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  1. Hey folks, here's another small update. All the wires are connected to the upper wing! Just need to connect two wires on the lower wings and two more wires to the front section of the fuselage. And then everything can be connected. Here is just one picture for tonight:
  2. Hey Adrian. While rigging my Swordfish I was wandering through BM and found this beautiful build! Dunno how I missed it. I'm not a fun of this era, but this is an amazing work.
  3. Another night, another update... The tail bracing is finished. One penny is just for those who is unfamiliar with 1/72 Also I started with the wing. I thought it will be too boring. But I managed to make 4 wires. With such a pace I will need 9 evenings to finish all the rigging... And then I will definitely switch to 1/48
  4. It's nice details on the cockpit John, and thank you for a good test with vallejo metals. Definitely will give a go in the future. Just need to find a suitable model
  5. A very good start with all the dryfitting and cockpit priming already.
  6. Right... Before rigging the wing I thought it would worth to try on the tail first. I've glued all the flight control cables - quite an easy task. Then I made the first bracing wire on stab-tail. It took about 10 minutes. Initially I planned to use 0.4mm tubes but I struggled to put 0.2mm thread through and decided to use 0.6 tubes instead. I thought my eyes would pop out of my head while trying to get the thread through the tube. Here is the result:
  7. Here is another small update... Some final bits before the weathering and rigging I need to paint and glue these wheels and a hook: The small ladder is in place: Lower wings are chipped and worn now:
  8. Thanks Adrian for your comments. When I returned to this hobby I started with Revell and their acrylics. Now I slowly move to Vallejo Air Model but still have lot of Revell Aqua Color. So what I did - I downloaded an instruction for Revell Swordfish from their website and used Revell Aqua Color as they indicated: EDSG: Greyish Blue 79 (50%) + Tank Grey 78 (50%) Slate Grey: Greenish Grey 67
  9. This is what I like a ProfiPACK for... You may build it OOB and finish up with a very impressive model! Will follow...
  10. Great job so far. Those plates on the cockpit frame are really great addition. Well done!
  11. Thanks for kind words mate! And it is always interesting to know how our hobby links to a real life events! Do you have any materials or internet links to read about his job (or similar)?
  12. Thanks for your comment mate. I'm still not convinced with it... May be it will be better after weathering...
  13. Thank you for the link Chris. I've seen those. By the way have you seen the pictures I posted on a previous page? Some of them are there. Have you came across any more pictures of weathered Swordfish?
  14. Hope one day to build this too. I'm in!