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In the last decades injection-molded polystyrene
plastic models-- Consisting of preformed plastic
parts which can be bonded together with plastic cement-- have become
increasingly popular.and today the model kit market has shifted to a focus on adult hobbyists
willing to pay for more elaborate, higher quality kits.
Completed models can be categorized generally into three classes: kits built
'out of the box', customized kits, and scratchbuilt models.
Models built 'out of the box' are built according to kit instructions, using no
materials except those provided in the kit itself.
Customized kits are typically built by more experienced modelers who take a kit
and add components, either scratchbuilt or commercial conversion or aftermarket
accesories. Such models may be more highly detailed than a straight build 'out
of the box' though the trend to more detailed kits is decreasing the difference.
Scratchbuilt models are those for which no kit exists; highly skilled modelers
create their vehicle from sheet plastic and components they fabricate
Plastic models are available as Airplanes, Autos, Helicopters, motorcycles, science fiction,
Space, Anatomy, historical, Military, figures, wooden, Ships, Anime, Super Hero,
rocketry and modeling Supplies from manufacturers such as:
AMT Ertl , Arii , Block N Roll , Brickadoo , Brio , Discovery
Donegan Optical Co., Inc, Down East Concepts, Dremel , E-flite , Elenco ,
Elmer's , Erector , GuideCraft , Gundam , Haba, Hobby Boss , Kids Label 4M ,
Kotobukiya , LEGO , LNL, Manley, Mattel, Mega Bloks, Mega Bloks:
Mega Brands America Inc., Miniatronics Corp , Mongo Toys Llc , Olfa Products
OWI , Paasche Airbrush Company , Polar Lights, Poof Slinky ,
Puzzled by Creative Ventures , Queen Elizabeth 2 1-1200 Plastic Ship M ,
Quest Aerospace , Racing Champions , Revell , Revell Ag (Germany) ,
Revell-Monogram, RMX .,Robart Manufacturing, Sababa Toys , StuffJunction,
Tamiya America, Inc , Testor Corp., Unimax, Weller - Cooper Tools .
While injection-molding is the predominant manufacturing process for plastic
models of minor and obscure subjects are often manufactured using Vacuum forming
Conversions use a kit as a starting point, and modify it to be something else.
Kitbashing is a modelling technique where parts from multiple model kits are
combined to create a novel model form .Technological advances have made
model-building more and more sophisticated with the proliferation of
expensive detailing add-ons.
Many modellers build dioramas as landscaped scenes built around one or more
models. They are most common for military vehicles such as tanks, but airfield
scenes and 2-3 ships in formation are also popular.