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How To Chose The Right Model Car Skill Level

Jul 19, 2008
Many manufacturers out there today are making all sorts of model cars. From simple little snap together models to complex ones with many small working parts how do you chose which one is right? The first thing you must decide is who the model is for.

If you are purchasing a model for yourself all you must know is your general skill level. If you are a beginning model car hobbyist then an easy model to start with would be the snap together sort. These generally come already painted and ready to assembly. They do not require any glue either which can make them a good choice for adolescent model makers as well. They may require a small cutting utensil to trim away any excess material that is left behind when you remove them from the plastic tree that they usually come on but that is normally the only tool required and even then a piece of light grit sandpaper can do the same job as long as you use it carefully and do not remove too much material.

If you are looking for something more challenging then you might consider one of the many other plastic model car kits out there. For the most part they do require a model adhesive which actually melts the plastic parts together. They also come in several different skill levels. The more challenging ones can have very tiny working parts that may require a good bit of attention. These models usually require some level of painting which can be accomplished by means of either air brushing or hand painting. While hand painting involves a little less skill the air brush method can give you a much more uniform appearance.

If you are buying the model for someone else then you should consider their age. You would not want a twelve year old having to use hobby knives and other possibly dangerous tools without supervision. Likewise you would not want an eight year old or younger child putting together a model with several small parts in case they were to put them in their mouths. For adolescents you might look closely at the box that the model car comes in. Most manufactures now put either a skill level or a suggested age rating on their models. This will certainly help you to make your decision. You might also consider some of the other types of model cars available. With wooden kits available that do not require any tools and that only have large blocky pieces you should not have a difficult time choosing the one that is right for the little on that you are buying it for.

No matter who you are buying the model car for or what the occasion is you will find many choices out there. You should just make sure that you know the skill level of the person doing the assembly. Also, by knowing for sure their age you will be able to find a model that will be a good match for them.
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model cars, model trains, and model trucks. You will find excellent hobbying and trading resources here for model race cars, model trains, and model trucks.
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