Updated January 18, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Model Kits For Adults

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Constructing beautiful replica ships, planes, cars, and more isn't just a hobby for kids. In fact, the most impressive options out there are so complicated that many young children couldn't handle them. The model kits for adults on our list offer an amazing opportunity to build breathtaking pieces of art from scratch, and to display them with a great deal of pride once they're finished. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best model kit for adults on Amazon.

10. Revell 1:48 F15E Strike Eagle

9. AMT 1967 Ford Shelby GT350

8. Revell 1:96 USS Constitution

7. Moebius 942 Battlestar Galactica

6. Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M5/5A Zero

5. Flight Miniatures Delta Airplane

4. Lego Ideas Ship In A Bottle

3. Old Modern Handicrafts Exclusive Edition San Felipe

2. Robotime 3D Puzzle Orpheus

1. Tamiya P-51D Mustang Hobby

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2019:

There's a seemingly endless number of models available on the market, with dozens of ships and airplanes in particular, with plenty of cars and branded items from classic TV and film, as well. As a result, the focus here had to be kept on things like the potential level of detail that could be added, as well as the particular quality of the pieces, and any extras that might be included with the kit. Tamiya ended up with a pair of excellent airplanes, and Revell, one of the most lauded brands in the industry, has a nice showing also.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 18, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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