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SELECTING MODEL KIT: Tips for Choosing the Kit for Your Interests and Skill Level

If you are interested in scale modeling and don’t know where and how to start, you should check out this article for the best model kit for your interest!

If you enjoy assembling models like in childhood, then scale modeling is the right choice for you. However, you are in the right place if you don’t know how to start scale modeling. In this article, we will only talk about that matter; therefore, with no further ado, let’s get started!

Selecting Model Kit: Tips for Choosing the Kit for Your Interests and Skill Level

Selecting your first model kit can be a confusing task. To do that, you need to take note of your experience, your field of interest, and the size of the model you are planning to build. 

Let's have a look at some other factors you need to consider!

Choosing an appropriate skill level

Model kit building is a fun activity. Choosing a model kit that corresponds to your skill level is very important. Go for a model kit that is made for beginners if you're building your first model. You'll preferably enjoy building this one over a more difficult one. 

While buying a model kit, you'll see "Skill Level" written on it, which indicates how challenging the model kit is. Its range varies from level 1 to 5. So, the model kit with Skill Level 1 is the easiest, and so on. 

If you still need clarification, you can visit the modelers' online forums to seek guidance. You can also use YouTube to find the supplies required for model kits.

The two most important skills for a scale modeler are confidence and knowledge. So while building, you don't have to worry about whether the model is perfect. There is no need to paint, just fill all the gaps and fit the parts perfectly. 

Selecting what you like

It doesn't matter if it's planes model kits or any other kit, just pick a model that interests you the most. Building a model kit is not even a time-consuming task. It takes only a few hours to finish it. This makes it more interesting and something you want to know more about.

Research the model

It's important to do some research after picking your perfect model kit. You need to familiarize yourself with the real things by keeping all the details in mind. To do that, look at their real pictures. 

You can also visit some forums where all the experienced modelers share model-building tips. They also guide beginners by giving them amazing suggestions and recommendations.

Decide the scale

Lastly, you need to pick a scale that suits you the most. You have various scale options like 1:8, 1:12, 1:24, 1:32, 1:48, and 1:72. The significance of ratios is such that the smaller the second number is, the closer the model will look to the real thing in terms of size. For example, model kit tanks usually are of 1:24 scale.

That is why more experienced modelers choose large-scale models from plastic model stores. It allows them to add more details and work freely while using their creativity. 

Moreover, beginners opt for small-scale models. They enjoy them more because they take less time to complete and are all about pasting and fixing.

Being a beginner, if you want to go for a large-scale model, then keep in mind that these are made by keeping in mind the models with a lot of experience. However, if you still want to go for it, follow the instructions strictly.

You should also remember that larger-scale models will take up more space. On the other hand, you can take and display smaller models anywhere.

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