Any tips on building models somebody please???
June 29, 2007 3:15am CST
I draw in pencil and do watercolors,I am also very interested in how movie sets are built.Recently I started taking an interest in model building,like cars ships,planes etc.Is there perhaps someone who can give me some advice on how I should go about starting this exciting hobby?
14 Dec 07
basicly their are 2 kinds of model building,stationary models(sit on shelf type) or working models(radio control,free control).I build working scale model Aircraft. It is exspensive compared to buying a ARF(pre built)but very satisfying,I now design my own planes and build rarely modeled planes. I surgest you talk to yor nearest hobby shop who will give you advise on building cars,boats planes ect..if like to play with them definatly build a working model much for satisfying .
• United States
29 Jun 08
If you're interested in building static models (the kind you just display) then perhaps I can help you out. I'm 40 years old and have been building models since I was 5 or 6. I've built a little of everything over the years...if it was a model, I wanted to build it. One of the first things you need to know is that there are several skill levels of models...actually, there are generally only 3 levels, with level 3 being the most challenging. Skill Level 1 is typically the snap-together models with some requiring some snap assembly and some gluing just to get your feet wet in the area of glue assembled models. Some are even prepainted so all you have to worry about is the assembly. The Skill Level 2 and 3 models are typically all-glue assembly and require painting and decalling in most cases. Another thing you need to know is there is a wide range of prices, anywhere from $10 to $15 on up to $100 or more. You definitely want to start off simple and inexpensive. Start with a snap-together model or if you want a little more challenge, a basic Skill Level 2 will work. An example of a basic Skill 2 model is a model car other than a NASCAR or other racing model. The race car models typically have a lot more parts when compared to the regular production type cars and the painting and decalling can be quiet extensive. When considering an aircraft model, the military aircraft are normally more challenging then the non-military aircraft due to more parts, decals, and camouflage paint schemes. I hope this info will help you in getting started, if you haven't already. There are many more aspects of model building that I would like to get into right now but don't have time to. Visit a hobby shop if you have one where you live. They should be able to answer any question you have and get you started in the hobby. But, if they can't, feel free to ask me any questions you have about modelling and I can pretty much guarantee that I can get you the answer if I don't know it already. Good luck and welcome to the world of models.