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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Just something to consider. For the cross bracing on the inner struts I used 0.

Learning to paint figures step by step. Using Tom Cleaver’s article on the Aircraft Resource Center web site as a guide, I removed the starboard wing light, sanded the ribbing off a portion of the lower wings the Mk.

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

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The main optional feature is the ability to pose the wings extended or folded. Biplane models, especially this one with folded wings, cry tp for a “paint as you build” assembly method.

In the end, I am very glad I did not.

The letter “J” was obtained from spares. 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? Subscribe now and celebrate with us! Building the Pocher Lamborghini Huracan, step by step, painting guide and tips. BTWanyone care to explain why that black splatter in the beginning of the video occurred?


After painting and assembling the fuselage, progress was sworfish and easy. Despite the complicated look of the aircraft and parts in the box, it is not difficult to build. I finished detail painting and applied the fine decals, then added the bomb shackles and torpedo. Yes, I have the Tamiya rigging set. By Gary Wickham Advanced techniques: The Eduard photo etch parts faire amazing for the kit, they really make it swordcish out.

Very interesting video of airbrushing your Swordfish model – adds a new dimension to txmiya build CJP. 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. Working with Alclad2 “natural metal finishes”. Click the thumbnails below to view larger images: Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. fairrey

Fairey Swordfish by Ian Robertson (Tamiya 1/48)

Most of the talk about this kit surrounds its cost. Moreover, some may have better luck installing it than I did, and if the scale doesn’t bug you then it may be a good option. Was here any change in the HTML editor or in the forum policies? The ventral rear-fuselage panel in step 8 is a tricky fit to the base of the rudder, so take your time. I made them from stretched sprue.


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Thanks to Tamiya we can have a model of it, both were the reasons why I decided to build it trying to get the most detailed model I couldtaking advantage of the fact that as it was a mass production model, it would be possible for me to get a lot of references.

During construction the upper and lower wings are connected securely via struts that align easily into slots on the wings. Yes, it made a big difference in the areas I used it.