Building the Fairey Swordfish Mk.I Tamiya 1/48 scale. By Jose Angel García Martin Everybody knows the story of the battleship Bismarck sunken by one of those. Tamiya’s 1/48 scale Swordfish is available online at Squadron I decided to build my kit as a version that served with No. 1 Air Gunnery. Here is our book review of How To Build Tamiya’s Fairey Swordfish title.

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Are you planning on using the etched rigging set? Dora Wings Gee Bee R1. Despite the complicated look of the aircraft and parts in the box, it is not difficult to build. No problems encountered swoedfish this point. No changes were made to the bujld, although Tom Cleaver identifies minor changes there as well. Tamiya’s Swordfish kit is an eye- popper. I assembled each wing section, pre-painted and applied decals prior to linking upper and lower wings with the inter-plane struts.

Very nice work so far! Be careful when bending the photoetched cowl mount in step 9 – it’s a tight fit inside the cowl ring. The best of Over the end of the year, we are offering a preview of the articles we were proud to have during Just to be sure I’ll keep my glasses on when I get close. I credit this to my own folly rather than a deficiency of the kit; none of the reviews I’ve seen for the Swordfish have indicated any problems with fit.

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Subscribe now and celebrate with us! The first five steps deal with the cockpit alone. Is this model really difficult? And here my comment: Not only I built and superdetailed the model, but also made a slightly and own customized version, a real Panigale, as I would like to have. I painted the white background and then drew the cartoon character by hand using a black “gel pen”. By Jose Antonio Solbes How to paint with lacquers. Unfortunately, it has some flaws, mainly due to its poor quality than to the work of the Protar craftsmen.


Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. I will have to make another tamiyaa model for me. The first video is about the cockpit.

Towards the end when you add the PE dials are you using CA glue? The upper wing comes in three sections: Great Scale Modeling Only registered members of FineScale. I finished detail painting and applied the fine decals, then added the bomb shackles and torpedo.

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

Dora Wings Percival Vega Gull. From that moment on, my affair with which, I think is the best scale car kit ever produced, began. By Ross Whitaker April 1, Anyway, there are no kits for this kind of modification except for one of the Acu-stion for the Tamiya XV kitso it’s not possible to get one.

Oddly enough the left wings went on with little difficulty, so I remain puzzled as to the problem. I also modified the oil cooler slightly by adding some details not present on the Mk I. I made them from stretched sprue.

Other options are mounting the torpedo, bombs, or both, and three well sculpted seated crew figures. By Klaus Raddatz Spray booth design and fan selection. I used the PE for the gun sight, torpedo aiming bars, engine detail, and the cross bracing on the outer wing struts.


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Working with Alclad2 “natural metal finishes”. Very nice Swordfish – I have one in my stash but am a bit daunted by that rigging – you make it look so easy CJP. I took advantage of my work and presented it in a contest that took place in Campinas city. II version that served with No. Tamiya has announced a float version of the ‘Fish, and judging from some of the unused parts, I think you’ll see a Mk.

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I ended up using ez line for both of mine. Wonderful model and really good videos. Sign in Already have an account? The main optional feature is the ability to pose the wings extended or folded.

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Subscribe Renew Digital Gift. Terms and Use Conditions of Modeler Site. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes. Sign In Sign Up. This kit was designed not only for static but also for RC.