Modeling without the Metal
Here’s an interesting product we came across that melds the modeling world with the proliferation of mobile media technology. The idea is to take the hobby of model making into the virtual world by adapting it into an interactive app to run on popular mobile platforms like Android and Apple’s iPad. Monzo has used Revell’s plastic kits as the basis for the models in the app. It’s an interesting concept, and our preliminary tests of the press sample were quite promising. Mastering the precise alignments necessary takes some getting used to, but the builds are quite linear and easy to follow. And the system is infinitely expandable with new models, which you purchase individually. Some are a little pricey, but the graphics support at least as much detail as found in the Revell plastic glue-together kits on which they are based. If model building anywhere you can carry your tablet, and without the mess of glue or paint, is something that appeals to you, check out Monzo’s site for more info.