It is always pleasant to do something with your own hands. Albeit lazy. Therefore, constructors are our everything.
In the past ten years, wooden constructors have been gaining popularity. It’s not a shame to put them on the shelf, it’s nice to collect them, and guests rarely pass by: they take an interest, take them in their hands.
One of them – Veter Models, a young company specializing in the production of hybrid kits. Their main difference from others lies in the combination of both wood and transparent plastic. And almost every one has some kind of ingenious mechanism.
What are Veter Models?
Konstantin and Andrey, creators of Veter Models
The company was founded by Konstantin and Andrey in 2016. They made the first wooden models and refined them for months before being released on sale in very limited quantities. From 2017 to 2018, Veter Models started collaborating with Ugears because they did similar things. Then the companies went their separate ways.
Since 2020, Veter Models have returned to business again as an independent company. Their new feature was another type of 3D puzzle: a combination of plastic and wooden parts, where the latter were used as decoration. Plastic made it possible to make more complex mechanisms with many stages of interaction with various elements of the assembled model. And the reliability in the end turned out to be even higher than that of completely wooden counterparts.
Now Veter Models sell their constructors in dozens of countries, including Russia. We have 5 sets available, and the Russian representative office sent all of them to us for review.
What is the trick of the Veter Models constructors
The details are cut out in advance, they only need to be squeezed out of the plates. No “dopas” are required, like toothpicks. Everything is assembled with bare hands.
Each set has a large satin fabric that serves as a work surface during assembly. And the color instruction in the style of the well-known LEGO – the booklet is downright large – is understandable at first glance.
There is always some kind of mechanical detail in constructors – that is, these are not just decorative figures, but interactive models. And also no glue is required for assembly.
Plastic parts allow the use of thin elements in the structure that would not withstand the weight of the model or mechanical stress in an ordinary wooden construction set. They also increase the durability of the assembled kit and, in particular, motors and interactive parts. That is, it will not happen that some machine rolled normally several times, then lay in relative humidity on the shelf for six months and began to fall apart.
1. Speedster V2
Classic retro sports car. 442 details, scale 1:24. The assembly will take 8 hours.
The model is equipped with an 8-cylinder dummy engine with movable pistons. The steering wheel is spinning, gears are changing. And all this moves thanks to a spring motor. The trunk and bonnet can be opened. The dashboard is worked out to the smallest detail.
You will not often roll this model around the apartment, but it looks as good as possible on the shelf and, as it seems to me, fits into any interior.
Buy: 4990 rubles
WWII fighter model. Apparently, the inspiration was drawn from the image of an airplane. Yak-3… 562 parts, 1:32 scale, it will take up to 12 hours to assemble.
A full-fledged motor that drives the propeller fits here. Elevators, ailerons and other movable elements are interactive. The chassis is retracted inside. Moreover, thanks to the spring engine, the model can travel more than a meter on the chassis.
The cockpit is perfectly designed, where instruments are jewelry carved into the wood. Comes with a prefabricated vertical stand on which the plane is leaning slightly – as if it really flies.
Buy: 6990 rubles
3. Chopper V1
I think everyone understands which motorcycle manufacturer was taken as the basis for this model. 211 pieces, scale 1:18. Assembly time – 3 hours, that is, this is one of the simplest models, ideal for “beginners”.
The steering wheel turns and the rear wheel is powered by a spring-loaded motor. Drives 2-3 meters on one winding.
A very nice thing that you can put on your desktop. It will not take up much space, so it will also create a certain atmosphere.
Buy: 2990 rubles
4. Racer V3
Formula 1 racing car 223 parts, scale 1:32. It will take you about 3 hours to assemble the car.
The mechanical motor on a metal spring and plastic gears is installed in the correct compartment, which, by the way, opens. The steering wheel turns with the wheels.
This model, along with a motorcycle, is a good choice as a first set. If you like it, you can safely try more complicated options.
Buy: 3690 rubles
5. Treasure Box (Secrets of Egypt)
Honestly, I liked this model the most. There are 174 parts here, and it takes 3 hours to collect this one.
At the heart of the Egyptian pyramid layout is a complex sliding mechanism: you twist by the “cover”, and the whole structure is evenly moved apart in 4 directions. It looks cool!
In fact, this is a box in which you can store some little things. That is, it can stand on the shelf, and it will be useful in everyday life.
Buy: 4490 rubles
Where to buy Veter Models in Russia
All 5 of the aforementioned Veter Models are now available on the official Russian website. Delivery within Russia costs from 190 rubles, and when ordering from 3500 rubles for many cities it becomes free.
Also, our readers can get a 20% discount with a promo code iPhones21. Just open the site Veter Models, add the product to the cart, and enter the code during the checkout.
For example, a discounted set Chopper V1 will cost 2392 rubles instead of 2990 rubles.
Source: iPhones.ru — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by www.iphones.ru.
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