A garage kit or resin kit is an assembly scale model kit most commonly cast in polyurethane resin.
手办(garage kit或resin kit)指由聚氨脂树脂制成的比例模型套装。
They are often model figures portraying humans or other living creatures. In Japan, kits often depict anime characters, and in the United States depictions of movie monsters are common. However, kits are produced depicting a wide range of subjects, from characters from horror, science fiction, fantasy films, television and comic books to original works of art, as well as upgrade and conversion kits for existing models.
Originally garage kits were amateur-produced and the term originated with dedicated hobbyists using their garages as workshops. Unable to find model kits of subjects they wanted on the market, they began producing kits of their own. As the market expanded professional companies began making similar kits. Sometimes a distinction is made between true garage kits, made by amateurs, and resin kits, manufactured professionally by companies.
最开始的时候，手办都是业余爱好者自己制作的，也是因为这些业余爱好者最早把车库作为工作坊制作手办，所以才有了garage kit这个说法。因为在市场上找不到自己想要的模型，他们就开始自己制作。随着这个市场不断扩大，专业公司也开始制作手办套装。有时候，手办的说法会因为制作者不同而有所区别，业余爱好者制作的就叫garage kit，而专业公司制作的就叫resin kit(树脂套装)。