The models require
some manual dexterity to cut out and fit together, but in general,
they can be built by anyone with some experience of hobby model
making (building plastic model aircraft, for example). The Skill
Rating gives an indication of the difficulty involved in building
each model, and the level of skill needed to do it.
There are three
Skill Ratings, as follows:
1 - Beginner
These models are suitable for the beginner and require a modest
amount of skill in their building. They are generally constructed
from a small number of simple parts and don't require any complex
cutting or folding.
2 - Intermediate
These models require some skill to build. They are generally complex
or large and may require some skill to cut out and fit together.
3 - Expert
These models are suitable for the experienced builder. They are
usually of a complex design and/or include small parts.
The Skill Rating
is given in the website information for each model, and in the model
Models in 1:500
scale are smaller than the equivalent in 1:400 scale and tend to
include smaller parts. For this reason 1:500 models are usually
slightly more difficult to build.
that the models are intended for adult modellers only and are not
suitable for children under 12 years of age.