Scale preference poll

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What scale do you prefer?

Poll ended at 24 Aug 2005 13:08

1/35
19
59%
1/72
8
25%
1/114
0
No votes
1/24
0
No votes
1/16
2
6%
1/6
2
6%
1/48
0
No votes
Other
1
3%
 
Total votes: 32

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Daniel L
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Scale preference poll

Post by Daniel L » 03 Aug 2005 13:08

What scale do you prefer when it comes to modelling?

Bes tregards/ Daniel
Last edited by Daniel L on 03 Aug 2005 17:48, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Jurrie » 03 Aug 2005 17:28

I think 1/35...

Most of the armour is available in 1/35 and it offers the most detail.. i guess (except voor 1/16...but that's a bit to big...also 1/6)...

But sometimes, I also build 1/72 because of the space....it doesn't cost much space.

But Daniel, I think you forgot one scale, namely 1:48! Tamiya has released a lot of 1/48 models lately! So that scale is coming up (although I dont see the use of it)

Greetz!

Jurrie

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Post by Daniel L » 03 Aug 2005 17:49

I've added 1/48 to the poll.

Best regards/ Daniel

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Post by Jagdkommando » 16 Aug 2005 05:20

1/35 but space is becoming a problem. :D

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Post by fusilier1944 » 19 Aug 2005 04:30

1/6 just because it's so much more fun. not to say more challenging, but more fun. don't get me wrong, i've spent enough time squinting and ruining my eyes trying to paint SS camo on 1/35 but also as much time spent computer generating my own patterns in one sixth. plus the challenge of scratch building everything, and not by choice! you want space issues, look i only had enough room around to build the panzer Iv turret:
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i still build 1/35 with the models i use as reference for the bigger monsters, if i can find all the parts that is...[/img]

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Post by Ace31 » 19 Aug 2005 11:10

I think 1:35 as the best compromise between possibility to personalization, details and dimensions.
But I dream a 1/16 Tiger...

ps
jagdkommando, nice collection !

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Post by Mr Holmes » 19 Aug 2005 11:18

I haven't voted as I haven't modelled in years. But it was one of my favourite past times, pity I neglected it... who knows!

Anyhow, I have to ask a question since this is on each person's favourite scale of model, and I apologise in advance if it seems OT (One reply to my question should suffice), but it has been on my mind for years (believe it or not).

Why is there the disparity between aircarft at 1/32 scale, and armour + infantry at 1/35?

How excellent it would be for one to be able to build a airport diorama (whether it be Luftwaffe or allied) with the same scale!

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Post by Tom Houlihan » 19 Aug 2005 18:57

Sepp Dietrich wrote:How excellent it would be for one to be able to build a airport diorama (whether it be Luftwaffe or allied) with the same scale!


That would be fantastic, but where in the hell would you put it??? 8O Two planes, with almost adequate dispersion, with a couple of refuelers, a Kubel, and a Kettenkrad hauling in some weaponry would take up a lot of space!

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Post by Mr Holmes » 20 Aug 2005 02:22

lol, in the backyard.

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Post by TISO » 20 Aug 2005 23:08

How excellent it would be for one to be able to build a airport diorama (whether it be Luftwaffe or allied) with the same scale!


As one (in)famous Polish modeler said: '' As in battle where men are seperated from the boys in modeling small scale (1/72 or smaller)seperates modellers from children.'' :D :lol: :P
So join us in the real gentelmans scale (1/72) :D . One can get anything (almost) in this scale: planes, wheicles, crews, ground personel, buildings... :D :lol:
Some of my aeroplane models (some on the workbench):
http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3746

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Post by Mr Holmes » 21 Aug 2005 01:31

@TISO

8O

And, as for airfield dioramas, from the same site:

http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4325


Many, many, years ago I bought a pack of 1/72 figures of both British paratroopers (Cold War era) and WarPac forces as well as a pack of US Marines. They took me ages to complete the sets.

So I can appreicate your efforts in those pictures fo yours. 8)

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Post by TISO » 23 Aug 2005 15:46

Bazzman is ''crazy'' ( greatest compliment i can give). Check out his 1/48 diorama:
http://www.airwarfareforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4264

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1/72 Rules

Post by David O'Barr » 02 Jan 2006 20:13

It is the best scale for accurracy and storage space :)

See my 1/72 scale webpage

http://users.adelphia.net/~davecrysob/

There are also some great on-line sources for 1/72 Scale armor modeling.

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Post by osip » 24 Mar 2006 22:46

Jagdkommando wrote:1/35 but space is becoming a problem. :D

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Excellent collection. My congratulations

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Post by T. A. Gardner » 05 Apr 2006 04:20

I wargame in 1/35th. I have about two battalions worth of Germans (one armored, one infantry but only enought halftracks to mount one company currently the rest are set up as leg infantry). I also have a herd of Russians including about 30 T34 and T34/85, batteries of SU 100, Su 85, SU 122 etc. My Russians also include a 76mm battery and a 122mm section along with 2 companies of infantry. There are alot of scratch built kits included in these as well as vacuforms and resin kits. On the figures: No two are alike. I went to alot of pain to make that happen.
In aircraft I wargame in 1/72nd scale having oh about 100 various aircraft for that.

The 1/35s are really impressive. If I could upload photos here I have a bunch of some of the games. A friend does the US. He has a finished company of US infantry and is working through an armored cavalry troop right now. If he ever gets everything he has done I'm in trouble as he has a room nearly floor to ceiling stacked with unbuilt kits. Of course, I have alot unbuilt too.....

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