|Project by MalcolmLaurel||posted 02-21-2014 04:38 AM||1301 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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).