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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
New modeler's plane
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:36 AM

I lost my good X-acto plane awhile ago.  That model seems to have been dropped and replaced by a plastic bodied plane, which I find not so good.  So I was looking for a better plane.  I noticed too, that the plastic bodied plane is only available now as part of a set, not seperately.

After a google search for modeler's plane with no luck, I tried miniature plane and found one on Amazon.  Sent for it, and tried it, and it works fine.

 

Sorry about the poor picture.  No brand name on the package, only a logo with SE on it.  The model number on the packaging is TP70300.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:59 PM

Don ;

    I got a plane from a Micro-Scale Catalogue .It was metal , but it was some years back .  T.B.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:49 PM

Micro Mark has one. All steel. Looks like the Xacto/Stanley #101P (13-101A0, but probably from China or someplace. Don, yours looks like it's cast metal? Should have a good "feel" in your hand.

http://www.micromark.com/Mini-Wood-Plane

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 7:48 PM

For the affluent modeler (not me) here's a jewel of a block plane. This brand is well known among woodworkers who prize high quality hand tools.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=70138&cat=1,41182,48942

Mike

 

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:02 PM
Wow, lots of quality stuff in the tool catalog, for modelers and woodworkers with deep pockets, but very good quality. EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:28 AM

This is the same plane sold in the Xacto kits a few years back, except has a black finish instead of chrome.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00002X1ZC/ref=dra_a_ms_mr_hn_xx_P1250_1000?tag=dradisplay-20&ascsubtag=fdf7a4417d92b0373b330c6c3182ab71_S

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

  • Member since
    January, 2006
Posted by Paul Budzik on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:36 PM

This is my favorite ... a little jewel ...

http://www.leevalley.com/us/gifts/page.aspx?cat=4,104,53212&p=70138

 

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