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Martian Hale

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About Martian Hale

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  • Birthday 13/12/1961

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    Poole, Dorset, on the Planet Wibble

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  1. Martian Hale

    Listening to the Solstice

    Have you started yet? Impatient of Mars
  2. Martian Hale

    Norfolk Wherry 'Gleaner'

    Well you did say you worry when I'm quiet! Martian
  3. Martian Hale

    RMS Queen Elizabeth

    That looks lovely! Martian
  4. Martian Hale

    Norfolk Wherry 'Gleaner'

    Don't believe him, he usually wants one in the back row! Martian
  5. Martian Hale

    Lysander - Eduard 1/48

    Nice pictures Roger, thanks for sharing them with us. Martian
  6. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    No surprises there then! Martian
  7. Martian Hale

    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    I have been working away at the flight deck today and although I have not finished the area, a few problems with the kit reared their ugly heads and I felt that I should share them with you sooner rather than later in case anyone is working on this kit as well as me. What? You are all waiting for me to discover the problems with the kit and come up with solutions for them before you begin? Whacko! The issues both concern the instrument panel. The first is that the film that fits behind the etch parts does not always line up with the holes on the etch for the instruments. I overcame this by cutting the film up into multiple pieces and then lined them up with the holes in the etch. The second issue is a bit harder to overcome at this stage in the build. The consul that holds the throttle levers and which is attached to the main instrument panel, is too long for the plastic part supplied in the kit. Not wishing to have to start junking parts of the interior at this stage of the build, I just bent the part to fit the plastic and omitted a small panel at the bottom of the consul. Those of you who are, wisely, waiting for me to uncover any issues this kit has will, of course, be able to come up with a cunning plan to avoid the problem. Martian
  8. Hugely impressive! Martian
  9. Martian Hale

    Another Vintage Meteor: the Frog Mk.IV

    Spot on work on that undercarriage bay! Martian
  10. Martian Hale

    Avro 504k - so it begins.....

    It is going to look very tasty with that cowling. Martian
  11. Looking rather good Ced. With a view to the weight of the finished model, have you checked the strength of your ceiling? If the worst comes to the worst, following my falling through the ceiling escapade a short while ago, I can recommend a good plasterer for you. Helpful of Mars
  12. Martian Hale

    Catching Pictures in the Air

    All this talk of Felicity Kendall has made me come over all unnecessary! Martian (off for a very cold shower!)
  13. Best to make very sure it doesn't escape then. I believe most countries have laws against letting dangerous kits into the wild. The penalties for setting a Merlin kit loose must be pretty severe. I don't think any self respecting carpet monster's stomach could keep a Merlin kit down! Martian
  14. I said that Merlin kit would finally unhinge you and here we have the proof! I always try to tell them but do they listen? No, they always know best, they know it all and then they come crying to Martian...………. Martian
  15. Martian Hale

    Blackburn Roc Floatplane Target Tug

    Famous last words I know but apart from being taken out to dinner on Sunday, I have a rare weekend free of embuggerances for a change and this alien will be shutting himself in the Martian cave for some quality Martian time. Martian
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