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Types Of Model Kits

So you have decided to test your skills by putting together a model kit. Now you must select the type of kit that would be of the most interest to you. Just remember, there is a model kit for every enthusiast. Listed below are a few different types of kits available on the market today.

Plastic Model Kits

Plastic models, also known as scale models, are kits that hobbyists assemble and normally use for display. Ships, aircraft, and automobiles are a few of the popular subjects of plastic model kits. Other subjects are robots, animals, and human figures.

Most plastic models are injection-molded in polystyrene, and plastic solvent is used to glue the parts together. Assembled models look more unique if a specially formulated paint is used. Decals are normally provided with the kits. These are to be placed in designated areas on the model kit.

Plastic Gundam model kits are very popular among anime fans and model lovers, especially in Asian countries. This popularity has also become widespread across the United States due to television and video games.

Diecast Model Kits

Diecast is a type of collectible model made of metal and plastic and is produced by using the casting method. Diecast models also come in various scales which indicate the wide range of sizes. The fully-built scale models are very popular among collectors. Some of the most common of these are airplanes, automobiles, and trains. An accessory that is used often with diecast cars is the toy race track.

There are two diecast models that have become collector's items. They are American Airlines London Bus and the "Rocky" car, produced in 1979 after the release of the movie "Rocky II."

The list of diecast toy brands is endless. A few of these are Action, Bandai, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Revell, Winner's Circle, Vitesse, and Von Dutch.

Resin Model Kits

Resin model car bodies are formed by casting high definition resin instead of injection-molded plastic. For more on resin models click here.

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