Pete J. Posted March 13, 2020 Share Posted March 13, 2020 (edited) 4 hours ago, goldfinger said: You can model on a budget. I get coupons for 40,50, and even 60% off from Michaels and Hobby Lobby,. The other day i bought a revell Bronco for 11.00! Likewise, shopping on the internet will find you bargains. It can be expensive, but with a little effort and innovation it really doesnt have to be super expensive. Going the opposite way from what I actually do, you can go really cheap. Every model car show/competition, or any other kind of model show for that matter, has swap meet. You can generally find a bunch of kits for about $10 each. Also often someone is selling off their paint supplies and the price I see is about $3 to $5 a can. There are also tool sellers, so you can pick up hobby knives and sprue cutters on the cheap. The only thing missing is glue and you can get that at the store for a couple of bucks. So in theory you could set yourself up for under $20. Now that all changes when you start looking for that "one" kit that you have always wanted to build. If you want more you can certainly go there, but like anything there is a price for that. I think most of the complaining about cost comes from those who want the latest high quality kit, with all the aftermarket stuff and the tools to build it. Do you need all that stuff? No, but it can make the hobby more enjoyable and a great model easier to achieve, but you can still have fun and put competitive model on the table with just the basics. It just takes time and effort. Edited March 13, 2020 by Pete J. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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