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Where to buy Ventura Decals and Books
Purchasing Ventura products

The full range of Ventura Decals and books are available from:-


Ventura Publications on-line shop
Ventura Publications on-line shop. Mail order service covering all current Ventura products.


Hannants, Lowestoft and London, England. International mail order service and shop.

Ventura Publications, "TradeMe". Direct On-line sales site aimed at Australian and New Zealand modellers only.


Feb 23, 2015, 12:24

Historical : Canadian
442 Squadron RCAF, P-51D Mustangs
The yellow trimmed Mustang IVs of No. 442 "Caribou Squadron RCAF, flew one of the last operational missions of WW2.
Oct 6, 2018, 12:06

Historical : Canadian
Restored P-51D Mustang of 442 Sqn RCAF
The big hit at the Geneseo air show, Michael Potter's Mustang MkIV in it's new colours.
Oct 5, 2018, 14:28

Historical : Canadian
Grumman Tracker. Canadian Arctic sovereignty patrol
Three photos of a Canadian Forces Tracker with a paint scheme celebrating thirty years of Canadian Tracker operation.
Sep 30, 2018, 10:43

Historical : Canadian
Spitfires in Canadian Squadrons
A selection of Spitfire photos from the collection of John Bradley.
Sep 29, 2018, 14:03

Historical : Canadian
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star in RCAF service
A selection from the Bryan Gibbins Archives, John Bradley's collection and a T-33 at Stephenville, Newfoundland, 1982.
Sep 15, 2018, 11:57

RNZAF Historial
May 1945 489 (NZ) Squadron over Norway
These aerial photos were taken over Norway on 18 May 1945 from a 489 (NZ) Squadron Beaufighter flown by W/O Bird, pilot and W/O David Davidson, Navigator. They were on a Navigational Exercise (sight-seeing trip) over ....
Aug 13, 2018, 17:16

RNZAF Historial
W/C Ron Watts 488 Sqn
I interviewed Ron Watts twice, first by telephone on the 21st of September 2003, and then on the following day I met him in person at his home, where he kindly told me the story of his RNZAF career. Ron is a very charming and friendly chap, and I found him very modest about his role in the war, despite being one of the few New Zealanders to command a New Zealand squadron in the RAF. Ron has also allowed his amazing photo collection to be scanned. You can click on the smaller photos to go to another page with a bigger version. Ron's tale is fascinating, and I hope you will find the following extracts from those interviews as interesting as I did.
Aug 13, 2018, 12:48

Ventura products
Luftwaffe, captured P-51 Mustang decals (V4895)
This beautifully built Tamiya 1/48 P-51B is by Frank Steffens.

The model uses sheet V4895 which includes three captured Luftwaffe options. This one is a bare metal P-51 as evaluated by ....

Jul 25, 2018, 17:14

RNZAF Historial
Grumman TBF Avenger. RNZAF service, post war
Grumman Avenger photos from the collections of Anthony Galbraith and Dave Wilson. RNZAF service, post war....
Jul 12, 2018, 12:28

Ventura products
RAAF Beaufighter decals 1/32nd scale. Sheet V3284
Ventura decal sheet V3284 covers two RAAF Australian built Beaufighters Mk.21s.

A8-23 operated by No.31 Squadron with it's famous tiger nose art and A8-116 Pistol Packin Gremlin of No.93 Squadron, 1945. A8-116 was one of the most ...

Jul 12, 2018, 09:54

Ventura products
RAAF P-40 decals in 1/72nd scale
P-40M A29-325 from 86 Squadron in New Guinea, late 1943 is a popular option from our V7279 sheet.

It wears its delivery scheme of US applied Medium Green and Dark Earth upper surfaces with ...

Feb 27, 2017, 15:36

Ventura products
Captured Spitfire PR.XI
Ventura decal V4895 includes markings for Luftwaffe captured P-51B T9-CK in two schemes and Spitfire PR.XI T9-EB.
Spitfire PR.XI T9+EB was captured by the Germans and used by the Versuchsverband Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (Experimental Unit of the Luftwaffe HQ). The RAF identity of this Spitfire PR.XI is ...

Feb 27, 2017, 12:17

Historical : US Navy
US Navy PB4Y Privateer ‘X390’
These three photos of US Navy PB4Y Privateer X390 named “Umbriago” were taken by Eric Fietz, an LAC with the RAAF during World War 2.

Bill Tate writes. VPB-106 was reorganized on July 14, 1944, at NAS San Diego. Some of the aircraft had nose art applied there as well as ...

Feb 13, 2017, 16:06

Ventura products
Serial number decals for US built aircraft
In October 2016 we released two decal sheets covering USAAF 8 inch serial numbers in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale

These sheets include seven styles of black 8 inch numbers including...

Oct 29, 2016, 11:40

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