Airfix 1\72 Fairey Swordfish

Jim R

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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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No construction yet as there numerous parts to paint just for the cockpit.
And here's how many. WP_20181105_07_55_35_Pro.jpg WP_20181105_07_53_40_Pro.jpg WP_20181105_07_53_31_Pro.jpg WP_20181105_07_53_10_Pro.jpg WP_20181105_07_52_39_Pro.jpg WP_20181105_07_52_27_Pro.jpg WP_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?

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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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Yup indeed, the dope was a brick red when applied to the outside of the fabric, the dope that blead through the linnen would be a pink /red and look uneven and patchy as it was brushed on.

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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.jpg WP_20181107_17_51_32_Pro.jpg WP_20181107_17_51_42_Pro.jpg WP_20181108_17_18_37_Pro.jpg WP_20181108_17_27_54_Pro.jpg WP_20181108_17_35_41_Pro.jpg WP_20181108_16_18_41_Pro.jpg WP_20181108_16_19_30_Pro.jpg WP_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.
John.
 
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