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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.

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1/16 Chevy Bel Air Convertible

 

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1/16 Chevy Bel Air Convertible

 

amt nomad model

1/16 Chevy Nomad

 

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1/16 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

 

1/16 Chevy Vega Funny Car

 

1/16 Richard Petty Charger

 

1/16 Buddy Baker Dodge Charger

 

1/4 V8 Engine

 

1/12 Ford GT40

 

mpc schwinn sting ray model

1/8 Schwinn Sting Ray 5-Speed Bike

 

mpc schwinn continental 10 speed bike model kit

1/8 Schwinn Continental 10-Speed Bike

 

academy sprinter model

1/8 Sprinter Bicycle

 

atlantis king chopper model

1/8 Tom Daniel 3-Wheel King Chopper II

 

1/8 Tall T

 

lindberg serpent rod

1/16 The Serpent Show Rod

 

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1/16 Ford Hot Rod

 

lindberg fiat dragster model kit

1/12 Fiat Drag Cabriolet

 

lindberg big red rod model

1/8 Big Red Rod

 

lindberg bobtail t hot rod model car kit

1/8 Bobtail T

 

tamiya m8a mclaren model

1/18 McLaren M8A with Driver Figure

 

revell porsche 356 model

1/16 Porsche 356

 

1/16 Porsche 356

 

1/16 Porsche 928

 

1/18 Porsche 910

 

tamiya porsche 934 model kit

1/12 Porsche 934

 

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1/16 VW Beetle with Electronic Parts

 

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1/16 VW Samba Bus with Electronics

 

1/16 VW Samba Bus

 

1/12 Mercedes Benz 300SL

 

lindberg mercedes racer model

1/16 Mercedes Racer

 

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1/16 Daimler Benz

 

1/16 Citroen DS19

 

italeri fiat 500f model

1/12 Fiat 500F

 

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1/12 Fiat Abarth

 

minicraft 1919 hispano alfonso model

1/16 Hispano Suisa Alfonso

 

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Engine Model

 

tamiya subaru r2 model kit

1/18 Subaru R2

 

tamiya datsun 240z model kit

1/12 Datsun 240ZG

 

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1/12 Calsonic Skyline GTR

 

fujimi big scale nissan skyline model car kits

1/12 Nissan Skyline GTR NISMO

 

nichimo big europa special lotus race car model kit

1/12 Lotus Eurospecial

 

tamiya lola t70 mkiii model

1/12 Lola T70 MkIII

 

lindberg models stagecoach with horses kit

1/16 Stage Coach

 

1/10 Stage Coach

 

1/12 Alfa Romeo 8c2300

 

1/12 Alfa Romeo 230o Monza

 

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1/12 FIAT Mefistofele

 

1/12 Alfa Romeo 179

 

1/12 Renault RE 20 Turbo

 

tamiya renault f1 he20 turbo model kit

1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo

 

1/12 Renault RE20 Turbo

 

tamiya ferrari f190 model kit f1

1/12 Ferrari F190 F1

 

1/12 Mclaren MP4/6 Honda

 

tamiya f1 mclaren m23 1974 model kit

1/12 McLaren M23

 

1/12 Williams FW14B Renault

 

tamiya f1 lotus type 49b model kits

1/12 Team Lotus Type 49B

 

tamiya f1 wolf wr1 model car kit

1/12 F1 Wolf WR1

 

1/12 Honda F1

 

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1/12 F1 Ford Wolf WR1

 

1/12 eam Lotus Tupe 72D Racing

 

1/12 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler

 

tamiya f1 ferrari 312b model kit

1/12 Ferrari 312B F1

 

academy harley davidson motorcycle model kits

1/10 Harley Davidson Classic

 

tamiya honda gorilla motorcycle model kit

1/6 Honda Gorilla

 

tamiya suzuki gs1100s motorcycle model kit

1/6 Suzuki GSX 1100S

 

amiya honda cb750f motorcycle model kit

1/6 Honda CB750F

 

tamiya honda cb750 race bike model kit

1/6 Honda CB750 Racing Type

 

1/6 onda CX500 Turbo

 

mpc honda race motorcycle model

1/8 Honda Racing Motorcycle

 

1/6 Harley Davidson Police FLH1200

 

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1/9 MV 4 cylinders 350cc

 

tamiya harley davidson flh classic model

1/6 Harley Davidson FLH Classic

 

1/12 Scooter N1S

 

mpc honda super hawk model

1/16 Honda Super Hawk

 

1/6 Honda Monkey

 

italeri norton manx 500cc model

1/9 Norton Manx

 

italeri triumph 3hw model

1/9 Triumph 3HW

 

1/8 Police Harley Davidson

 

BMW R75 Police Bike

 

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1/10 Yamaha 250 Enduro DT1

 

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1/10 BMW R75

 

tamiya models harley davidson flh classic kit

1/9 Harley Davidson FLH Classic

 

1/6 Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin

 

1/9 Vespa

 

tamita bmw r75 model

1/6 BMW R75

 

1/6 Honda DAX

 

academy police harley davidson model kit

1/10 Harley Davidson

 

meng models kawasaki ninja kit

1/9 Kawasaku Ninja

 

1/9 Kawasaku Ninja

 

1/9 Biker Girl

 

pocher models ducati motorcycle kit

1/4 Ducati

 

tamiya ferrari enzo model car kit

1/12 Enzo Ferrari

 

tamiys porsche carrera gt model kit

1/12 Porsche Carrera GT

 

1/12 Ferrari F50

 

tamiya ferrari 288 gto model car

1/12 Ferrari 288 GTO

 

1/10 Rickshaw

 

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Grand Prix Model

 

atlantis allison airplane jet engine model kit

1/10 Allison Prop Jet Engine

 

mpc chrysler hydro vee boat model

1/18 Chrysler Hydro Vee Outboard Boat with Trailer

 

italeri bmw r75 model

1/9 BMW R75 with Sidecar

 

1/9 German Zundapp KS750 with Sidecar

 

1/9 German Kubelwagen Type 82

 

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1/16 M1A1 M1A2 Abrams Tank

 

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1/16 U.S. Main Battle Tank M1A2 Abrams

 

1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan

 

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1/16 Soviet T34 Tank

 

1/16 Soviet T34 / 76 Tank

 

1/16 Soviet T34 / 85 Tank

 

1/16 Russian T-72B1 with Reactive Armor

 

1/16 German Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.J Medium Tank

 

1/16 German Panther G

 

german panther tank model

1/16 German Panther Tank

 

1/16 German Tiger Tank

 

1/16 German 186 Jagdtiger Tank

 

1/16 German King Tank

 

1/16 43M Turan III Tank

 

1/16 Toldi 38M Tank

 

t55a russian tank model

1/16 T55A Russian Medium Heavy Tank

 

1/6 Pz.Kpfw II Ausf. B Tank

 

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1/1 Fullsize German Tank Track with 1/12 Figure

 

italeri kubelwagen model

1/9 German Kubelwagen Type 82

 

1/16 39M Csaba Hungarian Armored Car

 

1/16 US MaxxPro MRAP

 

takom chinese tank model

1/16 Chinese Army Type 94 Tankette

 

1/16 German Weasel A1 Tow Missile

 

takom german tank model

1/16 German Tank

 

takom renault tank model

1/16 French Renault Tank

 

dragon models russian aerosan model kit

1/6 Soviet Aerosan

 

italeri f104 cockpit starfighter model kit

1/12 F104 Starfighter Cockpit

 

1/8 Drum Set

 

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