Matchstick Modelling

Matchbuilding is an absorbing hobby where scope is allowed for individual skill. Suitable for all ages.
A Matchbuilder model of a Single Cylinder Fire Engine. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.

Overall size of finished model: 212mm long plus shafts; x 106mm wide x 162mm high.

£10.99
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Matchcraft Bow Top Caravan Matchstick Kit 11496
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Overall size of finished model::
210mm long, plus 130mm shafts; 130mm wide; 120mm high.
£16.95
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These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Superb matchcraft model of King Henry V111'S Flag Ship which was raised off the sea bottom.
Overall size of finished model
406mm long x 140mm wide x 318mm high.
£12.55
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Matchcraft Colosseum Clock Matchstick Kit 11600
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Approx size of finished model
130mm deep; 243mm wide; 292mm high
£19.45
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Matchitecture Japanese Bridge Matchstick Construction Kit 6642

These kits mark a new development in the world of match modelling.Gone are the traditional cardboard formers. Instead you have a set of paper plans which you place underneath the protective clear sheet on the building board and assemble micro beams. When all sub assemblies have been constructed, simply join together to produce your match masterpiece.
£18.95
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Cuts matchsticks to the size you require.
Has a marked gauge for cutting all sizes.
The blade comes into contact with matchstick when closed.
£3.25

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Match Maker Mississippi Riverboat Matchstick Kit MM04
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Approx size of finished model: 380mm long, 225mm high
£13.95
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Match Maker Side Trawler Matchstick Kit MM21
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience.
Suitable for all ages.
Approx finished length 610mm (24")
£20.00
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These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.

Approx finished length: 610mm (24")

£20.00
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£13.50
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Bag of 10000 Matchsticks MS10000
The raw materials for the hobby, these headless matches are totally uniform in size and colour, helping ensure the best result in the finished model.
£9.99
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Matchstick and Matchitecture Micro Beam cutter. Ideal tool for precise cuts. Comes with tweezers
£6.75
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This particular Tram Car journeyed between Ealing and Hammersmith in the early 1900's. Power was fed by an electrical system through a conductor pole mounted on the top deck.
£15.95

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Match Builder Loco & Tender Matchstick Kit MK6109
A matchstick construction kit building a model of a British 4-6-0 express passenger steam locomotive with coal & water tender.
£14.95

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Match Builder Hispano Suiza Car Matchstick Kit MK6111
Powered by a 6 cylinder overhead camshaft engine, this model was developed in France by the Swiss engineer, Marc Birkigt, and later constructed in Spain. Cars of this type were popular among the elite of this era.
£15.99

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Match Maker Steam Roller Matchstick Kit MM01
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Approx size of finished model = 330mm long, 200mm high
£12.50

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Match Maker Cabin Cruiser Matchstick Kit MM24
Matchstick construction kit building a model of a cabin cruiser leisure motor boat.
Finished model length 480mm, width 140mm, height 150mm.
A battery-operated working outboard motor is available separately.
£20.00

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The raw materials for the hobby, these headless matches are uniform in size and colour, helping ensure the best result in the finished model.
£3.00

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Kit includes pre-cut printed card templates, glue, matchsticks and full instructions
£13.85

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Matchcraft Ledge Top Caravan Matchstick Kit 11497
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Overall size of finished model::240mm long, plus 130mm shafts; 130mm wide; 190mm high.
£16.95

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Matchcraft Big Ben Matchstick Kit 11531
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Overall size of finished model
114mm x 89mm x 445mm high.
£11.85

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Matchbuilding is an absorbing hobby made easy by the use of preformed shapes,yet able scope is allowed for individual skill.
Suitable for all ages.

Approx size of finished model::
381mm long, 203mm wide; 184mm high;

£9.95

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Match Builder Fire Engine Matchstick Kit MK6102
A vehicle which has always had an appeal, this model was typical of the early 1900's. It had escape ladders that were manhandled and a rear centrifugal pump powered from the engine.
£15.85

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Match Builder 1920's Omnibus Matchstick Kit MK6103
A delightful reminder of the 1920's Public Transport. This double decker open top bus served the public well. Unfortunately, in adverse weather, those travelling on the top deck had only a mackintosh sheet anchored to the seat in front to pull up as protection from the rain.
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Match Builder Traction Engine Matchstick Kit MK6108
This Fairground Tractor was a means of supplying lighting and electricity to fairgrounds throughout the country. It was a means of transport towing caravans and equipment from one site to another.
£15.85

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Match Maker Windmill Matchstick Kit MM02
These Matchbuilder models come in all shapes and sizes. The kit contains enough of the headless matches to complete the specified model, and also the cardboard templates required for strength and pattern. Glue is also included, so there really is nothing to add, except a little patience. Suitable for all ages.
Approx size of finished model:305mm high excluding sails, Sail Span 3555mm
£13.30

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This loco, evokes memories of the Wild West.
Simply cut out the card shapes, clad with matches and assemble. Finish can be natural ie; varnished or coloured (using wood dyes ,felt tip pens etc) and varnished.

Approx size of finished model::
330mm long, 102mm wide; 190mm high;

£13.35

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These kits mark a new development in the world of matchmodelling.Gone are the traditional cardboard formers. Instead you have a set of paper plans which you place underneath the protective clear sheet on the building board and assemble micro beams. When all sub assemblies have been constructed, simply join together to produce your match masterpiece.

Size: 749mm(29") long x 279mm(11") high x 178mm(7") wide.

£48.99

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Matchstick modelling is made much easier if you have the right tools. The following Tools are the most useful to keep in your modelling kit: A small flat paintbrush, pair of pointed pliers, a modeller's knife set, small square, two small G-clamps, a set of small files, scissors, pencils, side cutters, straight edge, ruler, and matchstick cutter. It may also a good idea to get one of the small hobby drills, they will make your life so much easier. The best Gluesto use are wood working alaphatic resins, as these can be sanded when dry. When cladding a pre-cut card former, glue the card, not the matchsticks. Use a small paintbrush to spread enough glue for about 10 minutes of cladding time. Keep the paintbrush damp when not in use to avoid it drying out. On flat sections place the section under a heavy flat object and allow 4-5 hours drying time. Always make as many sections as possible before starting to assemble, this will give you a better insight into the involvement of the model and can avoid complications at a later stage. When sanding the sections use a coarse sandpaper across the grain first then finish with a fine sandpaper with the grain. The more time spent on sanding the smoother the end product will be but remember that these are only matches. For more in -depth information on the hobby, it may be worth investing in "The art of matchstick modelling" book. It is very important in matchstick modelling to have a lot of patience, some models can take 3 months or more to complete - there are no fast results.