|Project by Gary||posted 02-11-2012 02:36 AM||7879 views||17 times favorited||23 comments|
I made this airplane rocker as a gift for a relative’s firstborn child (due May 2012). It’s still a surprise and significantly early, but I hope they like it and have room to store it. The P40 is the soon-to-be grandfather’s favorite aircraft.
Enjoyed designing and putting this one together. The P40 maybe wasn’t the most popular aircraft of its day, but it has distinct, recognizeable features that make it unique. The assembly was much like my P51’s, except with practice has come proficiency. Getting the “sharks mouth” just right was a challenge for my painting skills. It scaled down nicely to just the right sized rocker.
Probably need to make a couple of flightline deliveries before filling any new orders.
-- Gary - just N of Great Falls, MT