After two years absence here is a classic kit. Out of the box with some added cable. Ciao a tutti!
Top 8 articles on Fairey Swordfish
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]