First things first, Happy Birthday Andrew! Looking forward to celebrating with you soon! In the meantime though, here is one of your birthday presents- an airplane mobile with your childhood model planes.
About month ago, while we were at my in-laws, I noticed Andrew's childhood airplanes that lined a shelf in his room. He has always talked fondly of them and loves airplanes in general. Little did I know, he had another drawer full of toy planes of all sorts. All of this to say, I felt the DIY brain waves working and ta-da! Here you have it! What better timing too as he will see this when he returns from his Air Force training. I think it looks better in person too. It lives in the work-in-progress office/guest room (more on that later). Hope he likes it!
I used an embroidery hoop (painted blue-grey) & hobby wire.
What do you think?