Model car

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A model car is a toy which represents an automobile, generally reproducing the shapes of actually produced vehicles, as a small scale model.

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Model cars from kits

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Revell model of 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
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Revell model of 1933 Ford hot rod

Model car most frequently refers to scale miniatures of real production vehicles, designed as kits for the enthusiast to construct. They can be created in plastic, die-cast metal, resin, even wood. The best kits have incredible levels of detail, even in parts unseen when the finished model is on display. Major manufacturers are AMT, Revell, and Monogram, but many smaller companies abound.

Toy and collectible cars

Some toys which mimic production vehicles qualify as model cars. These are generally sold complete, needing no construction by the consumer.

Brands of model cars:

Benbros
Biante - manufacturers of Australian Touring Cars and V8 Supercars
Britains
Burago
Classic Carlectables - manufacturers of Australian Touring Cars and V8 Supercars
Corgi Cars
Dinky Toy
Lone Star
Herpa - for railway modelling
Hot Wheels
Lesney-Matchbox
Maisto
Marqueart - suppliers of scale model cars
Morestone-Budgie
Tamiya
Wiking - for railway modelling

Radio control model cars

Main article: Radio controlled car

Radio controlled cars which can be built from kits make for a popular hobby. These cars are remote controlled by a radio signal, and can be powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.

See also

External links

Joe Johnson's Hollywood Die-Cast (http://www.hollywood-diecast.com/) - has many pictures of model cars representing vehicles from film and television.

Model Masters Diecast Model Cars (http://www.diecastmodelcars.com/) - offers a wide array of pictures and descriptions of model cars from numerous eras and countries.

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