It has been reported to me by John "Tigger" Wilkes and on Hyperscale by
Graham Boak (via Richard Caruana on Malta) that Alan Hall passed away early
this morning on the island of Malta.
Alan Hall was one of the pioneers of scale modelling here in the UK and for
his overseas readership. He was also a renowned aviation journalist and
author and, in his younger days, an officer in the Royal Air Force Reserve.
I recall his articles in the Airfix magazine of the 1960's, his editorship
of the original Scale Aircraft Modelling and his Warpaint series of books by
which later generations of modellers will know him. His articles in Airfix
magazine set me off on my journey in this hobby of ours; his clear and
well-written explanations of the various techniques were easy to follow -
although I was never brave enough to try carving balsa and using the famous
talcum powder and "dope" varnish as a filler!
- posted 13 years ago