Tuesday 15 March 2016

This Month in Fibreglass: March 2016

A bit of everything from the World's Wide Webs this month. Be amazed at one mans dream of flight; look at a selection of fancy walls, and finally wonder where you will put the moulds for this massive space ship, before building a fleet of them and taking over the universe. YES? Oh... just me then.

Check Out My Chopper

Auditions for the new Airwolf were disappointing
Dreams: we all have them. Winning the lottery perhaps? Becoming a worldwide super-famous rock star with millions of fans? Or maybe, you just want to move to Mexico, dress in spandex, a mask and wrestle for small change. Well, you might never get to see me in South America so you'll have to admire the balls of this man instead. His name is Felix Kambwiri and he is my Hero of the Month (a new award).

Actually, I like this guy. Go to your shed now and build!
As you've probably guessed, our gutsy Malawian has dared to dream and, unlike many of us, his dream sits in his shed, made with his own two hands from some fibreglass (of course), some junk and a motorcycle engine.

So now he is a celebrity in his home town, which would be enough for most people, but it's not enough for Felix. Here are some quotes that make you realise he thinks his helicopter is a viable helicopter.

    "I would like just to fly for even five minutes to show that I am serious about this and that it is not a joke. This helicopter can fly."

And his optimistic wife who said...
    "I was frightened when I first heard that my husband was developing a helicopter because he had never done it before... Later I accepted it, because everything is possible through God."

Good luck Felix, to infinity and beyond......

Original story here.

Look At The Holes

Decorating half asleep? See what happens.
GRP is still very popular with the artist-types, and this month the type of artist is Daniel Arsham. What he is displaying here is not a poor quality house layout remodel but a, "transformative experience that evokes notions of progress in relation to mankind’s ability to manipulate his surroundings."
Despite not really understanding that quote we can still enjoy the quality of the fibreglass, right?

You can see more here. Called The Future Was Then, artist and designer Arsham's exhibition includes a series of faux concrete walls called Wall Excavation, which looks as if a series of vertical surfaces have been blasted through.

Space £19.99

This UK mars mission fell slightly short of its 33.9 million mile target, good effort though
At CFS we are always getting calls from NASA enquiring about moulds to build a space shuttle (sorry you scrapped it now lads??). So we decided to show them this gumtree advert in the hope they will leave us alone. Last time we checked, the whole thing was £100.

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