Model Kits of Famous Robots

Model Kits of Famous Robots

Plastic model kit assembly is a popular hobby. It is meticulous, detailed, and time-consuming, but it is a worthwhile activity. After hours of gluing, fitting parts, and painting, you have a scale model of your favorite character, automobile, or plane. Robot models are particularly popular right now as a result of franchises … Read more

Determining the Scale for a Model of Solar System

Solar system with sun and planets.

A scale model is a miniature replica of the real thing. Scale models, however, aim to replicate the actual object’s proportions as close as possible. Creating a scale model requires much effort and care; it includes math, sculpting, and drawing. Before beginning construction on the model, a significant amount of thought should … Read more

Models Kits Kids Can Build Without Adult Supervision

Models Kits Kids Can Build Without Adult Supervision

With television, video games, and iPads, some children don’t have many opportunities to create things with their own hands. Making model kits can teach people how to build cars, planes, jeeps, and other vehicles. Furthermore, there is a lot of satisfaction in building something yourself. Six years old is an ideal age … Read more

Is Spray Paint Safe for Plastic Models?

Is Spray Paint Safe for Plastic Models?

Latex, acrylic, and oil-based paints can be used to paint various plastic surfaces. You will get more durable, glossy, and smoother-looking finishes with oil-based paint. Spray paints sold in hobby stores are specially designed for plastic models, with a “cool” chemical composition that is safe for delicate plastic parts. Paints sold in … Read more

Painting Styrofoam to Make It Look Like the Planets

Solar system with sun and planets.

Creating a visual representation of the solar system is both informative and fun. Styrofoam balls make excellent planets since they are light, easy to hang, round, and available in many sizes. However, the challenges come in painting the Styrofoam since they are sensitive to some paint materials; for instance, some paints contain … Read more

What Type of Models Are Made by Metal Earth?

What Type of Models Are Made by Metal Earth?

When I pick up a Metal Earth model kit, one of the first things I look for is the “skill level” listed on the package. You’ll almost certainly find this on all newer kits, but you might not if you have an older one. Some people refer to these as “difficulty levels.” … Read more