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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 02-21-2014 04:38 AM 1322 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this model a few years ago for one of my flying buddies on his 50th birthday, a question in the forums about bending reminded me of it. The wing is several layers of 1/16” basswood, soaked, bent around a bucket until dry, and then laminated. I cut the elliptical wing shape after gluing the laminations. The engine and pilot figure are pine (you can see carving isn’t my strong suit) with a purchased hardwood ball for the head. I don’t remember how I made the cage, but I remember it being a bitch gluing it together. The finish is a combination of amber and clear shellac to match the color pattern of his paraglider (the red and purple one in the last picture, I’m flying the yellow and black one).

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/MalcolmLaurel





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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 09:08 AM

Man, you nailed this! Super creativity and a perfect gift. 5 stars, my friend.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 09:50 AM

And another 5 stars for modeling Macpara paraglider ;)

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 07:58 PM

dang..! How cool is that.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 01:33 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Malcolm! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 07:42 AM

One of the coolest stuff here on LJ. Excellent work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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