This retro design was so fun to build! I took ideas from old photographs from a trailer I once had (a 1974 Scotty). The construction of the birdhouse is fairly simple, but the details leave endless possibilities with making this kit personal to you.
The finished camper should actually be a great home for a small bird family to start. The little windows are the right size to peak in, but still give the new hatch-lings security. There's nothing wrong with just sitting this kit up on your favorite shelf to show off your handy work, too! If you're seriously into miniatures.. this kit is about a 1:20 scale.
As with all our designs, this one comes flat-packed. You'll just pop out the pieces and snap them together. No glue is required, but feel free to secure pieces permanently if you like. The kits are natural, light wood. You're welcome to paint and customize the designs in a way that makes it personal to you! These kits do make great gift ideas for anyone who appreciates the retro design. All 5 punch cards come shrink wrapped with a simple set of instructions.
The kit includes over 40 parts to build the miniature camper with awnings on 3 sides, plus flowers for the 2 window boxes, curtains, a spare tire, leveling jack, a Welcome mat, 2 flamingos, even a classic Weber style grill we all had as a kid. Most of the details are individual pieces to make painting a breeze. The kit also looks great left natural, but a quick spray clear-coat will ensure a longer life out in the elements!
The finished size is roughly: 9 inches long, 6 inches wide (with awnings), and almost 5 inches tall.
Ideal for ages 8 and up. Tiny parts would not be appropriate for small children.