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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The article is an excerpt from Classic Warbirds No.9 "Fighter Archive".
In the second half of 1940 the Luftwaffe switched to a night offensive against England and more nightfighter squadrons were needed. At that time large numbers of Polish airmen were waiting to be deployed...
Oct 26, 2016, 09:28
Hawker Typhoon's in The Netherlands, May - June 1945
Three Hawker Typhoon photos from the Jack Stafford collection. These were taken by Stafford while he served with 486 NZ Squadron in ...
Oct 25, 2016, 14:06
Seafire photos for scale modellers
This crash landed Seafire and was flown by Tony Ford from the Royal Navy carrier Battler of the coast of Anzio.
Aug 24, 2016, 15:54
Seafire IIIs. Late war colour photo
Seafire IIIs. Post-war colour photo.
Aug 21, 2016, 17:17
Douglas DC-4 / C-54 - Germany - post war
Four DC-4 / C-54 photos from the Lindsay Richards collection...
Jun 27, 2016, 12:26