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There have always been model kits that are big scale. While I doubt they are as popular as small kits, say 1/25,1/35,or even 1/48, or so, they do offer more room for detailing. This also makes any modifications you do magnified, easier to see and appeciate.

With a growing population of modelers that are older (and our eyesite isn't what it used to be), larger kits are becoming more popular than 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 build.

Airfix, 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 Lindberg Hot Rods), there's a kit for every kind of builder and subject.

Tamiya is a big producer of large scale kits and has been for many years. Most of them in 1/12 scale. Some can be expensive, but the level of detail is amazing.

Then there are some odd balls, older kits, from Nachino let's say, that are rare and hard to find. But different none the less. There are also some 1/16 military kits,such as tanks, which are the popular and best known ones. Though the Trumpeter MRAP is bursting on the scene, as well as some WWII MB Jeeps from Dragon, which are 1/6 scale (big enough to hold the old 1970's style GI Joe figures).

Big scale models range from cars, trucks, hot rods, tanks, motorcycles, engines, even aircraft. Do they cost a little more than the 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!

Probably the biggest draw back is, where do you display the large scale model once you've assembled it?

I 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.

Big scale models are usually 1/12 (a scale that's also popular with motorcycle models, and some figure kits), 1/16 (some figure kits are this scale too), 1/8 (a really large scale, and popular with figures), 1/18 (the same as the popular diecast scale), and the huge 1/6 scale (made more common now because they work well with 12 inch figures). There are a few other odd ball scales for models, but these are the most common when referring to "Big Scale".

Now that Pocher is back, expect to see even more detailed kits in their 1/8 scale range. Recently their Lamborghini series has done well, but they're expanding into motorcycles, and more large scale kits are coming. Older Pocher kits are very rare now, and expensive. In the 1990s the kits, like their Mercedes and FIAT racer, ran around $ 500.00 - and that was back then! Now they are more, but of course, you're paying for the amazing detail and parts that are included to build a museum quality example of a model subject.

The big scale kits aren't for everyone, but they sure are fun to build!

Big scale kits for those who like to build large models.

Some of your favorite scales, 1:12, 1:8, 1:16, 1:6 and more. Make sure you have a lot of room to display these kits!

We also carry:

building scale ferrari model cars

Scale Model Life
Volume 1

revell vw samba t1 bus

1/16 Volkswagen Samba T1 Bus
Opening doors & tailgate. Open roof or closed.
Engine detail. Full Interior.

revell 1/8 chevy corvette

1/8 Chevy Corvette - Due 2016

revell bmw isetta

1/16 BMW Isetta - Due 2016

mpc thunder chopper

1/8 Thunder Chopper - Due 2016

mpc rupp roadster mini bike

1/8 Rupp Mini-Bike - Due 2016

amt 55 nomad wagon chevy

1/16 Chevrolet Nomad - Due 2016

mpc 1982 pontiac firebird

1/16 Pontiac Firebird - Due 2016

italeri fiat 806 grand prix

1/16 U.S. Military M-ATV MRAP

trumpeter navistar maxx pro military

1/16 Navistar Maxx-Pro

revell chip foose 1969 camaro model

1/12 Chip Foose Chevy Camaro

italeri fiat 806 grand prix

1/12 Fiat 806 GP

Aoshima Bunka Ford Mustangs

1/12 Ford Mustang Mach I

model factory hiro f1 brabham bt46 fan car

1/12 Model Factory-Hiro Brabham

italeri fiat mefistofele

1/12 Fiat Mefistofele

tamiya 12054 tyrrell f1 gp monaco model

1/12 Tyrrell Monaco GP

trumpeter ford gt40

1/12 Ford GT40

amt the christie steam fire engine model

1/12 Christie Fire Engine

model factory hiro porsche 917

1/12 Model Factory Hiro
Porsche 917

mfh ford cobra 427

1/12 Ford Cobra 427

lindberg luv buggy model

1/12 Luv Buggy

fujimi shell oil f40 ferrari

1/16 GT Ferrari F40

minicraft model a hot rod roadster

1/16 Ford Model A Hot Rod Roadster

tamiya 12052 lotus type 49 model

1:12 Team Lotus Type 49

tamiya tyrrell 003 f1 car

1/12 Tyrrell 003 with Photoetch Parts

lindberg ford model-t car model

1/16 Ford Model-T

monogram 1967 427 corvette

1/20 Mercedes Benz Grand Prix

lindberg bull horn ford hot rod model cars

1/16 Bull Horn Ford Hot Rod

revell jaguar xke 1/8 model

1/8 Jaguar E-Type XK-E

revell kenworth aerodyne truck model

1/16 Kenworth Aerodyne

revell hawaiian dodge charger funny car model

1/16 Hawaiian Charger

tamiya subaru r2ss car model

1/18 Subaru R2SS

tamiya honda f1 model cars

1/12 Honda F1 RA273

tamiya honda f1 model cars

1/12 Honda F-1

tamiya caterham super seven bd model cars

1/12 Masters Caterham Super Seven

tamiya tyrrell p34 f1 model cars

1/12 Tyrrell P34

mpc the general locomotive model kit

1/25 "The General" 4-4-0 Locomotive 1862
28 Inches long when assembled. Full length display stand
with rails, ties, and roadbed.

academy sprinter bike bicycle model

1/8 Sprinter Bicycle

academy drum set model

1/8 Drum Set Model

fujimi ferrari 288 gto

1/16 Ferrari 288GTO

revell ferrari testarossa turbo

1/16 Ferrari Twin-Turbo Testarossa

revell peterbilt truck model

1/16 Peterbilt Truck

monogram revell kenworth w900 truck model

1/16 Kenworth W900

dragon tumbler batmobile model

HUGE 1/9 Tumbler Batmobile

minicraft ford sedan a model

1/16 Ford A Sedan

pocher alfa romeo 2300 model

1/8 Pocher ALFA ROMEO 2300

pocher lamborghini aventador lp700 model

1/8 Pocher Aventador LP700

pocher lamborghini aventador lp700 canopus model

1/8 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Canopus

pocher lamborghini aventador lp700 nero nemesis model

1/8 Pocher Lamborghini Aventador
LP 700-4 Nero Nemesis

pocher ferrari f40 model

1/8 Pocher Ferrari F40

pocher ducati superbike model

1/8 Pocher Ducati Superbike 1299

mpc amc amx javelin car

1/20 AMC AMX Javelin

mpc highjacker ford van kit

1/20 HighJacker Ford Van

tamiya lola t160 race car model

1/18 Lola T-160 TS Plastic Model

amt cord 812

1/12 Cord 812 SC

lindberg mercedes racer

1/16 Mercedes Racer

minicraft jaguar ss100 roadster

1/16 Jaguar SS 100

amt ford mustang 1965 model

1/16 Ford Mustang

academy ford model t model

1/16 Model T

lindberg diamond duster car model

1/12 Diamond Duster

tamiya renault re20 turbo model

1/12 Renault RE-20 Turbo

tamiya mclaren mp4 f1  model

1/12 Mclaren MP4/6

mpc chevy 1988 corvette model

1/16 Chevy Corvette

minicraft daimler benz model

1/16 1886 Daimler Benz

tamiya lotus 49b ford f1 model

1/12 F1 Lotus 49b Ford

tamiya mclaren m3 f1 model cars

1/12 1974 McLaren M23

imai lotus f1 model cars

1/12 Lotus Ford F1 Grand Prix

tamiya mclaren mp4 f1 model cars

1/12 McLaren MP4/6 Honda

tamiya jps lotus f1

1/12 JPS Mk.III Lotus

protar ferrari 312t

1/12 Ferrari 312T

tamiya 23208 porsche 934

1/12 Premium Porsche 934 RSR

building revells 1/12 ford mustang shelby gt500 model

Building the
Revell GT500

revell gt500 shelby ford mustang model car

1/12 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

haynes v8 engine model kit

Build Your Own V-8 Engine

doyusha rickshaw

1/10 Rickshaw

revell visible v8 model

1/4 Visible V8 Engine Model

hawk 426 hemi super stock engine model

1/4 V8 426 HEMI Engine

tamiya yardley mclaren m23 model

1/12 Yardley McLaren M23

tamiya ferrari 312b f1 model cars

1/12 Ferrari 312B Race Car

doyusha bmw 3.0 model

1/12 BMW 3.0 CSL

minicraft mg tc model car

1/16 1948 MG TC

heller renault f1 team car model

1/18 Renault F1 Team

tamiya team lotus 72d 1972 f1 model cars

1/12 Team Lotus Tupe 72D Racing

doyusha honda s800 car models

1/12 Honda S800

tamiya tyrell f1 ford model

1/12 Tyrell Ford F-1

tamiya ferrari enzo model cars

1/12 Enzo Ferrari

nichimo lotus europa model

1/12 Lotus Europaspecial Sports Car

minicraft morgan three wheeler model cars

1/16 Morgan Three-Wheeler Car

tamiya porsche carrera gt model cars

1/12 Porsche Cerrara GT

airfix engine internal model

Internal Combustion Engine

revell ford 427 sohc engine model

1/6 V8 Ford 427 SOHC Engine

tamiya williams f1 fw1b renault model car

1/12 F1 Williams FW14B Renault

tamiya ferrari 288 gto model cars

1/12 Ferrari 288 GTO

revell big tub hot rod model

1/8 Ford Model T Big Tub Hot Rod

airfix bentley blower 4.5 car model

1/12 Bentley Blower 4.5 Litre

liberty classics top fuel dragster engine model

1/6 Hemi Top Fuel Dragster Engine

trends haynes engine model

Haynes : Internal Combustion Engine

minicraft rotary engine car model

1/5 Mazda / Wankel Rotary Engine

tamiya rover mini cooper model cars

1/12 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i

tamiya porsche 910 model car

1/12 Porsche 910

heller citroen ds19 model

1/16 Citroen DS19

tamiya mclaren m8a model car

1/18 Mclaren M8A Race Car

tamiya lola t70 mkIII model car

1/12 Lola T-70

tamiya enzo yellow ferrari model kit

1/12 Enzo Ferrari Yellow

tamiya f1 wolf wr1 model car

1/12 Wolf WRI with Photo-Etch

lindberg stutz racer model car model

1/16 Stutz Racer

revell vw kafer bug model car

1/16 VW Bug

mpc buddy baker stock car model

1/16 Buddy Baker Dodge Charger

mpc richard petty charger stock car model

1/16 Richard Petty Charger Stock Car

minicraft ford model a

1/16 Model A Ford Roadster

minicraft ford daves speed shop sedan delivery truck model

1/16 Dave's Speed Shop Delivery

minicraft ford model-a acme distillery van model

1/16 Ford Model-A Acme Distillery

minicraft ford pickup truck model

1/16 Ford Pickup Truck

minicraft ford rock n roadster model

1/16 Ford Rockin' Roadster

minicraft ford eagle brewery delivery van model kit

1/16 Ford "Eagle Brewery Co"

lindberg bobtail-t hot rod model car

1/8 Bobtail T Hot Rod

lindberg hot canary t rod car model

1/8 Hot Canary T-Rod

lindberg fiat dragster car model

1/12 Fiat Dragster Cabrio

lindberg big red hot rod car model

1/8 Big Red Rod

tamiya datsun 240z model

1/12 Datsun 240ZG

mpc dukes of hazzard general lee car model

1/16 General Lee Race Car

tamiya datsun 240z model

1/12 Safari Datsun 240ZG

fujimi skyine r32 gtr

1/12 Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R

tamiya yellow carrara porsche model

1/12 Porsche Carrera GT Yellow

latina stagecoach model

1848 Stagecoach

tamiya 312t ferrari

1/12 Ferrari 312T4

tamiya 641 fw190 ferrari

1/12 Ferrari 641/2 (F190)

williams brothers lerhone engine model kit

1/6 LeRhone 80 Horsepower Engine

williams brothers pratt whitney wasp engine model kit

1/8 Pratt/Whitney Wasp
R-1340 Radial Engine

dragon soviet aerosan model

1/6 Soviet Aerosan

trumpeter german king tiger tank model

1/16 German King Tiger Tank

trumpeter m16 halftrack model

1/16 M-16 Halftrack with Multiple Guns

trumpeter russian t34 tank model

1/16 T-34/76 Russian Tank

trumpeter m16 halftrack model

1/16 Renault FT Turret Tank

glencoe mechanical mule model

1/15 M274 Mechanical Mule

lindberg concord stage coach model

1/16 Concord Stage
Coach and Horse Team

lindberg horse union drawn field artillery cannon model

1/16 Scale Horse Drawn
Union Field Artillery

dragon sas desert raider jeep model browning 50 cal

1/6 SAS 4x4 Desert Raider

eduard bf109e instrument panel model

1:4 Eduard Bf 109E Instrument Panel

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