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FAQ

FAQ

 

Do I need to cut the parts out of a board?

No. All the parts are pre-cut and can be easily taken out of a board by pressing lightly with your fingers. The parts stay in place on a board, connected by small cross pieces. If you experience difficulties removing a part off the board, simply use a cardboard box opener to detach a cross piece.

 

What is the best way to assemble the models?

To safely release a detail from the board avoiding any potential damage to it, gently press your fingers about the indicated lines. For the best assembly results and to ensure the correct fit we recommend checking each detail for flaws and remove imperfections using the finest grit sandpaper. If connecting of certain details appears uneasy, try using household wax candle as to lubricate the parts.

 

Is it possible to paint the model?

Yes, you can paint it. We recommend using watercolor, gouache or mordant types of paint. You can use acrylic paints as well, however, the density may prevent gears from moving freely.

 

What to do if it’s difficult to install a plug on the frame or axle.

Use candle wax from any household candle to grease parts of the plug or the axle. If you are unable to install the axle, we recommend that you disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of the gear with candle wax.

 

What tools do I need to assemble a model?

Each set is supplied with everything necessary for assembly, according to each model specific requirements.  In some instances, you may choose to use additional tools and substances, such as a small sharp knife or a box opener, household candle and sand paper.

 

What is the age group of children your models are recommended for?

Most models are suitable for children 14 years old and older. For certain models, he/she  may  need additional parental assistance. Our mission is to unite children and their parents, while having good old-fashioned fun working with your hands and using your imagination.