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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National markings were applied using the decals from the kit, although no underside roundels were added.

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Those PE parts have glue already, they are self-adhesive, although I had to CA all of them except the instrument panel.

I glued the struts to the bottom of the upper wings first, then fitted the lower wings to the struts, and finished by snapping the upper aileron control struts C1 into place. Once I regained my composure the problem was fixed without too much difficulty using CA glue and mini clamps. In the end, I am very glad I did not. Only registered members of FineScale. Yes, it wasn’t very clear that it was linen, well, now it’s wood on my kit COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: Extras I made a number of minor modifications to convert the kit to a Mk.

If it were a Tamiya model, that is to say the same matrix but injected with Tamiya plastic and having the quality control of this huge Japanese company, I would say that this is one of the most delicious models I have ever built.

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The linen was then treated to splotches of red-colored chalk pastel to simulate the red dope applied to linen surfaces. The strange looking photoetched parts 9 and 10 are the torpedo ranging and angle of attack indicators.

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.

Really interesting to see a video build and you have done a really nice job on the cockpit. Construction Having said that the kit is easy to build, I must confess to having a bit of trouble getting the wings attached properly.

I didn’t like how the instrument decals snuggled down over the raised instrument panel, so I painted and dry-brushed the detail. Want to leave a comment? The philosophy of the T is the same, I still believe that the T gearbox with its motors, would fit in the hull. Very nice Swordfish – I have one in my stash but am a bit daunted by that rigging – you make it look so easy.

I will have to make another rusted model for me.

The best of Over the end of the year, we are offering a preview of the tamkya we were proud to have during I wasn’t planning at all to do the black primer, but I don’t think it was right to have the under wings all white with no different shades. The detail is great and the fit after mold seam edges are cleaned up is tight and sure. How to build an acrylic-rod display. I have been warned on how tricky the rigging is with PE parts, will proceed with caution.

The wooden panels were made with oil paints.

Building the Fairey Swordfish Mk.I Tamiya 1/48 scale – 1/48 Scale Airplanes – Modeler Site

The paint and decals were added prior to attaching the wings to the fuselage. Oddly enough the left wings went on with little difficulty, so I remain puzzled as to the problem. This kit was designed not only for static but also for RC. In any case, I see no problem with alignment in the finished model, although the stress on the wing and CA glue remains I wonder if it will ever give way?


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Posted April 30 edited. Out of This World Modeling. There are no aftermarket decals for this particular aircraft, but apart from the nose art it was not difficult adapting decals from other kits.

I used that set on this model. Putty in your hands. Optional parts for this feature mean that you’ll need to decide which way you want it before you reach step 12 in the instructions.

No problems encountered at this point. I am preparing now to paint it all white and after, some camouflage. Great Scale Modeling Photoetched rigging set not included in kit, some tricky assemblies, missing control wires to rudder and elevator. Is this model really difficult?

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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