The Swordfish Channel at iModeler

Fairey Swordfish

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IModeler at the Movies – “Das Boot”.

This is the 1/72 Revell German Type VIIc kit finished as U-96, the inspiration for the movie. I built it pretty much out of the box with the exception of the swordfish decal which came from a German producer named Peddinghaus. They offer an ex[...]

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 f[...]

On This Day…May 26th.

Two A6M2 Type 0 Model 11 ‘Zero’ fighters pictured in flight from Yichang, Hubei Province en route to attack targets in Nanzheng, in China, 26 May, 1941. ____________________ British Cruiser Mk IV tank at Huppy, France, 26-29 May 1940. Be[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk. II

Hello iModeler! This kit was a gift from my lovely wife, and It was a total joy to build! I used a Quickboost resin exhaust pipe and EZ line for the rigging. Paints are Vallejo Model Air shot through my Sotar 20/20. The rest is scratch or ou[...]

1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.1

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 test fishing li[...]

Back to the hobby: Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish Floatplane

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

Tamiya Swordfish II

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 III.[...]

1/48th Tamiya Fairey Swordfish with Floats

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 [...]

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

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 origin[...]

AirFix 1:72 “Stringbag”

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 like what Airfix is producing lately. [...]
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