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.

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.

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.


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.


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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

  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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