Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Ugears range of models.

If your question is not covered here, please email or give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.

What material are the models made of?

All the models are made of ecological plywood.

Do I need to cut the parts out of a board?

No, details are already cut and you should just press them out of the board. They are connected with small crosspieces. If you have some difficulties to remove a detail, just cut a crossbar with a knife.

What is the best way to assemble the models?

In order to avoid furrows, you should press the detail out from that site, where pattern of lines is fatter We recommend to check gears on the absence of burrs on the enticles. If you can not connect some details, to put a cap, for example, lubricate it with wax of any ordinary candles.

Is it possible to paint the model?

Yes, you can paint it. We recommend to use watercolour, gouache or mordant. You can use acrylic paints, but a thick layer can interfere with gears working.

What to do if it's difficult to install a plug on the frame or axle.

The plug or the axle will be much easier to install if you grease the parts with an ordinary candle. If you can’t install the axle, it is recommended to disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of a gear with a candle wax.

What do I need to assemble a model?

There are wooden axis (standard toothpick 65 * 2 mm) in each set. Depending on the specific model, there are can be clerical gum, fishing line, stickers. What it is not given in the set but may be necessary during the work: office knife, ordinary candle, emery.

What age group of children are the models recommended for?

We definitely can say that a child of 14 years old can assemble our models. Sometimes he will need parents’ help. Our mission – is to unite children and their parents.

The gear mechanism idea is awesome! Love the Dungeons & Dragons design too.

James Castaldo

I ordered several of these, but I hope there will be a bigger version of this item in the future for a larger amount of cards to fit in.

Joan Lospinuso

 

Ugears Butterfly

The Ugears Butterfly is as unique as it is beautiful. The Butterfly is not a static stand model, but an animated kinetic sculpture. Each of the detail is designed to make sure it fits its own place and plays its own part in the workings of this outstanding mechanism. Equipped with a rubber-band motor, the mechanical automaton moves imitating the flutter of a butterfly with no external power source or batteries.
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