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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osip
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Post by osip » 05 Apr 2006 21:50

You wish to make a greater diorama аbout WW2. What will be action. It very interestingly and grandiosely.
I tried to make great dioramas about WW2 . However had no success

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Post by Legionnaire » 15 Apr 2006 10:12

I actually collect in 1/76 or true 20mm.

Reason? SHQ miniatures are great
Please note admittedly they do look crappy on their website but have a look when you go to salute or some other show. You won't regret. Their vehicle range is also good, with only hinchcliffe models being any real competition.(although his range is slightly bigger in most cases)

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Scale preference poll

Post by Norman Nipper » 10 Jan 2007 08:51

1/48 scale is my preference. The range of wheeled and tracked vehicle kits are expanding rapidly and these can be integrated with aircraft of the same scale. Also takes up less display space than the larger 1/35 and 1/32 scale kits.

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Post by lwhite » 28 May 2007 06:41

I've always liked 1/35

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Post by magpie67 » 07 Jul 2007 21:02

I think my fave scale is now 1/6

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Post by Dubar1 » 11 Jul 2007 13:57

1/6 for sure.

Most "modelers" claim this as "play scale" and not true modeling, but I beg to differ.

While I don't HAVE to do anything but take the figure out of the box and stand it up, these figures can be as well detailed as anything seen in the other scales.

The best thing about this scale is that you can actually see the detail (or lack of detail) instead of trying to guess what that blob of plastic is suppose to represent. I also build 1/6 vehicles and have used my old 1/35 models to try and scale them up to 1/6. A blob of unrecognizable plastic in 1/35 is just a bigger blob in 1/6. More research is required due to the very nature of things being easily seen (and scrutinized).

Recently a 1/6th figure sold on E-Bay for over $1500!!! The seller had custom painted the headsculpt (Tom Hanks) and ended up with a highly detailed item. 1/6 scale tanks are being sold with RC gear for upwards of $5000 while plastic kits are selling for $100+. Dragon is coming out with a 1/6 schwimmwagen kit for under $100.

I've tried my hand at modeling a 1/35 SS camo smock and I have to say the 1/6 cloth version is much easier and more accurate.

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Post by ldb730 » 15 Sep 2007 18:44

Tom Houlihan wrote:
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!


The best scale for Sepp's project would certainly be 1/72nd..even in 1/48th scale that kind of diorama would gobble up lots of space-unless you bought a bigger house so you could build the bigger diorama-LOL!! :lol:

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Post by ldb730 » 15 Sep 2007 19:05

Nice models osip. I currently build in 1/35 scale and I'll get some pictures of my models on the board as soon as possible. I'm going to rebuild a lot of my models since my skills have improved since I started building models again.
I've toyed with the idea of doing a couple of 1/72nd scale dioramas (the kits are cheap and if you mess up its not such a disaster) based on some military art I've seen-namely "Taming the Tiger" (Tiger Ausf E with a Hawker Typhoon firing rockets at it from behind), "The Last of the German Kings" (2 Tiger II tanks from s.SS Pz Abt 501 passing a burned out Sherman during the Ardennes Offensive), and "Barkmann's Corner" (based on Panther 'ace" Ernst Barkman's encounter with US armor in Normandy). Try going to some military art websites (David Pentland does excellent paintings of WW 2 armor) where you can find some great diorama ideas.

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Post by Jagdpanzer4 » 26 Dec 2007 20:58

1/35 is by far my favorite scale. I've just received the Tamiya Stug III in1/48 for Xmas and it seems far too small (although a good kit) More 1/35's Tamiya please

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Sitzkrieg » 08 Mar 2008 15:43

1/72 (and also 1/76) hands down. It allows me to have a rather uniform collection of aircraft, vehicles, small vessels and figures. I started with that scale as a kid, and I'm still faithful to it. Plus it doesn't take up much space.

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Feuerjager » 09 Mar 2008 02:39

1/35 for Armor
1/48 for Aircraft (Mainly due to space and lack of kits in 1/32 or 1/35)

P.S. Hey T.A. Gardner - your wargamming in 1/35 scale sounds very interesting! Bet it takes a lot of "Elbo Room" to carry on a good battle! LOL!

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by maxxx » 24 May 2008 20:47

1/300 someone has to stand up for sixmils!

if you want battles not to look like skirmishes and armies not to look like a tourist group you should go for 1/300 . :D

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Re: Scale preference poll

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by jmill » 27 Jul 2008 17:59

I prefer 1/72 because they are easy to store. But how about 1/1 scaling? I am working on one these days. You should include it in the poll, imho.

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by King Tiger Commander » 29 Dec 2008 02:38

1/35, it just seems better than the smaller versions. And the bigger they are the more expensive they get.

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