Life size, accurate feather detail, suitable for ages 12+ (requires the use of a sharp modeling knife).
I loved making models when I was a kid (actually, still do, but hardly ever find a good excuse to do so now). Most were plastic Airfix aeroplanes or tanks but when I found a company that had developed cardboard flying birds, all the ducks lined up – so to speak!
I built (what was at the time) the full set, merlin, kingfisher, swallow, little owl, and had them all hanging from my bedroom ceiling alongside Spitfires and Messerschmitts.
The company that created them eventually added fantastic new models to the range including a full sized osprey carrying a fish (by which time my time was being spent trying to film animals rather than make models of them). But when I came to look for them years later, they seemed to have disappeared from the shelves.
Imagine my absolute delight then, to have once again discovered the full range of flying bird models and to be able to offer them from our shop! Together with some lovely perched bird models from a Dutch company, it has given me the best excuse in the world to get in touch with my inner geek and get model making again!
I LOVE THEM!!