|It arrives in a ziplock bag and plastic box|
The (proper glossy) photo on the front isn't just 'window dressing'.
|the finished project|
Anything you see here will be in the kit and this is the best reference for you all the way through so you can aim to get the finished deal.
The card goes on to detail what you'll need and gives you an introduction to the kit as a whole.
There was an envelope containing the paper items you will use to dress the work area. You could even use the paper to paper the walls, cover the floor and roof tile your mini mini house. As always there are some preparation instructions for you before you just dive in. She is all about good prep and working slowly and carefully and finishing properly.
|real size clues|
This, for me, is almost an essential in any kit: a piece of paper with real size drawings of all those bits of wood. I use it it in two ways; firstly I lay out all the pieces to check they are all there and then, of course, I use it to identify the piece I need for each step of the build.
|Cut out pieces ready to assemble|
Again everything is packaged in appropriate groups and clearly labelled, no guesswork needed. Take a second to look at the exquisite teeny windows in the dolls house kit. Remember that is a 144th.
She also includes a right angle jig and some fine grade sandpaper.
The eagle-eyed reader might have spotted there was no work table. No error on Jane's part. I didn't want one as I am trying to replicate my own work room which means making an Ikea corner table and trolley for these things to go on.
There are great vendors out there who come close and even, maybe, match this quality and detail but certainly not all and people like Jane Harrop define the standard needed.