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Old 12-13-2019, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What are the standard scales?

Guy's, what are the most standard scale's for model aircrafts?

I know there are very big scale plains like 1:50 and 1:72 and smaller one's like 1:200, 1:400 and 1:500 but what are the other standard scale's? 1:100, 1:144 and also 1:150??

I almost did buy a scale 1:125 scale from someone who travels a lot to China, but these are not standard scale's?

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Old 12-14-2019, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Many of those Chinese models are 1/125, I’ve several A380s in that scale, all nice models. Personally I didn't let scale dictate which models I bought, if I liked them I bought them. With the large scale ‘travel agent’ type display models, scarcity of some meant that if I wanted a particular model I sometimes treated the scale as unimportant (within reason).

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Many of those Chinese models are 1/125, I’ve several A380s in that scale, all nice models. Personally I didn't let scale dictate which models I bought, if I liked them I bought them. With the large scale ‘travel agent’ type display models, scarcity of some meant that if I wanted a particular model I sometimes treated the scale as unimportant (within reason).

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The only problem is when you have 2 same types Airbus, one in 1:125 en one in 1:100, the differences are too big no?
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It’s personal preference I guess. A great number of my models are quite old and rare, and a few are in non standard scales too. But I accept that, and it doesn’t bother me at all. Others collect differently, IMO that’s what makes this hobby and this forum so interesting

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It’s personal preference I guess. A great number of my models are quite old and rare, and a few are in non standard scales too. But I accept that, and it doesn’t bother me at all. Others collect differently, IMO that’s what makes this hobby and this forum so interesting

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Yep I guess But at better known webshops you don't find these "strange" scales, only the standard 1:100 etc..
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If you are talking new to newer models I would say airliners are generally 1:100, 1:200, 1:400. If you are talking new to newer military I would say 1:72, 1:48, 1:200. If you are talking older models, pick a scale as there were many and usually larger!
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