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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

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    There were some slight sink marks but as luck would have it they were on the outside. They lost the contest with the Dremmel. Martian
  2. Martian Hale

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Thanks Bbudde. No need to be sorry it was just a bit of Anglo Saxon humour. Martian
  3. Martian Hale

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    As promised and to prevent further collective biting of the mahoosive's nails, I bring you the second part of my sorting out of the fuselage transparencies. Not really much to say here other than the fact that micromeshing the windows with grades starting at 1500 grit and carrying on down to 12,000 grit, followed with some vigorous polishing with Novus polish gave the result pictured below. No looking away or hiding behind Heather's aspidistra necessary, it all went very smoothly and there were no dramas. I would however caution people to be very confident in what they are doing before copying this procedure and to use good quality CA (I mostly use Rocket). If one is at all unsure whether one's glue is suitable, try it on a bit of clear sprue or a scrap canopy first. I would hate to see someone ruin their kit due to a technique I have advocated. In addition, if one has any doubts about one's total control over their Dremmel, skip the Dremmel bit and just resort to gently filing the transparency to shape. Above all go gently at all stages and take your time. Thank for looking Martian
  4. Martian Hale

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    What has the back of Angela Merkel's car got to do with things? Alright, I'll play ball; @general melchett is in charge! Now you lot are all sorry aren't you? Martian of the Cunning Plan
  5. Martian Hale

    Junkers 52 Medical

    See @bbudde, what did I say! Now go and help Erwin mend his flaps you wicked child. Martian
  6. Martian Hale

    TID Steam Tug

    Nooo! I was loving this build. Distressed of Mars
  7. Martian Hale

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    There is indeed a holiday and I shall be taking my thread along as well! As the original creator of the Changing Threads Team, I am well aware of what they are capable of. The thought alone of the General running around unchecked in his party pants is enough to make a Martian's teeth turn snow white overnight! Wary of Mars
  8. Martian Hale

    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Ah, the old communications problem again! Martian
  9. Some excellent work going on here but I think that you may have misinterpreted the Gannet's wing fold geometry a tad. Martian
  10. Martian Hale

    Junkers 52 Medical

    Well, that's put the kiss of death on the project! Don't listen to him Erwin. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to following this build. Martian
  11. Martian Hale

    Listening to the Solstice

    The radio looks singularly effective. Martian
  12. There you are, she's looking magnificent again. Martian
  13. Keep it up Ced, it is going to be worth it. She is already looking magnificent. Supportive of Mars
  14. Nice work Hendie. With all this talk of beer, its a good job Mrs Martian is winging her way home with supplies at this very moment. Thirsty of Mars
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