Q: What do I need to begin plastic modeling? A: To begin with, you should have some basic tools. These include, but are not limited to, a good, sharp hobby knife, hobby sanding films (sanding paper) of different grades, liquid glue or tube glue, assorted paints and brushes, a model kit that interests you and, of course, plenty of patience. Q: What if I can't find a tool that I need or no one makes? A: Make it! Tooth-picks, popsicle sticks, clothes pins, whatever. If you need a specific tool, you can probably make a simple one from things around the house. Once you make it, keep it. Chances are, you're probably going to need it again. Q: How can I keep parts together while the glue dries? A: There can be some stubborn parts in almost any model kit. Try using things like masking tape, rubber bands, or different types of clamps to help hold parts together. They'll keep your hands free and your fingers from getting sore! Q: Does it cost a lot of money to get started? A: Absolutely not! There are a lot of kits available to conform to any budget you may have. Many kits range from just a few pennies at any yard sale or flea market to as much as $800 for the really big stuff! You can even check out the local craft stores and department stores in the hobby section. Plan to spend between $5 and $20 dollars for a good kit.