All great points,
I also tell folks that once you purchase a paper model,,,
You can keep the one you bought, and print as many as you
care to from it to build yourself, or share with your modeling friends.
Also, you can print it in different sizes to build as well.
TRY THAT WITH A PLASTIC MODEL.
Paper models that you pre print in quanities can store by the hundreds in a single drawer.
The same amount of plastic models will take up that spare room you wanted to turn into a den, or entertainment room for your entire family to enjoy.
For the environment,,, paper models are recyclable.
If a CAT, or CHILD, does have too much fun with one,,, you can toss it out in the yard and it will deteriorate in a few weeks. Or, wind up as part of a birds nest.
Do that with a broken plastic model,,, and your children and grandchildren will be cutting their feet on the shards for generations to come.