2008 / 2009
name French : Assurancetourix
name Dutch : Kakofonix
name Spanish : Asurancetúrix
name Italian : Assurancetourix
name Portuguese : Assurancetourix
Gallic hero, which is said that he could brought rain when he
is singing indoors, was from January to April 2009 on our to do
The textile figures we
had already bought last year on Ebay. Preloaded
by the other two Gauls, we started to work by our well tried style.
and transferring of the projected parts on paper, was just as
much as cutting out the material parts.
challenge was the shirt. Blue and white plaid is not find every
day under our sewing machine.
we went on 06. January with the creation of the foot as a paper
of the sole
On 14. January both feet and borders were already.
20. January, a third of the Gaul was finished. Shoes, pants and
border had been sewn together.
it could go on his shirt. 60 blue and white stripes, each 3,60 meters
(11 ft) long, had to be sewn together.
shirt of the bard alone swallowed 45 sqm ripstop nylon. On 15. February
his shirt and his hands are ready.
and hand ................................................................................
Then on the body
to his belt and his harp. The belt around the waist area, has a
length of 7,50 meters (24 ft) and a width of 0,40 meters (1 ft).
harp consists of 7,5 sqm ripstop
the golden balls are each fitted with air intakes so that the instrument
may well blow up later in the flight.
late February we made the head of the Gaul. Skin-colored and yellow-colored
ripstop nylon were again a lot of 45 sqm
that the little guy swallowed a total of 170 sqm ripstop nylon
and exterior ropes have consumed a length of 200 meters (656 ft).
internal work we have done on 22.03.2009.
thanks to Robert Kirsch and Marc Pikur for bridle line support.
flight was on 21.04.2009 in Berck sur Mer / F
a little video