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There have always been model kits that are big scale. While I doubt they are as popular as small kits, say 1/25,1/35,or even 1/48, or so, they do offer more room for detailing. This also makes any modifications you do magnified, easier to see and appeciate.

With a growing population of modelers that are older (and our eyesite isn't what it used to be), larger kits are becoming more popular than ever before.

It makes it easier for us to actually see what we're building, without using tweezers and a magnifying glass to add that tiniest of model parts to the build.

Airfix, Revell, AMT, MPC, Round2, Lindberg, all have been bringing out larger kits, wherether it's a new tool (Revell's GT500 Mustang) or something older (such as the Lindberg Hot Rods), there's a kit for every kind of builder and subject.

Tamiya is a big producer of large scale kits and has been for many years. Most of them in 1/12 scale. Some can be expensive, but the level of detail is amazing.

Then there are some odd balls, older kits, from Nachino let's say, that are rare and hard to find. But different none the less. There are also some 1/16 military kits,such as tanks, which are the popular and best known ones. Though the Trumpeter MRAP is bursting on the scene, as well as some WWII MB Jeeps from Dragon, which are 1/6 scale (big enough to hold the old 1970's style GI Joe figures).

Big scale models range from cars, trucks, hot rods, tanks, motorcycles, engines, even aircraft. Do they cost a little more than the smaller kits? Of course. But you tend to get a lot of bang for the buck.

You also get some subjects that may never be made in a smaller scale kit. And let's face it, the big scale models really catch the eyes of everyone, they're quite impressive on the model table or your model shelf at home. Talk about the WOW factor!

Probably the biggest draw back is, where do you display the large scale model once you've assembled it?

I also feel that large scale kits, especially cars, give you that "big" look to them. Meaning, they look so much more like the real thing because of their size. Again, they make an impressive statement, even to folks who may not be a modeler, but can appreciate the easy to see details and hard work you have into them.

Big scale models are usually 1/12 (a scale that's also popular with motorcycle models, and some figure kits), 1/16 (some figure kits are this scale too), 1/8 (a really large scale, and popular with figures), 1/18 (the same as the popular diecast scale), and the huge 1/6 scale (made more common now because they work well with 12 inch figures). There are a few other odd ball scales for models, but these are the most common when referring to "Big Scale".

Now that Pocher is back, expect to see even more detailed kits in their 1/8 scale range. Recently their Lamborghini series has done well, but they're expanding into motorcycles, and more large scale kits are coming. Older Pocher kits are very rare now, and expensive. In the 1990s the kits, like their Mercedes and FIAT racer, ran around $ 500.00 - and that was back then! Now they are more, but of course, you're paying for the amazing detail and parts that are included to build a museum quality example of a model subject.

The big scale kits aren't for everyone, but they sure are fun to build!

 

 

Big scale kits for those who like to build large models.

Some of your favorite scales, 1:12, 1:8, 1:16, 1:6 and more. Make sure you have a lot of room to display these kits! There's a whole lot of plastic in these boxes.

We also carry:

revell vw samba t1 bus

1/16 Volkswagen Samba T1 Bus
Opening doors & tailgate. Open roof or closed.
Engine detail. Full Interior.

italeri 7404 nsu kettenkrad

1/9 NSU Kettenkrad - Due 2017

italeri fiat 500

1/12 Fiat 500 - Due 2017

dragon models kubelwagen

1/6 Kubelwagen - Due 2017

italeri norton commando motorcycle model

1/9 Norton Commando - Due 2017

amt pontiac transam firebird 1979

1/16 Pontiac Transam - Due 2017

lindberg serpent rod

1/16 Serpent Hot Rod

lindberg fiat dragster

1/12 Fiat Altered

italeri german motorcycle bike

1/9 German Motorcycle

revell chip foose 1969 camaro model

1/12 Chip Foose Chevy Camaro

mpc 1982 pontiac firebird

1/16 Pontiac Firebird

amt ford mustang 1965 model

1/16 Ford Mustang

revell 1/8 chevy corvette

1/8 Chevy Corvette

amt 55 nomad wagon chevy

1/16 Chevrolet Nomad

revell bmw isetta

1/16 BMW Isetta

lindberg luv buggy model

1/12 Luv Buggy

minicraft model a hot rod roadster

1/16 Ford Model A Hot Rod Roadster

tamiya mclaren m8a model car

1/18 Mclaren M8A Race Car

lindberg bull horn ford hot rod model cars

1/16 Bull Horn Ford Hot Rod

revell hawaiian dodge charger funny car model

1/16 Hawaiian Charger

tamiya subaru r2ss car model

1/18 Subaru R2SS

scale model life magazine volume 4

Scale Model Life
Volume 4

scale model life magazine volume 7

Scale Model Life
Volume 8

scale model life magazine volume 1

Scale Model Life
Volume 1

revell peterbilt truck model

1/16 Peterbilt Truck

revell kenworth aerodyne truck model

1/16 Kenworth Aerodyne

mpc chevy 1988 corvette model

1/16 Chevy Corvette

amt 1957 chevy nomad

1/16 Toyota 2000GT

amt 1957 chevy nomad

1/16 Morgan

fujimi f40 1/16 model

1/16 Ferrari F40 Championship

amt 1957 chevy nomad

1/16 Daves Speed Shop

minicraft di deon model

1/16 1901 De Dion Bouton

mpc amc amx javelin car

1/20 AMC AMX Javelin

mpc highjacker ford van kit

1/20 HighJacker Ford Van

lindberg mercedes racer

1/16 Mercedes Racer

lindberg stutz racer model car model

1/16 Stutz Racer

airfix bentley blower 4.5 car model

1/12 Bentley Blower 4.5 Litre

academy ford model t model

1/16 Model T

trumpeter ford gt40

1/12 Ford GT40

tamiya rover mini cooper model cars

1/12 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i

lindberg diamond duster

1/12 Diamond Duster

tamiya lola t160 race car model

1/18 Lola T-160 TS Plastic Model

mpc buddy baker stock car model

1/16 Buddy Baker Dodge Charger

mpc richard petty charger stock car model

1/16 Richard Petty Charger Stock Car

mpc richard petty charger stock car model

1/16 Hispano-susia "Alfonso"

burago corvette model

1/18 Chevy Corvette

minicraft ford flamin flathead

1/16 Ford Flamin Flathead

minicraft ford rock n roadster model

1/16 Ford Rockin' Roadster

lindberg hot canary t rod car model

1/8 Hot Canary T-Rod

minicraft ford pickup truck model

1/16 Ford Pickup Truck

lindberg big red hot rod car model

1/8 Big Red Rod

minicraft ford 1931 roadster model

1/16 Ford Roadster

building revells 1/12 ford mustang shelby gt500 model

Building the
Revell GT500

revell gt500 shelby ford mustang model car

1/12 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

italeri fiat mefistofele

1/12 Fiat Mefistofele

italeri fiat 806 grand prix

1/12 Fiat 806 GP

mpc dukes of hazzard general lee car model

1/16 General Lee Race Car

amt the christie steam fire engine model

1/12 Christie Fire Engine

revell visible v8 model

1/4 Visible V8 Engine Model

hawk 426 hemi super stock engine model

1/4 V8 426 HEMI Engine

liberty classics top fuel dragster engine model

1/6 Hemi Top Fuel Dragster Engine

revell ford 427 sohc engine model

1/6 V8 Ford 427 SOHC Engine

lowrider bicycle bike  model

1/8 Custom Lowrider Bicycle

minicraft jaguar ss100 model

1/16 Jaguar SS100

san francisco street car

San Francisco Street Car

latina us calvary wagon

1/10 Us 7th Cavalry Horse Coach

academy sprinter bike bicycle model

1/8 Sprinter Bicycle

academy drum set model

1/8 Drum Set Model

tamiya porsche 910 model car

1/12 Porsche 910

heller citroen ds19 model

1/16 Citroen DS19

arii austin mini cooper model

1/16 Austin Mini Cooper S

tamiya porsche carrera gt model cars

1/12 Porsche Cerrara GT

monogram 1967 427 corvette

1/20 Mercedes Benz Grand Prix

fujimi ferrari 288 gto

1/16 Ferrari 288GTO

tamiya ferrari enzo model cars

1/12 Enzo Ferrari

nichimo lotus europa model

1/12 Lotus Europaspecial Sports Car

tamiya porsche 910

1/18 Porsche 910

tamiya datsun 240z model

1/12 Datsun 240ZG

revell 34 street rod model

1/16 Street Rod

tamiya datsun 240z model

1/16 Bugatti Royale

tamiya porsche 910

1/16 Mercedes Benz 540K

doyusha corvette stingray model

1/12 Corvette Stingray

otaki jaguar pirana model

1/16 Bertone's Jaguar Pirana

otaki mercedes model

1/12 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC


fujimi veilside car model

1/12 Veilside R32

doyusha lamborghini model

1/12 Lamborghini LP500S

fujimi veilside car model

1/16 Corvette Coupe

entex porsche 911 model

1/12 Porsche 911 Turbo

minicraft mgtc model

1/16 MGTC

amt 1937 cord model

1/12 Cord 812

tamiya team lotus model

1/12 Lotus JPS MK.3

pocher lamborghini aventador lp700 canopus model

1/8 Lamborghini Huracan

pocher alfa romeo spider model

1/8 Alfa Romeo Spider

pocher lamborghini aventador lp700 canopus model

1/8 Lamborghini Aventador

airfix engine internal model

Internal Combustion Engine

haynes v8 engine model kit

Build Your Own V-8 Engine

minicraft rotary engine car model

1/5 Mazda / Wankel Rotary Engine

trends haynes engine model

Haynes : Internal Combustion Engine

tamiya enzo yellow ferrari model kit

1/12 Enzo Ferrari Yellow

tamiya ferrari 288 gto model cars

1/12 Ferrari 288 GTO

tamiya caterham super seven bd model cars

1/12 Masters Caterham Super Seven

tamiya yellow carrara porsche model

1/12 Porsche Carrera GT Yellow

tamiya mclaren mp4 f1  model

1/12 Mclaren MP4/6

tamiya lotus 49b ford f1 model

1/12 F1 Lotus 49b Ford

tamiya tyrrell 003 f1 car

1/12 Tyrrell 003 with Photoetch Parts

tamiya tyrrell p34 f1 model cars

1/12 Tyrrell P34

tamiya 12054 tyrrell f1 gp monaco model

1/12 Tyrrell Monaco GP

tamiya renault re20 turbo model

1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo

tamiya mclaren m3 f1 model cars

1/12 1974 McLaren M23

protar ferrari 312t

1/12 Ferrari 312T

tamiya honda f1 model cars

1/12 Honda F1 RA273

tamiya honda f1 model cars

1/12 Honda F-1

tamiya yardley mclaren m23 model

1/12 Yardley McLaren M23

tamiya ferrari 312b f1 model cars

1/12 Ferrari 312B Race Car

tamiya tyrell f1 ford model

1/12 Tyrell Ford F-1

tamiya 12052 lotus type 49 model

1:12 Team Lotus Type 49

heller renault f1 team car model

1/18 Renault F1 Team

tamiya team lotus 72d 1972 f1 model cars

1/12 Team Lotus Tupe 72D Racing

tamiya williams f1 fw1b renault model car

1/12 F1 Williams FW14B Renault

tamiya f1 wolf wr1 model car

1/12 Wolf WRI with Photo-Etch

tamiya 312t ferrari

1/12 Ferrari 312T4

tamiya 641 fw190 ferrari

1/12 Ferrari 641/2 (F190)

mpc rupp roadster mini bike

1/8 Rupp Mini-Bike

tamiya mclaren mp4 f1 model cars

1/12 McLaren MP4/6 Honda

italeri triumph 3hw motorcycle

1/9 Triumph 3HW

esci ertl bmw r75 with sidecar model

1/9 BMW R-75 R75 with Sidecar

tamiya cb750F honda motorcycle

1/6 Honda CB750F

pocher ducati superbike model

1/8 Pocher Ducati Superbike

mpc thunder chopper

1/8 Thunder Chopper

mpc dickmann honda road racer bike

1/8 Dick Mann Honda

italeri norton 500cc model

1/9 Norton 500cc

italeri moto guzzi motorcycle model

1/9 Guzzi V7 Arma Dei Carabinieri

tamiya bmw r90s

1/6 BMW R90S

tamiya bmw r75 police model

1/6 BMW R75/5 Motorcycle Police

tamiya honda dax motorcycle scooter model

1/6 Honda DAX Minibike

tamiya honda cb750 police motorcycle model

1/6 Honda CB750 Police

williams brothers lerhone engine model kit

1/6 LeRhone 80 Horsepower Engine

williams brothers pratt whitney wasp engine model kit

1/8 Pratt/Whitney Wasp
R-1340 Radial Engine

trumpeter 1/16 m1a1 abrams tank model

Huge 1/16 M1A1 M1A2 Abrams Tank

italeri fiat 806 grand prix

1/16 U.S. Military M-ATV MRAP

trumpeter navistar maxx pro military

1/16 Navistar Maxx-Pro

dragon soviet aerosan model

1/6 Soviet Aerosan

trumpeter german  tank model

1/16 German Tank

trumpeter german king tiger  tank model

1/16 German King Tiger Tank

trumpeter russian t34 tank model

1/16 T-34/76 Russian Tank

trumpeter m16 halftrack model

1/16 Renault FT Turret Tank

glencoe mechanical mule model

1/15 M274 Mechanical Mule

lindberg concord stage coach model

1/16 Concord Stage
Coach and Horse Team

lindberg horse union drawn field artillery cannon model

1/16 Scale Horse Drawn
Union Field Artillery

dragon sas desert raider jeep model browning 50 cal

1/6 SAS 4x4 Desert Raider Jeep

dragon 75020r jeep model

1/6 4x4 Jeep

lindberg chris craft boat model

1/20 Chris Craft Constellation

 

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