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Model Cars From Famous Movies

Jul 22, 2008
If you love to build model cars and are looking for a new experience besides the standard issue cars that are scales of ones put out by the auto industry here is something for you to try. Why not collect and assemble model cars from famous movies? There are no shortage of famous movie car models out there. From the cars of comic book heroes that have made it to the big screen to those famous cars from kids movies there is a world of these movie cars available in model form.

One thing you must decide is the skill level of the model car you wish to assemble. It's great to want to assemble that big black car that was in the caped crusader movie, but if that model car far surpasses your skill level then you are taking a big chance on whether or not you can properly put it together. Odds are that there are more model cars out there that are scales of this same vehicle but are a much more manageable skill level. You do not want to lose money on something that you could get such enjoyment out of.

Another thing to think about is watching exactly which manufacturer you buy your movie model from. When model makers get the rights to produce a model of a movie car it is called licensing. While many of these makers do go through the necessary steps for licensing there are others that do not. What they do is to produce a model that is very similar but not exactly the same. The false manufacturers may use a paint scheme that is close to the original as well. Also they will avoid using the correct name of the movie car so that they can hopefully pass them off as an acceptable facsimile. Many people fall for knock off model cars such as this. Now that you know what to watch for you will be better able to spot a phony.

The biggest issue with buying a model of a famous movie car is that many times it represents the vehicle in pristine condition. With a little work, however, you can quickly customize your model to more closely resemble the car as it was in your favorite scene. From adding damage to customizing the decals and paint job this is one way to put your personal touch on your model. Another thing to think about is whether or not you want to set your car in a diorama. This is a representation of a scene from the movie in which the car was featured.

No matter what movie you have seen that had a great automobile in it you can just about bet that there is a model out there for that particular car. All it will take is a bit of hunting to find it and then patience to build it and then you will have a nice new model car for your collection. Building dioramas can be the best way to showcase your movie model cars and can be fun to build as well.
About the Author
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 movie cars, model trains, and model trucks.
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