Simple model? Thanks for the help, everyone!

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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!

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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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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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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.;):)

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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:

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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"?

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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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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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the new 69 camaro is a exellent snap tite

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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.

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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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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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The Concept Camaro is a great snap kit!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Fujimi kits are extremely nice mostly curbside kits. He could probably put it together fairly easily with a little bit of fatherly help. At 10 he could probably do a glue kit with your guidance. My nephew is 6 and has already gotten to the point where he can build a snap kit with minimal help. Just take him to a local hobby shop or let him look around with you online and pick out a kit and work on it together.

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How are Tamiya and Aoshima kits?

Also, how are the Revell, AMT and Monogram kits?

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

Thank you very much for the help. Thanks for the website also, that will help a lot.

Fujimi kits are extremely nice mostly curbside kits. He could probably put it together fairly easily with a little bit of fatherly help. At 10 he could probably do a glue kit with your guidance. My nephew is 6 and has already gotten to the point where he can build a snap kit with minimal help. Just take him to a local hobby shop or let him look around with you online and pick out a kit and work on it together.

Thanks for the help!

I'm the person that's going to build the kit, I'm only 11.

Thanks for the replies everyone, I am now a proud owner of a Fujimi Koenig Testarossa!

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