Vintage Models – This replica Hot Air Balloon Model is an authentic reproduction of the lighter-than-air craft that took to the skies in the earliest days of aviation. Since 1783 helium filled hot air balloons inspired people to seek flight into the blue skies.
What is incredible about this Hot Air Balloon Model is the painstaking measures that are used to create this collectible. The process begins with hand cut and hand applied paper gores covering the lightweight spherical core. A hand knotted rope net covers the balloon using wood toggles that connect the basket loop with the balloon net. Even the rattan basket is hand woven just like they did in the earliest days of flight. To complete the genuine look canvas sacks are attached to the basket sides. A rope loop is conveniently placed at the top of the balloon for hanging.