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    Default Scratch Building a Kite Balloon

    A number of my scratch build aircraft were built with a balloon busting mission in mind. Somehow I never got around to building the balloon... until now.

    Like most of my builds, I aim for "good enough for the table" rather than perfection or complete accuracy. For the balloon, I decided to forgo a lot of detail in the rigging and the paint job. The potential exists for me to go back to add more to either of these at some point (but I rather suspect that I won't!)

    For a quick overview of the build, check out the album:

    If you want the full detail of how it was all done, just let me know. I'd be happy to give you a step-by-step!


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    Very cool Jon
    Nice work

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    As I have commented elsewhere Jon. This is a very good piece of workmanship from your stable. Are you sure that you have not had any of Clipper's elves moonlighting for you. I know they were working to rule about a reduction in their chockky ration.

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    Looks great, Jon!


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    An excellent gaming piece for sure!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful balloon, Jon! Clipper's elves travelled your way!!

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    I did wonder who that scrawny little hollow-eyed fellow was that I saw scurrying away the other morning. Working for Clipper must have worn the poor fellow out - his work is definitely not up to Clipper's standards! Maybe after some R&R here he'll be able to get back the the Front Line.

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    First rate Jon. It seems I just made you an ace....double Congrats.

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    Very good job.

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