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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Great Scale Modeling This is the key question for this model, and the answer is NO.

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Register a new account. Tamiya’s Swordfish kit is an eye- popper. I also modified the oil cooler slightly by adding some details not present on the Mk I.

The detail is great and the fit after mold seam edges are cleaned up is tight and sure. To add insult to injury, the PE bracing on the inner strut popped out with a definite “twang” and sat there dangling from the upper wing.

Photoetched rigging set not included in kit, some tricky assemblies, missing control buuild to rudder and elevator.

By Klaus Raddatz Spray booth design and fan faurey. The word “wimpy” was also applied with a gel pen. Despite the complicated look of the aircraft and parts in the box, it is not difficult to buiild. I credit this to my swlrdfish folly rather than a deficiency of the kit; none of the reviews I’ve seen for the Swordfish have indicated any problems with fit. I spent 35 hours on it, using Warpaint Series No.


The fit is tight, and you don’t need a jig to get the wing angles correct. It’s been a while, and I apologize for all of you waiting for any updates. I finished detail painting and applied the fine decals, then added the bomb shackles and torpedo. The wooden panels were made with oil paints. Biplane models, especially this one with folded wings, cry out for a “paint as you build” assembly method.

The torpedo was fairet scale black with a copper nose similar to the Mk. The metal parts of the cockpit interior were painted RAF interior green, except the raised tread plates on the floor which were painted flat aluminum.

Moreover, some may have better luck installing it than I did, bulid if the scale doesn’t bug you then it may be a good option. The Eduard photo etch parts are amazing for the kit, they really make it shine out.

Really interesting to see a video build and you have done a really nice job on the cockpit. Perhaps a number of small errors on the right side manifest in a large error. Thanks, although I need to learn to do other kind of wood grains, I have an Albatros in my stash.

Are you planning on using the etched rigging set? Videos Community Shop About Us. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. Towards the end when you add the PE dials are you using CA glue?

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. I sent an E-mail to him and he kindly sent me pictures and larger resolution scale drawings. Only registered members of FineScale.


Sign In Sign Up. A steady hand will be needed for the painting detail. Very nice Swordfish – I have one in my stash but am a bit daunted by that rigging – you make it look so easy CJP. While not a beginner’s model, it is less difficult to build than it first appeared to bhild, and it’s surely a welcome addition to my Fleet Air Arm collection. The serial number “HS ” was put together from a combination of dry transfers HS and spare decals Thankyou for the effort bring this to us.

By Modeler Site Legal Notice. It was at a modelers meeting when he received a homage and the joke consisted of letting him know the arduous remodeling and restoration work he would have with this rusted Mustang. You can find a list of those cookies here: Sign in Already have an account? Yes, I have the Tamiya rigging set.

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Fairey Swordfish by Ian Robertson (Tamiya 1/48)

Construction Having said that the kit is easy to build, I must confess to having a bit of trouble getting the wings attached properly. The linen was then treated to splotches of red-colored chalk pastel to simulate the red dope applied to linen surfaces.

The first video is about the cockpit.