Ever have fond memories of scale model kits? We do. The heady smell of glue, the maddening precision, and the marvelous process of putting together a machine broken down into small plastic parts. Those days are dead and gone as the fine art remains the predominant preserve of young men.
That doesn’t mean unused skills will fade into distant memory. Seen below is a 135 Model camera currently available online for $13. When it’s shipped it comes in an assembly kit.
The biggest appeal here is the sheer fun of putting this camera together. Sure, it’s not digital but it does compensate by its simplexity–as in, it’s a simple cam but requires a complex assembling for it to work. The old school appeal is also irresistible, being a wonderful opportunity to stick your tongue out at digital phone cams. There really should be a movement that allows for enthusiasts to build their own cameras according to their own specifications. That would rule.
The set comes with a small screw driver commonly found in precision tool sets. It doesn’t say on the product page if the camera is open to modifications; it would be a great feature, however. Further research indicates a white and black variant of the 135 Model is also available.