stash to hone my skills on whenever I get around to building them…

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By Jorge  |  2011-01-03 at 17:31  |  permalink

Nice article+ photos
Regards:

Jorge Reixach

By Andrew McCheyne  |  2013-06-15 at 23:36  |  permalink

Beautiful, but the main undercarriage leg covers are on the wrong sides.

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