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  1. After the Scimitar, Scratchaeronautics is thinking about a 1/48th Supermarine Swift FR.5 resin kit. Source: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235036225-148-supermarine-scimitar-resin-kit-by-scratchaeronautics-released/&do=findComment&comment=3129631 To be followed. Just to say that I prefer injected kits. Half a loaf is better than none. V.P.
  2. I had hoped that a group of Swifts would have a special name. There is a pride of lions. A parliament of owls. A load of bobbins (with apologies to Smith and Jones) I mean, just how cool would it have been if I could entitle this thread "a Contrafibularity of Swifts"? But sadly, no.... more than one swift is simply a flock. so... flock it is. Edit: I'm informed that it can be a swoop of Swifts, hence the title change. I'm building two Swifts in this GB. Both are from the 1/72 Airfix kit. The first one is a (pre
  3. Hi guys, some photos of my SWIFT FR5, Airfix 1/72 built for my friend... box model with added Eduard photo-etched dedicated. ciao Silvano
  4. Hi, all. I'm glad to be sharing this RFI with you all. This kit almost didn't make it across the finishing line. It never quite reached the shelf of doom, but it was certainly on the back burner for a while. This model was to be airframe WK293. Xtrakit incorrectly label the belly as being PRU blue when it was actually silver. Wanting to add a PRU blue Swift to my collection I changed course and grabbed some Airfix decals from @FZ6. This required a few touch ups of the disruptive camouflage on the top sides to match the new aircraft, WK281. When I got to the glos
  5. I've been working on this Swift for about a year or year and a half. I'm a serial starter and have too many kits on the go. I've been working to finish a few kits which are in more advanced stages before I crack on with some of my other kits. E.g. the Aeronavale Lancaster which I also have a WIP up for (not forgotten!) Meet the Swift. Here it is a few months ago on the painting pile before I finished my Dutch Meteor F8. More recently I splashed some paint on it. Gunze H330 for the green, H331 for the Dark Sea Grey, and Humbrol Acrylic PRU blue for the und
  6. I don't know why but I've always been slightly fascinated by the Swift.
  7. A brief hiatus from Victors and Vulcans, but still from my favourite era, the Swift. Kudos to Airfix for offering such a rare type. Have to say though it looks so small after making a Victor!
  8. Hi, all! In what a difference on fine details between the Swift Mk.7 and the Swift FR. 5? It seemed to me that on some photos a nose wheel the Swift Mk.7 is more than a nose wheel at the Swift FR.5. Whether so it? What else small distinctions on fine details between the Swift Mk.7 and the Swift FR. 5? B.R. Serge
  9. And so, after the anticipation and the sprue shots, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951899-172-supermarine-swift-fr5-by-airfix-release-november-2014/?p=1796280 onto the build itself. The first step was to attempt to correct the moulding flaws in the fuselage. This wasn't too bad, but a bit time consuming. Some Perfect Plastic Putty, then a little Mr. Surfacer, then some rescribing. Finally, a good rub down and polish - you can see the difference: I think it'll be OK under primer and paint coats. Other impressions as I start to take parts off the sprues: 1. the plast
  10. Airfix is to release in 2014 a new tool 1/72nd Supermarine Swift FR.5 kit ref.A04003 I'm really really disappointed by the scale... So not for me. Source: http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014/172-scale-military-aircraft/a04003-supermarine-swift-172/ V.P
  11. Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), also known as Swift Boats, were all-aluminum, 50-foot (15 m) long, shallow-draft vessels operated in Vietnam primarilybby the United States Navy, Initially patrolling the coastal areas they later took to the interior waterways as part of the 'Brown-water Navy' where they carried out interdiction, counter insurgency, troop transport and special forces insertion. In total Eighty-four Mark I Swift boats served in Vietnam, with a further twenty reserved for training, however they are frequently overlooked in favour of their more heavily armed and warlike cousins the PBR
  12. One of the things I'm missing from my practice builds is a boat or ship. - after several years with little building I allowed myself 10 before my self critique become self criticism and crying in a cupboard, I'm currently on #8 (i suppose #10 will have to be a choice between an AV or a car...) Don't fancy going back to tiny Sweeny 700 scale, nor even the less taxing 350s, so I make a shortlist of 72/48/35 kits that won't just the bank or be huuugggeee eg. Airfix MTB or Rescue launch (or Revell equivalents), Tamiya PBR, Revell PCF. Anyway today I spotted a nice online price for the PCF and
  13. Hi guys, here's my latest creation A bit more challenging than the Dynavector's Scimitar, but i've enjoyed every moment building this little beauty..nevertheless i hope this is the last vacform of my life BR from Prague Andrew
  14. Latest one finished. Used the decals from the Xtrakit and the belly tank from Freightdog Models. The decals do seem to be the correct size to my eyes. No major problems but the tailplanes are a difficult to get a positive fit. Also the pitot tube was replaced with some Albion Alloy tubing. Painted with Xtracrylix for the DSG/DG and Humbrol Acrylic for the PRU Blue.Special thanks to Jason (Jasman71) who provided the nosewheel assembly as mine went missing in action. *Note, canopy framing amended since photos taken*
  15. I've finished! I have encountered many of the problems reported by others, in terms of poor cockpit side panel fit, vague nosewheel bay fit, difficulty attaching the instrument panel and brittle plastic making it difficult to get small parts off the sprue intact. The two fuselage halves joined together reasonably well, although I used a little filler on the top, possibly due to damage incurred when removing from the sprue To crown it all the Humbrol grey paint then "curdled" as I brushed it on, requiring a second coat of both which is not as smooth as I wanted. I attempted to blend the col
  16. Supermarine Swift FR5 WK281 at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Pictures thanks to Jonh (jaw). John wishes to say thanks to the people at Tangmere for allowing him to take these.
  17. Comper C.L.A.7 Swift, pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  18. Good afternoon, I used the nice weather today to take some pictures of my new Swift. It's almost built OOB, I just added some cameras behind the glass to avoid a see-through-effect. Painting was done with a preshading, grey/green are from Gunze, PRU-Blue is from Humbrol. After that, a layer of clear varnish, then decals and a washing with oil colours. After all, a nice and hassle-free build of a very elegant but not well-known aircraft of the 50s. Thanks for your attention! (on this image, I removed the blue revell-colour boxes underneath) Alex
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