todays materials and technology, you can now find them in a wide
range of products and compounds to make stunning figures you could
never do in the past.
Figure Models - Resin figures usually offer more detail, and
more interersting subjects that would never be a plastic model
kit. Resin kits can be made two ways. Many times as a kit, with
individual parts you need to assemble and then paint. Or, some
are cast as one piece, so that assembly is kept to a minimum,
and you only have to develope your painting skills (though painting
figures, especially skin and faces, is a fine art in itself).
Cast Resin Figures - These are commonly a figure that has
been cast all as one piece. More like a statue, they still need
your painting skills to bring them to life. The resin can be different
than a kit with separate pieces, and the resin materials vary
on the material used, they are usually quite solid and have some
weight to them.
Figure Model Kits - The vinyl kits are a soft material. Easily
cut with a knife. These usually have separate parts and need to
be assembled. They also tend to be hollow and light, but offer
a good opportunity for painting and modifications.
you're not familiar with other mediums for model building, I recommend
the issue of Scale Model
Life - Figures to give you an idea. That issue covers vinyl
figures, plastic figures, and even resin ones. You should never
be afraid of a model just because of the materials it's made of.
take different approaches, but the end result can be fun and spectacular.
Cold cast statue models, which are typically
only one piece that you can paint yourself for a one of kind project.
These range from fantasy, mythology, to historical subjects.