Choosing the right model

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Choosing the right model can sometimes become so challenging and confusing that it might scare you off. In order to avoid it, you will need to take into consideration the following things so you can choose your first model.

First thing you need to do is decide what subject you prefer. Armor and airplanes are the most common subjects so there is a very big list to choose from. Cars and motorcycles are also a very interesting subject in scale modeling but are a bit of a challenge due to the glossy finish. Sci-Fi and kitbashing are one of the most creative concepts if you don’t want to follow a guide.

After deciding what you want to build you need to choose the scale. Most of the times you will see 1/35 in military vehicles and 1/72 – 1/48 in warplanes. Most times smaller scale kits contain a small number of pieces. So it’s better to stay on a small scale until you learn the ropes.

A simple and small scale model is the best starting point. The small number of decals and parts make it cheaper. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that might end as your guinea pig

A solid paint job is one that requires mostly one color. Camouflage patterns are not recommended for an amateur modeler due to the complexity. Masking tape can help you handle the camouflage situation. More advanced modelers tend to paint the camouflage freehand.

Keeping in mind all the above and asking your local hobby shop owners or clubs will help you deal with the situation.

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