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Lost part replacement for 1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish

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Lost part replacement for 1/72 Airfix Fairey Swordfish
Posted by Bobstamp on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:14 PM

I volunteered to help out a friend of mine, Mike Strachan, who encouraged me to restart scale-model building. He has lost a part from from a 1/72 Fairey Swordfish Airfix kit — #11B, which he thinks is a propeller hub. Anybody have an extra one hanging around?

Bob

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:15 AM

Unfortunately I do not.  But, you can order spare parts from their website. They are usually quite responsive when it comes to spare parts.

Chad

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Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:31 AM

Mike wrote to Airfix, but Covid-19 has put a hold on their parts-replacement service.

Bob

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:52 PM

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Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:32 PM

@Bish: Curious computer bug — in your post which I saw in my incoming email (but isn't appearing here on the discussion board) you said this: 

Bish

Whish boxing is that, that code is not showing on scalemates. I have this kit which is the original new toled kit.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a04053-fairey-swordfish-mki--100293

But i have a Mk III conversion set which includes and enclosed canopy, so i don't need the kit part. I take it you just need the screen in front of the pilot.

 
I checked the instruction sheets shown on ScaleMates, which show Part 11b inside the aircraft's cowling. It is definitely not a windscreen, but looks like a propeller hub of sorts with attached framework. Do you have that part, 11b, in the conversion set? Doesn't seem likely. 
 
Bob

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:37 PM

Ye, sorry, for some reason i thought you were asking for a canpoy, don't know how i read that. After i re-read it, i went back and checked if there was a hub in my set or any of the others, but there isn't. Sorry. Unless someone has an old kit they have broken up, i think a part like that is going to be hard to get.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:41 PM

That is a tough one to lose. No mirror image part like most parts on an aircraft.

It could probably be replicated to a satisfactory degree with some rod and a piece of sprue turned down in a drill chuck.

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Posted by Bobstamp on Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:00 PM

Mike is currently recovering from very difficult surgery, and can't work for long on his models because of excessive pain.In addition, he doesn't think that he has the necessary skills to make a part from scratch. He was hoping to find that part so he could finish the model without any added difficulties.

Bob 

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 UH-34 Seahorse helicopter; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre; Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962.

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