We’re living in crazy times right now, of that there is little doubt, with millions of people around the world living in isolation from each other. However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, as the current lockdown offers ample opportunity for you to try a 3D mechanical wooden model  - a model-building experience like no other.

Rather than spending another second watching yet another movie, you could be enjoying a model-building experience that we think will completely change your mind about the hobby. What’s on offer is a living, moving model that will provide you with hours and hours of fun.

What Makes  Mechanical Models Different?

Well, firstly, what’s unique about our wooden mechanical models is that they’re entirely created from natural materials. No plastic, screws or rivets are needed to piece them together and absolutely no glue is required either. Each pre-cut part of our models is fashioned from responsibly-sourced plywood so precisely that they just don’t need adhesive to fix securely together!

With all this in mind, let’s have a closer look at the wooden mechanical model this blog is about - The Tugboat.

Naturally-Powered Motion

The fact that the Tugboat  is able to move under its own power is pretty amazing when you consider it’s almost entirely made from wood. Even the motor that drives it is created from wood, save for a rubber band that provides the required propulsion. All that’s needed to spring it into action is a few turns of the winding key and all the wheels and cogs inside spring into beautiful, mesmeric motion.

This particular wooden mechanical model kit has 169 individual parts fashioned from high-grade wood, aside from a few hooks, ropes and a little thread. Each piece has been precision-cut by laser, with the overall design reminiscent of a fully-working tug-boat. So much care attention has been put into making it super-realistic by our design team that it even rocks gently left and right to mimic the steady undulation of the waves.

Suitable for Novices and Pros Alike

Even if you’re relatively new to model-making, completing the Tug Boat is something that’s achievable with a little patience. What also helps is that all Ugears models come with a step-by-step, full colour instruction manual written in 11 different languages. Follow the steps displayed and you might just surprise yourself with what it’s possible to create, even with a relatively complicated model like this one. Of course, there are models in our range that are harder than others, but most can be finished with a little determination - and all without sticky fingers or a big mess to clear up afterwards.

Why Not Try One Out for Yourself?

So, if you’re stuck in isolation wondering how to fill the hours, why not try a Mechanical model for yourself? It can be ordered and delivered directly to your door, wherever you are in the world. In just a few days you can enjoy a genuinely uplifting and intriguing pastime that involves absolutely no screen time at all. You could even get the kids involved or get them a model too!

If you’d like to find out more about what we mean, head over to our website www.ugears.online and take a look around. There you’ll find a wide range of models to suit all skill levels and age groups.