A boomerang whirls out, strikes, and whirls back home again.
|(Model finished 2020)|
Perhaps not the most common aircraft in the world.|
I started with a Matchbox Swordfish and a tail from a Matchbox He115.
|I then added some floats of an unknown origin. I had do dig in my old LEGO box to build a jig for the floats.|
|Hopefully the plane is placed correctly on the floats now.|
|Inspiration for this build is from the cover of the 1940 issue of Biggles in the Baltic.|
|I thought that the planes looked very much like Swordfish without the top wing.|
|I found a Matchbox Swordfish without decals very cheap so I thought that I would have some fun building this.|
|On the book cover, the planes looks very dark underneath and with a week after the outbreak of war, the time frame is right for the black-and-white underside, even if the black is on the wrong side of the plane on the book cover.|
I was told that the last Blackburn built Swordfish was NS204. Then there is a gap in the serial registrations until NS487.|
I found some decals that I could mix for a serial in that gap.
|I also found a window of some kind and added some wires to the floats.|
|Stockholm September 16, 2016||Updated December 08, 2020|