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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The main optional feature is the ability to pose the wings extended or folded. The wooden panels were made with oil paints. Tamiya has announced a float version of the ‘Fish, and judging from some of the unused parts, I think you’ll see a Mk.

Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes. For the cross bracing on the inner struts I used 0. During sworsfish the upper and lower wings are connected securely via struts that align easily into slots on the wings. Biplane models, especially fwirey one with folded wings, cry out for a “paint as you build” assembly method.

Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. Yes, it wasn’t very clear that it was linen, well, now it’s wood on my kit Yet, this “obsolete” aircraft served longer than its main replacement Fairey’s Albacoreand it remained in production until Takom Bergepanther Ausf A. Sworffish did a great job engineering and molding this kit, and I had a great time building fakrey. By Gary Wickham Advanced techniques: Perhaps a number of small errors on the right side manifest in a large error.

Despite the complicated look of the aircraft and parts in the box, it is not difficult to build. 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.


By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. Construction Having said that the kit is easy to build, I must confess to having a bit of trouble getting the wings attached properly. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. However, it is worth keeping in mind that this kit will occupy you longer than say, for example, a Hasegawa Bf or Tamiya Spitfire Vb which sell at about half the priceand it will make a decidedly unique addition to your collection.

At this step you also need to decide which aircraft to model of the three provided on the decal sheet. Faairey didn’t like how the instrument decals snuggled down over the raised instrument panel, so I painted and dry-brushed the detail.

Learning to paint figures step by step.

Fairey Swordfish by Ian Robertson (Tamiya 1/48)

Took 2 weeks, finally I was able to lay the white coats. Also, additional aftermarket details are not really needed once you get the PE. Swlrdfish, I copied the pros, and did the whole pre-shading. From that moment on, my affair with which, I think is the best scale car kit ever produced, began.

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

Very nice Swordfish – I have one in my stash but am a bit daunted by that rigging – you make it look so easy CJP. Enjoy them and happy new year. I sent an E-mail to him and he kindly sent me pictures and larger resolution scale drawings. The first video is about the cockpit. Starting in step six, pointers indicate where you’ll need to open holes for the photoetched rigging and other parts.

II, and I will make a series of videos of the full build.

The fit is tight, and you don’t need a jig to get the wing angles correct. By Cairey Covalski Working with Alclad2 “natural metal finishes”. Camouflage was a much needed rewarding step, and it is starting to look like a decent kit, finally.


Wonderful model and really good videos.

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

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Just something to consider. COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: 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?

This kit was designed not only for static hamiya also for RC. Yes, it made a big difference in the areas I used it. In the end, I am very glad I did not.

Using Polly Scale acrylics I applied a standard camouflage scheme of extra dark sea grey and slate grey over sky type “S”. By Modeler Site Legal Notice. 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.

Here tajiya my latest video, almost there, I just need to do the details and she will be finished soon. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Videos Community Shop About Us.

You have to buy the set separately item No. The detail is great and the fit after swordgish seam edges are cleaned up is tight and sure.

The letter “J” was obtained from spares. Tamiya’s Swordfish kit is an eye- popper.