One of Leonardo’s most iconic images, the Aerial Screw (also known as the Helicopter) illustrates the ingenuity of da Vinci, and indicates his obsession with flying. While this idea may never have got off the ground, it gave us an insight into the different ways in which Leonardo considered the challenge of human powered flying, and defines him as an inventor and visionary well ahead of his time.While it is often referred to as a helicopter, the premise of the lift to make it rise is more like Archimedes Screw than the rotors of a helicopter. This model uses one of the bevel gears he drew in his codices and creates a nice 2 to 1 increase in speed of the crankshaft, so the mast spins quickly, illustrating the manner in which this machine would have worked. The kit features pieces that are drilled and pegged for strength, the canopy and support structure are removable for experimenting, and lots of interesting information about how it works. Kit stands about 15″ tall and 9″ across.
We believe in nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and that learning can be fun. Designed by a science educator, our Aerial Screw model kit allows you to explore science and history by building one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most iconic images.
A great build from beginner to advanced (ages 9+), this kit will keep you and your loved ones entertained for 1-3 hours and can be displayed once completed.
Quality is important to us, so our models are made from laser-cut wood and not plastic. They have a great finished look, are sturdy and the pieces fit together perfectly
We stand behind our product and our reviews speak for themselves. If you have a part that has been mangled (by us, you or your pet), give us a call and a replacement piece will be shipped to you ASAP
All of our kits are tested and pass all ASTM standards for safety. We are an environmentally friendly company and use natural, untreated wood, from sustainable forests (forest stewardship wood). We donate 1% of sales to protect and enhance the natural environment.
The Suburban has a rich history and is in fact the longest, continuously used nameplate still in production today. The Suburban can be defined as a station wagon based on a pickup truck chassis. As Chevy has changed its pickup trucks, so too has the Suburban changed. It has spanned eleven generations of trucks. This 1966 Suburban is part of the fifth generation started in 1960. The ‘60 through ‘66 Suburban was available with either a 6 cylinder or V-8 engine. The Suburban was large enough to have 2 rows of seating, and cargo space in the rear. For rear access, Chevy offered the choice of a tailgate opening or panel style doors. While the Suburban has changed in different ways over the years and has also been produced in other GM product lines, its fundamental concept has not changed.
Add a truck that spans generations to your model collections with this 124-piece model kit
This kit features detailed 283 c.i. V-8 engine and two rows of interior seating.
The kit includes whitewall tire inserts and underside spare tire.
This 1:25 scale model is molded in white, transparent red and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires.
Recommended for ages 12 years and up. Required paint, glue and tools are sold separately.
The C7.R is the sophisticated racing version of the latest generation Corvette. It was developed by Pratt & Miller to compete and win in the competitive world of endurance racing. The C7.R’s crowning achievement was winning its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015. This was the sixth time that a Corvette R version had won its class at this historic race.
Construct this ultimate racing machine yourself with this 64-piece model kit
Kit features a full interior roll cage, lift-off style bodywork, and engine detail
The kit is molded in white, transparent red, and clear plastic and comes with soft black tires, paint and glue sold separately
In 1957, Don Yenko started selling aftermarket performance car parts at the dealership started by his father in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. In the 60s, this was expanded to selling fully modified cars with the SYC (Yenko Super Car) name on the hood. In 1969, Yenko ordered COPO Novas with factory installed 427 cubic inch engines. Yenko then added other modifications to make it a SYC.
Add Yenko Super Car (SYC) to your collection by building this 111-piece model kit
Kit opening hood, 427 cubic inch engine, separate door handles and wipers, detailed suspension and exhaust systems
Kit is molded in white and clear w/ chrome plated parts and soft black tires, paint and glue are sold separately
The original Ford Bronco could be considered to be ahead of its time. It was Ford’s first compact SUV vehicle, a category which has become so popular today. The Bronco remained basically unchanged from 1966 to 1977, and has extended to 5 generations. Based on a 92 inch wheelbase, the first Bronco was intended as an off-road multi-purpose truck with 4 wheel drive. The base price was under $2,200 when it was introduced. The original Bronco offered a long list of options, but still remained a very basic vehicle. It was designed with a clear sheet, and unlike the Mustang, it did not use an existing platform. There were two engines to choose from, a straight 6 cylinder or a more powerful small block V-8, and three body styles, a wagon, a half-cab or a roadster. Other options included such things as a swing-a-way spare tire and bench-style back seat.
Challenge yourself to construct this 137-piece model kit
This kit features detailed 289 cu.in. engine, swing-a-way spare tire, and removable hardtop
This 1:25 scale model is molded in white and clear with chrome plated parts and soft black tires.
Recommended for ages 14 years and up. Required paint, glue, and tools sold separately.
The original Ford GT was developed by Ford in 1964 for the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Ford wanted to prove they could not only compete with the best in the world, but win. After a few rough starts, the Ford GT won the Le Mans race 4 years in a row. Now, on the 50th Anniversary of the first win, Ford has developed an all new Ford GT using advanced technology and the mechanical know-how perfected over five decades. Kit features detailed interior, disc brakes, and metal axles. Molded in color.
This 28-pc set snaps together in about an hour
Kit features detailed interior, disc brakes, and metal axles
The most popular car in the Fast & Furious movie series is Dominic Toretto’s jet black Dodge Charger. In the very first movie, Dominic showed that hot import cars are no match for cubic inches. The Fast & Furious series now includes seven films, and is the most successful franchise in Universal Studios history. Dominic’s 1970 Dodge Charger has appeared in most of the films.
Construct your own Fast & Furious car with this challenging 122-piece model kit
Kit features detailed blown HEMI engine, raiser rear suspension and drag slicks, roll bar, and fire extinguisher
Kit is molded in white, transparent red, and clear with chrome parts and soft black tires, paint and glue sold separately
DESCRIPTIONSPECIFICATIONSGALLERYREQUIRED ITEMS This is an all-new kit designed by Tamiya’s top designers which recreates the “Easy Eight” variant of the legendary Sherman medium tank. The M4A3E8 was known fondly as the “Easy Eight” by its crews, thanks to the relatively smooth drive afforded by its Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS). Another distinguishing feature was its 76mm gun. Some of the 2,500 examples produced were in time to appear in the Battle of the Bulge (Dec. 1944-Jan. 1945), and others even served in the Korean War years after the Allied WWII triumph. Movie buffs will no doubt also recall that the “Easy Eight” was the star of the 2014 hit film “Fury.”
Slide molded turret and upper hull parts give an unbeatable combination of hassle-free assembly and highly realistic detail levels. Cast metal turret and welded hull surface textures are rendered accurately.
The rear showcases sharp, detailed molding on engine grilles and exhausts, as well as the numerous accessories depicted by the kit.
Clear parts are used to recreate light lens and cupola vision block parts, further upping the realism of this kit.
The single-pin T66 tracks are recreated with minimum fuss and great accuracy, by the included belt-type tracks. Drive sprockets feature fine holes.
A commander figure in realistic pose is provided for the cupola. The periscope seen on the hatch underside is depicted using separate parts.