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1/32 0 0%
1/48 5 6.67%
1/72 56 74.67%
1/200 8 10.67%
1/400 5 6.67%
1/500 0 0%
Other 1 1.33%
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Scale of your Military Aircraft?

Time for another poll. Once again I'm keeping it simple. The question is therefore: Which scale do you have the most military aircraft? Me, I have the most military aircraft in 1/72.

If you have equal numbers in two scales then try to pick your favourite out of the two.

Hopefully I've included all of the popular scales. Other is included in case I have missed one. Please post the scale if you have picked other.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Scale of your Military Aircraft?

my first 4 diecast were in 1/48......after realizing that its too heavy to display on glass shelves and due to its size....Ive shifted to 1/72 and ever since, have all my diecast model in 1/72 scale
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With the exception of the CW line of 1:144, all of my models are 1:72.
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When I saw this thread, all of my collecting "carreer" went through my head...
Over the years of collecting, I've been through multiple scales...
In year 2000 I started off with Armour 1:100 scale [remember these?] then switched for 1:48 scale and 1:144 + 1:400 scale airliners......crazy, I know...

Switched all for 1:72 scale models...and for a short time (approx. 1 year) I've been collecting 1:200 scale...
Now I'm back on 1:72 scale with a very few 1:200 scale military models which likely will never be made in 1:72 scale due to their size...
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1/72 of course. Love this size.. it looks very accurate and don't require too much space in my room. 1/48 isn't popular scale = minimum decent models on the market. I wanted to buy F-14 in 1/18 by JSI but where to display such a huge bird? Nowhere...
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Like most collectors---though not all---I have many more 1:72nd scale warbird models than any other size. My favorite choice for WWI and WWII fighters, however, is 1:48th because of the detail that can be shown.
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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An interesting way of collecting Epap1. 1/48 for WW2 and 1/72 for the rest. It could have been an option for me if I hadn't bought my first WW2 bomber. In terms of building my collection I feel having an 1/72 fighter would sit better with a 1/72 bomber.
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I have a few early fighters in 1/48, biplanes and the first metal monoplanes...best scale for these models. 1/144 and 1/200 for the big modern bombers and utility aircraft and 1/72 for fighters and all WWII aircraft. I have a couple of fighters in 1/32, and a couple in 1/18.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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An interesting way of collecting Epap1. 1/48 for WW2 and 1/72 for the rest. It could have been an option for me if I hadn't bought my first WW2 bomber. In terms of building my collection I feel having an 1/72 fighter would sit better with a 1/72 bomber.
I didn't mean to imply that I don't have any WWI and II fighters in 1:72nd. Actually, I have hundreds as well as many in even smaller scales---like 1:87th and 1:100th----but over the past three years, I have greatly expanded my 1:48th scale fighter herd in both plastic and metal form because I have the space for these models and, as I said, I like the amount of detail they provide. Except for a few Armour CDC/Franklin Mint Stukas, plus an F-4 a B-25 and a B-26 received as a gift, I wont touch anything larger than a fighter in 1:48 as such models take up too much space and are difficult to handle when I try to modify them--- much too heavy and bulky.
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All my WWII RAF Bomber Command and RCAF 'Cold War' models are in 1:72. I have no 1:48 at all, although I have to admit, some of the HM Spits, etc, are VERY intriguing, as were some of those Carousel ones!

Since moving to 1:200 commercials about a year or so ago, I realized that I didn't need to get BIGGER models (1:48) for more detail, but smaller ones (1:200)!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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All my military aircraft are 1/72 but there are some we cant get in this scale so i would be interested in maybe going to 1/200 or 1/144 to get certain types....i had some 1/48 but they are just too big and take up to much space, i switch back and fourth between 1/200 commercial n 1/72 military constantly pending on what i want and the direction im taking my fleet !!
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Default Re: The Scale of your Military Aircraft?

I have most of the Gemini Jets C-17's in the 400 scale but have quite a bit of HM and CW 1:72 aircraft. Just got the NASA Sr-71 in today. Now sitting on the hutch shelf above the monitor.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I collect 1/18 for large scale WWII and 1/200 military. I really enjoy the challenge of building out the 1/200 scale aircraft collection - goes with my model ships!! Matt
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All of mine are in 1/72. ALthough for a while I did collect some 400 airliners and transports. My first was the corgi Sundowners F4 which i bought in.....2001 I think.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Most are in 1/72 but I have also some 1/200 transports and bombers as 3 Lockheed Hercules,C 17,B 2,+some Herpa fighters and I'm waiting for the Herpa B 52
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have one 1:200 model of the major military types by Hogan/Herpa. I like to build a combined civil/military collection with all models in the same scale! Most Hogan 1:200s are very accurate despite their small size! Some (not all) Herpa 1:200s are comparable, e.g. the SR-71 (which i received today).
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Scale of your Military Aircraft?

Gentleman, I would like to thank you all for casting your vote

It's clear 1/72 models dominate the majority of our collections. However it is good to see some collectors include other scales.

I also like to thank you for posting your comments. Quite a fascinating insight into the hobby

I haven't missed the comments about 1/48 being too heavy for the shelves. X-plus advertise themselves as "heavy metal". Perhaps this should be reserved for the likes of 1/48, Van Halen, Aerosmith, AC/DC, KISS
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[QUOTE=Eagle Driver;891508]Gentleman, I would like to thank you all for casting your vote

It's clear 1/72 models dominate the majority of our collections. However it is good to see some collectors include other scales.

theres a big chance that i might be shifting to 1/200 scale though ....starting perhaps with a C-17....knowing that this aircraft wont be made in 1/72........p.s. Ive found a website that offers a C-5 in 200 scale and looks great....i guess its made from resin mold...if anyones interested...please refer to aviationretaildirect.co.uk

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theres a big chance that i might be shifting to 1/200 scale though ....starting perhaps with a C-17....knowing that this aircraft wont be made in 1/72........p.s. Ive found a website that offers a C-5 in 200 scale and looks great....i guess its made from resin mold...if anyones interested...please refer to aviationretaildirect.co.uk



I do have a few 1:200 scale military models myself, that perhaps will never be released in 1:72 scale... I did not include these...
  • HM KC-97 USAF
  • 1st choice Brittania RAF
  • Gemini200 L1011 RAF
  • Gemini200 B757 USAF "Air Force 2"
  • IF200 B707 RCAF (Husky tail)
  • IF200 DC-9 USAF
  • HM DC-6 USAF "Independence"
  • HM DC-4 USAF "Sacred Cow"
  • JC Wings DHC-8 RCAF
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KC-10 Extender, C-17, B-52, Aurora RCAF, AN-12...

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I have a large 1:200 airliner collection, so wanted to keep everything the same scale.. I have a few 1:72's and some odd scales as well.. But my 1:200 military models are my favorite, I have quite a few:

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C130J in Grey ZH877
Nimrod MRA2 XV260
C17 Globemaster ZZ171
VC10 in Grey ZA144
Tristar in White ZE705
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Lightning F3
Spitfire
Miles Master
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TU160 Blackjack
TU95 Bear
TU22R Blinder

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Ju-87 Stukka
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1:48 ............ Only because I'm old.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Time for another poll. Once again I'm keeping it simple. The question is therefore: Which scale do you have the most military aircraft? Me, I have the most military aircraft in 1/72.
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As the poll you created says (or hints) "scale you have most of", I figured & resoned that as it's within the 'Military' section, that 1/72nd scale would EASILY predominate !

However, it's certainly NOT my personal favourite scale.

That HAS to be (by far & away) = 1/48th scale

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Wish that you could post some nice pics of your beautiful collections someday, Hornchurch. It should look nice to see all those big aircraft that you have lined up on a shelf.Having just only 4 models in 1/48, I consider my F-14 Sundowners the heaviest of them all...its a big beast....
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It is very good of Hornchurch to be contributing to this forum. I do enjoy reading his postings on the other forums

Going back to the topic, this is my second poll and I've attempted to keep it simple. I'm certain if I went for a hot topic like QC issues it could end up being messy.

Anyway, I thank you all again for taking the time to vote and posting your comments
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I prefer 1:72 for nearly everything, with certain 1:48 items that are of interest to me (HM Spitfires, Mustangs, etc) and 1:400 for certain heavies (C-17s, C-130s etc). I have several 1:200s purely because they are Canadian Forces.

I sold off most of my 1:48 and both my 1:32 planes this year because of space issues, and because I could replace a lot of the 1:48 with new 1:72 releases (Corgi Spitfire I and Spitfire XIV).
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@ ChairmanMilo

Welcome to the forum, I assume you are the same collector from TDHP? As you can see we already have Hornchurch as well as others - SuperKungFu, Mar_ji, Dan (AC Pilot), Carbonplane, Tonicola, SniperUK. My sincere apologies if I've missed out any other TDHP members

I'm now half expecting to see Stavros make an appearance
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Welcome to the forum, I assume you are the same collector from TDHP? As you can see we already have Hornchurch as well as others - SuperKungFu, Mar_ji, Dan (AC Pilot), Carbonplane, Tonicola, SniperUK. My sincere apologies if I've missed out any other TDHP members

I'm now half expecting to see Stavros make an appearance
Yes, I am indeed. I post under the same nickname at the DHP, DFD, Wings900 and DAF.

It would be funny to see the Bald One sign up for this forum, too.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:36 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Most of my collection is 1:72. However I've got some 1:200 as well. I would like to get planes like B29 B52 B2 C130 C141 in 1:72. Can't imagine that they will ever be made. I bought a B29 plastic kit. The fit is terrible with gaps etc. So at this stage I have to settle on larger aircraft in 1:200 and smaller aircraft in 1:72. I've got an SR-71 and a B17 in 1:72 and they look really impressive.
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I think you're right about 1/72 B-52, B-2 not being made. There's been a discussion on the 1/72 B-1 concluding it's unlikely due to weight and a high retail price. There's also the size issue especially with the B-52.

1/200 is a fairly popular scale for this size of aircraft and one day I start collecting - perhaps
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Why many people think that B-2 won't be manufactured in 1/72 scale.???
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Why many people think that B-2 won't be manufactured in 1/72 scale.???
take a look at my thread ...my model of a B-2 in 1/72 which I built years ago..........Im sure it wont even fit on your cabinet for display.....lol
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take a look at my thread ...my model of a B-2 in 1/72 which I built years ago..........Im sure it wont even fit on your cabinet for display.....lol

Really? B-2 for sale? I have my wallet here.
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Why many people think that B-2 won't be manufactured in 1/72 scale.???
As per my posting weight of the model and mainly the cost involved. Manufacturers expect a decent return from their models. A B-2 involves a lot of money to develop and release into production. As a result a high retail price would need to be charged. It'll be beyond the budget of most collectors hence low sales, low return.

Heavy models translates into high shipping fees adding to the expensive price.
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Really? B-2 for sale? I have my wallet here.
perhaps you may request a very special MADE TO ORDER B-2 just for you to Century Wings/xplus .....they will be willing and happy to make it for you......as long as you can pay........
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Well since I started collecting models iv had almost every major scale i.e 1/48 1/72 1/144 1/400 1/500 1/600 and now im only collecting 1/200 as I can have a very large collection in the same scale.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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My 2 cents as well. I'm a Military collector! in different scales.

1/400-Over 200 models, all Military

1/1250-Ships

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1/350-Planes

1/300-Planes

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1/144-Both WW2 & Modern, Tanks, APCs etc etc........

But my love for the last 5 years has been 1/400 and with Dragon coming out with a ton of new planes! it will be for sometime.

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I started by collecting 1:48, but they were just too big. But there are some models that seem to be only available in 1:48, i.e. Richard Bong's P-38 and Robin Olds' F-4.

Most of my collection is 1:72 and these represent the fighters and small bombers (B-25, etc.). I have tried to get the larger bombers and cargo airplanes in 1:144, but this scale seems to be falling out of favor.

I don't have any 1:200 or 1:400 yet. I can't see that these scales would be very detailed. But it looks like I may have to start.

What I like about the 1:48, 1:72 and the 1:144 scales is that 1:72 is one-half the 1:144 scale and 1:48 is one-third the 1:144 scale, so it is very easy to see and explain the relative sizes of the aircraft.
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[QUOTE=BIG MAC;896878]I started by collecting 1:48, but they were just too big. But there are some models that seem to be only available in 1:48, i.e. Richard Bong's P-38 and Robin Olds' F-4.

regarding both models you mentioned above. both are available in 1/72 scales too...Corgi for P-38 Richard Bong and HM has the F-4 from Robin olds but may admit....its quite scarce and difficult to find it as these models were issued more than a couple of years ago...if you want to see both models, you can refer to my thread...some of my collection...
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I started by collecting 1:48, but they were just too big. But there are some models that seem to be only available in 1:48, i.e. Richard Bong's P-38 and Robin Olds' F-4.

Most of my collection is 1:72 and these represent the fighters and small bombers (B-25, etc.). I have tried to get the larger bombers and cargo airplanes in 1:144, but this scale seems to be falling out of favor.

I don't have any 1:200 or 1:400 yet. I can't see that these scales would be very detailed. But it looks like I may have to start.

What I like about the 1:48, 1:72 and the 1:144 scales is that 1:72 is one-half the 1:144 scale and 1:48 is one-third the 1:144 scale, so it is very easy to see and explain the relative sizes of the aircraft.
I have arrived at the same conclusion on 1/200 large military aircraft. Another poster mentioned 1/144 is popular with model builders however it is 1/200 for diecast collectors. If you haven't seen the prices yet, I will advise you to sit down first

PS, Corgi has a Robin Olds P-38 as well.
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I just recieved an F4F and a FW190 both FM 1:48 and my first impression when I get these WWII prop jobs were.......... Crikey mate; they're so small. Then I remember why I no longer have any B-17s in my collection. I did replace my B-17 nine -O - nine with an F22. I'm very happy with this model.
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I have arrived at the same conclusion on 1/200 large military aircraft. Another poster mentioned 1/144 is popular with model builders however it is 1/200 for diecast collectors. If you haven't seen the prices yet, I will advise you to sit down first

PS, Corgi has a Robin Olds P-38 as well.
PS, Corgi has a Robin Olds P-38 as well
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #42 (permalink)
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To BIG MAC:

If you want to see true scale, you should get into 1:144 military tanks. Watch and see how the German tanks grow in size from the Mark 1 to the Maus, its like 8 tanks.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I've started to collect U.S. military vehicles (including tanks) in 1/72. It is interesting to see their development from WWII to Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. It is also interesting to compare their size with A/C of the same vintage. Some weren't very big at all.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:30 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I'm now half expecting to see Stavros make an appearance
I wouldn't bet the farm on that one, although . . . he may already be in here incognito -- lurking.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Indeed He could even be you or me

I won't say I'm a CW basher, I will bash any manufacturer

see........ or perhaps not


You have to admit, his postings are quite interesting to read
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