Model kits can be enjoyable and fulfilling projects, both for adults and kids alike. Artists of all levels find that building model kits are a great way to practice their skills in fine craftsmanship, and once completed, many model kits end up being beautiful works of art.
With a wide range of models from cars, trains and planes to boats, tanks, figurines and more, there's something available at Hobbyco to please everyone. Due to the careful attention to detail that goes into these models, they are also popular collector items.
If you're looking for an immersive and rewarding hobby, then building model kits is an excellent choice!
What Are Model Kits?
Model kits are an ideal hobby for those who enjoy assembling and creating. Whether you’re into cars, spacecrafts, warplanes, or even Star Wars™ ships, model kits allow you to recreate your favourite objects in miniature form.
Depending on the complexity of the kit, it can take anywhere from a few hours to many days and weeks to fully assemble a completed model. These assembly projects do require patience and commitment — which are invaluable abilities to have. Other skills model kit building will develop include careful attention to direction, time management, and the application of problem-solving techniques.
Are Model Kits a Good Hobby?
Model kits are an excellent hobby. Finishing a model kit will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, but the process can also help develop your skills in problem-solving and engineering.
Model kits come in a variety of forms, ranging from woodworking to diecast metal, and they are suitable for beginners right up to the experienced hobbyist. If a person enjoys crafting and constructing something tangible with their hands, then a model kit is the way to go.
Plus, gone are the days when you had a limited choice of a few cars or plane models. Hobbyco stocks endless and ever-increasing options, meaning modellers never have to get bored with their project.
If you’re looking for a pastime that combines creativity with engineering-based problem-solving, building model kits is the way to go.
What Brands Does Hobbyco Sell in Model Kits?
Hobbyco is proud to stock a number of industry-leading brands in the model kit space.
The title of ‘best model kit brand’ often comes down to a battle between Revell and Tamiya. Revell has been an influential presence in the model kit sector for almost 60 years and, over this time, has developed a reputation for crafting high-quality, true-to-the-original plastic kits. Some of our customers' favourite Revell products include the Bismarck Model Set, the B17F Memphis Belle, and the Star Wars™ Empire Strikes Back Slave1.
Tamiya, on the other hand, kick-started its journey in the model kit industry by crafting educational wooden models in the 1940s. Fast forward to today, and their product range includes everything from the Douglas A1H Skyraider USN to the British Tank A34 Comet.
How Do I Get Started With Model Kits?
If you’ve never built a model kit before, it goes without saying that it’s best to start with something simple. Take this Airfix 1:72 North American Mustang Iv Starter Set, for example. Complete with everything you need to get started on your model kit journey, including paint, a paintbrush, and high-quality poly cement, you can enjoy putting together an accurate replica of one of the most iconic American fighter jets of WWII.
Hobbyco model kits tend to have most of the parts and tools you need included. However, if you’re serious about model kit building, it doesn’t hurt to start building up your collection of tools and accessories to help take your creations to the next level. Browse our range of paints, tools and supplies and see where your imagination will take you!
If you want to learn more about model kit building, consider checking out our blog, where we regularly post reviews and how-to guides full of handy tips and tricks. There’s an ever-growing community of model kit builders online, so be sure to take the opportunity to connect with others to build your skills.
Shop for Model Kits in Australia at Hobbyco
For model kits in Australia, there’s no better destination than Hobbyco. Our range of model kits is comprehensive and includes models from all the top brands, including Revell, Tamiya, and more.
Whether you’re an experienced model kit builder or just starting to discover the fantastic world of building and collecting vehicles, aircraft, and more, Hobbyco is the place to shop.
We have decades of experience in the hobbies, toys, and collectibles industries and are constantly updating our range of products. Browse the full range online today, and be sure to contact our customer service team if you have any questions.