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How to choose your metal model?

Making a metal model is a hobby for those who like to collect miniature models, but also for model making enthusiasts.

All about a metal model.

Why choose metal models?

Fun is the first rule of the model collector. However, due to the countless number of miniatures available on the market, they must take into account several criteria to make their choice. To obtain a realistic model collection, it is important to pay special attention to the choice of materials. A metal model is likely to be an excellent choice, whether it is a remote control car, RC boat or RC plane. For some, they are used as decorative elements, but for others they allow you to really have fun. Among the most popular models, we find the star wars millennium falcon metal model, the Harry Potter Poulard Express model or the Avengers metal model.

How to make a success of your metal model?

To make a successful metal model, it is essential to gather some essentials. A successful job requires the purchase of the necessary equipment. For example, it is important to have a wire stripper. Thanks to its curved shape, this tool allows you to remove plastic parts as gently as possible from the machine group without damaging them. It is also possible to opt for starter kits for a metal model to be built. These include the basic tools, or even all the necessary tools. In addition, you will need brushes, glues and paint pots adapted to the model. Degreasing molded plastic parts is a step that is often neglected by model building enthusiasts. However, this phase is essential for the assembly to take place in the best conditions. To degrease, the parts must be wiped down, rinsed with pure water and left to dry in the open air.

What are the most sought after types of metal models?

There are different types of metal models, the most well-known being:
● The metal airplane model;
● The metal motorcycle model;
● The metal sailboat model;
● The metal model spitfire;
● The metal model eiffel tower;
● The metal model car.

How to paint a metal model?

Painting the canvas allows to bring a beautiful finish to the model. Indeed, the rendering of a painting offers a whole new dimension to the reproduction. To embellish your creation, it is important to have the necessary tools and to make the right choice of paint. With a brush, it is possible to follow the contours precisely and to touch up small imperfections. For more convenience, there are also acrylic paint cans. Paint can also be applied to the model with a spray gun and other more advanced tools. Now that you have all the tricks up your sleeve, all that's left to do is practice.

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