Model Toy Airplanes

Written by Michael O'Brien
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Model toy airplanes are my favorite hobby. I'm fascinated by flying. I don't know anyone who isn't. For some reason, however, my interest borders on obsession. I can sit for hours on end building model toy airplanes.

It's All in the Detail

It's not the building that takes the effort, but the detail. As good as the best model kit is, and there are some really excellent ones, you can always improve upon them. I like to take the tiniest paint brush and weather the plane. You can do this with a little silver paint. It's a good idea to mix your paint and test it on paper first. I recommend having lots of Q-tips around for wiping off mistakes.

Model toy airplanes are a flexible hobby. If you're just starting out, go with plastic. Try some inexpensive models and work your way up. You could even start with a model made with balsa wood. These are very inexpensive and easy to put together. You may even work your way up to models that fly.

Model Toy Airplanes That Fly

Models that fly are challenging on many levels. For one, you need patience. It can be painstaking to put these models together just right. You need a space with all of your tools, paints and glue, and you need plenty of time. A few months ago, my Dad started logging the hours he worked on certain models. One took 37 hours.

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