• The biggest, most detailed kit yet! Jay Kay Appliances (a.k.a. Svenson Jewelers) was inspired by a furniture store in Hillsdale, Michigan, and is reasonably faithful to its design. Built in 1885, this structure might have originally been a firehouse or any number of things; regardless, it retains classic detailing from the era.
• This hybrid kit is comprised of super-detailed first-generation high-pressure resin castings, molded in three colors! In the photo above, the only thing that was painted is the display case fascia; everything else is just as it comes in the kit, which contains over 50 parts. In addition to precision laser-cut windows and doors, there are details galore, including one dozen appliances—televisions, refrigerators, ranges, washers and dryers (jewelry display stands are included if one models Svenson Jewelers). Windows are supplied on separate, finely-lasered sheets for easier painting.
• The fully-detailed display cases are topped with a lighting module that includes two pre-wired LEDs. Additionally, an optional extension on the back is provided. If you don't need or want it, the wall behind is fully detailed, so you can save the extension for another kit; in fact, it's a perfect add-on to Plain Jane's Thrift Store.
• Jay Kay Appliances features the finest brickwork we've ever done, not to mention our first venture into accurate siding and shingles. The richly intricate surface texture of the building is ideally suited for detail painting. Naturally it can be repurposed to become anything one might want—even a firehouse.
• In spite of the size and complexity of the kit, it's still relatively easy to build. It should provide two or three evenings of enjoyable work.