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PV-1 Ventura Cockpit Set

True Details 1/48 PV-1 Ventura Cockpit Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer True Details
Subject PV-1 Ventura Cockpit Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48500 Primary Media Resin
Pros Exquisite casting, nice correction set for the Revell kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $18.98

First Look

True Details is one of many brand names produced and sold by Squadron Mail Order. In this release, they've developed an interesting replacement cockpit detail set cast in light gray resin for the recent Revell 1/48 PV-1 Ventura. While there are a few parts from the kit still used with this set, you can see from the image that there wouldn't be much required. This set replaces most of the stock kit's cockpit parts.

PV-1 Ventura Cockpit Set

The set first replaces the (soft) details molded onto the insides of the fuselage halves with these new walls with wiring and insulation blankets in place. The set also provides a replacement cockpit floor and rear bulkhead. Two new crew seats are provided with nice seatbelts and shoulder harness details cast in place. The set is rounded out with a new instrument panel, center throttle column, center console, and two control wheels. You do recycle the seat mounts control columns, rudder pedals, and nose compartment step from the kit to complete this nicely detailed transformation.

My sincere thanks to Squadron Mail Order for this review sample!