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Łukasz Gliński (Woody)

Swiftly and with style?


14 | 16. February 2020, 16:01
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Maciej Bellos
16. February 2020, 17:47
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome Maciej. I managed to fix the hole behind the cockpit, later on it turned out the price was too low front of the cockpit, including the gunsight.
16. February 2020, 21:04
Łukasz Gliński
Have to put this on hold. Somehow I reached the FUBAR state with the canopy, need a vacu replacement. Thus I need to wait till my next shopping in the Netherlands. Still wondering how I have made that hole... 🙁
23. February 2020, 14:08
Łukasz Gliński
Reinforcements have arrived - vacu canopy is there. Finished spraying underside today, love that colour! 🙂
25. June 2020, 21:04
Oleg Bogolei
Very nice progress, as usually)
26. June 2020, 09:41
I was missing this job. Following!
26. June 2020, 12:20
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks, just finished masking the blue part 🙂
26. June 2020, 14:20
Łukasz Gliński
Sprayed (nose fix was necessary), sealed, stencilled and marked.
To be continued after the summer break...
24. July 2020, 21:35
Mirko Römer
Successful evening :)
24. July 2020, 21:36
Łukasz Gliński
Indeed 😄
24. July 2020, 21:36
Andy Ball
Wanna follow this Swift before it goes South for winter!
26. July 2020, 18:06
Łukasz Gliński
You should get one too, very nice kit if you avoid breaking the canopy😉
Airfix made my day once they released it 🙂
26. July 2020, 18:31
Andy Ball
Looks like the fuselage was a bit tricky going together?
27. July 2020, 10:39
Łukasz Gliński
Not so much. If you mean the exhaust pipe, it's designed this way.
27. July 2020, 10:52
Andy Ball
picture no. 3?
27. July 2020, 11:10
Łukasz Gliński
Dry-fitting as far as I remember, but penetration glue solved the problem 🙂
27. July 2020, 13:37
Thomas Kolb
I completely missed this one, but it sure looks nice! Apart from the first canopy... oops. If you don't mind me asking, what did you do, sanded it with a dremel?
29. July 2020, 13:10
Łukasz Gliński
Well, at first I thought it's scratched and tried polishing it. First using some polishing cloths, then switched to my Lidl-branded-dremel-like tool. It turned however it was perforated already 🙁
29. July 2020, 18:39
Łukasz, you can try to request a spare here. For now maybe there is some problem due to the current pandemic, but you could try😉
29. July 2020, 18:49
Łukasz Gliński
Thx for the hint, I did try it, but the answer was "we have run out of this part"
29. July 2020, 19:27
playtime 222
Ah the Swift. This is what happens when you leave a Hunter and an Attacker in the same hangar unsupervised 😄 Nice job too.
22. August 2020, 16:58
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks, your comment made my day 😄
22. August 2020, 18:40
Łukasz Gliński
Not so swiftly, but finished yesterday - enjoy the pics 🙂
23. August 2020, 08:36
Christian Bruer
Very nice work and finish 👍
23. August 2020, 09:33
Guy Rump
Beautiful model and pics, love the hangar setting 🙂
23. August 2020, 10:50
Thomas Kolb
Super nice build and great finish! Your photos are always very good BTW, I really like the natural light setting. A question, did you use your own masking tape for the camo, or some precut masking templates? Very clean and crisp lines.
23. August 2020, 13:29
Łukasz Gliński
Many thanks for your comments mates, makes me wanna build more lovely new-Airfix kits.
@Thomas: I didn't use any templates, just some blutack and masking tape.
23. August 2020, 15:55
Very nice model and very nice pics, Łukasz. I like specially pic number 36. Congrats!
How you have solved the canopy problem?
23. August 2020, 17:56
Łukasz Gliński
Gracias señor! I had to order the vacu replacement.
23. August 2020, 18:03
Daniel Klink
Ah the result is more than nice and absolutely convincing...👍
Always found this 50's RAF birds very appealing....
BTW Waiting til today for the Canopy replacement fo my Lightning...
23. August 2020, 18:08
Łukasz Gliński
I know that feeling 😄 I can fully recommend this kit once you start thinking of building it.
23. August 2020, 18:58
Andy Ball
She'll be flying south for winter soon!, looks great!!
23. August 2020, 19:21
playtime 222
That turned out great 😄
23. August 2020, 21:13
Gary Dahlström
Very tidy work! Great job!
23. August 2020, 21:24
Łukasz Gliński
Thanks a lot mates, glad to see you like it 🙂
2. September 2020, 06:59


1:72 Supermarine Swift FR.5 (Airfix A04003)1:72 Swift Vacuform Canopy (Mark I MKA7209)
Supermarine Swift FR5
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
79 Sqn. S/WK281 (Flight Lt. Nigel Walpole)
April 1956 - Gütersloh DE
BS381C:641 BS381C:638 BS381C:636

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