Meztik My inspiration for this project was an often used port side profile of the aircraft and because it swordifsh Canadian. Videos Community Shop About Us. In the end, I am very glad I did not. The aim of this article, is to show with pictures and their comments the work accomplished as a guide and to give ideas of the details that can be added or showing in some cases how to do the different tasks. In any case, I see no problem with alignment in the finished model, although the stress on the wing and CA glue remains I wonder if it will ever give way? While the Tamiya fits are great, still need to apply some putty and buff out some seams, but way less than I was expecting.
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Tamiya Fairey Swordfish Mk. II — build review Full Review with Geoff Coughlin Before we get going with my full build of this model just one of 4 that I have been lucky enough to build over the years , I thought you might like to see how it all turned out.
It was initially operated primarily as a fleet attack aircraft; during its later years, the Swordfish became increasingly used as an anti-submarine and training platform. The type was in frontline service throughout the Second World War, but it was already considered obsolete at the outbreak of the conflict in Photo: Swordfish number LS in flight in , courtesy Tony Hisgett Nonetheless, the Swordfish achieved some spectacular successes during the war; notable events included sinking one battleship and damaging two others of the Regia Marina the Italian Navy during the Battle of Taranto, and the famous attack on the Bismarck, which contributed to her eventual demise.
By the end of the war, the Swordfish held the distinction of having caused the destruction of a greater tonnage of Axis shipping than any other Allied aircraft.
The Swordfish remained in front-line service until V-E Day, having outlived multiple aircraft that had been intended to replace it in service. Note the invasion stripes carried for the Normandy landings on the wings and fuselage of the aircraft. II The Mk. II was different from the Mk. I in having metal lower wings that enabled it to carry rocket projectiles.
References for this project….
HOW TO BUILD TAMIYA FAIREY SWORDFISH PDF
Tamiya Fairey Swordfish Mk.II 1:48 – build review