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Ventura Publications - New RNZAF Catalina decals in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale.

November 25th 2021

Ventura Publications have released decal sheets for No.6 Sqn. RNZAF Consolidated PBY-5 Catalinas, Pacific Theatre 1943 - 1945. Both 1/48th and 1/72nd scale versions are available. Each sheet includes four options... - NZ4011, No.6 FB Sqn. Lauthala Bay Fiji, 1943. - NZ4015, F/Lt Ian Scott, No.6 FB Sqn. Halavo Bay, Solomon Islands, March 1944. - NZ4021, F/Lt Ian Scott, No.6 FB Sqn. Halavo Bay, March 1944. - NZ4012, “The Naughty Nine” F/Lt Guy Rogers, No.6 FB Sqn. Halavo Bay 1945. All ar ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications - A quick note about new 1/32nd scale RAAF serial decals

September 21st 2021

Hello from Ventura. We have now released some light grey serials designed for WW2 RAAF aircraft. Set V3288 includes two 120mm X 200mm sheets with a wide variety of LIGHT GREY 8” serial letters and numbers as used by the RAAF and other allied air forces in World War 2. These also scale out as 12 inches in 1/48th and 18 inches in 1/72nd scale. Here is a direct link to the decal listing at our on-line shop, [1]Ventura Publications 1/32nd scale RAAF serials Cheers, Malcolm Laird ...Continue Reading

"Pacific Corsair" book - well received by purchasers

July 1st 2021

Hello everyone, Pacific Corsair, book cover Here are some of the comments about the new book on TradeMe.co.nz “Great book - a 'must have' if you are into NZ aviation history. The book was well packaged and arrived in a timely manner. I have always been very impressed with Ventura's books and decals. “ “A good buy. Hoping to get some insight on how it was as my father was an armourer on a Corsair squadron . He was in 2SU in 1944.” “As always a fabulous trading experience. Great communicati ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications "Pacific Corsair" book - 2nd batch printed

June 3rd 2021

Hello everyone, We have now printed another batch of "Pacific Corsair - The Vought Corsair in New Zealand Service" Pacific Corsair - book cover "In the light of Japanese successes following the outbreak of war in the Pacific there was an urgent need to equip the Royal New Zealand Air Force with modern combat aircraft. But this was easier said than done. Eventually the Royal New Zealand Air Force received 424 Corsairs under the Lease Lend program – the largest number of an ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications New RNZAF Corsair book listed on eBay

May 20th 2021

Hello everyone, We have now listed 12 copies of the new RNZAF Corsairs book on eBay so that overseas customers who prefer eBay can order it. [1]eBay listing for "Vought Corsair in New Zealand service" About the book "In the light of Japanese successes following the outbreak of war in the Pacific there was an urgent need to equip the Royal New Zealand Air Force with modern combat aircraft. But this was easier said than done. Eventually the Royal New Zealand Air Force r ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications New book - The Vought Corsair in New Zealand service

May 11th 2021

Hello everyone, We have now released the Ventura Publications book on the RNZAF Corsair - sorry it took so long :-). "In the light of Japanese successes following the outbreak of war in the Pacific there was an urgent need to equip the Royal New Zealand Air Force with modern combat aircraft. But this was easier said than done. Eventually the Royal New Zealand Air Force received 424 Corsairs under the Lease Lend program – the largest number of any aircraft type in the inventory of th ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications - RNZAF P-40 Gloria Lyons, part restored

March 6th 2021

Hello everyone, Here is some video from John Saunders showing progress on the Restoration of P-40 "Gloria Lyons" here in NZ. Hard to judge the true original shade of roundel blue. https://www.facebook.com/mj.laird.10/posts/1114941085595040 Ventura Publications have decals for this aircraft in all three main scales. https://venturapublications.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&zenid=&keyword=Gloria+Lyons Yours, Malcolm Laird ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications Message - New "Chequer Board" RNZAF Mustang decals

January 30th 2021

Hello again, We have new 1/48th and 1/72nd scale decals for RNZAF Mustangs. Both sheets also include markings for the civilian P-51D “Mobil” Mustang. P-51D Mustang ZK-CCG was ex RNZAF Mustang NZ2417. It was sponsored by Mobil Oil from late 1964 until 1968. Both sheets also include NZ2423 of No.2 (Wellington) Squadron, Territorial Air Force, 1955. This aircraft made the last RNZAF Mustang flight from Ohakea to Woodbourne on 30 May 1957 and is currently being restored by its owners. Here ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications Message - New “Mobil” Mustang decal

January 28th 2021

Hello everyone, We have a new 1/32nd scale decal for the New Zealand civilian P-51D “Mobil” Mustang P-51D Mustang ZK-CCG was ex RNZAF Mustang NZ2417. It was sponsored by Mobil Oil from late 1964 until 1968. Initially the aircraft's all white colour scheme included Mobil's "winged horse" based logo and wing-tip stripes. Later this was replaced with the more modern plain "Mobil" signage that is still used today. Here is a link to the decal on our web site... [1]htt ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications “Classic Warbirds” Follow up

November 25th 2020

Hello everyone, Adding to my previous email. Here is the list of all the Classic Warbirds books, including those now out of print. Classic Warbirds No.1, Spitfire Star of Israel. By; Alex Yofe ISBN O-9583594-0-7 Published; 1996 The story of Israel's first Spitfires, some rebuilt from RAF wrecks and others flown to Israel from Czechoslovakia, in 1948. The book includes 21 new colour illustrations, scale drawings of the Israeli Spitfire Mk IX and 85 photographs, most previously unpublished. ...Continue Reading

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