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xlaorta

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Similar to Fairey Swordsman
« on: September 04, 2011, 01:24:43 PM »

Unfortunately I am totally inept at building anything intricate.

So, as I have a hankering for the Fairey Swordsman I have tried to buy one to no avail.

Next choice is now to get the plastic out. My first choice is a MFA Spearfish ( http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mfa-spearfish.html ) - it has similar lines to the open cockpit Huntsman/Swordsman. Does anyone have any comments or other suggestions ?
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Kozmyk

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Re: Similar to Fairey Swordsman
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 03:57:04 PM »

It's genuine Fairey design.
Quite similar to the Swordsman.
So why not? Go for it.
36" model, nice size

http://www.faireyownersclub.co.uk/default.asp?content=boats&type=spear&photo=3

Of course, there are plenty of similar bear hulls of that type about but that kit has all the superstructure as well so all the hard work is done for you.
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triumphjon

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Re: Similar to Fairey Swordsman
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011, 09:19:00 PM »

the fairey spear and spearfish were originally taken from a grp mould taken from the fairey huntsman 31 hull , moulded in fibreglass instead of hot moulded agba plywood , the spear was originally a closed wheelhouse version and sold to the mod , police etc , while the spearfish was an open rear cockpit civvy variant .

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fletch62

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Re: Similar to Fairey Swordsman
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 05:14:55 PM »

ive just seen your post and i built a huntsman look a like on a spearfish hull it was a car boot find and in a bit of a mess heres a couple of pictures from before and after



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