Picture of King of the Skies Airplane Bank

King of the Skies Airplane Bank

Watch your creativity take off when you add your personal touch to the Duncan® Oh Four® Airplane Bank. This jet-setting bank will look great at its final destination on a dresser, desk or nightstand! 


1. Wipe airplane with damp sponge to remove bisque dust. 

2. Remove rubber stopper. Tape over coin slot. Pour some Pure Brilliance into bank. Roll around to coat insides and pour excess out into clean container. Let dry.

3. Use pencil to draw line approximately ¼” above passenger windows and run tape across to tail of plane. Tape both sides of plane.

4. Draw another line from bottom of tail to mid area of nose cone. Repeat on other side.

5. Brush three coats Neon Red excluding the passenger windows and nose cone in taped area. Continue painting the wings leaving about ½” on wingtip. Repeat on both sides. Let dry.

6. Remove tape. Measure ¼” above the red strip with windows and lightly draw line.  Brush three coats Blue Sapphire. Brush three coats Blue Sapphire on the wing tips. Let dry.

7. Brush three coats Light Grey in small windows, cockpit window and nosecone.

8. Dilute some Blue and brush into the cloud crevices. Float color to add dimension and create soft clouds. Let dry.

9. Outline clouds with Light Grey. Let dry.

10. Dryfoot on shelf and fire to cone 06.

11. Brush one coat of Pure Brilliance to airplane and base. Let dry.

12. Stilt on shelf and fire to cone 06.

13. Replace coin stopper.

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Posted by Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

What you need:


  • Container for water
  • Paper towels
  • Potter's sponge
  • Masking tape, ¼” width
  • Foil or foam plate for palette
  • Pencil