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Scale Explained: How to Choose the Best Model Size for You

So you’ve decided to start your first scale model, and you’re now scrolling through our range of models to decide which is your favourite. There are a number of factors that may settle your decision – a recommendation from a friend, the way it looks, or the fascinating story behind it. But what about size? How do you decide what scale is best, and what does model building scale even mean? Models come in a range of scales, the most common being , , , , , , , and Choosing a scale that works for you is the first big step in mastering your model builds.

Once you have an understanding of the size you are working with, you can really show off your creative building

Unless you get transported into an alternate universe, or you are filthy rich, scale models are always several sizes SMALLER than the real-life object they represent. When reading the scale then, the number on the left side of the colon (usually 1) represents the model, and the number on the right-hand side represents how many times larger the original object is by comparison.

To clarify this concept a little better, we’ve listed a few of our current items with their scales, model sizes and original sizes:





Senna McLaren MP4/4



Hummer H1



HMS Surprise



HMS Victory






D51 Steam Locomotive



Suzuki GSX R Hayabusa



Millennium Falcon



As you can see, the larger the original object is, the more it needs to be scaled down to a manageable model size. You’ll also notice that we’ve included the Millennium Falcon in the list, with a scale of This particular model is the exact same size as the prop used in the Star Wars films, not the actual Millennium Falcon. The official length of this legendary starship is metres – could you imagine building a scale model that size?!

So apart from removing the need for a football field to display your finished product, what else is there to know about scale?

Simply Put, Size Matters

A lot of the models on offer from ModelSpace are big, with our ships in particular being very large. While this could potentially make displaying them harder, there are a couple of key benefits:

  1. The parts are bigger and therefore easier to handle.
  2. The detail you can achieve is much greater, and gives you a lot more freedom to add your own interpretations and flourishes.

Note: We have a range of sturdy and practical display stands available to suit any of the ModelSpace models, so you can easily display your finished models without any hassles.

Conversely, while smaller models are generally much faster to complete and can be displayed almost anywhere, they can be quite fiddly when you have to put them together or paint them – of course for some this challenge is what it’s all about.

Scale Keeps It Consistent

Let’s say you’re putting together your brand new Hummer H1 model. You’ve completed the model according to the kit, but you’re feeling inspired, and you want to convert this standard Hummer into a post-apocalyptic battle machine. All that’s needed now is a slick paint job, a couple of cannons, and a mean roof-mounted machine gun to seal the deal. But how big should these attachments be?

Scale takes the guesswork out of modifications. For example, if you’re using a real cannon as your reference, simply take the measurements of the original cannon and divide it by the scale of the Hummer (i.e. divide by 8, taken from the scale) to give you the scaled cannon size.

By using your current model as your point of reference, you can easily keep the breadth, width, length and height of your modifications uniform, thus avoiding compromising the overall look of your model by using incorrectly sized parts.

Scale Conversion Calculator

If you&#;re still a bit confused, this Scale Conversion Calculator from Jimbob-Wan allows you to calculate the scale size accurately. If you have the measurements of a full-size vessel or any part of it, you can use this calculator to match any part to almost any scale both in inches and millimetres.

Whether you want several models that you can spread out on the shelves, or one large model to take pride of place on the coffee table, scale is one of the first aspects you should consider. Once you have an understanding of the size you are working with, you can really show off your creative building &#; something we love and wholeheartedly encourage!

Do you have a scale model you’re working on or about to start? Share your build diary and some photos on the ModelSpace forum or on the ModelSpace Facebook page – we’d love to see them!

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List of scale model sizes

RatioInches per footMillimetres per footComments &#;mmArii produced injection-molded kits in this scale of the very large Zentradi spacecraft from the science fiction anime series Macross. &#;mmThis scale has been used for fictional spacecraft for the board game Star Cruiser, originally from Citadel Miniatures. A small set of British and German WWII warships in this scale were produced by CnC for use in the North Cape tabletop game. &#;mmStar Trek toys and miniatures are available in this scale. &#;mmScience fiction miniatures produced in this scale by Brigade Models for the board game Starmada and an established scale for Naval wargaming in Britain, e.g., NavWar. &#;mmA European size for naval wargaming ship models. Also a popular scale for large fictional spacecraft used in gaming, (esp. Star Trek). &#;mmA British and American size for naval wargaming ship models. Some science fiction miniatures in this scale. &#;mmValiant Enterprises produces its "Fighting Sail" line of "sailing men o'war" and related subjects in this scale. Scale used in Japan for plastic naval models, waterline and full hull. Die cast ship models (e.g. by Siku),[1]Star Trek spaceships.[2][3]&#;mmThe dominant European size for ship models, most comprehensive range. &#;mmA British and American size for ship and harbour models. Airfix used to produce in this scale. &#;mmThis is a scale used in Germany for pre-finished airliner models. Herpa and Hogan Wings produces several models in this scale. Bandai produces spacecraft models from Space Battleship Yamato Ares Games produces the Sails of Glory line in this scale. Common scale for architectural modelling. &#;mmThis is a scale used for some aircraft carrier models. This scale is also used for some pre-finished die cast airliner models. &#;mmThis was a standard size for ship models produced by Revell and Italeri but they have moved from it. &#;mmThis is the scale that most manufacturer chose to produce the largest series of waterline plastic model ships and submarines. Full hull models are popular in that scale as well. &#;mmPopular for ships, especially liners and capital ships. This is the traditional scale for comparative drawings of ships, used by the Royal Navy as it is about one-tenth of a nautical mile to the foot. Warship models produced by Airfix.[4] Schabak/Schuco also produces airliner models in this scale.[5]&#;mmThis scale was used by Revell for some ship models because it was one-half the size of the standard scale for wargaming models used by the U.S. Army. &#;mmScale used by Revell for USS Missouri ship. Sometimes called "box scale" because chosen to fit a box size. &#;mmThis is a scale used by the military in World War II for ship models used for war games and naval recognition. Several Japanese companies such as Nichimo Co Ltd. and Fujimi Model produce plastic ship models in this scale. It is also used by European companies for pre-finished die-cast airliner models. Common scale for architectural modelling. &#;mmT scale, using 3&#;mm gauge track to represent standard gauge railways. &#;mmT scale, using 3&#;mm gauge track to represent 3&#;ft&#;6&#;in (1,&#;mm) gauge railways. Hasegawa also produces plastic ship models in this scale. &#;mmThe scale used during World War II by the U.S. Navy for aircraft recognition. &#;mmScale used by Revell for USS Arizona, Pennsylvania, Norton Sound, and Pine Island ships. Sometimes called "box scale" because chosen to fit a box size. &#;mmA European size for ship and submarine models and die cast aircraft, e.g. Heller products. Most commonly used with aircraft models, specifically die-cast commercial airliners, which can be produced by popular manufacturers (including, but not limited to, Aeroclassics, Gemini Jets, Phoenix Model, JC Wings, and NG Model).[6]"&#;mmThe scale used in AD&D Battlesystem rules. Derived from the used of 10 yards to 1 inch. Works well with 5mm miniatures where a 6' man equals mm &#;mmThough assumed to be a Japanese size for ship models, its origin lies in the UK, with the release of the Javelin and Tribal Destroyer kit in December in the FROG Penguin range. These are typically full-hull models that are substantially more detailed than waterline models. &#;mmA scale closely associated with scale. The smallest scale commonly used for micro armor. "6 mm figure scale" for miniature wargaming. &#;mmA scale for aircraft and rockets. &#;mmAlso known as "6&#;mm figure scale", the U.S. Army scale for sand-table wargames. The standard used in hobbyist miniature wargaming, where it is considered interchangeable with scale. Commonly used for micro armor. &#;mmUsed by Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game for their small and large ships. &#;mmUsed by Heller for model ships. scale is commonly used with aircraft models - usually rather large and fairly pricey models - such as jumbo jet scale models.[7]&#;mmUsed by some model aircraft. &#;mmSame as Z gauge. ″&#;mmA scale used for high-end model aircraft and very detailed paper and plastic model ships. 9&#;mm figure scale. Many airlines distribute models in this scale for free as a means of advertising. Aeroplane model brands in this scale include Flight Miniatures, JC Wings , Wings of Glory, and others. Common scale for architectural modelling. &#;mmA newer scale utilized in ancient, fantasy and sci-fi hobbyist miniature wargaming. Known as "10&#;mm figure scale" in wargaming circles.[citation needed]&#;mmAmerican and European model trains in N scale. Commonly used for mini armor. 10&#;mm to 12&#;mm figure scale for miniature wargaming. &#;mm2mm scale / British N scale railway modeling. &#;mmUsed by Heller for model ships, and proposed by the Japanese to supersede scale trains. Models which are commonly made in scale at are commercial airliners - such as the Airbus A, Boeing all the way to the jumbo jets - the Airbus A & Boeing [8]&#;mmBritish N model railroad scale. 1&#;12″ (″)&#;mmW scale - Popular for ships, aircraft, rockets, spacecraft. Occasionally used with NASCAR cars. Also some Japanese N scale trains, as well as Japanese giant robot models (such as Gunpla) and toys. Dollshouse for a dollshouse scale for dollshouses. Commonly used for mini armor. Used for 12&#;mm, and &#;mm figure scaleminiature wargaming. 3&#;32″ (″)&#;mmA few rockets and some fit-in-the-box aircraft are made to this size. ″&#;mmDerived from the scale of 1 inch equals 10 feet.TT model railroad scale. Used in AD&D Battlesystem Skirmishes rules. Works with 15 mm miniatures where a 6 foot man would equal mm &#;mmUsed for some model ships, aircraft and diecast cars. &#;mmAn historic size for ships, also used for rockets and spacecraft. 15&#;mm figure scale for wargaming is considered interchangeable with this scale.[9]&#;mmAircraft by Tamiya and Plasticart, military vehicles and ships by Zvezda. Kits of historic and modern spacecraft. Japanese aircraft, spacecraft, and giant robots (Gundam master range). Also referred to as "15&#;mm figure scale" for use with the mini armor & miniature figurine-based tabletop strategy/skirmish warfare games, Flames of War, Axis & Allies Miniatures, as well as The Face of Battle, and I Ain't Been Shot Mum!. Common scale for architectural modelling. 1&#;8″ (″)&#;mmAn historic scale for ships, also used for spacecraft. &#;mmA popular scale for World War II hobbyist miniature wargaming. Also known as "20&#;mm figure scale" in wargaming. &#;mmA scale proposed by some European manufacturers (e.g.Wiking) to supersede HO scale. &#;mmExact HO scale (half O of 7&#;mm = 1 foot) &#;mmCivilian and military vehicles. Often used to describe HO scale. Original nominal 25&#;mm figure scale; though a 6-foot human in is closer to 20mm. &#;mmAn intermediate scale (HO/OO) intended to apply to both HO and OO scale train sets. Also used for some military models &#;mmHOj scale. Very close to wargamin 20&#;mm figure scale(20mm is actually ).[10]4&#;mmUK model rail scale 4 mm scale (OO Scale, etc.). &#;mmMilitary vehicles. Used with 4&#;mm to 1&#;foot models as well. &#;mmUsed by Heller for model ships. Also some Japanese aircraft kits from the s. &#;mmCommon scale for hobbyist miniature wargaming and role playing games with science fiction or fantasy subjects, where it is referred to as "25mm" (for the real-world height of a 6-foot-tall scale figure). Examples include Striker, Gamma World and (especially) Dungeons & Dragons. There has been a "scale creep" over the years as manufacturers produce more-imposing figures, leading to a current designation of "28mm" for the larger pieces. 1&#;6″ (″)&#;mmAt 1 inch in this scale = 6 feet (man's height) in the real world. Aircraft, science fiction, space non fiction, figures, vehicles, and watercraft. Now the most prolific[11] small scale (i.e. less than ) for plastic injection armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) models, and also plastic model figurines and scale model vehicles and aircraft by companies such as Airfix. &#;mmShips, die-cast cars. Similar to &#;mmShips, die-cast cars. Matchbox and Hot Wheels use this scale to describe their vehicles, although the actual scale of the individual models varies from to beyond Same as S Scale. Also called 3&#;16&#;in. scale. Known as 25&#;mm figure scale in wargaming circles.[12]&#;mmCommon scale for pres hobbyist miniature wargaming figures. Some companies such as Privateer Press are producing new figures in this scale. Because 28&#;mm figure scale wargaming miniatures have crept in scale over the years, these new "30&#;mm figure scale" wargaming miniatures are similar in proportion to the current 28&#;mm figure scale wargaming miniatures. Force of Arms, Westwind and s&s models also use this scale for their range of resin and metal World War II and modern 28&#;mm figure scale vehicles. ″&#;mmUsed by Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures. High-detail, Japanese giant robot model kits, primarily produced by Bandai, are of this scale. Some Japanese toy manufacturers also produce aircraft toys in this scale. Rare model rail scale from Germany. &#;mmAnother common scale for 28&#;mm figure scale wargaming vehicles - manufacturers in this scale include Wargames Factory, Die Waffenkammer/JTFM Enterprises, NZWM/Army Group North, Force of Arms and Warlord Games. &#;mmUsed by Siku for cars and trucks. Also used by Mattel for Disney's "Cars" toys. &#;mmMany European die-cast construction vehicles and trucks. Some early Japanese aircraft kits are also of this scale, and it is the standard scale for hand-crafted wooden aircraft models in Japan. Common scale for architectural modelling. 1&#;4″ (″)&#;mmFor dollshouse applications, is commonly known as quarter scale (as it is one-quarter of the "standard" dollshouse scale). Mainly military aircraft, but in Tamiya launched a new series of armored fighting vehicle (AFV) models in this scale. It is the American O scale. Architectural model scale corresponding to widely used architectural drawing scale in the U.S. Also the main Lego scale, known as minifig scale. The rather uncommon[citation needed] 40&#;mm figure scale wargames figures fit approximately into this scale. &#;mmThis is the scale which MOROP has defined for O scale, because it is half the size of the Scale G-gauge model railways made by German manufacturers.[citation needed]&#;mmExact O scale of 7&#;mm = 1 foot. &#;mmStill the most popular scale for die-cast cars worldwide, metric or otherwise. It originates from British O scale. ″&#;mmThe very early models of the British Coronation Coach and a few other horse-drawn wagons were made in this scale. Cheap soft plastic soldier figures are also made to this scale; there are a few kits to make vehicles for them. 5/16" Scale for RC model ships, usually produced by Dumas&#;mmPopular scale for period ship plans — 1&#;inch = 3 feet. &#;mmThe most popular scale for military vehicles and figures. Used heavily in models of armoured vehicles. It was originally conceived by Tamiya for convenience of fitting motorised parts and batteries. Corresponds well with 54mm figures. &#;mmA popular scale for collecting vintage and modern American truck models. Established by First Gear, Inc. in the early s with growing popularity in Europe and Australia. &#;mmThe most common scale for paper model kits of aircraft. 3⁄8"&#;mm54&#;mm figure scale toy soldiers are supposed to use this scale as well. Same as Gauge 1, cars, common for slot cars. Apart from , the largest scale for aircraft kits. Commonly referred to as Stablemate size in model horses. 10&#;mmOften quoted as the alternative to scale. ″&#;mmToy soldiers and military vehicles including King & Country and Figarti. &#;mmAmerican model trains running on 45&#;mm Gauge 1 track. &#;mmBiplane fighters, "brass era" cars (Midori, Union, Revell of Germany), die-cast cars (Spec-cast, First Gear). &#;mmCars, figures. AMT (now combined with Ertl), Revell, and Jo-Han diecast cars. Chinese painted human figures in this scale are marketed for use with (but are slightly undersized for) G Scale train layouts, but are often used as passengers in or cars and trains. In Europe, this scale is preferred over The Netherlands has whole toy villages in this scale. This scale is also standard in most theatre design models used to represent set designs before being built 1&#;2″ (″)&#;mmLargest common scale for model aircraft, such as those produced by Airfix. Common scale for cars and figures. Some American dollshouse brands. Die-cast vehicles by Danbury and Franklin Mint. American G Scale trains by Delton Mfg. and Aristocraft Classics. Model horses ("Little Bit" size). &#;mmG Scale trains made by German manufacturers. Scale for model aircraft, usually produced by Dumas. ″&#;mmCars, common for Formula One models. &#;mm16mm scaleLive steam model railways. This is also the scale for those[which?] "four-inch" adventure movie figurines. ″&#;mmCars made from kits, scale diecast models, children's dollshouses, (very rarely) aircraft kits such as by MPM. The " G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line of figures and vehicles is in this scale, although the figures are compatible with vehicles rather than cars. 3&#;4" (″)&#;mmLive steam trains (non-ridable), Figures. Ertl's popular line of farm and construction machinery is produced in this size. RC Tanks produced by Tamiya, Heng Long, Matto, AsiaTam, WSN, Torro, Scale model kits by Trumpeter, Eduard, Kirin, Dragon ″&#;mmUsed for some animal figures and automobile models. Fontanini produces 5 inch nativity scene figures at this scale. ″&#;mmTamiya Tamiya RC King Hauler, RC Tractor Trucks Scale. &#;mmModel railway scratchbuilders’ scale at 7&#;8″ to a foot, commonly used with 45&#;mm gauge track to represent 2′ gauge prototypes. 59&#;64"&#;mmAurora "Monster Scenes" and "Prehistoric Scenes" Kits. 1″&#;mmAction figures, Model cars (static and R/C driven), Live steam trains (non-ridable), dollshouses for adult collectors, motorcycles, model horses ("Classic scale"). &#;mmMotorcycles, Radio-controlled cars (off-road buggies, stadium trucks), 7-inch Action Figures (Marvel Legends & DC Universe). ″&#;mmMotorcycles, Miniature park, Mego 8-inch [&#;mm] dolls (World's Greatest Super Heroes), model horses (traditional scale). 1+1&#;2″ (″)&#;mmCars, motorcycles, Live steam trains (ridable), Miniature park, ICradio-controlled cars, Japanese garage kit figures, Aurora Classic Monster Kits, (rarely) aircraft kits such as World War I fighters by Hasegawa &#;mmCommon scale utilized by Japanese companies for figures of anime characters, especially[citation needed] when the portrayed character is supposed to be young in age. The scale of a standard 4-stud × 2-stud Lego brick compared to the unit size of a standard house brick (9&#;×&#;4+1&#;2&#;×&#;3&#;inches). 2″&#;mmEFRA regulation off-road radio-controlled buggies. Articulated inch figures, such as G.I. Joe, and Dragon, children's fashion dolls like Barbie, Dollfie, static display figures (commonly of anime characters). Motorcycles, rail cannons, armored vehicles, military dioramas. &#;mmLarge scale radio-controlled carsSybarite (fashion doll)3″&#;mmRadio-controlled cars, ridable miniature railways, steamrollers, traction engines, plastic model engines, larger inch [&#;mm] collectible fashion dolls, pocketbike racing, Minibike, Mini chopper, Quarter Midget racing4″&#;mmP scale - ridable narrow gage park railroads, steamrollers, traction engines, Ball-jointed dolls, Super Dollfie, Dollfie Dream 5″&#;mmPark railroads, where 15&#;in (&#;mm) minimum gauge models are based on 3&#;ft (&#;mm) narrow gauge prototypes 6″&#;mm"My Size" (3′) fashion dolls12″&#;mmFull scale, life-size
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Explaining Scale

An understanding of scale is fundamental to scale modelling and fortunately the basic principles are easy to understand.  This article explains the principles of scale and the reasons for the many different scales available to modellers.

Sulaco 1/th

This model of the Sulaco from the movie &#;Aliens&#; is 1/th scale.  This is a very small scale made necessary by the huge size that the spacecraft represented in the movie

The Basics of Scale

The scale of a model is expressed either as a ratio e.g. or more commonly as a fraction e.g. 1/35th and indicates the size of the model compared to the original object that it is replicating. For example a 1/th () scale tank has dimensions exactly times smaller than the original.  If the original tank was 10 meters long, the model would be 10 cm long at 1/th scale.

A model that is scale (or 1/1th scale) would be obviously be exactly the same size as the original.

Practical Considerations

Strictly speaking, all dimensions on a scale model should be reduced in size in accordance with the scale being used.  The overall height, width and depth of every single part of the model should be reduced in the same proportion compared to the original.  In practice, this does not always happen.  Sometimes a part of a model may be deliberately out of scale to make the model appear more realistic, or for practical reasons.  This may seem odd and the following two examples explain why this is done:

  1. On a sailing ship, the thickness of the sails may only be a few milimetres.  A typical scale for a sailing ship is 1/th and at this scale the thickness of the sail should only be a fraction of a millimetre.  Even if a model sail this thin could be produced, it would be very fragile.
  2. An armoured vehicle is usually adorned with hundreds of bolts and rivets.  At 1/35th scale, which is probably the most popular armour scale, every bolt and rivet can be faithfully reproduced although they will be very tiny.  However, on a 1/72nd scale tank, details such as bolts at the correct scale may be too small to be seen by the naked eye and certainly too small to produce.  To be totally accurate, all of this detail should be left off because it could not be seen.  However, if this was done, the model would look very simple and &#;toy like&#;.  Thus most modellers will include these details even if they are &#;over scale&#;.  Sometimes there is a conflict between &#;scale accuracy&#; and &#;apparent realism&#; and most modellers in these cases will choose realism.

The general rule is that as far as practical modellers will try to keep to scale, but the prime aim is to make the model look realistic.  Where scale and realism conflict, the latter will normally win.  However, the final choice is always up to the individual modeller.

The Proliferation of Scales

Scales Compared 3This photograph compares a 1/35th scale model with a 1/72nd model.  Although the models are of different subjects their real size is very similar.  The 1/72nd scale Warrior on the right appers to be much smaller that the 1/35th scale &#;Piranha&#; on the left because of the relationship of dimensions to volume.  This is why smaller scales are much easier to build up a collection and put on display.

The second article about scale lists most of the popular scales currently being used and it can be seen that there is a huge number.  The reasons for this are both practical and historical.

Practical Reasons

Scale model armoured vehicles can be found at scales ranging from 1/6th to 1/th and part of the reason for this is that some modellers prefer to make big models, some prefer small models and some like a variety.

Some modellers like the challenge of a really big model with hundreds of parts, where every detail can be faithfully reproduced.  These models have the disadvantage of being expensive, difficult to store and take a long time to build.  Other modellers prefer small scales and this may be for practical reasons such as cost, ease of building, display and storage etc.  Another reason for choosing very small scales is that some modellers like the challenge of reproducing every detail in a very small model.  Building in small scale is not necessarilly an easy option and some of the better small scale models have the same number of parts as their larger scale big brothers.

Another practical reason for different scales is the size of the original that the models are based on.  Warships are often built in scales of 1/th or 1/th because warships are generally very, very, big.  If one tried to make a 1/35th scale model of a World War II battleship it would probably not fit into most modellers&#; houses.  This is the reason why the larger the size of the original the small the scale that will tend to be commonly used.

Ship modellers tend to work at scales of around 1/th, aircraft modellers work at 1/76th or 1/48th depending on the type of aircraft, armour modellers hover around 1/35th scale and car modellers tend to use 1/12th scale.  It is just common sense.

Historical Reasons

Scales Compared 1The 1/35th scale Piranha and 1/72nd scale Warrior compared side by side again.  From this angle it is easier to see how much smaller the 1/72nd model is.  It is possible to put the same level of detail in the smaller scale model as the larger one, but it requires immense skill as some of the parts are miniscule.

Scale modelling grew up over a period of time from small beginnings.  Different manufacturers all over the world began to produce injection moulded plastic kits and there was no real reason for them to coordinate their efforts, so they produced models at scales that they each felt appropriate.

Thus, one manufacturer might be producing a range of aircraft at 1/76th scale whilst another might bring out a similar range but at 1/72nd scale. In the early days of the hobby standards were much lower than today and the exact scale did not seem so important.  Some models &#; particularly those of cars and fictional subjects (such as science fiction craft and monsters) did not even quote a scale.

Over time there has been a tendency for scales to become standardised as the market has become more globalised and dominated by a few large manufacturers.  However, manufacturers still surprise us.  Up to , military vehicle (MV) modellers had two main choices of scale, 1/72nd and 1/35th.  At the end of that year, Tamiya announced the introduction of a brand new scale that at 1/48th was bang in the middle of the two and tried to capture the advantages of each existing scale.  The 1/48th scale had been popular with aircraft modellers for a long time, but this was effectively a new scale for MV modellers.

Since then Tamiya have been churning out new models in this scale at a prolific rate and other manufacturers have begun to do the same, so in the space of a couple of years a new scale has appeared and been accepted.

Why does all this matter?

Perhaps for some modellers this is only of acadamic interest.  Some modellers will choose each individual project without any overall plan depending on their fancy.  Building a 1/th scale warship may be followed by a 1/12th scale racing car.  There is nothing wrong with this.

However, a large number of modellers tend to buld to a plan.  They will prefer to stick to a certain genre such as aircraft or marine subjects.  Some modellers become quite specific and may only build WWII German Armour, or even may have the aim of building a model of every type and colour scheme of Spitfire fighter aircraft every built.

My Preference

Personally,  I prefer to work with scale for armour. The reason why is that the size of the details and the models themselves are just right. Finished model once completed are perfect size to reveal enough details but do not take up too much space in the display cabinet. Even figures are joy to paint and are detailed enough to paint even – say eye pupils.

As mentioned above, Tamiya has recently released scale for tanks, but am not too keen on it. Too small in my opinion.

With aircrafts, I prefer to go with scale but this is mostly due to the fact that I mostly paint fighters. WW2 fighters in scale are mostly ~20 cm long – JUST RIGHT. This scale is also big enough if you want to do some alternations like open few hatches/covers, insert aftermarket engine, etc.. There is something ‘magical’ when you start opening the hatches and exposing the plane internals. This really takes your modelling onto the next level. I will write more about this in later articles.

I haven’t done many scale planes but will do some in the near future. TAMIYA has released nice ZERO, SPITFIRE and MUSTANG all in scale which judging from the reviews are really NICE! Lots of details and superbly engineered.  It would be a sin for a modeller not to have one of those babies in his/her collection.

My Grudge

I do not know why, but since is close to , I have always wondered why aren’t planes actually sized to This way the planes would fit beautifully in the dioramas together with scale figurines and armour.  Few times I have looked for the scale planes but the choice is very limiting. Only BRONCO does model planes in that scale. Pity I say!

Your choice

If you are aiming to build a collection, whether it be tanks, warships or motorbikes then you will probably want the majority of examples in your collection to be the same scale so that they can be compared and displayed together.  In this case the choice of scale is important and you may wish to consider the following in your decision:

  1. Cost &#; the larger the scale the more you are likely to have to spend on each model.
  2. Time &#; larger scale models generally require a larger investment in time.
  3. Availability &#; what is the availability of your chosen speciality in each scale?  Also in addition to the basic models how many &#;after market&#; manufacturers make accessories and detail sets for your chosen scale?
  4. Storage and display &#; before you embark on a collection of 1/32nd scale aircraft you have better have a large space reserved to store and display them.
  5. Satisfaction &#; what size and level of detail model do you most enjoy making and what size will you get most satisfaction from when you stand back and look at your completed project?

In the second article on scale, we will list the most popular scales for different subjects -stay tuned!



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scale is the most popular scale for model military vehicles, with an extensive lineup of models and aftermarket parts available from a wide variety of manufacturers.

The roots of as a military modelling scale lie in early motorized plastic tank kits. To accommodate electric motors and gearboxes, these models needed to be made in a larger scale. There were many companies making such tanks, but it was Tamiya's example that made a de facto standard.

Company chairman Shunsaku Tamiya explains the origins of the scale in his book Master Modeler:[1]

After the success of the Panther, I thought it would be a good idea for us to produce other tanks from different countries in the same scale. I measured the Panther and it turned out to be about 1/35 of the size of the original. This size had been chosen simply because it would accommodate a couple of B-type batteries. Tamiya's 1/35 series tanks eventually got to be known around the world, but this is the slightly haphazard origin of their rather awkward scale.

Early kits in the scale, built around bulky motorization components, often sacrificed scale appearance and detail, but their large size and potential for intricate superdetailing appealed to hobbyists.

Over the years, kits have become more and more detailed and accurate, and nowadays there is a whole industry in dedicated to offering aftermarket detail parts for kits. After a new kit is released, companies like Aber and Eduard usually make detail sets available for it, allowing modellers to replace kit parts with more accurate photoetched alternatives.

In terms of model range, is typically limited to military land vehicles and figures. Some helicopter kits also exist in the scale, whereas large airplane kits are more commonly done in scale. In recent years, there have been some aeroplane releases in as well, typically of vehicles operating in close contact with ground forces, such as the Fieseler Storchliaison aircraft or the Horsa glider. The figures are usually designed to go with the AFV's though, and are largely based around World War II. World War I figures are unusual and pre figures are very rare indeed.


  1. ^Tamiya, Shunsaku (). Master Modeler: Creating the Tamiya Style. Kodansha International Ltd. p.&#; ISBN&#;.
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