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Project by Windwalker21 posted 391 days ago 1157 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had found this airplane pattern online (http://www.stevedgood.com/fighterplane.pdf). THis is my first attempt. I skipped a few cuts (like the engine and cockpit cutouts). My best friend’s son loves Batman, and so I painted the plane and gave it to him. He loved it! I”m planning on making all sorts of painted variations (my nephew loves Super Grover, and my other nephew loves cows, meaning black and white splotches pattern). I need a smaller sander, though. The rough edges are hard to sand out when you can’t get to them. Maybe my Dremel tool will come in handy next time…





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indgreg

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#1 posted 391 days ago

very sharp i like it . harbor frieght has a 1 inch belt sander that i got that works great on small parts and fairly cheap

-- greg indiana

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ChrisK

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#2 posted 391 days ago

Nice plane. The Dremel is great for small areas , but the little drums wear out too quickly. A belt is much better since there is so much more abrasive.

-- Chris K

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scrollsaw

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#3 posted 391 days ago

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 391 days ago

I like the batman p40, nice job!

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 391 days ago

cool looking little plane. I’m sure the kids will love it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 390 days ago

Nicely done!

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crowie

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#7 posted 390 days ago

G’Day “windwalker” very neat plane and perfect for the batman.
It will bring hours of fun and play, well done.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 390 days ago

Great job. Only thing needed is a childs imagination.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 390 days ago

Would sanding the pieces before assembly work better (unless you already do that):-) ? It is a nice looking toy!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Windwalker21

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#10 posted 390 days ago

Thanks for th suggestion , Mark, but I already had done that. The tough part is the fuselage, with all it’s bends and curves. I’m goign to try using my dremel next time. I think that might help.

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