- A die-cast scale model is produced by putting molten Zinc or lead alloy in a mould to produce a particular shape .
- Now a days lead alloy has been discontinued and most of the companies now use Zamak (an alloy of Zinc with small quantities of aluminium and copper)
- Other materials used along with zinc alloy are plastic, rubber & glass as well in some cases.
- Recently Resin scale models have also been made for the customers who need a more premium finish in the Scale Models.
Resin Scale Models:
- Made with smooth and fine texture which helps the paint to stay for a longer period.
- Have a better shape and tight shut lines.
- Models are sealed and thus the doors, bonnet & trunk etc do not open.
- Delicate and structurally weak as compared to zinc alloy die-cast scale models
- Produced in small quantities as its more labour intensive and thus are quite expensive.
- Last long as compared to zinc alloy die-cast scale models as they are prone to deterioration and may result in blistering, expansion, distortion & cracking.