I am offering a kit for making this awesome and fun carousel. Just paint and cut the wires- that's all! You get the carousel frame unpainted, but already assembled (The outter frame wires will be gold, but if you want the blue green shown in the pic I can do that for you as well) a predrilled platform and post, 10 unpainted animals already glued to a twisted post, 1 carriage (comes in 3 parts which you glue together) a pen nib for painting detail, a #67 drill for cleaning out paint from the predrilled holes in your platform, and instructions. In addition, you get to choose which animals you want from a selection of 33 which you describe to me upon your purchase by listing the corresponding numbers. Notice that numbers 21-33 are missing due to lack of space for pictures. They can be viewed however, by returning to my front page (click on shop at the top right side of this page), then clicking on the cat in front of the penny. Numbers 41-70 is a sightly bigger line and may also be used with this carousel frame, although only 5 will fit. Again, you choose which 5 you want. The last picture shows how 5 larger ones fit on the same platform. Keep in mind that the animals I send you will be clear but paintable as well.
Each animal one was sculpted over 3 to 5 hours and while the right sides are finely detailed, the left sides are flat. Numbers 1-33 are between 7 and 10 mm long (between 1/4 and1/2 inch), and 41-60 are between 11 and15 mm long. The carousel stands at roughly 2 3/8 inches tall, and is 1 1/4 inches in diameter (not counting stairs). It is a beautiful sculpt that includes flowers along the rims. Besides paint, you will need a small brush, wire cutters, glue (both tacky and super) for carriage only, and preferably a magnifying glass that is suspended in air so you can paint detail. You can do this!
I also offer other carousel kits including a smaller model and 2-story (my personal favorite- see last picture). Just click on my other items. Also, this is a growing project for me. I will continue to add more animals to my selection, so keep checking back. Also, I offer the animals by themselves with stands as well for 2.50 each.
Thanks for looking,