I've completed a project that has languished on the modelling table all spring - a 1/144 model of the Avorio-Prassone kite balloon produced by Daryl at the Reduced Aircraft Factory shop within the Shapeways 3D printer.
It's a nice three piece model consisting of the two halves of the envelope and a one piece assembly of the basket and harness. There's a hole for mounted. I inserted a steel screw and glued a magnet to the a base post so the model can be placed on a stand.
As always, when it comes to the models, I believe a picture is worth several paragraphs, so without delay - enjoys these pictures!
|The front end of the balloon with the basket and harness attached|
|Nice side view. The base is from Litko Aerosystems.|
|The left side. The balloon was printed using Black Strong and Flexible.|
|Here's a shot of the balloon under attack by a Albatros D.III. Albratros from Ares Games Wings of Glory line.|
|Good shot showing off both the texture of the envelope and the detailed section lines on the model.|