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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
hope the trend continues and we get many more large scale plane
models in the future.