The other day I got a plastic model of the Mini VTOL (Triangle VTOL).
While I had purchased the other ones, this one was not released yet at that time.
One of my readers kindly posted a video (sorry, the video in Japanese) on these model series in his comment on the above post.
And it tells us the kits can be assembled quite easily by snapping in each part without using adhesive.
No painting is necessary, either, because the kits are distinctively colored from the very beginning.
To make it look more realistic, you can apply the decals which come together with the kit.
So these models are to be built without spending much time.
Despite the easiness of assembling and the sizes, I’ve found the finished models shown in the video look attractive and realistic enough.
This kind of snap-in style models were not around when I was a kid, but I now find this could be the main stream of plastic models (especially in Gundom models) here in Japan.
As I wrote before, this series of tiny models stemmed from the Space Battleship Yamato series sometime around in the 1980s while I have none of them with me any more unfortunately.
They were highly reputed as well-made models despite the size and price then, and I had to use glue and paint them at the time although it was fun as well.
Daily hustles and bustles have still kept me from building these models at leisure (I don’t want to do it hastily), but I look forward to building them before long.