Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Model Cars

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Model Cars
Arts and Crafts
General Conference
Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 1928

1. Build at least one plastic model car from the parts supplied in a kit. Car must be stock in every respect.[edit | edit source]

Plastic model kits can be bought at most hobby shops and craft stores. You can also find them on the Internet, consignment shops, yard sales, thrift stores, and at large retailers.

The requirement that the car be "stock" means that the car must be assembled as per the basic instructions that come with the kit. It does not mean that it must be a racing "stock" car.

Most kits require glue, a craft knife (or sprue cutter), tweezers, and a paint brush. Some kits are snap-together, but the better ones require glue. These items can be purchased in the same places that sell model cars.

2. Build a second car using extra accessories included in the kit or create alterations using putty and/or parts from other kits. (Decals don't count). Include paint job.[edit | edit source]

Some car kits come with extra parts that can be used to modify or change the outlook of the finished car. Take these parts or another entire car kit and mix them to create an entirely new car look. An example would be to take the "chrome" side exhaust from a dodge viper or older corvette model and apply it to the sides of another vehicle or the spoiler from an foreign model car or even a "tuner car" and add it to a car without a spoiler to make it look more sporty.

The paint may come with the model, or you may have to buy it separately. If you buy it separately, then try some different paint jobs.

3. Write or give orally a report on the history of automobiles. Be sure to include interesting steps in the development process such as notes on engine sizes, automatic transmissions, power steering, computerized controls, etc.[edit | edit source]

You might look in the encyclopedia for some information about automobile history, car history, or any other number of variations. Try looking up other books in a near by library. If there is a museum that has an exhibit or focuses on cars, try these, as they almost always have excellent information. You might also try informational websites like or

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