Solartex, what a great covering material. Back in the day I build many ole timer aircraft and used the very same material to cover. Thanks.Thanx !
It's cool to see this ever popular Blériot!
You are right, the oblong object in the middle of the fuselage was a simple buoy to allow Louis Blériot to float in case of water landing... He could not swim !
This model went to the USA to a pilot to decorate his living room.
I think I'm going to make another one, but closer to reality, adding details and especially respecting the period colors.
The canvas was made with a product used in aeromodelling: the Solartex or Oratex which is applied with a small iron. The realism is closer to the original than the canvas proposed by Amati that must be coated with wood glue ...