iang Posted August 23, 2022 Share Posted August 23, 2022 There have been a lot of Swordfish builds on BM recently, which has prompted me to reactivate an old endeavour of building Swordfish in three scales that I started in 2016: 1/72 new mold Airfix, 1/48 Tamiya and 1/32 Trumpeter. I decided to build all of them as floatplanes, which in the case of the Trumpeter kit required scratch-building the floats /struts/float wheels. Previously I have built 4 Tamiya Mk I Swordfish, 1 Model Design Construction Mk ll and a couple of Trumpeter Mk 1, but never in float plane configuration. I finished the 1/32 Trumpeter floatplane conversion, but the Tamiya floatplane fell off the shelf of doom in a fairly early stage of construction and smashed the floatplane struts. The Airfix kit hasn't progressed past fuselage construction. It's my intention to salvage the Tamiya kit and complete the Airfix float plane. To start off with here is a comparison of the three cockpits. I've used the available Eduard photo-etch sets on all three: 1/72 Airfix I/48 Tamiya I/32 Trumpeter And side by side: And zipped up in their fuselages: 20 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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