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About the Author

About Nigel Julian (lampie)

Restarted modelling in late 2005 after a break of over 20 years.Built a lot of armour as a teenager but now concentrating on WW2 aircraft. Some skills are coming straight back to me and Im learning new ones everytime I log on to this site it seems.


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.
JUL 13, 2007 - 06:54 AM
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
JUL 13, 2007 - 10:10 AM
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
JUL 15, 2007 - 03:17 AM
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?
JUL 15, 2007 - 05:41 AM
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.
JUL 15, 2007 - 11:05 PM
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.
JUL 16, 2007 - 12:59 AM
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
JUL 16, 2007 - 02:02 AM
Nige A pot of xtracylics specific thinner solved all of my mixing problems. - Got some from Hannants at Duxford. Andy
JUL 16, 2007 - 04:26 AM
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.
JUL 18, 2007 - 12:49 AM
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
JUL 18, 2007 - 02:40 AM