There are undoubtedly a lot of different hobbies which can be enjoyed. One that has become a favourite past time for some is scale model car building. This is usually the category of model car building chosen by those who are car enthusiasts.
Choosing Model Kits
There are model kits which can be bought, to add to the fun of this model car building hobby. They are comprised of various components and materials. Some are far more detailed than others. Some of the common materials that are used in these model kits are:
Then, in addition to this, there will be a lot of the other items necessary for the construction of the car such as screws, tiny nails and glue. Just as important, will be the detailed plan for the putting together of the model.
One of the important aspects when choosing a model kit is what scale it is comprised of. The scale refers to the size of the replicated model compared to the vehicle it is duplicating. For example, if the model kit indicates a scale 1:10, it means that the model size will be one-tenth of the original. The second number of the scale value indicates what the scaled down size will be.
Something else which is often noted on the model box is the level of skill that is required to complete the model project. The skills are often categorised by levels such as the following:
- Level One: A beginners level, usually comprised of snap together components
- Level Two: An easy level, using glue to hold the parts together, then basic painting.
- Level Three: Intermediate difficulty, with more parts which are smaller.
- Level Four: Advanced, with more detailed work involved.
- Level Five: Expert level, requiring detailed configuration and using moving parts in many cases.
This is what the basics of model car building are about.