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Tamiya 1:48 Fairey Swordfish

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    December, 2014
Tamiya 1:48 Fairey Swordfish
Posted by tacocat on Monday, December 15, 2014 10:07 AM

Got started on this guy a week or so ago - things got a bit rough around the edges in some areas, but so far, so good! Going to try and make the exterior something a bit fun and untraditional like color mockups below.

 Tamiya Fairey Swordfish 1/48 Cockpit WIP by RobbGibbs, on Flickr

 Color Tests by RobbGibbs, on Flickr

  • Member since
    August, 2014
Posted by Adam148 on Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:09 AM

I'll be following you.  I've got this kit waiting in my lineup, but I'm saving it for when my skills are up to snuff versus the quality of the model.  Good luck!

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: Detroit, MI
Posted by Marmaduke on Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:22 PM

Excellent kit...and it looks like you're off to a great start! I built this kit a couple years ago and loved every minute of it. I'll be watching this build for sure...those are some very interesting color schemes!

  • Member since
    December, 2014
Posted by tacocat on Monday, January 05, 2015 1:03 PM

Hey everybody -

Finally got a little time at the bench after the holidays quieted down. I got the fuselage interior painted up and am doing some work now to try and get a better match when I dry-fitting of the two fuselage halves. Hoping to get some time later this week to keep moving forward.

Hope everybody had a nice holiday season and thanks for reading!

 Fuselage interior paint by RobbGibbs, on Flickr

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, January 08, 2015 8:22 AM

REALLY,REALLY nice interior there Tacocat

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:20 AM

I've always wanted to get that kit. Kind of out of my price range in my area. Seen Tamiya's 1/48 scale at LHS for $75.

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:18 PM

That's beautiful work brother.  Great looking cockpit!Bow Down

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:12 PM

Always wanted to try one of those.Looking real good so far.

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    December, 2014
Posted by tacocat on Monday, April 15, 2019 12:55 AM

Yikes – Finally sat down this month to finish this one off after 5(!) years. Will readily admit I don't think I will be doing anything with rigging again in the near future. That said, a fun build that was also pretty challenging for me. Here's my completed Fairey Swordfish Mk.1 Floatplane from Tamiya in 1/48 – 

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 15, 2019 1:01 AM

Patience paid off.  Very nice looking build.  Btw I have a tacocat tshirt lol

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2014
Posted by tacocat on Monday, April 15, 2019 2:20 AM

keavdog

Patience paid off.  Very nice looking build.  Btw I have a tacocat tshirt lol

 

Thanks very much, John. Viva la tacocat!

cnq
  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by cnq on Monday, April 15, 2019 8:01 AM

The model looks excellent. I like it.

I built the same model with wheels last year.

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