login   |    register
World War II
Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
PHOTOS: MODEL
D.H. 82 Tiger Moth
TedMamere
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Moselle, France
Joined: May 15, 2005
KitMaker: 5,653 posts
AeroScale: 4,347 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:49 PM UTC


Nigel Julian (Lampie) sent us some pictures of his lovely little 1/72 scale Airfix Tiger Moth. For the photo session, he placed his model on a nice vintage background: an original Pilot's Flying Log Book!

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
lampie
#029
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,224 posts
AeroScale: 3,269 posts
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2007 - 06:47 AM UTC
Thanks for doing a great job publishing the feature Jean-Luc!
The log book belonged to my father.
The pages the model is photgraphed against are from Dec 1943 and Jan 1944 and relate to his first familiarisation flight in a Tiger Moth up to his first solo at #7 EFTS.
After this he travelled to Texas for the rest of his training. Interesting to note that although my father was in the RAF,because the cadets arrived in America via Canada the log book is actually for the Canadian Air Force.
Nige
JackFlash
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,656 posts
AeroScale: 10,998 posts
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2007 - 06:54 AM UTC
Nigel! Nicely done. Going for a Swordfish next? Canadian an British pilots were training in Texas even during WWI. The Texas winters while a bit cold did not have the typical snow fall seen in Canada. So training could continue year round.
lampie
#029
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,224 posts
AeroScale: 3,269 posts
Posted: Friday, July 13, 2007 - 10:10 AM UTC
Thanks Stephen!
A Swordfish?,,hmm,,wellI really fancy the Tamiya Swordfish I must admit.
The next build in this "mini series" will be a Stearman.
I havent been able to find a kit of one during my online searches, but I do have in the stash a very old Revell kit (1960's) of a Boeing Kaydet. Basically a Stearman with a different engine I believe.
I have quite a few photos of Stearmans from my fathers time in Terell and should be able to model on of the very planes he flew
Nige
betheyn
Staff MemberSenior Editor
AEROSCALE
#019
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
KitMaker: 4,526 posts
AeroScale: 2,207 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 03:17 AM UTC
Now that does look a lot better then your first effort.
It definitely gives the model the personal effect placed onto your Dads log book.
Well done mate.
Andy
almonkey
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: March 23, 2003
KitMaker: 2,122 posts
AeroScale: 788 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 05:41 AM UTC
nice one nige!
the model on the log book has made for some interesting and personal photos. is one of them above the entry for his first solo in a tiger moth?
do i remember right, that you've already built the harvard your dad flew, or is this a future project?
SGTJKJ
#041
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,731 posts
AeroScale: 3,665 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 11:05 PM UTC
Good job on that one, Nige.

Interesting to hear the story behind the model.

I have never tried building an all yellow plane before, but I can imagine that it is actually more difficult that it seems to get the paint on and smooth with the same shade? I remember big problems with all yellow tanks etc. from back in my war games painting days.
Kriegshund
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Missouri, United States
Joined: December 12, 2006
KitMaker: 132 posts
AeroScale: 108 posts
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 12:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text


The next build in this "mini series" will be a Stearman.
I havent been able to find a kit of one during my online searches, but I do have in the stash a very old Revell kit (1960's) of a Boeing Kaydet.



Nigel, Pavla makes a 1/72 Stearman PT-13/17 Kaydet; Squadron.com has the kit in stock, also there is a listing on eBay in the U.S.
lampie
#029
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,224 posts
AeroScale: 3,269 posts
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 02:02 AM UTC
Thanks guys.
Im really getting a taste for the little biplane kits! Oddly enough,the rigging of them is my favourite part of the build
Phil.
One of the photos is indeed over the entry for my dads first solo. I will check the date and get back to you.Also I believe the first solo was after about 11 hours instruction.Dad was 19 at the time. I havent build the Harvard yet.Stearman is next up.
Jesper.
The actual colour didnt give me many problems,I just had to give it plenty of coats. I did have trouble thinning the xtraacrylic though. I used water as instructed but have since found that it thins a lot better using isopropyl alcohol.
Tony.
Thanks for the heads up on the Pavla model! I will probably get one of those instead of building the vintage Revell kit.
Nige
Bigskip
#035
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: June 27, 2006
KitMaker: 2,480 posts
AeroScale: 574 posts
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 04:26 AM UTC
Nige

A pot of xtracylics specific thinner solved all of my mixing problems. - Got some from Hannants at Duxford.

Andy
CaptainA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,113 posts
AeroScale: 2,266 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 12:49 AM UTC
Great build Nige. I never built one of these. Seeing the wonderful job you did makes me want to check out the shelves at the LHS.
lampie
#029
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,224 posts
AeroScale: 3,269 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks Carl.
There are a lot better 1:72 Tiger Moth kits on the market, but if you read the build thread for this you'll realise how it got " personal"
Nige