Pavla Models

1/72 PV-1 Ventura resin detail set

Product # C72047 for Academy kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 16 2017



This latest release from Pavla Models features a complete resin cockpit for the PV-1 Ventura from Academy.  The Lockheed Ventura is a twin engine World War II medium bomber used by United States and British Commonwealth forces in maritime patrol and in other roles.

This detail set includes 71 resin parts that detail such areas as the cockpit and interior, bomb bay, weapons, bomb bay doors, top turret, lower rear gun position, side guns at rear of fuselage.  For weapons you get 6 smaller bombs or 1 large bomb (torpedo?).  There are stories about the larger weapons not fitting in the bomb bay and the doors needing to be left ajar slightly to fit the larger bombs and torpedoes on the PV-1, so research this and keep it in mind if you go that route.  The bomb bays were increased in size on the PV-2 to avoid this problem.  You also get bomb racks for the bomb bayand machine guns to equip the various upper and lower and side gun positions. 

The cockpit is well equipped thanks to this set including the instrument panel and control wheels, crew seats, cockpit walls and the interior of the rear fuselage is further equipped with plenty of detail items you would expect to see on a PV-1 on operations.

I am impressed by the size of this set and how many different areas of the PV-1 Ventura that are included in this detail set.  This set will definitely be a big upgrade for the Academy kit.  

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Pavla Models or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford