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Bohdan_Kozak
18 October 2023, 02:00

Scale models: from miniatures to giants

Scale models: from miniatures to giants
Scale modeling is a popular hobby that allows people to recreate real objects in a smaller form. From miniature cars to huge ships, there are many different scales and types of models available, allowing model enthusiasts to choose projects that suit their interests and experience level.

Model scales

Model scales indicate how much an object is reduced in size compared to its actual size.

Linear scale is the ratio of the size of the model to the real object.
Areal scale is the ratio of the area of ​​the model to the area of ​​the real object.
Volumetric scale is the ratio of the volume of the model to the volume of the real object.
The largest scale model in the world is the transatlantic liner Mauritania.


For example, if the scale of a model is 1:24, this means that each linear*  centimeter of the model represents 24 centimeters of the real object. Below are some common scales:

1:87 is the scale used in HO model railways.
1:24 is a common scale in car and motorcycle models.
1:48 - used in aircraft and railway models.
1:350 is a popular scale for ship models.
1:72 is a common scale in aircraft models.
1:100 - widely used for architectural models.
The choice of scale depends on your preference and what you want to achieve. If you want a more detailed model, you may need a larger scale. If you have limited space, a smaller scale may be preferable.

Model types

There are many types of models:

  • Russo-Balt K12/24 HP roadster 1922 Studio
    Russo-Balt K12/24 HP roadster 1922 Studio "Wheel"
  • Cars - models of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles.
  • Radio-controlled model of the AN-14 aircraft. Scale 1:7
    Radio-controlled model of the AN-14 aircraft. Scale 1:7
    Aviation - models of airplanes and helicopters.
  • Model
    Model "Holy Martyr Phocas". Scale 1:50
  • Marine technology - models of ships, submarines and yachts.
  • Diesel locomotive Heljan DSB M
    Diesel locomotive Heljan DSB M
  • Railway - railway models, including locomotives and carriages.
  • Railway IS-1, suburb
    Railway IS-1, suburb
  • Architectural - models of buildings and structures
  • Portrait doll Dmitry Monatik
    Portrait doll Dmitry Monatik
  • Figures are models of soldiers, fantasy and other characters.

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