Having never actually built anything like this before I was a little apprehensive at first simply due to the size of the components! These kits also come with absolutely no instructions which makes assembly all that much more difficult.
The good news is that there are build guides available on YouTube.
In the end this project was so much fun to complete and being able to take a cruise through my tiny worlds brings them to life in a whole new way.
It the video above I'll basically take you on a journey through the process of building one of these amazing models. A set of written instructions would have been great which is partly why I decided to film this detailed tutorial.
One of the techniques used in the construction process that often draws attention is the process of annealing the brass.
Typically the annealing process will harden metal like steel however with brass it softens the metal.
To anneal the brass you simply use a torch and heat the part until it glows orange, next the brass is quenched in cool water however for such a small part most experienced builders find that quenching is not necessary, the part often cools to room temperature quite fast.
Now the part can be gently bent without risking the part cracking although you still need to be cautious of bending and working the brass multiple times because that will cause the part to become brittle and snap.
For parts that need to be bent multiple times you may need to anneal prior to each bend.
Additionally, you can hide the interior by adding tinted windows. I didn't do that process in the video however it isn't too difficult to do with some packaging plastic or even sticky tape.
If you do decide to purchase one of these kits you will find it at https://www.tiny4x4.com/das87/ which is where I bought mine, I also purchased the electronics from them as well.