by Standa Hrubý
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The Smallest Quarter-Scale Kit?
The Heliofly was a genuine, operational Gyrocopter developed in Austria
during 1941. It was the first product of Paul Baumgartl, a Vienna
designer of small helicopters.
more information on the Heliofly, follow this link.
All of us that like to make models in 1/48 scale know
the problem of finding enough space for their collection in their house.
That is why I came up with this idea of an elegant solution when also
your collection will have one unique piece more.
Even the rest of your family will love this mode
This model doesn't take up much space
You will have a Heinkel He-111 for future us
You will need a model kit of the Heinkel He 111 in 1/48
scale, a piece of 1mm flat plastic thick, a razor saw, cigarette paper,
photoetched buckles, photos and drawings of the real Heliofly I, family
members and pets out of your house, paint, brushes, files, glue,
scissors, tweezers and a six-pack of a good Czech beer.
One of the crew figures that is in the model kit He-111
from Revell is very usable for the Heliofly. You can add touches like
gloves - as I did after seeing a real photo.
I made rotor blades from scratch out of polystyrene.
First I painted it red and stuck letters HELIOFLY from the dry decals on
it. After airbrushing black-greenish paint over it, I took the letters
off so I would have red letters. The harness and structure are made from
a thin tin and wire. The harness is made from cigarette paper. Use your
imagination for the rest of the details!
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2002 by Standa Hrubý
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07 February, 2002
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