Building the Fairey Swordfish Mk.I Tamiya 1/48 scale. By Jose Angel García Martin Everybody knows the story of the battleship Bismarck sunken by one of those. Tamiya’s 1/48 scale Swordfish is available online at Squadron I decided to build my kit as a version that served with No. 1 Air Gunnery. Here is our book review of How To Build Tamiya’s Fairey Swordfish title.

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Yes, it wasn’t very clear that it was linen, well, now it’s wood on my kit Most recent Oldest to newest.

While the Tamiya fits are great, still need to apply some putty and buff out some seams, but way less than I saordfish expecting. Was here any change in the HTML editor or in the forum policies? Tamiya’s Swordfish kit is an eye- popper. Using Polly Scale acrylics I applied a standard camouflage scheme of extra dark sea grey and slate grey over sky type “S”.

The metal parts of the cockpit interior were painted RAF interior green, except the raised tread plates on the floor which were painted flat aluminum. No problems encountered at this point. I also modified the swordfsih cooler slightly by adding some details not present on the Mk I. Injection molded, parts, decals Pros: The number of parts and the apparent complexity is staggering, but buipd I got going, it was a relatively quick and easy build.


Sign sworddfish for a new account in our community. Posted April 30 edited. They look good for the kind of visibility they will have. The main optional feature is the ability to pose the wings extended or folded.

Out of This World Modeling. I have been warned on how tricky the rigging is with PE parts, will proceed with caution. Enjoy them and happy new year.

Fairey Swordfish 1/48 Tamiya – Work in Progress – Aircraft –

Login or Register now. My inspiration for this project was an often used port side profile of the aircraft and because it was Canadian.

Tamiya has announced a float version of the ‘Fish, and judging from some of the unused parts, I think you’ll see a Mk. No changes were made to the cockpit, although Tom Cleaver identifies minor changes there as well. Takom Bergepanther Ausf A. COM takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by users or any third party and they will be liable for any damages of any kind, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

This site uses cookies! Tamiya’s Swordfish is a highly detailed kit in the style and quality that we have come to expect from this manufacturer.

Tamiya 1/48 scale Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

The ventral rear-fuselage panel in step 8 is a howw fit to the base of the rudder, so take your time. Thank you so much for all the feedback and support, really appreciate it!

Putty in your hands. Once again, great work and look forward to seeing this progress. View our Privacy Policy.


Construction Having said that the kit is easy to build, I must confess to having a bit of trouble sworcfish the wings attached properly. The detail is great and the fit after mold seam edges are cleaned up is tight and sure. Optional parts for this feature mean that you’ll need to decide which way you want it before you reach step 12 in the instructions. However, clearly shown on the box top photo of a built model are many photoetched metal parts which are not included in the kit.

I sent an E-mail to him and he kindly sent me pictures and larger resolution scale drawings. The first five hkw deal with the cockpit alone.

In any case, I see no problem faireu alignment in the finished model, although the stress on the wing and CA glue remains I wonder if it will ever give way? The first video is about the cockpit. COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: By Modeler Site Legal Notice. Shep Paine’s Armor Modelers Guide. Thanks, although I need to learn to do other kind of wood grains, I have an Albatros in my stash. II version that served with Builv.