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Project by TDog posted 06-30-2014 05:48 AM 1486 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I built these airplanes for kids toys for some guys in church that were around 5-7. After plenty of hours of online research, I drew a pattern, cut out the plane, sanded, sanded, and sanded some more and came up with a fair shape of a plane.

Then with more research of the P-51 from World War II actual planes and paintings etc. I settled on this paint scheme based on real planes from the War. There were many options. If you have looked at them, you know what I’m talking about.

A close friend of mine actually requested this p-51 paint scheme for one of his children. All I can say is practice with a pencil and then use the paint pens. I painted the silver/gray and did the rest with pencil followed by paint pens. Look close and you will see the shark teeth. I had to do this one for his son, a blue one, and a pink one for his daughter. It was a great experience. They will take a beating also toy-wise being thrown across the yard in “make-believe” flight and dog fights according to my top notch “focus group” professionals…

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 05:53 AM

My first crash for woodworking came from wooden toys (guns), my neighbor made for my brother and me.
Excellent project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 06:12 AM

Thanks Ivan

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 05:04 PM

Making toys is a pleasure in itself!

Nice work!

My avatar is actually toy-box! Yes, the winch works.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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