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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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lindberg serpent rod

1/16 Serpent Hot Rod

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1/16 Pontiac Firebird

amt pontiac transam firebird 1979

1/16 Pontiac Transam

amt 1955 chevy convertible model

1/16 1955 Chevy

italeri mercedes benz 300 gullwing car model

1/16 Mercedes 300

amt 55 nomad wagon chevy

1/16 Chevrolet Nomad

revell porsche 356

1/16 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

revell porsche 356 coupe model

1/16 Porsche 356

italeri abarth 695ss car model

1/12 Abarth SS

pocher huracan model

1/16 Samba Bus with Electrics

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1/16 VW Van T1

italeri fiat 500

1/12 Fiat 500

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1/16 Stutz Racer

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1/16 Porsche 928

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1/12 Ferrari 288 GTO

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1/16 Ford Hot Rod Roadster

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1/18 Mclaren M8A Race Car

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1/16 Ford Rockin' Roadster

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1/16 Samba VW Van

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1/12 Caterham Super Seven

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1/16 Karmann Ghia

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1/16 BMW Isetta

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1/16 Hispano-susia "Alfonso"

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1/18 Lola T-160 TS

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1/12 Fiat Mefistofele

lindberg fiat dragster

1/12 Fiat Altered

lindberg big red hot rod car model

1/8 Big Red Rod

lindberg hot canary t bucket model

1/8 Hot Canary T

tamiya porsche 910 model car

1/12 Porsche 910

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1/12 Porsche Cerrara GT


nichimo lotus europa model

1/12 Lotus Europaspecial

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1/12 Enzo Ferrari

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1/12 Ferrari Enzo Yellow


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1/12 Tyrrell P34

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1/12 Alfa Romeo 179

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1/12 Ferrari 312B Race Car

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1/12 Lotus Type 49

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1/12 F1 Williams FW14B

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1/12 Wolf WRI

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1/12 Ferrari 312T4


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Grand Prix Model

wood hot rod model

1/16 Grand Prix Model




atlantis king chopper model

1/8 Tom Daniel King Chopper

tamiya gsx1100s suzuki motorcycle model

1/6 Suzuki GSX1100S

tamiya gsx1100s suzuki motorcycle model

1/8 Honda 750

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1/8 Kawasaki Ninja

revell police bmw r75/5 motorcycle model

1/8 BMW R75/5 Police

italeri norton commando motorcycle model

1/9 Norton Commando

mpc honda super hawk motorcycle model

1/8 BMW R75

revell porsche 356 coupe model

1/10 BMW R75/5

italeri german zundapp motorcycle model

1/9 Zundapp with Sidecar

mpc thunder chopper

1/8 Thunder Chopper

mpc dickmann honda road racer bike

1/8 Dick Mann Honda

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1/9 Harley FXSTS Springer

tamiya african twin honda crf

1/6 Honda CRF 1000L

revell touring bike harley davidson model

1/8 Harley Touring Bike

italeri norton 500cc model

1/9 Norton 500cc

italeri vespa scooter model

1/9 Vespa Scooter

revell police harley

1/8 Harley Davidson Police

hasegawa yamaha trail bike model

1/10 Yamaha trail 250DT1

tamiya fxe 1200 harley davidson motorcycle kit

1/6 Harley Super Glide

tamiya flh classic harley davidson motorcycle kit

1/6 Harley FLH Classic

academy harley davidson police motorcycle model

1/10 Harley Police Motorcycle

mpc schwinn model

1/8 Schwinn Stingray

monogram grim reaper chopper model

1/8 Grim Reaper Chopper

mpc trail 70 honda model

1/8 Trail 70 Honda

mpc super hawk honda model

1/16 Super Hawk Honda




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1/4 911 Flat-Six Boxer Engine

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1/2 BMW Boxer Motor

smithsonian jet engine model

Jet Engine Cutaway

atlantis allison model

1/10 Allison Aircraft Engine

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1/3 Ford 289 HIPO

aoshima mazda rotary engine models

1/5 Mazda Rotor Cutaway

liberty classics chevy tripower model

1/6 Chevy Tripower Engine

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1/6 Dodge 426 Hemi

revell visible v8 model

1/4 Visible V8 Engine Model

revell ford 427 sohc engine model

1/6 Ford 427 SOHC Engine

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1/6 Dodge Challenger Engine

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1/6 Dodge SRT8 Engine

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1/6 Hot Rod Engine

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1/6 Dodge 426 Hemi Engine

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Engine Model

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Build Your Own V-8 Engine

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V8 Engine Kit

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Internal Combustion Engine

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1/6 Hemi Top Fuel Engine

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1/6 Ford Top Fuel 427 SOHC




trumpeter 1/16 m1a1 abrams tank model

Huge 1/16 M1A1 M1A2 Abrams Tank

classy hobby panzer tank model

1/16 German 186 Jagdtiger

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1/9 NSU Kettenkrad

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

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1/9 Kubelwagen

tamiya m1a2 abrams tank model

1/16 M1A2 SEP Abrams Tank

tamiya m1a2 abrams tank model

1/16 M1A2 Abrams Tank

tamiya kubelwagen model

1/16 Kubelwagen Type82

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1/16 Kubelwagen Type 82

hobby boss soviet t34 tank model

1/16 Russian T34/85

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1/16 M16 Halftrack

dragon soviet aerosan model

1/6 Soviet Aerosan

trumpeter german  tank model

1/16 German Tank

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1/16 German King Tiger Tank

trumpeter russian t34 tank model

1/16 T-34/76 Russian Tank

trumpeter german panther tank model

1/16 German Panthr Tank

lindberg horse union drawn field artillery cannon model

1/16 Scale Horse Drawn
Union Field Artillery

nichimo lotus europa model

1/16 US Army Truck Kit




ugears steam train model

V-Express Steam Train with Tender


amt chrysler hydro vee model

1/18 Chrysler HydroVee
and Trailer

1/18 diescast accessories garage

1/18 Accessories

academy sprinter bike bicycle model

1/8 Sprinter Bicycle

lindberg stage coach

1/16 Stage Coach

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