Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 6 – Clothes Peg WW1 biplanes

Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 6 – another long delayed blog post

How to make very simple WW1 and interwar aircraft from clothes pegs.

https://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Homemade-Toys/Clothespin-Military-Airplanes

I’ll save making these for myself  until I dig out Donald Featherstone’s book on Air War Games again.

These would make reasonably simple (15mm Figure compatible?) biplanes and you could also use curved edge lollipop sticks for a different look to the planes.

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Simple materials and clear instructions 

Raiding the craft store, you should be able to knock up a quick dogfight squadron of these clothespin biplanes using normal or even miniature sized wooden clothes pegs.

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https://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Homemade-Toys/Clothespin-Military-Airplanes

They might need some simple undercarriage or wheels block to land them safely.

Snoopy and the triplane  of the Red Baron anyone?

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN as Advent Calendar Day 6 on Thursday 6 December 2018.

6 thoughts on “Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 6 – Clothes Peg WW1 biplanes”

    1. Doug – Thanks for the link to the Penny Whistle site, most impressive and colourful. I shall buy in some suitable craft materials for the future rainy day that I want to make these sometime.

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  1. I’ve made these at work – a very easy craft for kids. Gives me the idea to try something more jet-like – next summer’s reading theme is space, in honor of Apollo 11, so something like the X-15 would be cool.

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