have always been model kits that are big scale. While I
doubt they are as popular as small kits, say 1/25 or so,
they do offer more room for detailing. This also makes any
modifications you do magnified, easier to see and appeciate.
a growing population of modelers that are older, and our
eyesite isn't what it used to be, larger kits are becoming
more popular now that 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 model.
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 Linberg Hot Rods),
there's a kit for every kind of builder and subject. Tamiya
is a big producer of large scale kits and have been for
scale models range from cars, trucks, hot rods, tanks, motorcycles,
engines, even aircraft. Do they cost a little more than
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!
the biggest draw back is, where do you display the large
scale model once you've assembled it?
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.
scale. It's not for everyone, but it sure is fun to build