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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.

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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1/32 Technik Junker JU88 - Due 2018
Includes LED's for navigation lights, landing lights and cockpit lighting. Electric motor's for both propellers, and a pre-programmed control unit that reproduces a realistic start up sequence.

italeri f104 starfightre 132 model

1/32 F104 - Due 2018

italeri f104 starfighter model

1/32 F104 - Due 2018

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1/32 F18E Hornet - Due 2018

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1/32 Tornado - Due 2018

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1/32 HS129B - Due 2018

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1/35 Storch Scout

trumpeter tbm avenger model

1/32 TBM Avenger

revell p38 lightning model

1/32 P38 Lightning

zoukei mura skyraider model

1/32 Skyraider

tamiya p51 mustang model

1/32 P51 Mustang

revell germany  i16 type 28 soviet fighter model

1/32 Polikarpov I-16

revell f4 phantom model

1/32 Phantom

icm i16 type 28 soviet fighter model

1/32 I-16 Type 24 Fighter

miniart fl282 v6 kolibri model

1/35 FL282 V6 Kolibri

roden skymaster model

1/32 O2A Skymaster

hobby boss german fw190

1/18 Focke-Wulf Fw190A5

revell he219 night fighter

1/32 HE219 Night Fighter

revell p51 mustang

1/32 P51 Mustang New Tool

trumpeter stuka bomber junkers

1/32 Junkers Stuka

italeri f35 lighting II

1/32 F35A Lighting II

model expo wright flyer

1/16 Wright Flyer

trumpeter junkers stuka

1/24 Junkers Ju87A Stuka

revell p51 mustang

1/32 Bf 109G Tropical

revell spitfire

1/32 Spitfire Mk

kity hawk t28c trojan

1/32 Kitty Hawk T28C Trojan

revell focke wulf 190

1/32 Focke Wulf 190

revell p51 mustang phantom model aircraft

1/32 Nieuport 17

tamiya f4u corsair

1/32 F4U Corsair

academy blackhawk uh-60l model aircraft

1/35 Uh-60 Blackhawk

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1/35 Nightstalkers

dragon idf helicopter paratroopers model aircraft

1/35 UH-1N & Paratroopers

hasegawa p51 man o war model

1/32 P-51D Mustang

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1/32 ME262B1 Nightfighter

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1/32 Supermarine Spitfire

revell bell huey gunship helicopter aircraft

1/32 UH1D Huey Gunship

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1/32 P-51B Mustang

revell p51 mustang phantom model aircraft

1/32 Phantom Mustang P-51

revell spitfire mk22/24 aircraft model

1/32 Spitfire MK-22/24

dragon uh1n idf paratroopers aircraft model

1/35 UH-1N Paratroopers

bronco piper cub aircraft model

1/35 US Piper Grasshopper

revell bell ranger aircraft model

1/32 Bell Ranger

bronco piper cub aircraft model

1/35 A.S.51 Horsa Glider

revell ls8 glider aircraft model

1/32 LS8 Glider

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revell dehavilland mosquito aircraft model

1/32 DeHavilland Mosquito

hasegawa japanese oscar

Nakajima Ki43 Oscar

trumpeter f14 tomcat aircraft model

1/32 F14 Tomcat

revell bf109g aircraft model

1/32 Messerschmitt Bf109

trumpeter bf109f4 aircraft model

1/32 BF109F4

hasegawa mitsubishi zero aircraft model

1/32 Mitsubishi Zero

revell bell x1 aircraft model

1/32 Bell X1

trumpeter f18 super hornet aircraft model

1/32 F18 Super Hornet

trumpeter f4 wildcat aircraft model

1/32 F4 Wildcat

hobby boss f84 thunderjet aircraft model

1/32 F84 Thunderjet

hobby boss f84 thunderjet aircraft model

1/32 F84 Thunderjet

trumpeter p51d mustang aircraft model

1/32 P51 Mustang

trumpeter a10 warthog aircraft model

1/32 A10 Warthog

hasegawa nakajima 44 aircraft model

1/32 ST30 Nakajima

trumpeter f8 crusader aircraft model

1/32 F8 Crusader

italeri f86 sabre aircraft model

1/32 F86 Sabre

hobby boss black widow p61 aircraft model

1/32 P61 Black Widow

dragon p51 mustang aircraft model

1/32 P51 Mustang

hawk 100 aircraft model

1/32 Hawk 100

trumpeter p38 lightning aircraft model

1/32 P38 Lightning

dragon m530g gunship helicopter aircraft model

1/35 M530G Gunship

mrc bell super cobra aircraft model

1/32 Super Cobra

merit raf se5a plane model

1/24 Merit RAF S.E.5a

kitty hawk kingfisher

1:32 Kitty Hawk Kingfisher

merit fokker dr1 plane model

1/24 Fokker Dr1

kitty hawk trojan t28d

1/32 T-28B T-28D Trojan

hasegawa hellcat f6f aircraft model

1/32 F6F-3-5 Hellcat

revell fw190

1/32 Focke Wulf Fw190

revell corsair model aircraft

1/32 F4U Corsair

revell huey bell helicopter model

1/32 Texas Longhorn P40

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1/16 Fokker DR1

trumpeter harrier model

1/32 Harrier II

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1/32 Deck Powerplant

kitty hawk p39 aircraft

1/32 Airacobra

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1/32 J2M3 Rai Den

kinetic p47 razorback

1/24 P47D Thunderbolt

kitty hawk ov100 bronco aircraft

1/32 OV-100 Bronco

doyusha p51 mustang  model aircraft

1/32 P51D Mustang

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1/32 NAKAJIMA KI84 HAYATE

cyber hobby tropical bf109

1/32 Tropical Bf109E-7

italeri f104c star fighter model aircraft

1/32 F-104 A/C Star Fighter

hobby boss p61 black widow aircraft

1/32 P-61B Black Widow

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1:32 Gloster Meteor F4

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1/32 Nakajima Ki44

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1/32 T6 Texan

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1/32 EF2000A Typhoon

mpm models he162 spatz aircraft

1:32 German Do335 Dornier

mpm models he162 spatz aircraft

1:32 German Ho229 Horton

kittyhawk f86 sabre dog aircraft

1/32 F-86D Sabre Dog

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1/32 Arado AR196B

special hobby mohawk cyclone engine

1/32 Mohawk MkIV Hawk

sws he219 uhu german

1/32 German He219A0 Uhu

hk model mosquito

1/32 Mosquito B

trumpeter bearcat model

1/32 F8F1 Bearcat Fighter

tamiya bird cage f4u corsair model aircraft

1/32 F4U-1 Corsair Birdcage

hk models b25 mitchell aircraft

1/32 B-25J Mitchell

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1/32 Luftwaffe Dornier Do-335

airfix hawker typhoon aircraft

1/24 Hawker Typhoon

revell raf red arrows jet model aircraft

1/32 Red Arrows

dragon p51 mustang model aircraft

1/32 P-51K Mustang

academy f18 red devils model aircraft

1/32 VMFA-232 Red Devils

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1/32 P-51D Mustang

kitty hawk sabre dog

1/32 F-86K Sabre Dog

hasegawa f104 vietnam

1/32 F104C Starfighter

hasegawa f104 vietnam

1/32 Chinese Yak 18 Max

trumpeter p40 warhawk aircraft

1/32 P40B Tomahawk

hobby boss spitfire tropics

1/32 Spitfire Mk.Vb Tropics

tamiya corsair model aircraft

1/32 Vought F4U1A Corsair

afv-club-f16

1/32 F-4CD Phantom

roden nieuport biplane

1/32 Nieuport 24B

revell 1/32 typhoon model aircraft

1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon

trumpeter mig flogger k

1/32 MiG23 MLD Flogger

trumpeter f14 tomcat

1/32 F14A Tomcat Fighter

eduard bf109 balkan peninsula

1/32 Bf 109E Balkan

special hobby he100d

1/32 Heinkel Night Fighter

roden se5 viper

1/32 S.E.5A Wolseley Viper

tamiya f15c eagle

1/32 Douglas F-15C Eagle

special hobby t33a

1/32 T33A ThunderBird

hasegawa p47 thunderbolt

1/32 Heinkel He III P

hasegawa p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47D Thunderbolt

trumpeter f100d thunderbirds usaf

1/32 F100D Thunderbirds USAF

academy fa18 usmc

1/32 USMC F/A-18D

trumpeter p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47D Thunderbolt

dragon bf109 4b

1/32 Bf-109E-4/B

hasegawa me262

1/32 Me 262A Adolf Galland

trumpeter frogfoot b

1/32 Su25UB Frogfoot B

trumpeter supermarine spitfire mkvi model aircraft

1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VI

airfix 1/24supermarine spitfire floatplane mkvb model aircraft

1/24 Supermarine Spitfire

testors hso yf22 model aircraft

1/32 Lockheed YF22

tamiya north american p51d mustang model aircraft

1/32 P-51D Mustang

ttamiya f16cj block 50 fighting falcon model aircraft

1/32 F-16CJ Fighting Falcon

tamiya fj4 phantom ii model aircraft

1/32 F4J Phantom II

tamiya supermarine spitfire mkixc aircraft model

1/32 Supermarine Spitfire

trumpeter sabre jet model aircraft

1/32 F-100D Super Sabre

dragon bf110d/e night fighter wing tech aircraft model

1/32 Bf110D/E Night Fighter

trumpeter f4u4 corsair aircraft model

1/32 F4U-4 Corsair

tamiya f15 e strike eagle bunker buster aircraft model

1/32 F-15E Strike Eagle
with Bunker Buster

trumpeter f6n hellcat

1/32 F6F5N Hellcat Fighter

trumpeter messerschmitt me262 a1a clear edition aircraft model

1/32 Messerchmitt Me 262

trumpeter p40 warhawk pearl harbour aircraft model

1/32 P-40B Warhawk

trumpeter ssiviet mig29m fulcrum fighter aircraft model

1/32 Mig-29m Fulcrum Fighter

trumpeter f14 tomcat

1/32 A-1D/AD-4 Skyraider

hasegawa f104 starfighter

1/32 F-104G/S Starfighter

williams brothers p35 seversky model

1/32 P-35 Seversky

trumpeter fairey swordfish biplane aircraft model

1/32 Fairey Swordfish Mk II

trumpeter av8b harrier ii night attack model aircraft

1/32 Harrier Night Attack

special hobby airacobra p400

1/32 P-400 Airacobra

special hobby nasa x15 nasa

1/32 NASA X15

trumpeter p47 thunderbolt

1/32 P47N Thunderbolt

super wings focke wulf

1/32 Focke-Wulf Ta152H1

trumpeter junkers stuka dive bomber

1/32 Junkers Ju-87A Stuka

trumpeter a10 thunderbolt warthog model

1/32 Thunderbolt Warthog

hasegawa f16 falcon indiana

1/32 F-16C Fighting Falcon

hasegawa wright flyer

1/16 Wright Flyer I

hobby boss il2 sturmovik on skis aircraft model

1/32 IL-2 Sturmovik On Skis

testors f117 stealth aircraft model

1/32 F117 Stealth

hasegawa junkers stuka dive bomber aircraft model

1/32 Junkers Ju87D Stuka

revell medicopter 117 aircraft model

1/32 Medicopter 117

revell phantom test flight f4 aircraft

1/32 F-4F Phantom WTD

hasegawa mitsubishi j2m3 raiden aircraft model

1/32 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden

tamiya f14a tomcat black knights jet model airplane

1/32 Tomcat Black Knights

trumpeter f117a nighthawk stealth aircraft model

1/32 F-117A Nighthawk

hasegawa fi 156c storch model airplane

1/32 FI-156C Storch

trumpeter a7e corsair model

1/32 A-7E Corsair II

trumpeter f4f3 wildcat

F4F3 Wildcat

hasegawa mitsubishi a6m zero fighter 53 hei model airplane

1/32 Mitsubishi Zero

roden gnome engine model airplane

1/32 Gnome Engine

roden viper engine model airplane

1/32 Woseley Viper

haynes spitfire restoration book

Supermarine Spitfire Restoration Manual

wwii aircraft pilot figures

Famous Pilots of WWII

haynes spitfire restoration book

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P-51 Mustang

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

 

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