Introduction To Vinyl Model Making

Vinyl may at first seem to be an unusual material for use in model making. However those who have tried vinyl model making soon realize that the kits are easy to assemble, and that the look of the finished figure is far superior to other kits.Due to the characteristics of the material, modifications can easily be made - creating a one-of-a-kind figure.

Realistic Effects

Vinyl model making is especially suited to builders who favour the painting process over model construction. Once a few basic techniques have been mastered, constructing a vinyl kit is usually a quick and straightforward process.

Here is a basic list of tools needed for vinyl model making:

  • Hair Dryer or Heat Gun
  • Craft Knife & Craft Scissors
  • Super Glue
  • Modeling File
  • Sandpaper
  • Model Putty
  • Paint Brushes
  • Primer
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Airbrush
  • Clear Spray Enamel (Top Coat)

A Guide To Assembly

Model kits are often supplied with photos of a completed version of the model. Study them before you start working, and place all of the model kit parts in their approximate position.

Vinyl softens and is easier to cut when it is warm. Parts can be heated with a hair dryer or heatgun