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New 1/72nd and 1/48th scale RNZAF Dakota decals - Ventura Publications

October 19th 2022

Hello everyone, We have now released the long promised Royal New Zealand Air Force C-47 / DC-3 Dakota decals. There is a "fern leaf" option in 1/72nd scale and "Kiwi roundel" options in 1/72nd and 1/48th. Long story short, [1]click this text to link to the decals in our on-line shop to purchase in $US. and, [2]click this text to link to the same decals on the TradeMe site for NZ based modellers. I hope you like what you see and will add these decals to your col ...Continue Reading

For fans of Disney themed WW2 nose art - "The Four Donalds" RNZAF Corsairs

May 24th 2022

Hello Everyone, There were four RNZAF Corsirs in the Pacific Theatre recorded with "Raging Donald Duck" nose art. We have just released a 1/72nd scale decal for all four machines. The illustrations were very similar but not identical. There are photos of all of them in the book "Pasific Corsair" published last year. The four “Donald Duck” nose art Corsairs NZ5248, No.21 Squadron, May 1945 NZ5255, No.4 SU, July 1944 NZ5262, No.30 SU, 1945 NZ5277, No.21 Squadr ...Continue Reading

Ventura Publications Revised edition of "Pacific Corsair"

December 8th 2021

Hello everyone, The revised edition of "Pacific Corsair" is now available. Some photos have been replaced with different ones, some captions and illustrations have been tweaked after receiving new information. "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 RNZAF received 424 Corsairs under the Lease ...Continue Reading

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

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