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Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
Red Raider
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Red Raider

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Recreate this vintage biplane in 3D with Perler beads! Easy tab/slot assembly makes this project a breeze.
Skill level: NONE

Step: 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Red - 515
  • Black - 68
  • White - 150
  • Clear - 6

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.

Step: 2

Download the PDF for the Red Raider Project Pattern. You will use the large square and small hexagon pegboards for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step: 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step: 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step: 5

ASSEMBLY: GENTLY slide the bottom wing through the body of the plane.

Step: 6

Attach the wing struts to the upper wing.

Step: 7

Attach the upper wing to the lower wing.

Step: 8

Slide on the propeller and tail fin.

Step: 9

GENTLY push the wheels onto the landing gear segment.

Step: 10

Slide the whole assembly onto the plane.