Euphoric is the only way to describe it! The colors and pieces came together as I had envisioned. After my last blog, I knew that I needed an additional piece of clay cut out as the back drop and anchor for the nose of the plane. It had to have a large enough flat surface to allow adherence of the glue to the caddie’s wood surface. So, once that had dried and fired, I glazed it also. The nose was assembled, all it was missing was the propeller.
Do you know how hard it is to find the balsam wood plane kits? Almost impossible! We finally found some at the local Ace Hardware in Sebastopol. Just for future reference and barring any misadventures, we bought several packages. The propeller from the kits was perfect, oh and it didn’t hurt that it was red!
Take a look………………
As you can see from the time date, March 27, we started work on this a while ago. We waited to post so the project wasn’t viewed by the prospective Mom. She is a friend of our daughter, Colleen. Okay, back to the plane. So far so good. Steven had made the box for me and I had gotten it painted, we attached the nose of the plane and now we knew we had the scale correct.
The tail is next. Stay tuned……….. Cyn