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1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.1

by Phil Steele on May 18, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Despite being busy (like a long tailed cat in a rocking chair factory) I got another one finished ! It’s OOB with some scratch built items and general repairs, mostly the result of brittle plastic. Rigged with pre-blackened 2 lb […]

Back to the hobby: Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish Floatplane

by DAVIDE PONTICELLI on February 9, 2016 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

After two years absence here is a classic kit. Out of the box with some added cable. Ciao a tutti!

Tamiya Swordfish II

by Tom Cleaver on November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 7 Comments

George’s very nice Swordfish on floats got me thinking about the Swordfish II I did a couple years back. Most of the Swordfish produced during the Second World War were constructed by Blackburn Aviation, including all Swordfish Mks. II and […]

1/48th Tamiya Fairey Swordfish with Floats

by George Johnson on November 14, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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 […]

A Swordfish with D-Day Stripes – Trumpeter 1/32 Swordfish Mk.II

by Tom Cleaver on June 29, 2014 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Most of the Swordfish aircraft produced during the Second World War were constructed by Blackburn Aviation, including all Swordfish Mks. II and III. This situation must have felt good to Fairey Aviation – the company responsible for the original design […]

AirFix 1:72 “Stringbag”

by roger fabrocini on June 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

i have no particular affinity for the Swordfish, though i now think she’s a pretty little thing in her own humble way. i started this build over a year ago as a rigging challenge. i’ve said it before, i do […]

Stringbag Mk 1 Floatplane

by Rob Pollock on November 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Continuing the recent occasional Fleet Air Arm theme, here are a few photos of Tamiya’s 1/48 Swordfish, c1940, with a record photo of the actual aircraft. The rigging is from a Tamiya detail-up etch set. The subject is often modelled […]

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish II

by Joe Caputo on October 24, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

This the very old airfix kit of what was affectionately known as the “Stringbag”. The Swordfish has a storied career, which you can read all about elsewhere. It’s about as straight forward as any Airfix bi-plane of that era. I […]

Tamiya 1:48 Swordfish

by Larry J. Allen on November 13, 2012 in Aviation -- 2 Comments

This was an ‘off and on again’ project, mainly due to self induced problems. I still don’t have the sequence of rigging steps figured out, and when they should fit in the construction, painting and weathering stages. I had no […]