scale aircraft are a popular scale for those who wish to display
a wide assortment of models in a small space. Though some of the
kits can be much larger than you might think!
aircraft subjects are just to large or expensive to produce in
a larger scale.
instance, a 747 jet kit.
Revell 1/144 scale Boeing 747 kits has a length of almost 21 inches.
The width, wingtip to wingtip, is almost 19 inches.
the kit was done in 1/72, 1/48 or larger, it would be an extremely
large (and expensive) model kit. (there are some small companies
that have produced such kits - usually as vacuum-formed models
- but that's another story).
why most models of aircraft that are large even in real life end
up as 1/144 size kits. Especially airliners.
while the size seems small, the kits can still be large and will
require some serious shelf space once built. Just to keep that
not just American airlines that get kits made of their fleets
- many airlines from around the world get kits with their colorful
paint schemes and graphic designs on them.
also get kits of the large unique miltary aircraft, from B29s
to Russian cargo planes.
aircraft are the most common subjects for the 1/144 models, but
some of the older prop airliners, like a DC3, get kits of their
own as well.
out some of these 1/144 kits and see what I mean.