Airfix 1\72 Fairey Swordfish

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Like Lee I have always liked these - sort of throwback to WW1. Looks a nice kit. Quite a lot of parts. Useless fact - The Swordfish was responsible for the distruction of more Axis shipping tonnage than any other aircraft despite being considered obsolete in 1939. I look forward to seeing this come together.
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Nice one Peter, I'll join in and watch.
 

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Nice choice. I built the float version some time ago. I liked it so much I went on to buy the Tamiya 1:48 as well.
 

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No construction yet as there numerous parts to paint just for the cockpit.
And here's how many.WP_20181105_07_55_35_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_53_40_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_53_31_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_53_10_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_52_39_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_52_27_Pro.jpgWP_20181105_07_51_57_Pro.jpg
 
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Very nice. I have the same kit that came as a combo with the Hurricaine
Are you going to paint the "red /pink" dope on the indise of the faric in the fuse?

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Very nice. I have the same kit that came as a combo with the Hurricaine
Are you going to paint the "red /pink" dope on the indise of the faric in the fuse?

Theuns
I will be I thought it was a mistake with the instructions to have that color but it looks like it was right.
 

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Here's an update from closing the fuselage and started to put some color on before adding the wings to make it easier when I get the wings on.
And I have started on the upper wings before I paint them.WP_20181107_17_35_10_Pro.jpgWP_20181107_17_51_32_Pro.jpgWP_20181107_17_51_42_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_17_18_37_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_17_27_54_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_17_35_41_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_16_18_41_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_16_19_30_Pro.jpgWP_20181108_16_21_24_Pro.jpg
 

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Peter.
How on earth you guys build these at that scale and manage to get so much additional detail, I struggle with 1/35 and all the optivisors I can .
Well done mate tis looking good.
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I had a minor disaster whilst cut a under carriage strut off part of it pinged offed never to be seen again and I have emailed airfix a number of times without success so I have gone out and got another kit so I probably scratch build the missing bit in the meantime I can now continue.20190417_130251.jpgIMG_20190417_131147.jpg
 

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Coming along well.
 

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Hi Peter
Nice that you can now continue with this. Once you have a part to copy I'm sure you will be able to scratch a replacement. The Carpet Monster strikes again :sad:
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At last I have finally made some more progress I have that errant piece glued in place along with the top wings and the bottom wings are painted and ready for fitting.20190418_151435.jpg20190418_151446.jpg20190418_164228.jpg
 
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