Best Car Model Kits 2017

Last update December 30, 2016
All your life you've been dreaming about the collection of fancy cars. We have a solution for you! You can simply collect car model

kits. Some people collect stamps or coins, but real men collect cars. We've selected 5 best scale model car building available online.

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BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
SCALE
AGE
SKILL LEVEL
PUZZLE PIECES
 
PROS
Highly detailed model with a big amount of pieces. The design is authentic to the real car. Spare pieces are included in case you lose some of them.
CONS
Not for children as there are a lot of small pieces.
OUR VERDICT
Moebius Models Hudson Hornet will be the perfect choice for real connoisseurs of beauty and elegance. It is a good present both for sons and for fathers.
detailed parameters
SCALE
1:25
AGE
from 15
SKILL LEVEL
intermediate
PUZZLE PIECES
120 pieces
PROS
Great choice for son and father to assemble it together. Customs graphic and decals are included. Plastic pieces boast a very good quality and that's why the kit is durable.
CONS
Paint and glue are not included in the kit.
OUR VERDICT
If you have a real truck and want the same but smaller, Revell GMC Pickup will perfectly suit your wishes. That's a true rarity among the collectors.
detailed parameters
SCALE
1:24
AGE
from 14
SKILL LEVEL
intermediate
PUZZLE PIECES
103 pieces
PROS
With Revell Ford Street Rod you will find clear instructions how to assemble a model. There is no need to paint or glue the pieces. Good for beginners (and kids) due to the skill level basic.
CONS
Some stickers may not fit the pieces they were shown.
OUR VERDICT
This ford model a kit car is easy to collect, as it has clear instructions and not a very big number of pieces. Will be good for advanced builders and beginners as well.
detailed parameters
SCALE
1:25
AGE
from 8
SKILL LEVEL
basic
PUZZLE PIECES
32 pieces
PROS
Top-class authentic design - the model looks like a real sports car. The model includes realistic engine details. SnapTite design - no glue or paint is required to assemble a kit.
CONS
Stickers are rather small so you have to be careful while sticking them to the tiny pieces.
OUR VERDICT
Revell Enzo Ferrari is a good model for a reasonable price. It's a true bestseller because many people adore sports cars and Ferrari in particular.
detailed parameters
SCALE
1:24
AGE
from 8
SKILL LEVEL
basic
PUZZLE PIECES
45 pieces
PROS
Contains chrome-plated parts so the car looks awesome. Detailed engine under an opening hood. You can paint the model in any color you want.
CONS
Model may contain small details so be careful not to lose them while assembling.
OUR VERDICT
Wonderful 1:24 car kit model that boasts an authentic design and can surely make the best part of your collection, especially if you are fond of oldtimers.
detailed parameters
SCALE
1:24
AGE
from 8
SKILL LEVEL
intermediate
PUZZLE PIECES
101 pieces

What Is It

Today we are going to review the most popular car model kits. The peculiar feature of the model kits is that it's a precise and accurate copy of the real model, but also that you have to assemble, glue (and sometimes even paint) it by your own. The model you will make can become a wonderful gift or an excellent decoration for your house, no matter what it is, your living room or your kid's bedroom. The plastic  car model kit will be the perfect choice for the whole family whether you want to spend time together or simply look for a present for your relatives.

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What To Look For

First of all, while choosing a good plastic model car kit you have to pay attention to its scale and  design. A well-designed model will look realistic and if you want to have an accurate copy, the design must be one of the most important features for you. A good model with careful attention to every detail, giving the impression that you watch a real car, despite its scale and size. There are different types of scales, for example, 1:23 means that the copy is 23 times smaller than the real size of a car. The scale depends on a number of pieces. The bigger the scale is, the smaller the model would be.

If you don't have enough space in the room but want to assemble a car consider how small or large it will be.

If you want to choose a scale model car for building for your child, you have to pay attention to its age range. Some models are acceptable for really small kids while others can be used by elder kids from 12-year-old and adults.Plastic car model kits have different skill levels.There are five types of the model kit's assembly starting from the easiest one (skill level basic) which doesn't require painting and finishing the model for the real professionals(skill level advanced). There you will find a lot of pieces which you have to assemble and paint by your own. That's why, be careful choosing the difficult model for your child. The assembly of the model may be too hard and not interesting for him. For beginners, it may be a good idea to consider the kits rated at skill level basic to make modeling successful, however, more experienced builders should definitely look for something more complex and detailed. 

Tiny puzzle pieces make them quite fragile, so it can be easy to damage them during the assembly. The good news is, some manufacturers provide some spare details in the box. Others can be bought separately on the official website. You may also need to use some other materials and tools to put a model together- paints, tools and a glue. Sometimes they are not included in the package, but it shouldn't be a problem to get them somewhere else. 

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Review of Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200

Scale and Design

The design of this car will remind you the design of the American cars of the early 50s. The body of the model is creamy but you can paint it in any colour you want. The detailing is really nice, you'll even find a Hornet's emblem on it. The size of the Moebius Models 1/25 1953 Hudson Hornet is 9.4" x 7" x 3.8" which is rather big for a car model. Its scale is 1:25. This number says that a model is not gonna be too small with a few pieces, so get ready for an enjoyable evening with your family.

Assembly and Skill Level

If you have a teenage child Moebius Models 1/25 1953 Hudson Hornet model kit will be a very good present for him. This Revell model is designed for people over 15 years old. As the unit has a lot of small pieces, it can easily injury small children. The other scenario is, he or she can simply swallow some! So be careful when playing this kit with the youngers. This car model will become a nice gift for adults as well. You'll find what to do on a rainy day having this model in your collection!

Package

This Hudson Hornet 1953 model car is pretty well detailed. The package contains 120 pieces, including spare pieces for the damaged parts. The special glue for assembling plastic details and paint are not included in the kit. The package also contains clear instruction, if you have difficulties in putting pieces together.


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Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200
Moebius 1953 Hudson Hornet MOE1200
 
Review of Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222

Scale and Design

It seems to be a very cool kit. Unlike other models, this one has a separate engine. There are 4 nicely molded, flexible tires. Chrome plated parts are really shiny. The scale of the Revell-Plastic Model Kit is 1:24, the model is 8.1" long and 8. 3 " wide. All pieces fit each other. This is a very precise copy of a real Revell GMC pick-up truck. This model kit is perfect for the intermediate collectors, a little bit challenging, but interesting to assembly.

Assembly and Skill Level

The following 1:24 car kit model has a skill level intermediate, it means that children over 10 years old may enjoy assembling it. 7-8-year-old children must assembly Revell GMC Pickup under the parents' control. As the model is very detailed and contains small pieces, it will be dangerous for very young children. So we'd advice to choose another model kit for parents who have small children.

Package

The number of pieces of the Revell GMC pickup is 103. It includes such features as the detailed pickup bed, snow plow, mounted roll bar with driving lights and colorful stickers. The clear and understandable instruction is also included. You need to buy special glues and paint to make you model look like the real one.


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Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222
Revell GMC Pickup 85-7222
 
Review of Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

Revell Ford Street Rod 85-1943

Scale and Design

The model resembles the American cars of the late 40s. The original color of the model is blue, though you can easily repaint in any color that you like most. The wheels of this car model are rolling which makes it an excellent toy for a kid. The relevant parts of the body are chrome-plated. It's a 1:25 car kit model with the following dimensions as 9" long 7" wide and 4.3" high. An average size of Revell Ford Street Rod makes it a great fit for beginners, so you can easily put it together and don't get frustrated with complexity of the construction.

Assembly and Skill Level

This Revell Ford Street Rod model is for children from 8 and older. Its skill level is basic, which means that it isn't hard to assemble it. All pieces stick well to each other. Even if you ask your little kid to put this car altogether, he'll do the job in less than 40 minutes (provided that you're gonna help a little bit).

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 plating and vinyl tyres. As a beginner, you will definitely need a clear illustration, but, luckily, it's also included in the kit.


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

Revell Ferrari Enzo 85-1967

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 colour is red. The product is very shiny and bright. 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, which shows that the model will perfectly fit any place you'll put it.

Assembly and Skill Level

You can buy this model for kids of 8 and older, the skill level basic of the Revell Enzo Ferrari models shows that it's a simple car model and will be a wonderful pick for those who assemble it for the first time or don't want to spend much time in assembling it and at the time want to have a fancy car in their collection.

Package

If you dream of buying the Revell Enzo Ferrari model car and worry if you are able to assemble it, there is no reason to worry about. Very clear and understandable illustration is included. There are 45 pieces and a flexible detail screening for a body vent. To assemble the kit, you will have to buy glue and paint, because they are not included in the package.


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

Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011

Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011

Scale and Design

That's a good-looking racing car the prototype of which was a bestselling vehicle several decades ago. However, all true fans of automobiles surely love it and are chasing this model to add to their collection. It's molded in light blue or red, which means you don't need to paint it. The Revell Monogram Shelby Cobra is rather small, its size is 6.6" long, 2.9" wide and 2.9" high. The weight of the model is 15.2 ounces. The product is sold in the scale of 1:24. But the size of the following car model kit doesn't influence its quality.

Assembly and Skill Level

Don't hesitate if you want to buy this model for your 10-year-old son because the skill level of the Revell Monogram Shelby Cobra is intermedia skill level which means that it's accessible for kids of 10 and older. It's quite challenging but exciting at the same time. Older and experienced fans of vintage model car kit will also estimate elegance and sophisticated style of this model.

Package

There are 101 pieces in the package made of the high-quality plastic. But mind, the kit contains tiny pieces and it's dangerous for use of children under 3, so make sure not to assemble a kit with a toddler nearby. The paint and glue are also required but they are not included in the kit. You can find all necessary details - colourful stickers, raised convertible top and a side exhaust system, required for the assembly, in the box too.


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Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011
Revell Cobra Shelby 85-4011