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airfix 1/72 Swordfish COMPLETED

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airfix 1/72 Swordfish COMPLETED
Posted by Theuns on Monday, February 25, 2019 8:51 AM

I started this little kit by paiting the inside of the fabric to represent the red dope used.

 IMG_20190215_113324 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The cockpit detail is quite nice

 IMG_20190215_114023 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190215_114041 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Prined ready for paint

 IMG_20190221_114411 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190224_092146 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

basic camo on, now need to clean it up, gloss.decal and rig it.

 IMG_20190225_161655 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190225_161708 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

It will have the wings folded.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 25, 2019 3:40 PM
Thanks for posting,making nice progress.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 25, 2019 5:11 PM

The swordfish can be a tricky build. Yours looks wonderful!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, February 25, 2019 5:20 PM

Excellent job!

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra are Academy 1/72 USN F-4J “Jolly Rogers”

 

Next up,

Revell 1/48 B-25J Mitchell

Trumpeter 1/32 TBF -1C Avenger

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:54 AM

Im using ez line for the rigging. No diagram on the instructions from airfix but googl has loads of pix.

 

 IMG_20190226_082938 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190226_083049 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

With a job like this I have learned to do a section and set it asside before boredom sets in and mistakes happen.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 3:47 AM

Here it is, I planed to have both wings folded but saw that it hid the whole cockpit.

Humbrol enamels and alclad clearcoat.

Onboard the escort carrier "HMS Biter" in US style markings for the invasion of Africa.

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 airfix 1/72 swordfish by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:35 PM

Real nice work Theuns! Toast Love the rigging. You did great work there. E-Z line works nice.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:13 PM

Excellent rigging Theuns!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:15 PM

That's fantastic, especially in small scale. What a job you did with the kit! 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:08 AM

Thanx

 

Theuns

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    March, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by dogsbody on Monday, March 11, 2019 7:17 PM

Beautiful job there. The rigging looks great. One small quibble, at least for an old, slightly OCD senior like me. The engine gear casing through which the prop shaft goes, should be painted black. Airfix instructs you to use Humbrol 85, semi-gloss black. Other than that, yours is a most excellent build.

 

 

Chris

"What young man could possibly be bored
with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:51 AM

ah cool thanx :-)

 

Theuns

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:51 AM
Excellent work!

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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