19-10-2014: Guy Reynolds is crazy about kites, making and building his own designs for fun and on commission too with his company Ursus Volans Parachute Co.!
As you might imagine though, making a 9 meters (!) tall flying kite out of a papercraft model of only 25 ½ cm, was not so easy…
It meant that Guy had to redraw the patterns so the parts could be made to fit together using the special kite fabric:
And after that, he still had to find a way to “bridle” it properly (attaching the lines to the kite) so it could be flown:
But in the end, it was all worth it, because as you can see in the top picture, Guy’s Batman won the Best Kite award as at the 23rd Portsmouth International Kite Festival (August 23rd – 25th 2014): link ! ;o)
Thank you for building a 9m tall Ninjatoes-based Batman kite! ;o)