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Large Scale Planes are getting popular more and more. With their larger size, these scale aircraft models can be easier to work on and handle, but can still allow for many added detail parts to bring them to life. Typically large scale means 1/32 or 1/24.

Big Scale Planes used to be few and far between, with just a few offerings, from companies like Revell or Airfix. Many of these aircraft kits are still around today, but sometimes their moldings can be dated to a time when they probably weren't very popular, and were more expensive to the average builder.

Few detail parts existed back then, so if there were any issues with the kit that needed corrections, there were no resin or photo etch parts to bring the kit back to being an exact replica like today.

Now Large Scale Airplane models are made by many companies. Not just Revell or Airfix, but companies like Trumpeter, Tamiya, Zoukei-Mura, and Dragon models, just to name a few.

Most of these are modern toolings, with more parts in a kit than you can imagine. Details from engines, to wing spars, to internal fuel tanks, to removable cowlings. These kits produced today will easily rival any 1/72 or 1/48 scale aircraft models.

But the older Model companies are getting into the game with new kits to add to their large scale aircraft lineup, including Airfix, which just recently issued an all new model of the Hawker Typhoon. Not a reissue, this kit was developed from the ground up, and exceeds anything most modelers could ever dream of as far as detals.

Zoukei-Mura (Super Wing Series) is a relatively newcomer to the model scene, but their kits are exceptional in detail. Cross section parts reveal all the inner working of an aircraft, from the spars to the internal fuel tanks and gun placements. They even offer details parts to go beyond the boxed model, though the kits are so detailed, there isn't much you can add.

Whether you preference is 1/32 or 1/24 scale, these kits offer more than your typical models. With options such as posable flaps and rudders, pilot figures, moving parts, removale pieces using magnets, and more, these kits rise to an all new level of building.

Let's hope the trend continues and we get many more large scale plane models in the future.

Now model companies are starting to get into making 1/35 scale kits. These go well with the hundreds if not thousands of 1/35 figures and military kits that are already available. And 1/35 is not that different than 1/32. I think doing this makes the model appeal to a larger model buliding base of customers.

Some of my favorite aircraft are:

The P40. I like it's sleek lines. The use of the "sharknose" graphics are a favorite of mine also. The planes look good in green or tropical desert paint schemes. I recommend The Flying Tigers, a John Wayne movie. It gives some history about when P40's were used before WWII in China, trying to fight off the invading Japanese forces. The real planes wrre very basic, and not perfect as far as a fighter, but they got the job done when needed.

Another favorite of mine is the P51 Mustangs. I prefer the bubbletop canopy versions. It's another sleek aircraft, and it does resemble the P40 in some ways. (or the A36 Apache). Many of them were silver, so from a painting aspect, they're usually an easy paint scheme to apply to the model.

The F4U Corsair is an aircraft I like too. The inverted wing is so unusual. The dark blue paint schemes are easier to paint. The radial engine just begs for more detail on a model.

The Douglas Skyraiders appeal to me because it was the first aircraft model I ever built in the late 1960s. It's a prop plane too.

I don't have a particular jet fighter that I like. They're all pretty similar. Though I have built a Russian Mig Fulcrum before, and that was an interesting plane. The intake vents on top of the wings were unusual (the Russians use the vents to suck up air from above the runway on takeoff and taxing, rather than suck up debris and dirt directly off the runway). I thought that was clever.

Though the Russians can be very practical when it comes to their engineering. Almost the opposite of German engineering. Germans will use 5 knobs when only one is needed, the Russians will only use one it seems.

There are a lot of aircraft I haven't built, and given the time, I'd love to build them all. There are still plenty more P40 and P51 kits.

Large Scale Planes and aircraft model kits of all sizes, from 1/32 scale and up. Best deals and variety of kits.

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Tamiya

 

tamiya f4u corsair

1/32 F4U Corsair

tamiya p51 mustang model

1/32 P51 Mustang

tamiya bird cage f4u corsair model aircraft

1/32 F4U Corsair Birdcage

tamiya corsair model aircraft

1/32 Vought F4U Corsair

tamiya f15c eagle

1/32 Douglas F15 Eagle

tamiya fj4 phantom ii model aircraft

1/32 F4 Phantom II

tamiya f15 e strike eagle bunker buster aircraft model

1/32 F15 Strike Eagle
with Bunker Buster

ttamiya f16cj block 50 fighting falcon model aircraft

1/32 F16 Fighting Falcon

tamiya f14a tomcat black knights jet model airplane

1/32 F14 Black Knights

tamiya north american p51d mustang model aircraft

1/32 P51 Mustang with Pilot

tamiya supermarine spitfire mkixc aircraft model

1/32 Supermarine Spitfire

afv-club-f16

1/32 F4 Phantom

tamiya f4 phantom model

1/32 F4 Phantom

tamiya mitsubishi zero model

1/32 Mitsubishi Zero

tamiya misquito model

1/32 Dehavillan Misquito

tamiya spitfire model

1/32 Spitfire

tamiya f4e phantom model

1/32 F4 Phantom

tamiya a6m zero model

1/32 A6M Zero with Pilot

 

tamiya supermarine model

1/32 Supermarine Spitfire

 

Zoukei-Mura Super Wing

 

mpm models he162 spatz aircraft

1:32 Kawasaki Ki45

mpm models he162 spatz aircraft

1:32 German Ho229 Horton

super wing skyraider aircraft

1:32 A1 Skyraider

super wing raiden aircraft

1:32 Dornier D0335A

 

dragon p51 mustang model aircraft

1/32 P51 Mustang

 

Mini Art

 

miniart avro cieerva ski model

1/35 Avro Cierva Ski

miniart avro model

1/35 Avro Cierva C30A

miniart focke wulf c30a  model

1/35 Focke Wulf C30A

miniart avro model

1/35 Fighter TRIEBFLUGEL

miniart focke wulf night fighter model

1/35 Triebflugel Nachtjager

miniart avro rota raf model

1/35 Avro Rota RAF

miniart focke wulf model

1/35 Focke Wulf

miniart fl282 v6 kolibri model

1/35 FL282 V6 Kolibri

miniart kolibri hummingbird aircraft model

1/35 Kolibri Hummingbird

miniart fl282 v21 kolibri model

1/35 V21 Kolibri

 

Hasegawa

 

hasegawa nakajima hayate model

1/32 Nakajima Hayate

hasegawa p51 man o war model

1/32 P51 Mustang

hasegawa shid enkai kawasaki aircraft model

1/32 Shid Enkai No Maki - Kawasaki Ki61

hasegawa japanese oscar

Nakajima Ki43 Oscar

hasegawa kawanishi model

1/32 Kawanishi Shinenkai

revell huey bell helicopter model

1/32 P40 Texas Longhorn

hasegawa raiden jack aircraft model

1/32 Mitsubishi Raiden Jack
with Pilot Figure

hasegawa bf109 trop aircraft model

1/32 BF09 Tropical

hasegawa mitsubishi j2m3 raiden aircraft model

1/32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden

hasegawa mitsubishi zero aircraft model

1/32 Mitsubishi Zero

hasegawa me163 komet model

1/32 ME163 Komet

hasegawa i16 ace aircraft model

1/32 I16 Ace

hasegawa f104 starfighter

1/32 F104 Starfighter

hasegawa junkers stuka dive bomber aircraft model

1/32 Junkers Ju87 Stuka

hasegawa fw190 aircraft model

1/32 FW190

hasegawa bf109 night fighter aircraft model

1/32 Bf109 Night Fighter

hasegawa me262

1/32 Me262 Adolf Galland

hasegawa-nakajima-shoki model aircraft

1/32 Nakajima Ki44

hasegawa p47 thunderbolt

1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190

hasegawa p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47 Thunderbolt

hasegawa hellcat model

1/32 F6F3 Hellcat

hasegawa bf109 model

1/32 Bf109 Eyeball

hasegawa bf109 model

1/32 Bf109

hasegawa bf109 model

1/32 Bf109

hasegawa nakajima 5 model

1/32 Nakajima Ki44I Type 2

hasegawa kawasaki tony model

1/32 Kawasaki KI61 Tony

hasegawa bf109 model

1/32 Bf109

hasegawa kawasaki tony model

1/32 Kawanishi George

hasegawa p51 mustang model

1/32 P51 Mustang Rocket Tubes

hasegawa stuka dive model

1/32 Junkers Ju87G Stuka

 

HK Models

 

hk model mosquito

1/32 Mosquito B

hk b17g model

1/32 B17 Bomber

hk models gloster meteor aircraft

1:32 Gloster Meteor F4

hk model avro lancaster model

Avro Lancaster

tamiya bird cage f4u corsair model aircraft

1/32 Luftwaffe Dornier Do335

 

 

Masterbox

 

wwii aircraft pilot figures

1/32 Famous Pilots

masterbox raf pilots model

1/32 RAF Pilots

 

masterbox german pilots model

1/32 German Pilots

 

 

Dragon

 

dragon m530g gunship helicopter aircraft model

1/35 M530G Gunship

dragon bf110d/e night fighter wing tech aircraft model

1/32 Bf110D Night Fighter

dragon bf110  wing tech aircraft model

1/32 Bf110 Dackelbauch

dragon p51 mustang model aircraft

1/32 P51 Mustang

dragon idf uh1 aircraft model

1/35 IAF UH1N with IDF Paratroopers

 

 

Academy

 

academy us navy tridents mh60s model

1/35 US Navy MH60S HSC9

academy bell cobra model

1/35 USMC Bell Cobra

academy blackhawk uh-60l model aircraft

1/35 Uh60 Blackhawk

academy blackhawk uh-60l model aircraft

1/35 Uh60 Blackhawk

 

academy uav army model aircraft

1/35 US Army UAV

 

Revell

 

revell kiowa model

1/35 Bell OH58 Kowa

revell -51 mustang fighter model

1/32 P51 Mustang

revell ec135 helicopter model

1/32 EC135 Helicopter

revell bf110 c7  model

1/32 Messerschmitt Bf110

revell bell x1 model

1/32 Bell X1

revell super hornet model

1/32 F16 Super Hornet

revell f4 phantom model

1/32 F4 Phantom

revell westland lynx model

1/32 Westland Lynx

revell me262

1/32 ME262 Nightfighter

revell spitfire

1/32 Supermarine Spitfire

revell he219 night fighter

1/32 HE219 Night Fighter

revell dehavilland mosquito aircraft model

1/32 DeHavilland Mosquito

revell germany  i16 type 28 soviet fighter model

1/32 Polikarpov I16

revell focke wulf 190

1/32 Focke Wulf 190

revell bell huey gunship helicopter aircraft

1/32 UH1 Huey Gunship

revell p51d mustang aircraft 85-5535

1/32 P51 Mustang

revell corsair model aircraft

1/32 F4U Corsair

revell fw190

1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190

revell arado ar 196 aircraft

1/32 Arado AR196B

revell bf109g aircraft model

1/32 Messerschmitt Bf109

revell raf red arrows jet model aircraft

1/32 Red Arrows

revell spitfire mk22/24 aircraft model

1/32 Spitfire

revell fokker model

1/28 Fokker DR1 Red Baron

revell p51 mustang

1/32 P51 Mustang New Tool

revell me262 a1 model

1/32 Me262 Jetfighter

revell mirage III model

1/32 Dassault Mirage III

revell super cub model

1/32 Piper PA-18 Super Cub

revell ec145 medstar model

1/32 EC145 MEDSTAR/Police

 

Italeri

 

italeri mirage iii model

1/32 Mirage III

italeri f104c starfighter model

1/32 F104 Starfighter

italeri mirage iii model

1/32 Mirage III

italeri f35 lighting II

1/32 F35 Lighting II

italeri f104c star fighter model aircraft

1/32 F104 Star Fighter

 

 

Airfix

 

airfix 1/24 hawker typhoon model

1/24 Hawker Typhoon

airfix 1/24 f6 hellcat model

1/24 F6 Hellcat

 

Trumpeter

 

trumpeter hellcat f6n model

1/32 Hellcat

trumpeter chinook ch47a model

1/35 Chinook CH47A

trumpeter hind helicopter model

1/35 Mi24V Hind E

trumpeter panther helicopter model

1/35 Panther

trumpeter p40n warhawk fighter model

1/32 P40N Warhawk

trumpeter harrier model

1/32 Harrier II

trumpeter stuka bomber junkers

1/32 Junkers Stuka

trumpeter stuka dive bomber model

1/32 Stuka Dive Bomber

hph catapult arado

1/32 EF2000A Typhoon

trumpeter junkers stuka

1/24 Junkers Ju87A Stuka

hasegawa f104 vietnam

1/32 Chinese Yak18 Max

trumpeter hound helicopter  model

1/35 Soviet Mil Mi4A Hound

trumpeter f14 tomcat aircraft model

1/32 F14 Tomcat

trumpeter p40f model

1/32 P40 Warhawk

trumpeter frogfoot b

1/32 Su25UB Frogfoot

trumpeter p51d mustang aircraft model

1/32 P51 Mustang

trumpeter f14 tomcat

1/32 F14 Tomcat Fighter

trumpeter mig flogger k

1/32 MiG23 MLD Flogger

trumpeter sabre jet model aircraft

1/32 F100 Super Sabre

trumpeter p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47 Thunderbolt

trumpeter f6n hellcat

1/32 F6 Hellcat Fighter

trumpeter f4u4 corsair aircraft model

1/32 F4U Corsair

trumpeter messerschmitt me262 a1a clear edition aircraft model

1/32 Messerchmitt Me262

trumpeter p40 warhawk pearl harbour aircraft model

1/32 P40 Warhawk

trumpeter bearcat model

1/32 F8F1 Bearcat Fighter

trumpeter f14 tomcat

1/32 A1 Skyraider

trumpeter fairey swordfish biplane aircraft model

1/32 Fairey Swordfish

trumpeter av8b harrier ii night attack model aircraft

1/32 Harrier Night Attack

trumpeter f100d thunderbirds usaf

1/32 F100 Thunderbirds USAF

trumpeter a7e corsair model

1/32 A7E Corsair II

trumpeter p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47 Thunderbolt

trumpeter a10 thunderbolt warthog model

1/32 A10 Thunderbolt

trumpeter f4f3 wildcat

F4F3 Wildcat

trumpeter harrier model

1/32 AV8B Harrier II Plus

trumpeter bf109 tropical model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter bf109 tropical model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter a6e intruder model

1/32 A6E Intruder

trumpeter bf109  model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter bf109  model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter bf109  model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter mig 3  model

1/32 MIG 3

trumpeter bf109  model

1/32 Messerschmitt BF109

trumpeter stuka  model

1/32 Junkers Ju87 Stuka

trumpeter frogfoot  model

1/32 Sukhoi Su25 Frogfoot

trumpeter avenger  model

1/32 TBF Avenger

trumpeter skyraider  model

1/32 A1 Skyraider

trumpeter uscg dolphin  model

1/35 US Coast Guard Dolphin

trumpeter p51 mustang  model

1/32 P51 Mustang

trumpeter ft5 model

1/32 Shenyang FT5 Trainer

trumpeter harrier raf  model

1/32 RAF Harrier GR

trumpeter mi 17  model

1/35 Mi17 Russian Helicopter

trumpeter french dolphin  model

1/35 Dauphin French Marine

 

Doyusha

 

doyusha p51 mustang  model aircraft

1/32 P51 Mustang

doyusha frank nakajima

1/32 NAKAJIMA KI84 HAYATE

 

Hobby Boss

 

dragon uh-1d huey model

1/18 Focke Wulf

hobby boss b24 model

1/32 B24 Liberator

hobby boss sturmovik model

1/32 IL2 Sturmovik

hobby boss storch model

1/35 Storch Scout

hobby boss il2 sturmovik on skis aircraft model

1/32 IL2 Sturmovik On Skis

hobby boss f84 thunderjet aircraft model

1/32 F84 Thunderjet

hobby boss black widow p61 aircraft model

1/32 P61 Black Widow

hobby boss german fw190

1/18 Focke Wulf Fw190

hobby boss spitfire tropics

1/32 Spitfire Tropics

hobby boss f84 thunderjet aircraft model

1/32 F84 Thunderjet

 

hobby boss mig 31 aircraft model

1/32 MiG31 with Missile

 

Special Hobby

 

special hobby tempest  model

1/32 Tempest mkV


special hobby bloch model

1/32 Bloch MB.152C.1

special hobby p400 model

1/32 P400 Airacobra

special hobby dive bomber model

1/32 BoPi Dive Bomber

special hobby buckeye model

1/32 Buckeye Trainer

special hobby t33a

1/32 T33 ThunderBird

special hobby tempest model aircraft

1/32 Tempest

special hobby nakajima otsu

1/32 Nakajima Phillipines

special hobby v1 model

1/32 Reichenberg V1

special hobby v1 model

1/32 Fieseler V1 Hi Tech

 

Bronco

 

bronco piper cub aircraft model

1/35 US Piper Cub

bronco german glider aircraft model

1/35 A.S.51 Horsa Glider

bronco glider aircraft model

1/35 Tactical Assault Glider

 

 

Roden

 

roden skymaster model

1/32 O2A Skymaster

roden bird dog l19 model

1/32 L19 O1 Bird Dog

revell p47 model

1/32 Skymaster O2A

roden cessna float plane aircraft model

1/32 Cessna Floatplane

roden gnome engine model

1/32 Gnome Rotary Engine

roden se5 viper

1/32 S.E.5A Wolseley Viper

roden mercedes  engine model

1/32 Mercedes DIII Engine

roden viper  engine model

1/32 Wolseley W4A Engine

roden hispano  engine model

1/32 Hispano Suiza 8AB

roden hispano  engine model

1/32 Hispano Suiza V8

roden ur II  engine model

1/32 Oberursel URII Engine

 

ICM

 

icm i-16 type 10 model

1/32 I16 Type 10

icm type 17 model

1/32 I16 Soviet Fighter

icm china fighter model

1/32 I153 China

icm polikarpov I-153 model

1/32 POLIKARPOV I153

icm i16 russian model

1/32 I16 Type 24

icm i16 russian pilots model

1/32 I16 with Soviet Pilots

icm usa pilots model

1/32 German Pilots

icm usa pilots model

1/32 USAAF Pilots

icm ussr pilots model

1/32 USSR Pilots

icm british pilots model

1/32 British Pilots

 

icm british pilots model

1/32 British Pilots

 

Kitty Hawk

 

hasegawa kitty hawk tiger II aircraft model

1/32 Tiger II

kity hawk t28c trojan

1/32 T28 Trojan

kitty hawk trojan t28d

1/32 T28 Trojan

tamiya f4u corsair

1/35 AN61 Nightstalkers

kitty hawk tigereye model

1/32 RF5E Tigereye

kitty hawk ov100 bronco aircraft

1/32 OV100 Bronco

hawk 100 aircraft model

1/32 Hawk 100

kitty hawk kingfisher

1:32 OS2U Kingfisher

kitty hawk t6 texan model aircraft

1/32 T6 Texan

kitty hawk sabre dog

1/32 F86 Sabre Dog

 

kitty hawk sabre dog

1/32 F86 Sabre Dog

 

Other

 

shunkworks mobile electric carrier deck

1/32 Deck Powerplant

afv club f16 block 52 model

1/32 F16 Block 52

merit raf se5a plane model

1/24 Merit RAF SE5a

atlantis allison model

1/10 Allison Aircraft Engine

cyber hobby bf109 plane model

1/32 BF109 Messerschmitt

kinetic p47 razorback

1/24 P47 Thunderbolt

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ronin soviet pilot

Soviet Helicopter Pilot

moebius batwing batman

Huge 1/25 Batman Batwing - 17" long & 18" Wide

haynes spitfire restoration book

Supermarine Spitfire
Restoration Manual

haynes spitfire restoration book

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