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#1 RS Sport

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 07:26 PM

Hi everyone,


does anyone know of a simple model that maybe a 10 to 12 yr old would be able to do with not too much help from an adult?

Thank you in advance!

Edited by RS Sport, 10 January 2011 - 06:31 PM.


#2 Greg Cullinan

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:47 AM

I would say any snap kit or an older glue kit which seem to have less parts. And by older I mean 60's era which typically are expensive so I would stick with a snap kit.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:47 AM

Head on down to Hobby Lobby, lots of prepainted metal kits :) will make any first time builder proud of their accomplishments. or if you can find some of the plastic prepainted kits.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 07:09 AM

My son is 10, he thought the snap kits were babyish,of course I explained they weren't and that I enjoyed them but the end result was he glued and painted a snap kit. Which is a good option,I know painting is my favorite part.;) :)

#5 RS Sport

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:48 PM

Hey thank you for all of the replies everybody.


I've found a AMT/Matchbox '69 Camaro SS (Street Magic) Snap Kit.

Is this rare?

Is it good quality and simple?

Thanks in advance. :lol:

#6 Harry P.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hey thank you for all of the replies everybody.


I've found a AMT/Matchbox '69 Camaro SS (Street Magic) Snap Kit.

Is this rare?

Is it good quality and simple?

Thanks in advance. :lol:


If you're looking for a kit that a kid can easily build, what does it matter if it's "rare"?

#7 samdiego

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:10 AM

I would lean toward the older Monogram kits that are currently out. The Tom Daniel era had huge locator pins, a low parts count and built up to a sturdy end product.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:25 AM

My daughter (who is nine) wanted to take a step up from the snap kits to the glue kits. I won the new AMT curbside 2010 Corvette in a raffle and showed it to her. It was the perfect kit and she loved it. Very well designed to fit between the snap and full-on glue kits. Highly recommended.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:41 AM

the new 69 camaro is a exellent snap tite

#10 Mr. Show

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:03 AM

Revell has a "Basic Builder" line. Everything is molded color, not a lot of parts, though gluing is required. May be a nice intermediate step after the snap kits.

And if you can find any, Minicraft models usually have a really low number of parts, and the plastic is incredibly sturdy which would be good for younger ones.

Edited by Mr. Show, 18 November 2010 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

the first kit i ever did when i was 10 was the AMT 65 chevelle wagon, there are not many of them around but its a veary simple kit with a all modeld in chassie and metal axls but i had no trouble building it

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:08 AM

I think that AMT has rereleased it's 64 Ford, which is about as simple as they come. It's simply an unassembled promo.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:24 AM

The Concept Camaro is a great snap kit!

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:28 AM

It's been said, but steer clear of the older AMT snap kits. They weren't the greatest fitting kits ever popped, and they're loaded with little hiccups and snafus that, when added up, would be pretty frustrating to a newbie. I'd say go with any of the newer Revell snap kits.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:45 PM

Revell has a "Basic Builder" line. Everything is molded color, not a lot of parts, though gluing is required. May be a nice intermediate step after the snap kits.

And if you can find any, Minicraft models usually have a really low number of parts, and the plastic is incredibly sturdy which would be good for younger ones.


What he said.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:07 PM

Thank you for the info everyone!

How good is the AMT 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (1/25 scale)?

Thank you in advance! :)

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 04:33 AM

Thank you for the info everyone!

How good is the AMT 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop (1/25 scale)?

Thank you in advance! :)


In a word, simple. This one is long over due for a Retool. The body is fine, the rest? Flat ,molded in suspension chassis.One piece Interior tub with little or no detail.Funny car style headers and some other strange engine accessories.Sadly, the only game in town.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:40 AM

The Revell kits are good but have you considered looking at some of the older Tamiya kits? You can find quite a few of them for under $20. That's what I started on when I was a kid. Better overall fit and I think the instructions are easier to understand than a lot of the U.S. made kits.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:22 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

How good of quality is the Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari Koenig Testarossa?

Is it simple?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

How good of quality is the Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari Koenig Testarossa?

Is it simple?

Thanks in advance!

If it's Fujimi I'd lean towards their 90's Japanese subjects for a simple kit. Not a whole lot of parts or details in the interior, but the body looks reasonably good.

The Koenig Testarossa is not that complicated, you can see for yourself:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10040858

Edited by fumi, 09 January 2011 - 11:58 PM.