Tamiya 1/48 Swordfish

Anyone know if this is still available in the non-clear version? Hannants
only list the clear one, at an eye-watering £50. Also, what after-market
parts are worth getting, apart from the Tamiya struts etc?
Thanks
Graham
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Graham Townsend
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Graham Townsend a utilisé son clavier pour écrire :
I saw one yesterday in Saumur Tank Museum shop... Graham, if you have a problem to find one, please feel free to tell it to me, we will find az solution to help you...
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Flying Frog
The Eduard etch sets are worth it, IMO - I believe you can choose between pre-colored and plain sets. I haven't built mine yet, but I think I will end up using a mixture of the Tamiya and Eduard etched parts to get what I want. And a set of Aeromaster decals for variation, if you can find them.
Other that that, I think they are really VERY nicely detailed kits out of the box.
Roll Models are still advertizing the non-clear floatplane kit...same $51 price. I got mine from Model Expo for $40, as I recall, but they don't seem to be advertizing ANY plastic kits now.
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Rufus
Thanks for the offer Chris - what was the price of the one you saw?
I can get a clear Swordfish for $40US from an ebay supplier I know, plus postage. I've bought him from before, he was recommended to me by Julian Hales from this group (thanks Jules!) Although he didn't have that particular kit listed he was happy to get hold of one for me. His ebay name is wingpro886
Rufus - thanks for that info. The Eduard sets do look nice, think I'll use those and also have a look at the Tamiya set as well
Regards
Graham
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Graham Townsend
Graham Townsend a utilisé son clavier pour écrire :
Well I don't know... I shall phone to the museum tomorrow and will contact you back if you are interested. Where are you living (just to know for the postage...) ?
Cheers
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Flying Frog
Hello Graham,
I just phoned to the Museum, and its price is 77 euros (without shippinf of course). It stays only two boxes today, so if you want one, feel free to tell it to me quickly please.
Cheers
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Flying Frog
Hello Chris
Thanks for going to the trouble of making the call. Unfortunately that price works out no better than Hannants - I think I shall probably get the clear Swordfish and just paint it!
Thanks again
Graham
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Graham Townsend
Graham Townsend a exposé le 15/05/2005 :
No trouble Graham, it's a pleasure. Just a word about clear kits : be carefull, the plastic isn't the same than with "classic kits", and is not as good in the time. The clear plastic ages often very badly , hardens and becomes very breakable...
Another thing : before your definitive painting, do not hesitate to use of the primer to allow your painting to stick well: the plastic clear is very smooth and painting often has trouble holding correctly.
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Flying Frog
the clear Swordfish kit contains all the sprues of the standard kit *plus* selected sprues repeated in clear plastic; it's the one I have in my stash, but it's at the bottom of a pile otherwise I'd check which sprues are duplicated, I'm pretty sure one of them is the one with the engine on though so you can always build a 'naked' one of those too...
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Tim Vincent
Après mure réflexion, Tim Vincent a écrit :
woaow ! Interesting to build a "museum" model !
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Flying Frog
I think there are actually two sets from Tamiya - one for the bracing wires, and another for the engine, cowling and related items. I've heard some folk complain about the "flat" bracing wires, but all of the bracing I've ever seen on biplanes has been airfoil shaped and not "round". You may want to try flattening some wire with a hammer or roller instead of using Tamiyas bracing set, though. Could be the cheaper way to go. Shop around.
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Rufus
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Glad i and he could help. I actually sold last week my 32nd F105 WW that i got from him last year for way les than half UK price, i was absolutly skint, but i got the price it actualy cost me (inc what it cost me on postage and that was same as actual kit) so not worse off.....
Oh if anyones interested i have a few OOP things on evil bay. Delta decals Soccor war. Luftwaffe Allies. Nieuport 11 Bebe Belgian AF 72nd scale and RAF Spits all in 72nd. a few Airwaves etc sets. look for mrcooljules
Damn skinto minto.
Only modelling i have got round to doing is the 72nd BMW and sidecar from Armourfast. i couldnt find a view of the real parts that hold the bike to the sidecar, that part is the main letdown.
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Julian 'Penny for the guy' Hales
Thanks very much to you all for the info and tips, much appreciated!
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Graham Townsend

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