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Snap Together Models FAQ

A snap together model, also known as a snap-tite model, is a type of plastic model that is designed to be assembled without the use of glue. These models are typically made up of several plastic parts that are pre-painted and have interlocking tabs and slots that allow them to be "snapped" together, similar to puzzle pieces. These models are considered to be less complex than traditional plastic models and are intended for a younger audience or for people who are new to the hobby.

What's different about them?

Snap together models are usually less detailed and accurate than traditional plastic models, and often lack the moving parts and intricate details of those models. They are often recommended for children or beginners who are looking for an easy and fun way to get into the hobby of modeling. They are considered a good option for those who want to enjoy the experience of assembling a model without the need of handling glue or other chemicals.

Snap-together models are usually less expensive than traditional plastic models, and can be found in many toy and hobby stores, as well as online retailers. They are available in a wide variety of subjects, including vehicles, aircraft, ships, and buildings.

It's worth noting that even though they are easy to assemble, they still require some skill and attention to detail, and that not all snap-together models are the same, some can be more detailed and complex than others.

Who makes them?

Snap-together models are made by a variety of manufacturers, both large and small. Some well-known companies that make snap-together models include:

  • Revell: a German model company that produces a wide variety of snap-together models, including cars, airplanes, ships, and spacecraft.

  • Atlantis Model Company - reissues many old discontinued models 
  • AMT: an American company that specializes in snap-together models of cars, trucks, and other vehicles.

  • Monogram: an American company that produces snap-together models of cars, trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles, as well as plastic model kits.

  • Lindberg: an American company that specializes in snap-together models of cars, trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles.

  • MPC: an American company that produces snap-together models of cars, trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles, as well as plastic model kits.

  • Airfix: a British company that produces snap-together models of cars, trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles, as well as plastic model kits.

  • Tamiya: a Japanese company that produces snap-together models of cars, trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles, as well as plastic model kits

These are just a few examples of the many manufacturers that make snap-together models.