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Airfix Fairey Swordfish Biplane, well it was!

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Airfix Fairey Swordfish Biplane, well it was!
Posted by PatW on Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:53 PM

Due to the age  of the kit and loss and damage to parts, I've attempted to build a seaplane!  It's very basic, I've not tried to build a plane from bits. I have made two floats from plasticard and a few struts, so I apologise if it looks a mess but I'm not happy to throw away any parts that can be used in some way.

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, May 5, 2019 9:52 PM

Nice job on a "what if" out of a partial kit

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, May 6, 2019 2:59 AM

Cheers goldhammer.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2010
Posted by roony on Monday, May 6, 2019 10:18 AM

I like it.  Must have been a fun build.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, May 6, 2019 1:57 PM

Thanks roony, yes once I sorted out the floats.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 6, 2019 7:32 PM

That's a really good looking build. You did a nice job.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:30 PM

Thanks JohnnyK.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:37 PM

Well Gee !

      See? This is what I do with old ship Kits . Very nice job !

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:45 PM

Great idea.  Definitely minimized the rigging time!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:52 PM

Thanks guys, yes don't waste or throw away any parts, I'm even surprised with myself!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:27 PM

Yeah, that's a cool what-if idea, and the floats look good.  Very much "in character", shall we say, like something designed in the Thirties.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:49 PM

Thank you your honour.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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