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.