Best Car Model Kits

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 20, 2017
If you've been dreaming about a collection of luxurious cars, you can make your dream come true already today. With car model kits, you can create your own showroom with some real rare vehicles to show off in front of your friends. Consider our selection of the best modeling kits available and choose the one that will bring a smile on your child's face. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Scale
Recommended Age
Skill Level
Assembly Kit
 
PROS

This is a precise copy of Hudson car. Contains a big number of pieces and comes with several spare ones so that you could easily replace them, even if you happened to lose some.

CONS

Not recommended for children use.

OUR VERDICT

The Moebius Models Hudson Hornet will be the perfect choice for real connoisseurs of beauty and elegance. A great gift idea to please both your teenage son and your husband. 

detailed parameters
Scale

1:25

Recommended Age

15

Skill Level

Intermediate

Assembly Kit

120 pieces

PROS

This GMC pickup will be a nice addition to the collection of any connoisseur of cars. Includes decals with custom graphics. The pieces are all made of heavy-duty plastic.

CONS

Paint and glue are not included in the kit.

OUR VERDICT

If you or your child is a fan of trucks, the Revell GMC Pickup is what you definitely need to get. Among many trucks that you may come across on the Internet, this one looks the closest to the real one. 

detailed parameters
Scale

1:24

Recommended Age

14

Skill Level

Intermediate

Assembly Kit

103 pieces

PROS

The Revell Ford Street Rod comes with clear instructions so that even kids with very basic skill level could assemble the model easily. No need for glue or paint.  

CONS

Some stickers may not fit the pieces.

OUR VERDICT

This Ford is a perfect choice for your small car collector. Can be assembled as a street rod with fenders or a highboy with no fenders. As it doesn't include a lot of pieces, it can be bought for pretty small "builders". 

detailed parameters
Scale

1:25

Recommended Age

8

Skill Level

Basic

Assembly Kit

32 pieces

PROS

Featuring a top-class authentic design, the Ferrari Enzo 85-1967 will become a favorite toy of your little children. It looks so real and beautiful it can easily adorn your interior. The car includes realistic engine details which are all easy to assemble without any glue. Painting isn't required. 

CONS

Stickers are rather small in size. Might be difficult to attach them to tiny pieces.

OUR VERDICT

The Revell Enzo Ferrari isn't very expensive and yet it is surely one of the most attractive and favorite car model kits out there. If you, like the majority of people, adore sports vehicles, this model kit was specially designed for you. 

detailed parameters
Scale

1:24

Recommended Age

8

Skill Level

Basic

Assembly Kit

45 pieces

PROS

With chrome-plated parts, this model kit looks absolutely gorgeous. It has a detailed engine under an opening hood. And you can customize its design painting vehicle's interior the color you prefer. 

CONS

The model contains small details that may be lost or swallowed. 

OUR VERDICT

A wonderful 1:24 car kit model that any car connoisseur should have in a home collection. Can become a good start for your little one to start gathering beautiful cars and create a showroom of their own. 

detailed parameters
Scale

1:24

Recommended Age

8

Skill Level

Intermediate

Assembly Kit

101 pieces

What is a Car Model Kit?

Today we are going to review the most popular car model kits available on the modern market. What makes these model kits so popular with users is that they're all precise and accurate copies of real cars and that they can be easily assembled from the comfort of your own home. All you need is some glue and paint. Car models look great in any interior and can adorn your living space. Car modeling is also entertaining and will keep both you and your kids amused for hours. What you're left to do is choose the kit that you and your kid will fall in love with.

Modeling is a creative and exciting process, which often demands manufacturing newly-designed precise parts. For that, you may want to acquire a 3D printer and bring to life your boldest ideas.

What Features to Compare

Scale and Design

The first thing you want to consider when selecting a car model kit is its scale and, obviously, design. A rule of thumb is the more expensive the kit is the closest it looks to a real car. However, it doesn't mean that you need to spend a fortune on a toy. There's a great variety of models available so that customers on different budgets and with different needs could find the kit they've been looking for. Consider the scale to know how small or big the model will be in relation to a real car. Some of them come in such small sizes people place them on shelves like souvenirs.

Assembly and Skill Level

You also should check out the recommended age that the chosen modeling kit is designed for. If you want to make your friends' children a present, make sure their children aren't too old or too young for this type of toy. The same goes for adults. If you want to surprise your boyfriend or husband with a racing car, opt for the kits designed for advanced users. Car modeling kits may include a different number of pieces. The more pieces there are the more complicated the assembly process will be. Besides, some kits require that users attach stickers on them, which might be pretty challenging, especially if we talk about hundreds of tiny bits. Anyway, this is what you need to find out before buying a kit.

Package

Aside from the main parts, most kits also include replacements parts for the bits that are easy to lose or break during assembly. If the kit doesn't, most likely than not, you will be able to find them on the official website of the manufacturer. Some manufacturers supply their kits with glue, stickers, and paint, allowing users to customize the look of the car. If not, you can always buy any of these things additionally.

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Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

SCALE AND DESIGN

The design of this car will remind you the design of American vehicles produced back in the early 50s. The Moebius Models comes painted beige but if you want to, you can repaint it a different color. The model looks a precise copy of a real car with all its details being carefully designed, and a Hornet's emblem drawn on its body. The scale of the model is 1:25, but the size of the car isn't that small. For a toy kit, it is actually even big, making 9.4" x 7" x 3.8". This also means, the pieces of the kit aren't tiny and cannot be swallowed easily. 

Review of Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

Assembly and Skill Level

If you have teenage children, the Moebius Models 1/25 1953 Hudson Hornet model kit will be a very good present for them. Designed for youngsters over 15 years old and adults, this car kit contains the whole 120 pieces. So you can be sure you will be entertained for hours assembling them together. If you don't know what to buy your husband for the next birthday, you can safely buy this car model kit. Adults love cars, even toy ones. 

Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200 in the use

Package

This Hudson Hornet 1953 model car is very well detailed. The package contains 120 pieces, including spare pieces for damaged parts, and clear instructions on assembly. What it doesn't include, though, is glue and paint. Thus, make sure to buy some in advance.

Detailed review of Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

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Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200
Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200
 

Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

Scale and Design

From the very first look, you will know this kit is cute. And it really is. Unlike other models of cars, this one has a separate engine and 4 molded flexible tires with chrome-plated parts around. The scale of the Revell-Plastic Model Kit is 1:24; it is 8.1 inches long and 8.3 inches wide. All pieces fit each other perfectly and when the model is fully assembled, it looks almost identical to a real Revell GMC pick-up truck. If your child is a fan of trucks, this one will definitely make him or her happy. It's a perfect toy for teens who love cars and challlenge.

Review of Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

Assembly and Skill Level

Assembling this 1:24 car kit model kit requires some skill. According to the manufacturer, it is aimed at intermediate "builders" of 10 years of age and older. It doesn't mean you cannot buy it for smaller kids. If your kid is smart and has already gone through dozens of modeling kits, you can hand him/her this one. Although we still would recommend you not to leave your child unattended, as the kit contains a lot of small pieces. 

Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222 in the use

Package

There are 103 pieces in the kit including such bits as a pickup bed, snow plow, mounted roll bar with driving lights, and colorful stickers. The colorful and detailed instruction is also included. What you're left to do is buy a special glue for attaching these pieces together and some paint if you think you or your child will want to repaint its exterior. 

Detailed review of Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

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Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222
Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222
 

Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

Scale and Design

This car model resembles American cars of the late 40s. The original color of the model is blue, but you can paint it any other color your child prefers. It has two pairs of wheels and it smoothly rolls over the surface, which only adds to the thrill and excitement of a child. The vehicle has a beautiful design. The parts around the wheels are chrome-plated, shine in the sun, and enhance the overall exterior of the car. The model dimensions are 9"x 7" x 4.3" at 1:25 scale. It isn't a big car model kit, and it doesn't have a learning curve, hence you can easily consider buying it for your child who's just got into modeling. 

Review of Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

Assembly and Skill Level

This Revell Ford Street Rod model is designed for children of 8 years of age and older. The skill level is basic, which means this kit is easy to assemble. All pieces stick well and your kid will not spend longer than 40 minutes to complete the job.

Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943 in the use

Package

Everything you need to assemble a car is included in the package (to make the process easy and interesting). In the kit, you will find all necessary details (32 pieces), a special glue for plastic, paints, 5-spoke wheels with chrome plates, and vinyl tires. For beginners, the kit also includes an illustrated instruction.

Detailed review of Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

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Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943
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Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967

Scale and Design

The Enzo Ferrari is one of the best sport motor cars of the 2000's. l street racer. The model is made in the best traditions of Ferrari, where the conventional color is red. The product is very shiny and bright. The Revell Enzo Ferrari car model kit has a scale of 1:24 and the product dimensions are 7.7" long, 3.4" wide and 1.9" high, so you can place it just anywhere and it will fit the space perfectly.

Review of Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967

Assembly and Skill Level

You can buy this model for kids of 8 and older. According to the specifications, this kit is for basic skill level, which means it won't take longer than a half an hour to put it together. If you aren't that much into assembling and what you really want is to have a beautiful red Ferrari to display on a shelf, it is definitely a great kit. 

Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967 in the use

Package

The kit contains only 45 pieces so you and your child should be able to go through them quickly and assemble the car within less than an hour. To make this process easier for kids, the manufacturer supplies the kit with clear instructions that show each stage in details. Unfortunately, there's no glue included. Make sure to buy some in advance. Also, if you want your Ferrari black or pink, you can buy paint and change its color. 

Detailed review of Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967

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Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967
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Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011

Scale and Design

This is a great-looking racing car and a prototype of the Revell Cobra Shelby that despite being popular decades ago still has thousands of fans from all over the world. Thus, if you've been chasing for this make of vehicle but couldn't find it, you've been lucky to come to this page. Now, you can add an accurate copy of the Revell Monogram Shelby Cobra to your home collection of rare cars. This model is available in blue and red and it doesn't require painting. It is quite small. Its size is 6.6" x 2.9" x 2.9". The weight of the vehicle is also small making only 15.2 ounces. The scale is 1:24.

Review of Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011

Assembly and Skill Level

The intermediate level skill makes this kit suitable for kids of 10 years of age and older. Unlike car modeling kits that come marked as basic, this one will be more challenging and your kid will most likely spend longer assembling it. Adults often buy this kit too. And this isn't surprising, seeing how many grown-ups chase for rare vehicles and look after their car modeling kits collections. 

Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011 in the use

Package

There are 101 pieces in the package, all being made of high-quality plastic. Be aware, some of the bits are really small and can be swallowed. Therefore, it's not recommended to assemble it together with little children under 3 years old. The kit includes neither glue nor paint and you will need to purchase them separately.  All other bits like stickers come with the kit. 

Detailed review of Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011

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Publish Date: 2017-08-21 14:37:00