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    ESM Fairey Swordfish "Stringbag"

    It looks like ESM is bringing the legendary Stringbag on the market.

    Very cool. I like to play "sink the Italian and French fleet".

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Hi, there is also an DO 335 Pfeil on the way for next year

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    We had the cads for this only what seems a short while ago, now, we have the piccys of the first protoype. glad to say, ESM have stuck with the markings we suggested, we at YT have worked hard on this one, hope you all like it, model is 90"plus span,

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish


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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    What happened to the Storch they were working on?
    Time flies like a brick thru the window of life.

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    contact your importer, he will supply you with details, you want TBM models

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Alan, Im happy to say that TBM said they will have the swordfish, I have already put in my reservation......... Now about that that Lanc you promised!

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Behave

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    FAIREY SWORDFISH

    Oh, won't that be a beauty! I wonder if the ASP FS-400 radial engine would work on this model?
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish


    ORIGINAL: scalenutz

    Alan, Im happy to say that TBM said they will have the swordfish, I have already put in my reservation......... Now about that that Lanc you promised!
    TBM said they'd have a Nieuport 28 too, then it vanished......

    I put my reservation in with Tomas at VQ Warbirds. Now, to hunt down a DL55........ [>:]
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish


    ORIGINAL: alanc

    We had the cads for this only what seems a short while ago, now, we have the piccys of the first protoype. glad to say, ESM have stuck with the markings we suggested, we at YT have worked hard on this one, hope you all like it, model is 90''plus span,
    A 90" biplane!! Very cool!!This thing will be BIG. A Zenoah GT-80 ought to fly this bird very scale. When is it do out? I'm very interested.
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Alan: any idea how the wing set up will be like? I mean will it be easy to transport?
    Ray

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    I don't want to step in and say anything about the wing transportation....

    I know Sym or Alan will say exactly how it goes....
    Gents... here is the direct link for your reservations...

    http://www.vqwarbirds.com/products/a...ESMSWDFSH.html

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Tomas, just noticed on your post that you are a keen tank modeller, may I ask what scale as both myself and Wilson are tank crazy!

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Sym & Wilson...

    Not to side track this thread.... (BUT YOU ASKED and I love tanks! )

    I belong to the TEXAS ARMOR ASSOCIATION an R/C TANK CLUB that utilize the 1.16 Tamiya Full Function Tanks with the Tamiya Battle Units/Systems for InfraRed Combat. We made a 7200 sqft outdoor battlefield complete with Running G Scale Train in WWII German Markings, BIG TUNNEL, Working Waterfall with running river that is over 100ft long, we have an industrial area, petroleum reserve area, a city/town, a Forward AIRFIELD, and hills, forrests, bridges, smoking buildings... WE have Axis vs Allies and mixed battles ONCE per month... it is so much fun.... you really get "INTO" the battles.. and it is great on really windy days where you can't fly...you can always battle with the tanks! Plus these tanks are so scale , and large but still can be put on most bookshelves as static models... or on your desk at work as a large file/paper weight! HAHAHA!
    It is great fun.... Check out our video from our September event here:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq7cOwLh1_Y[/youtube]

    Some photos of our battleday and information about our field/club and links to more photos can be seen here:
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    -Post some messages there on that thread and we can chat up the tanks!

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    OK...

    Here is the official answer... thanks to our friends across the pond

    The swordfish has been designed so that the wings come off in pairs, fully rigged. After examining how a lot of the scale guys do it this seemed the simplest answer to an awkward problem. Easier to transport complete left and right hand sections then just plug them into the body at the field, easy! The model is based on the Mk I W5856 'City of Leeds' from the Royal Navy Historic Flight...

    IF you gents look at these links you will see the fullscale and the model... pretty darn close!
    Fullscale: http://vqwarbirds.com/images/aircraf...swordfish5.jpg
    model: http://vqwarbirds.com/images/aircraf...swordfish1.jpg

    =ENJOY!

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Thanks Tomas, really appreciate all the effort you put out for us
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Tomas or Alan: sorry to be a pain, but one more question, is that a functional strut i see on the landing gear?
    Ray

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    what a beautiful bird. My 2 cents for this model would be:

    - nicer wheels
    - pilots in the cockpit

    look forward to seeing this, would make a great addition to my P-6
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Kmot as usual you ask the right questions. It says it will be around the 22lb range and will fly off of a 180.....The magnum will definietly have more than enuff power.

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish


    ORIGINAL: rgm762

    Tomas or Alan: sorry to be a pain, but one more question, is that a functional strut i see on the landing gear?
    got a response from Herlin at esm, he say's "sure"
    Ray

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish


    ORIGINAL: Pippin

    It looks like ESM is bringing the legendary Stringbag on the market.

    Very cool. I like to play ''sink the Italian and French fleet''.

    Yes however it brought about the sinking of the Bismark and well .....[&o]

    The BISMARCK saga impressed me as a youth back in 1963/64 the year I saw the movie and read the book "Sink the Bismark and ,well,had to accept that a lucky hit on a last ditch mission the ESM Stringbag squadren got thru[8D] and lucky too for the allied convoys operating in the Bismarcks range.

    Well an aluminum color doped stringbag with British roundels, a radial, two open cockpits and a torpedo seems like the makings of a true War bird!

    Fast Richard

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Below are the later pictures with the model completely finished as per kit. I've also included a close up CAD pic to show how the cockpit area is recessed for a more scale like appearance. ESM's mindset is to give the customer the basic canvas with the option to improve where needed to keep the prices more affordable. For instance the wheels on the Swordfish are standard ESM units, mainly because there just isn't another affordable option in China to replace them. The new larger Spit will have wheel wells in the wings to allow the fitment of more scale like units should the customer so wish, though it will be supplied with the usual standard wheels to keep costs low. As with all the ESM range it is a relatively simple task to gently rub back the factory scheme and repaint your model if you so wish.

    We always get asked why can't we supply these models with the decals separate as before. There are 2 distinct types of modeller who buy these aircraft. Firstly we have the average guy who wants to build the kits as per the box label with the least amount of fuss or additional work. Secondly there's you guys who see this as the basis for your next project that you can embelish with your own enhancements to create a very believable scale rendition of the full size aircraft. Unfortunately the average guy who wants a quick build is the more prominent so we have to cater for him first and foremost. It is interesting how the ARTF market is perceived by modellers. If we sold kits that were pre-fabricated to almost the same level, maybe minus paint or possibly covering, then they would only appeal to the scale modeller who would be quite happy to add the extra detail needed to complete. On the other hand adding the ARTF acronym makes the same model more desirable to a larger audience who require a more comprehensive set of parts. I'm not moaning, just making an observation that occasionaly makes me smile! In ESM's case they walk a fine line between the upper market glass fibre scale models from Europe, and the shiney film semi-scale ARTF's that are so popular with the masses. It would've be an interesting excercise to see how these models would have been perceived had they been supplied unpainted as a kit without any obvious connection to the Far East.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't it the Swordfish attack on harboured shipping in Taranto, Italy that gave the Japanese the idea for Pearl Harbour? I seem to recall that the Japanese envoy was visiting the Italians when the attack happened, he was so impressed with the effectiveness and devastation caused by such basic aircraft that he went home and told his superiors.

    cheers,
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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    Stunning tank site you guys have there Tomas, I'm impressed!

    Wils' has a big collection of 1/16th and some 1/6th tanks whereas I sold my beloved Stuart Tank last year. I also make animatronic tank commanders for them, see the following link for videos...
    http://www.churchillcreations.co.uk/pilots.htm
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Slyms#p/a/u/1/X-32HIcKo_k

    Sorry moderators, back on topic!

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    RE: ESM Fairey Swordfish

    I have my name and deposit on the list, anyone else aking a chance? Just saw this on the Top 10 bombers...can't say I agree but I would put it on h elist of the one in the top 10 ugliest..... I wonder if the magnum radial will lokk right under that cowl ring.


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