This is a re-creation of the airplanes I made a few years ago - I needed to take photos of the process so decided to make another one.
A cigar tube
Some sheet Aluminum
Fast setting epoxy
Primer and paint
Tools: Sheet metal cutters, toothpick/small skewer, modeling clay, sharpie pen, cardboard for wing templates
Step 1: Design The Silhouette
Step 2: Cut out the Wings and Tail
You can also buy sheet aluminum in small sizes at Lowes/Home Depot etc.
Cut out the wings using a pair of tin-snips/metal shears. Smooth out the edges on a piece of emery cloth/sandpaper. At this point I went ahead and sanded the tube as well - just to rough it up so the paint would adhere well. You could sand off all the paint to bare metal and go for the retro jet travel shiny aluminum look. I did that on the originals and love the look...but wanted to try painting it this time around.