Classic Pastime for those with Perseverance
This highly maneuverable German fighter was the type of triplane used during World War 1 by the Manfred von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron. This Matchiteture kits is built with wood sticks called microbeams (not actual matches), which you cut, stuck and joined according to the detailed plans. This kit includes 1,050 microbeams, 1 bottle of wood glue, 1 pair of tweezers, 1 microbeam cutter, 4 clips, 1 assembly board with clear acetate sheet and instructions. Assembled the triplane measures 16" (or 40 cm) long.
This is an INTERMEDIATE level model kit for mature modelers.
Matchbuilding is an absorbing hobby that helps develop patience and attention to detail. Those new to this pastime should begin with smaller kits to develop the skills necessary before tackling the most intricate designs. Glue, modeler’s knife, sand paper and a precision paint brush are required tools that you provide (not included). Patience is key with matchstick modeling as you will be completing models in sections that will require drying time throughout the assembly process. The largest designs can literally take weeks or months to complete. If you are looking for a satisfying hobby that rewards you for being precise and persistent, matchstick modeling should make for a rewarding diversion.