Activity Overview: Intermediate (15)
To purchase an automobile or truck model and
correctly assemble it using the proper glue. Also
be able to paint each of the major components the
correct color for the year, make, and model of the
Purchase or obtain, a plastic model that is
representative of a vehicle that is at least 25
Review the assembly instructions that are
enclosed with the model.
While reviewing the instructions, note that
certain major parts are supposed to be certain
Review in the instructions where any decals that
are supplied belong on your model.
Begin the assembly process, carefully following
Paint the various parts of the model the correct
color for the year, make, and model.
Be as neat as you can. The attempt is to make
your model look as close to the real thing as
See if you can locate any copies of original
advertisements or sales brochures for your
Write a brief report about the model you built.
In it describe how you went about choosing your
model, and how you assembled the model. Also
include some information on what type of vehicle
it is. Who built it, what year it is, what
engines were available in that particular model,
what options were available, if possible.
Submit pictures of your model and your report
for review and appro.
Visit your local hobby shop, or toy store to see
what models are available.
Visit your local library to see if there are any
books or magazines on that particular vehicle.
Contact the AACA library and ask if there is any
information available for that particular