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In collaboration with the Royal Armouries, this Timberkit model has been designed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the greatest tournament of the Tudor age, The Field of Cloth of Gold, which took place in 1520.


King Henry VIII and a variety of Royal pageantry in another Timberscene Moving Postcard.


Add paint to really bring your model to life (supplied unpainted)


Timberkits explore the science of movement with self-assembly kits that simply peg and glue together, then turn the handle and make it move.


This model is classed as Confident, so some experience of this type of construction, may be helpful.


Timber kits create characters, creatures & contraptions with different themes and difficulty levels, so we've catered for those new starters as well as those who enjoy the challenge of a more complex mechanical wooden model kit. So, whether you're looking to start a new hobby in mechanical model kits or already have a knack for it, we have model kits youre sure to enjoy. Our wooden model kits were created with more than construction in mind.


*Warning* small parts. Not for children under 3 years without supervision.
Recommended for ages 9+
Discover the power of Automata with Timber Kits mechanical model kits

Assembled Size approximately: 26cm x 18cm x 12cm - 10.2" x 7" x 4.7"

Tudor Tournament Kit Moving Postcard Wooden Model Automata by Timberkits

SKU: TKTT 11421#eE
  • Helpful Hints

    • Check all parts in the tray very carefully. Read the instructions and look at all the diagrams. Get a clear idea of how the parts fit together before you start.
    • Do not glue anything until you are sure you understand how things are assembled. Remember once something is glued together you cannot go back.
    • Some parts need sanding for a comfortable fit. Put parts together without glue to ensure they fit.
    • Use the wax candle provided to wax all surfaces that are in contact as they move. Apply by rubbing on the wood then buff up to a high polish using the sandpaper provided. This will prevent squeaks and allow freer movement of the model.
    • Do not put wax on a surface that is going to be glued as the glue will not stick to a waxed surface.
    • You need to think about painting before you glue everything together.
    • It is easier to paint some parts before glueing but you must be careful not to paint surfaces that will have to be glued as the paint will effect the glue's strength.
    • You don't have to paint everything. Emphasising some parts with colour can be as effective as painting the whole thing.
    • If you find it necessary to colour any parts that move against one another then use felt tip pens and not paints. The slightest amount of paint around joints can prevent the model from working.
    • We suggest the use of acrylic paints.