Friday, November 16, 2018

Slide of the Month Extra - Stratos

 November 2018

Time to print: 4 hours

Modifications: 1.5 hours

Finishing: 2 hours

Boy's Life -


"Mission to the edge of Space" was what was claimed by Red Bull when the Stratos capsule carried Felix Baumgartner  to a height of 38.9694 kilometres (24.2145 mi). In a televised event, Baumgartner set a records for the highest altitude free fall and the fastest vertical speed (breaking the sound barrier). This was 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1.  His record for highest altitude free fall was broken by Alan Eustace  two years later.

One thing to note, the scientific community considers the Karman line (100 kilometres or 62 miles)  to be the edge of space.

I found this model out there on the Internet but I wont post the link to the file because I had to make so many modifications, I don't think it is worth all the time I spent getting this model prepared for painting. The model was spray painted black originally and the outside was hand painted silver. The decals  extensive and were done with water slide paper.  

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Slide of the Month - Camp Saw

November 2018

Time to make: 1 hour

Original design: Bill Andrews

Source : Boys Life Slide of the Month Sept. 1988 page 62

A neat little slide in between other projects. The handle of the saw is a piece of aluminum hanger wire or fence wire that I bend to shape and cut a slot into the ends of the wire. The blade is from a broken scroll saw blade I broke on an earlier project and it was glued in place with some super glue. The tensioning handle is made out of a piece of aluminum flashing and is painted black. The log is a stick from the backyard with a 3/4 " hole drilled through it for the neckerchief. I slot is cut into the front for the saw and it is glued into place with super glue. A couple of coats of Poly finishes it off.