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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Kite Building and Repair => Topic started by: MB on May 08, 2010, 04:39 PM



Title: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 08, 2010, 04:39 PM
The annual rush and long hours are over at work, and the creative juices have been urging me to do something.

Here is a teaser swatch that I quickly put together to test an idea:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4590446146_b25afc5c56_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55096613@N00/4590446146/)


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: ezme6 on May 08, 2010, 06:47 PM
More talent showing up, THAT is going to look great !


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: xuzme720 on May 08, 2010, 10:56 PM
Looks like a transfer or silkscreen...that is printed on the fabric, not applique...right? ::)


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 09, 2010, 12:33 AM
It's actually done with fabric and adheasive transfer tape (the same stuff used for seam tape).  The technique allows for sharp detail and the surface is very smooth.


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: xuzme720 on May 09, 2010, 05:50 AM
That's why I thought it was printed! It is very sharp AND flat. Should be awesome! Doing a build thread on it?


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 09, 2010, 11:56 PM
It's been moving along great--Then, I wasn't thinking straight and reversed something I shouldn't have.  No harm to the kite, but I just barely had enough left-over fabric to do this color.  Now I have to order and wait it out.

I wasn't planning a build thread, but I'll try to take some detail shots of the kite.


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: xuzme720 on May 10, 2010, 06:53 PM
That would be cool! 8)


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 12, 2010, 11:19 PM
Anxiously waiting for fabric, but here's a big hint.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1369/4603401910_dddb4d2278_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55096613@N00/4603401910/)


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 13, 2010, 11:34 PM
It's a 72 x 54 inch rokkaku, and here is the skin.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/4606013458_e187b6715e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55096613@N00/4606013458/)

Once it is completed and framed, I'll post some photos.


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: thief on May 14, 2010, 05:02 AM
WOW!!!!!


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: chilese on May 14, 2010, 12:51 PM
That is stunning.  ???


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 18, 2010, 09:43 PM
It's done!  Hopefully I can fly it and take some photos at lunch tomorrow (Wednesday).  Wouldn't ya know it; rain is forecasted.


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: xuzme720 on May 18, 2010, 09:51 PM
Super sharp looking! I can't believe how crisp it looks! wow!


Title: Re: Time for a new kite.
Post by: MB on May 20, 2010, 11:51 PM
See this thread (http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=3206.0) for the completed kite photos.