Tamiya Swordfish Mk.II 1/48, Any Color as long it’s Black
In my black book there’s a list and in that list a word “Stringbag”, written a long time ago. The ink is all pale and faded-like, but I can cross it now!
It wasn’t until I tied my horse in front of the iModeler Saloon many moons ago that the fates smiled upon me. I got to collect the bounty of the ol’ Tamiya 48’r Swordfish. Yes Sir, “Model of the Month” they used to call it; got lucky, picked my prize and rode off into the sunset with her.
Now I am back and the Black Fish is ‘ere as well. Had a lot of fun taming her, all those stripes and the rigging too! Some of you may have seen that story, but it may be new to others. Here’s the link that tells the tale:
In the end it is never as you anticipated it to be, but this is why we love the journey. Learned a lot with this one.
Black is not really black and once you get it right, it is tough to photograph.
Hope you like it and see you down the road…
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