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A scaled model is a representation or copy of an object larger or smaller than the actual size of the object represented.

Often the scale model is smaller than the original and is used as a guide to make the object full size.

Scale models test the possible performance of a design object at an early stage at the expense of creating a full-size prototype; in remote control vehicles; In TV and film industry, as a hobby; To create models of aircraft, ships, trains, cars, figures, military vehicles, figur or sets that cannot be built in full size.

Sample:

  • 1:43 Scale is a model approximately 3 to 5 inches in length.
  • 1:24 scale is a model approximately 5 to 8 inches in length.
  • 1:18 scale is a model approximately 8 to 11 inches in length.
  • 1:12 scale is a model approximately 14 to 16 inches in length.
  • What are the Airplane scale sizes for models
  • Diecast scale size

Sometimes hobbies for children can be difficult to find, especially parents can attend. Scale modeling is a long-term, complex and rewarding hobby that can be handled with the right guidance of all ages. With a wide variety of replica cars, ships, planes, trains, motorcycles, and pop culture replicas, it’s the perfect time for the younger generation to create scale models. If you’re looking for the best hobby for your kids, there are five reasons for scale modeling to be on your list!

RatioInches per footMillimeters per footComments
1:200000.015 mmArii produced injection-molded kits in this scale of the very large Zentradi spacecraft from the science fiction anime series Macross.
1:48000.064 mmThis scale has been used for fictional spacecraft for the board game Star Cruiser, originally from Citadel Miniatures. A small set of British and German WWII warships in this scale were produced by CnC for use in the North Cape tabletop game.
1:39000.078 mmStar Trek toys and miniatures are available in this scale.
1:30000.102 mmScience fiction miniatures produced in this scale by Brigade Models for the board game Starmada and an established scale for Naval wargaming in Britain, e.g., NavWar.
1:25000.122 mmA European size for naval wargaming ship models. Also a popular scale for large fictional spacecraft used in gaming, (esp. Star Trek).
1:24000.127 mmBritish and American size for naval wargaming ship models. Some science fiction miniatures in this scale.
1:20000.152 mmValiant Enterprises produces its “Fighting Sail” line of “sailing men of war” and related subjects on this scale. The scale used in Japan for plastic Naval models, waterline, and full hull.
1:1400Die-cast ship models (e.g. by Siku),[1] Star Trek spaceships.[2][3]
1:12500.244 mmThe dominant European size for ship models, most comprehensive range.
1:12000.010.254 mmBritish and American size for ship and harbor models. Airfix used to produce on this scale.
1:10000.305 mmThis is a scale used in Germany for pre-finished airliner models. Herpa and Hogan Wings produces several models in this scale. Bandai produces spacecraft models from Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Ares Games produces the Sails of Glory line in this scale. Common scale for architectural modeling.
1:8000.381 mmThis is a scale used for some aircraft carrier models. This scale is also used for some pre-finished die-cast airliner models.
1:7200.423 mmThis was a standard size for ship models produced by Revell and Italeri but they have moved from it.
1:7000.435 mmThis is the scale that most manufacturers chose to produce the largest series of waterline plastic model ships and submarines. Full hull models are popular on that scale as well.
1:6000.508 mmPopular for ships, especially liners and capital ships. This is the traditional scale for comparative drawings of ships, used by the Royal Navy as it is about one-tenth of a nautical mile to the foot. Warship models produced by Airfix. Schabak/Schuco also produces airliner models in this scale.
1:5700.535 mmThis scale was used by Revell for some ship models because it was one-half the size of the standard scale for wargaming models used by the U.S. Army.
1:5000.610 mmThis is a scale used by the military in World War II for ship models used for war games and naval recognition. Several Japanese companies such as Nichimo Co Ltd. and Fujimi Model produce plastic ship models in this scale. It is also used by European companies for pre-finished die-cast airliner models. Common scale for architectural modeling.
1:4800.635 mmT scale, using a 3 mm gauge track to represent standard gauge railways.
1:4500.677 mmT scale, using a 3 mm gauge track to represent 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge railways. Hasegawa also produces plastic ship models in this scale.
1:4320.706 mmThe scale used during World War II by the U.S. Navy for aircraft recognition.
1:4000.762 mmA European size for ship and submarine models and die-cast aircraft. e.g. Heller products
1:3500.871 mmThough assumed to be a Japanese size for ship models, its origin lies in the UK, with the release of the 1:350 Javelin and Tribal Destroyer kit in December 1945 in the FROG Penguin range. These are typically full-hull models that are substantially more detailed than 1:700 waterline models.
1:3001.016 mmA scale closely associated with the 1:285 scale. The smallest scale commonly used for micro armor. “6 mm figure scale” for miniature wargaming.
1:2881.058 mmA scale for aircraft and rockets.
1:2851.069 mmAlso known as the “6 mm figure scale“, the U.S. Army scale for sand-table wargames. The standard used in hobbyist miniature wargaming, where it is considered interchangeable with a 1:300 scale. Commonly used for micro armor.
1:2701.129 mmUsed by Fantasy Flight GamesStar Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game for their small and large ships.
1:2501.219 mmUsed by Heller for model ships.
1:2391.275 mmUsed by some model aircraft.
1:2201.385 mmSame as Z gauge.
1:2000.06″1.524 mmA scale used for high-end model aircraft and very detailed paper and plastic model ships. 9 mm figure scale. Many airlines distribute models in this scale for free as a means of advertising. Airplane model brands on this scale include Flight Miniatures, JC Wings 200, Wings of Glory, and others. Common scale for architectural modeling.
1:182.881.667 mmA newer scale utilized in ancient, fantasy, and sci-fi hobbyist miniature wargaming. Known as a “10 mm figure scale” in wargaming circles.
1:1601.905 mmAmerican and European model trains in the N scale. Commonly used for mini armor. 10 mm to 12 mm figure scale for miniature wargaming.
1:1522.005 mm2mm scale / British N scale railway modeling.
1:1502.032 mmUsed by Heller for model ships, and proposed by the Japanese to supersede 1:144 scale trains.
1:1482.117 mmBritish N model railroad scale.
1:144112″ (0.083″)2.117 mmW scale – Popular for ships, aircraft, rockets, spacecraft. Occasionally used with NASCAR cars. Also some Japanese N scale trains, as well as Japanese giant robot models and toys. Dollhouse for a dollhouse scale for 1:12 dollhouses. Commonly used for mini armor. Used for 12 mm, and 12.5 mm figure scale miniature wargaming.
1:128332″ (0.094″)2.381 mmA few rockets and some fit-in-the-box aircraft are made to this size.
1:1200.1″2.54 mmTT model railroad scale.
1:1102.771 mmUsed for some model ships, aircraft, and diecast cars.
1:1082.822 mmA historic size for ships, also used for rockets and spacecraft. 15 mm figure scale for wargaming is considered interchangeable with this scale.[4]
1:1003.048 mmAircraft by Tamiya and Plasticart, military vehicles, and ships by Zvezda. Kits of historic and modern spacecraft. Japanese aircraft, spacecraft, and giant robots. Also referred to as a “15 mm figure scale” for use with the mini armor & miniature figurine-based tabletop strategy/skirmish warfare games, Flames of War, Axis & Allies Miniatures, as well as The Face of Battle, and I Ain’t Been Shot Mum!. Common scale for architectural modeling.
1:9618″ (0.125″)3.175 mmA historic scale for ships, also used for spacecraft.
1:91.443.333 mmA popular scale for World War II hobbyist miniature wargaming. Also known as “20 mm figure scale” in wargaming circles.
1:903.387 mmA scale proposed by some European manufacturers (e.g. Wiking) to supersede the H0 scale.
1:87.13.5 mmExact HO scale (half O of 7 mm = 1 foot)
1:873.503 mmCivilian and military vehicles. Often used to describe the HO scale. Original nominal 25 mm figure scale; though a 6-foot human in 1:87 is closer to 20mm.
1:823.717 mmAn intermediate scale (HO/OO) intended to apply to both HO and OO scale train sets. Also used for some military models
1:803.810 mmHOj scale. Very close to 20 mm figure scale in wargaming circles (20mm is actually 1:80.5).[5]
1:76.24 mmUK model rail scale 4 mm scale (OO Scale, etc.).
1:764.011 mmMilitary vehicles. Used with 4 mm to 1-foot models as well.
1:754.064 mmUsed by Heller for model ships. Also some Japanese aircraft kits from the 1960s.
1:73.1524.167 mmCommon hobbyist miniature wargaming scale for sci-fi games. There are also a large number of miniatures in this scale for fantasy & sci-fi wargaming and role-playing games (RPGs) such as Striker, Gamma World, and Classic Battletech RPG. This scale is popularized by Dungeons & Dragons, but there has been a scale creep over the years.
1:7216″ (0.167″)4.233 mmIt is handy because of 1 inch in this scale = 6 feet (man’s height) in the real world. Aircraft, science fiction, space non-fiction, figures, vehicles, and watercraft. Now the most prolific[6] small scale (i.e. less than 1:35) for plastic injection armored fighting vehicle (AFV) models, and also plastic model figurines and scale model vehicles and aircraft by companies such as Airfix. There is a growing popularity for scratch-built radio control model ships in this scale, as shown by the activities of Task Force 72 an international 1:72 scale radio control model ship association. More genres are covered on this scale than any other.[7]
1:654.689 mmShips, die-cast cars. Similar to 1:64.
1:644.763 mmShips, die-cast cars. Matchbox and Hot Wheels use this scale to describe their vehicles, although the actual scale of the individual models varies from 1:55 to beyond 1:100. Same as S Scale. Also called 316 in. scale. Known as a 25 mm figure scale in wargaming circles.[8]
1:60.965.000 mmCommon scale for pre-1970s hobbyist miniature wargaming figures. Some companies such as Privateer Press are producing new figures in this scale. Because 28 mm figure scale wargaming miniatures have crept in scale over the years, these new “30 mm figure scale” wargaming miniatures are similar in proportion to the current 28 mm figure scale wargaming miniatures. Force of Arms, Westwind, and s&s models also use this scale for their range of resin and metal World War II and modern 28 mm figure scale vehicles.
1:600.2″5.080 mmUsed by Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures. A handful of high-detail, Japanese giant robot model kits primarily produced by Bandai is of this scale. Some Japanese toy manufacturers also produce aircraft toys in this scale. Rare model rail scale from Germany.
1:565.442 mmAnother common scale for 28 mm figure scale wargaming vehicles – manufacturers in this scale include Wargames Factory, Die Waffenkammer/JTFM Enterprises, NZWM/Army Group North, Force of Arms, and Warlord Games.
1:555.644 mmUsed by Siku for cars and trucks. Also used by Mattel for Disney’s “Cars” toys.
1:506.096 mmMany European die-cast construction vehicles and trucks. Some early Japanese aircraft kits are also of this scale, and it is the standard scale for hand-crafted wooden aircraft models in Japan. Common scale for architectural modeling.
1:4814″ (0.25″)6.350 mmFor dollhouse applications, 1:48 is commonly known as a quarter-scale (as it is one-quarter of the 1:12 “standard” dollhouse scale). Mainly military aircraft, but in 2005 Tamiya launched a new series of armored fighting vehicle (AFV) models in this scale. It is the American O scale. Architectural model scale corresponding to widely used architectural drawing scale in the U.S. Also the main Lego scale, known as the minifig scale. The rather uncommon 40 mm figure scale wargames figures fit approximately into this scale.
1:456.773 mmThis is the scale that MOROP has defined for 0 scales because it is half the size of the 1:22.5 Scale G-gauge model railways made by German manufacturers.[citation needed]
1:43.57.02 mmExact O scale of 7 mm = 1 foot.
1:437.088 mmStill the most popular scale for die-cast cars worldwide, metric or otherwise. It originates from the British 0 scale.
1:400.3″7.620 mmThe very early models of the British Coronation Coach and a few other horse-drawn wagons were made in this scale. Cheap soft plastic soldier figures are also made to this scale; there are a few kits to make vehicles for them.
1:368.467 mmPopular scale for period ship plans — 1 inch = 3 feet.
1:358.709 mmThe most popular scale for military vehicles and figures. Used heavily in models of armored vehicles. It was originally conceived by Tamiya for the convenience of fitting motorized parts and batteries. Corresponds well with 54mm figures.
1:348.965 mmA popular scale for collecting vintage and modern American truck models. Established by First Gear, Inc. in the early 1990s with growing popularity in Europe and Australia.
1:339.236 mmThe most common scale for paper model kits of aircraft.
1:323⁄8″9.525 mm54 mm figure scale toy soldiers are supposed to use this scale as well. Same as Gauge 1, cars, common for slot cars. Apart from 1:24, the largest scale for aircraft kits. Commonly referred to as Stablemate size in model horses.
1:30.510 mmOften quoted as the alternative to 1:32 scale.
1:300.4″10.16 mmToy soldiers and military vehicles including King & Country and Figarti.
1:2910.51 mmAmerican model trains running on a 45 mm Gauge 1 track.
1:2810.89 mmBiplane fighters, “brass era” cars (Midori, Union, Revell of Germany), die-cast cars (Spec-cast, First Gear).
1:2512.19 mmCars, figures. AMT (now combined with Ertl), Revell, and Jo-Han diecast cars. Chinese painted human figures in this scale are marketed for use with (but are slightly undersized for) G Scale train layouts but are often used as passengers in 1:24 or 1:22.5 cars and trains. In Europe, this scale is preferred over 1:24. The Netherlands has whole toy villages on this scale. This scale is also standard in most theatre design models used to represent set designs before being built
1:2412″ (0.5″)12.70 mmLargest scale for model aircraft, usually produced by Airfix. Common scale for cars and figures. Some American dollhouse brands. Die-cast vehicles by Danbury and Franklin Mint. American G Scale trains by Delton Mfg. and Aristocraft Classics. Model horses (“Little Bit” size).
1:22.513.55 mmG Scale trains made by German manufacturers.
1:200.6″15.24 mmCars, common for Formula One models.
1:1916.04 mm16mm scale Live steam model railways. This is also the scale for those[which?] “four-inch” adventure movie figurines.
1:180.67″16.93 mmCars made from kits, 1:18 scale diecast models, children’s dollhouses. The 3.75″ G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line of figures and vehicles is on this scale, although the figures are compatible with 1:16 vehicles rather than 1:18 cars.
1:1634” (0.75″)19.05 mmLive steam trains (non-ridable), Figures. Ertl’s popular line of farm and construction machinery is produced in this size. RC Tanks produced by Tamiya, Heng Long, Matto, AsiaTam, WSN, Torro, Scale model kits by Trumpeter, Eduard, Kirin, Dragon
1:150.8″20.32 mmUsed for some animal figures and automobile models.
1:140.8571428″21.77 mmTamiya 56301 RC 1:14 King Hauler, RC Tractor Trucks 1:14 Scale.
1:13.7122.225 mmModel railway scratch builders’ scale at ​78″ to a foot, commonly used with a 45 mm gauge track to represent 2′ gauge prototypes.
1:13596423.44 mmAurora “Monster Scenes” and “Prehistoric Scenes” Kits.
1:121″25.40 mmAction figures, Model cars (static and R/C drove), Live steam trains (non-ridable), dollhouses for adult collectors, motorcycles, model horses (“Classic scale”).
1:1030.48 mmMotorcycles, Radio-controlled cars (off-road buggies, stadium trucks), 7-inch Action Figures (Marvel Legends & DC Universe).
1:91.2″33.87 mmMotorcycles, Miniature park, Mego 8-inch [203.2 mm] dolls (World’s Greatest Super Heroes), model horses (traditional scale).
1:81 12″ (1.5″)38.10 mmCars, motorcycles, Live steam trains (ridable), Miniature park, IC radio-controlled cars, Japanese garage kit figures, Aurora Classic Monster Kits
1:743.54 mmCommon scale utilized by Japanese companies for figures of anime characters, especially[citation needed] when the portrayed character is supposed to be young in age. The scale of a standard 4-stud × 2-stud Lego brick compared to the unit size of a standard house brick (9 × ​4 12 × 3 inches).
1:62″50.80 mmEFRA regulation off-road radio-controlled buggies. Articulated 12-inch figures, such as G.I. Joe, and Dragon, children’s fashion dolls like Barbie, Dollfie, static display figures (commonly of anime characters). Motorcycles, rail cannons, armored vehicles, military dioramas.
1:560.96 mmLarge scale radio-controlled cars
1:43″76.20 mmRadio-controlled cars, ridable miniature railways, steamrollers, traction engines, plastic model engines, larger 18-inch [457 mm] collectible fashion dolls, pocket bike racing, Minibike, Mini chopper, Quarter Midget racing
1:34″101.60 mmP scale – ridable narrow gage park railroads, steamrollers, traction engines, Ball-jointed dolls, Super Dollfie, Dollfie Dream
1:2.45″127.00 mmPark railroads, where 15 in (381 mm) minimum gauge models are based on 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge prototypes
1:26″152.40 mm“My Size” (3′) fashion dolls
1:112″304.80 mmFull scale, life-size

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