Collectible wooden kits are a great way to show your creative side while also having a beautiful item to display in your home or office. Not only are they fun and challenging to build, but they are also designed with all the mechanics required to make them move like the real objects they portray.
Wooden model kits make excellent gifts for friends and family who appreciate building functional works of art.
How Do You Build Wooden Models?
Building a wooden model is a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon. It can be a bit challenging, but with a little patience and practice, you'll be able to create beautiful models that work like the real thing.
All the materials you'll need can be found in the wooden model kit. This includes the wooden pieces, rubber bands, gears and levers. You can also use some paint and a paintbrush to add a dash of colour to the finished product, making it look even more realistic. Just make sure to read the instructions that come with your kit, as each one will be a little different.
Once you have all the materials laid out, start by reading the manual. The manual will give you step-by-step instructions with the measurements and shape of each wooden piece to ensure clarity. Be patient and take your time with this process. It's important to get everything aligned correctly so that the model will work properly once it's finished.
Once the model is assembled, give it a coat of paint or varnish to protect it from fading or damage. Your finished model should now be ready to display and enjoy!
What Wooden Model Kits Are Available?
Hobbyco has the widest range of UGears wooden model kits available in Australia for you to choose from.
These wooden models are great for teens and adults of all ages! We also have two amazing Funtime woodwork kits for juniors looking to build and learn basic mechanics.
What Wood Model Kits Are for Juniors?
Juniors aged 6 and over have the choice between two Funtime models: a hydraulic loader and a motorised tank.
The hydraulic loader is a great way for kids to learn basic science and have fun at the same time. It works by applying the basic mechanics of hydraulic pressure through two syringes with water. This allows the shovelling arm of the loader to go up and down. The wooden pieces slot together easily so your child should be able to do most of the build themselves.
The motorised tank has a turret that can turn fully and rubber bands that connect and turn the wheels around so that it moves like the real thing. The motor is powered by 2 x AA batteries, which are not included. This tank is guaranteed to be your child's new favourite toy after they're done building it.
What Wooden Model Kits Are for Adults?
Adults (and clever teens) who like getting creative have a wider range of wooden models to choose from. Each model shows you how many pieces it has and gives an estimate of how long it should take to build so you can gauge its difficulty. You could try to build it one day or do it over a weekend. It's also more fun to work on it with someone!
If you're not too concerned about the difficulty, then choose the model you'd most like displayed in your home. Our product collection includes a globe, timer, jewellery box or phone holder, all of which would look great on your desk or bedside table. In addition, our range of wooden model kits includes many different types of vehicles, such as a tractor, motorbike, airplane, truck or boat which would make the perfect gift for any engineer wannabe!
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After all those hours building, tinkering and cursing yourself for choosing the biggest model, you will feel the greatest sense of accomplishment when it's finally complete and all the parts are set in motion. If you think you're up for the challenge, then get yourself one of the most dynamic wooden model kits in Australia at Hobbyco.