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  1. bhouse

    Grump Britain.

    Sorry to be pedantic but I think you mean "The pedant in me..."
  2. Absolutely fantastic! It's amazing what a difference those window runners make. One question: have you considered adding any droop to the rotor blades?
  3. bhouse

    Posting Photos not from any web site

    You could get some webspace of your own and host the photos there. You could get your own server for less than £5 per month (from Scaleway.com, for example) and just use it as a file repository.
  4. bhouse

    Diesel cars

    Apologies for the thread drift I'm not sure high speed runs can be reliably predicted on French autoroutes in July - especially towards the end of the month. Ten months of the year, I know to the minute how long my journey from Limoges to Calais will take In July and August all bets are off though! Depending on where you're going it may be worth investing in one of these - they don't save you money but it saves you having to queue at the Péage stations. Back on topic - if I were buying now I'd avoid diesel like the plague and look for a petrol hybrid. HonestJohn is quite encouraging about older Priuses (Prii?)
  5. bhouse

    A very British experiment, Marshall MA4.

    That scales up to over half a metre - sounds on the large side but knowing Marshall (never knowingly under-engineered) anything is possible!
  6. Sort of. The fins were vertical for flight, but drooped after landing to prevent rotor blade strike.
  7. bhouse

    A question to all

    I presume this is not the singer/songwriter chap?
  8. bhouse

    French Pioneer

    Very crisp!
  9. bhouse

    A very British experiment, Marshall MA4.

    There are, apparently, 200,000 of them I read on the Secret Projects forum that the whole holey wing was covered in model aircraft tissue paper and doped, then specific holes were punched through so different configurations could be tested. Apparently one person could punch up to 100 holes per minute: that's up to 40+ man-days of hole-punching per test-flight. And I should have said earlier, I think you are doing a fantastic job on this kit - I'm looking forward to seeing how it progresses.
  10. bhouse

    A very British experiment, Marshall MA4.

    You're going to need that clamp to hold the wing steady when you start to drill all the holes in them. Apparently 0.05" holes at a 0.1" spacing in real life, so I hope you have some fine bits and a good press .
  11. bhouse

    The Argonauts

    How on earth did you paint that head of Medusa? Do your use a microscope and a single hair brush?
  12. bhouse


    You're having us on. 1:12 at least, surely?
  13. bhouse


    Astonishing! What scale are they?
  14. bhouse

    Wallace and Gromit (Top Bun Van )

    Superb work but I agree with JeroenS about the colour. This real-life recreation seems to capture the look rather well: Visit www.flickr.com/photos/41056391@N05/15250639442 and see what you think.
  15. bhouse

    Grump Britain.

    I had one of these last week: Call centre (cc): I believe you were involved in a car accident in the last 3 years. Me: That's right. I was driving on the M1 and a tanker coming the other way crashed through the reservation and hit me. CC: Were you injured? Me: Yes, I was killed actually. CC: I'm sorry to hear that but I'm sure we can get you compensation. I'll just put you through to someone who can help.