Plastic Model Kits
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are some popular Plastic Model Kit brands?
Here are some popular plastic model kit brands:
1.Tamiya: Tamiya is a Japanese brand that is known for producing high-quality model kits of various types, including military vehicles, aircraft, cars, and motorcycles.
2.Hasegawa: Hasegawa is another Japanese brand that produces a wide range of plastic model kits, including aircraft, ships, and cars. They are known for their attention to detail and accuracy.
3.Aoshima: Aoshima is a Japanese brand that produces plastic model kits of cars, motorcycles, ships, and anime characters. They are known for their unique and creative designs.
4.MiniArt: MiniArt is a Ukrainian brand that produces plastic model kits of tanks, armored vehicles, and other military vehicles. They are known for their high level of detail and realism.
Other popular plastic model kit brands include Revell, Dragon Models, Academy, Italeri, and Airfix, among others.
2. What type of glue is needed for plastic model kits?
The type of glue needed for plastic model kits depends on the type of plastic being used in the kit.
For polystyrene plastic kits, which are the most common type, plastic model cement or polystyrene cement is typically used. This type of glue works by chemically melting the plastic slightly, so that when it dries, the two pieces of plastic are fused together as one. Popular brands of plastic model cement include Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, Testors Cement for Plastic Models, and Humbrol Poly Cement.
For other types of plastic model kits, such as resin or vinyl kits, different types of glue may be required. For example, superglue (cyanoacrylate) can be used for some resin kits, and heat can be used to melt and bond vinyl kits.
It's important to follow the instructions for the specific glue and model kit you are using, as different types of glue can have different drying times and bonding strengths. It's also a good idea to work in a well-ventilated area when using glue.