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1/48th Tamiya Fairey Swordfish with Floats

November 14, 2015 in Aviation

I built this little gem many years ago. I painted it with Tamiya and Alclad paints, and Automotive clear coat. I used the salt method after spraying the Alclad, letting it dry, then spraying the clear coat. After I applied the salt, I sprayed a Tamiya gray lightened with a little white. After that dried, I rubbed the salt off and got the paint chipping you see here. This is the only photo I have of this model.

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13 responses to 1/48th Tamiya Fairey Swordfish with Floats

  1. That’s a beauty…..looks like your method worked well from what I can see.

  2. I built this a few years ago. I also had the Tamiya detail-up kit for the flying wires, which was etch and lacked the ‘play’ I think you need for minor adjustments between the wing planes. Also, for about the only time, I used the kit figures, which were surprising good.

    Nice looking build.

  3. That’s beautiful. Fantastic.

  4. NICE !
    Im like Swordfish in pre war colors.

  5. Having done that kit myself, I really like what you did here.

  6. Hello George,
    Job well done.

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