Model Cars Hobby
Model Car Hobby For The Retired
What now? You finally took the plunge into retirement. Only to find out that you have more free time than you would like and have decided you need to get a hobby of some sort. There are a variety of hobbies that you can choose from. The first thing you will want to think about is what you enjoy doing. Then get creative. For example, if you love working on cars but are no longer able to climb under the hood like you use to, why not take on another type of car? A model cars hobby can be great for retirement and fun to work on.
There are a variety of different model cars out there. If you do not know a lot about model cars you will want to start by doing a little research. You will first want to try something simple such as a model car kit. However, be sure to pay attention when you are looking at the model car kits. There are different levels depending on what skill level you are. The beginning level which is a level one model car kit is going to be the easiest. The reason they are the easiest is because the parts are already painted; so all you have to do is figure out how the model car goes together. Depending on how many model car kits you do in a month or two will depend on how long you will want to stay at a beginner level.
Once you have gotten the hang of putting the model cars together you may want to move up a level and try your skills at level two. Level two consists of painting all the pieces and being able to use glue to glue them together whereas the level one kits just snapped together. The decals also look a little more life-like than the ones in level one. You will also want to pay attention to how many pieces come in the boxes. Make sure that you start out with fewer pieces and move up so that you can get an idea of how much work a model car is going to be. Also, having fewer pieces will help you be able to spend more time adding detail.
After you have conquered level two you may want to take the next step in your model cars hobby. If this is the case then you will want to move on to level three. The skill required for level three is comparable with level four and five; however, you donít put your motor in your car yet. In level three you start using more colors of paint. You can mix them and change color schemes. There are also a lot of optional pieces in the box that you can tinker with and put on your car.
If you are getting bored of the level three model car kits and find yourself craving more, you can always move up to the level four and five skill level. This level is combined and is a really fun one-- especially for those of you who are into motors and love to work on the inside of the car. You will want to make sure though that before you do start this skill level that you feel comfortable with the other skill levels. If you are not comfortable you might find yourself more confused and frustrated than enjoying it. You will also not want to waste money on it just to have it turn out poorly and nothing like you expected.
There are so many different things that you can do with a model car. There is also a lot of different information you can get about model cars and different parts you can buy for them. There are magazines and different clubs that you can look into joining and subscribing to. As a retiree, you can more fully enjoy working on model cars as you will have more free time now than before you retired. Also, you will have an excuse to get out of the house and meet new people and discover new ideas and interests.
Thank you to Chauntel Greenwald for this "Model Cars Hobby" article.