Classic Pastime for those with Perseverance
The windmill as we know it today emerged in Europe after 1180 A.D. but it originated in the Arabic world as early as 650 A.D.. Matchiteture Kits are built with wood sticks called microbeams (not actual matches), which you cut, stuck and joined according to the detailed plans (included). This kit includes 2,700 microbeams, 1 bottle of wood glue, 1 pair of tweezers, 1 microbeam cutter, 1 assembly board with acetate sheet and instructions. The assembled kit measures 27" tall.
This is an ADVANCED model kit for experienced modelers ages 14+.
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.