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Martian Hale

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About Martian Hale

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    Barking Mad!
  • Birthday 13/12/1961

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    Poole, Dorset, on the Planet Wibble

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  1. Martian Hale

    1/48 Fairey Battle

    Impressive work Pierre! Martian
  2. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Cheers Chris, I think brass will be playing some sort of role in the undercarriage legs of this build as well. Martian
  3. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Thank you o reformed Antipodean, you may even get parole from the naughty corner if you keep it up! Thanks Bill, there are a few more bits to add but they can wait for a bit as I want to get on to the fuselage and am happy that I now have the wings under control. Well, as much as I ever have anything under control! Martian
  4. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Thanks Haken, the model will be quite heavy when complete and will need it. Martian
  5. Martian Hale

    1:72 Matchbox A-10A - NOT straight from the box!

    Love the seat you have built. Martian
  6. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Thanks Tony. Its about as strong as I can make it. The wheel to axle joint is going to be "fun" as well but I'm sure I will come up with a solution. A few plans are already milling around in that random collection of thoughts that passes for my brain. Thanks Ced. Sorry a bit of finger trouble there. This is the missing picture: There, I said my brain was more addled than usual, must be the course I am doing at the moment. Well that's my excuse anyway and me and my bluglecruncheon are sticking to it! Martian
  7. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    As the sub-titles suggests, Just a quick update this morning as my RYA course is taking up a lot of my time until Monday night. After which I think I shall be sleeping like Rip Van Martian! I have finished adding the structural detail to the wheel wells and added anchor points for the actuating arms for the main under carriage legs. We now come to a very important point so heads up Earthlings. The kit would you have glue an utterly insignificant pimple on the top of the main undercarriage legs into equally woeful depressions in an anaemic protrusion on the upper wing surfaces. Not much better than a butt join in fact. If you want to transport your model any distance, this just will not cut the mustard. With this in mind, I removed the protrusions on the upper wing halves and drilled holes right through the wings . I then glued a length of plastic tubing into the holes, making sure that an equal amount was showing in both sides of the wheel wells. the holes on the outer surfaces were then blanked off and sanded to restore the contours of the wings. This can be seen in the first picture. The plan is to epoxy a couple of bits of brass tubing into the holes on the wheel wells. Matching holes can the be drilled into the tops of the main undercarriage legs and the legs themselves simply slotted and glued into place over the lengths of brass rod in the undercarriage bays. This will give a far stronger joint. Thanks for looking Martian
  8. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    I think that I have been doing that ever since I signed up to BM and even before that people tell me that I wasn't all that great. Martian
  9. A very fine first floaty thing! Martian
  10. That's probably because it was an hour's spraying for 30 seconds of spraying: simples! Perceptive of Mars
  11. Martian Hale

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    Rest assured that this particular alien has no intention of eating your or anybody else's models! It just occurred to me that you could have this model snatching a Martian space capsule! Helpful of Mars
  12. The Heyford internals are every bit as good as the Stranraer! Martian
  13. Martian Hale

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    I never tire of seeing that cargo bay interior. Martian
  14. Martian Hale

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    When I saw solid fuselage mentioned, I somehow got the idea that cockpits were not going to be involved. Now I can see they are but don't quite follow how the sides will be built. Still, I have had a very long day and after all I'm only a simple alien who seems to have run out of beer. The good news is that I have just heard that the Beer Fairy is wending her way to my rescue as we speak! Dehydrated and Muddled of Mars
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