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

smokinprice
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by smokinprice » 22 Oct 2012 04:03

My armor building is 1/35 scale. I seem to collect more 54mm figures than I actually paint. I would love to start doing stand alone figures but I never seem to have the time. For that matter I don't build like I used to either. I have a ton of 1/72 scale figures for my Waterloo diorama that I intend to make. I have been collecting figures for it for years now but my luck I will never get around to it. Just don't tell my wife as she will have my stuff sold before I could object!

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Terry Duncan
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Terry Duncan » 01 Sep 2013 14:54

I have mostly 1/35th model AFV's, I would really like a 1/35th model of Repulse or Hood but they would struggle to fit in the house, so the majority of my models are 1/350th or 1/700th. Obviously the price is also a factor! Having said that for gaming and such I always found the GHQ 1/87th scale had the best micro models.

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Sid Guttridge » 01 Sep 2013 15:44

1/72 every time!

As a late imperial service brat in the 1950s and 1960s, I was allowed one trunk as a child. The only way to have lots of toys was to have small ones.

Furthermore, the bigger the toy soldiers get, the more they resembled Sindy and Barby dolls. I was therefore forbidden from having Action Man or Tommy Gunn.

1/32 is the only major competitor and you can't play expansive wargames with that scale.

Furthermore, as technology has advanced, the detail of 1/72 has improved with it, thereby reducing the one major advantage of larger scales.

1/72, without a doubt, for army kit.

However, this is probably not the ideal scale for aircraft and certainly not for ships.

Try: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Index.aspx for a 1/72 plastic soldier fest!

A nostalgic Sid.

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Hauptmann Holston
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Hauptmann Holston » 04 Sep 2013 02:21

1/35 is by far the best all around, anything else is just too big or too small!
"Tanks"
Herr Heer Holston

stano666
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by stano666 » 16 Nov 2013 09:11

If money wasn't the problem 1/1 (bit to obvious, i couldn't resist.., sorry) But money, and therefore space too, isn't unlimmetid, and i want to own every plane that the luftwaffe used, so 1/72 is the only way to go..... sadly.
I don't think the Me323, BV222, Ju290 and many others are easy to find in a other scale. Heller or Mach2 did sell a 1/72 Ar232 for instance, does anyone know if such a plane (or BV138, Do26.., etc.) was/is made in any other scale.., i would not mind, but i started in 1/72 allready, so unless i become milliounaire, i think i have to go on in that scale.., lol.
Greetings stano

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kstdk
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by kstdk » 16 Nov 2013 13:39

Hello

Absolutely prefer 1 : 32 for Airplanes, and 1 : 35 for Armor.

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/

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Kurt
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stano666
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by stano666 » 18 Nov 2013 16:33

kstdk wrote:Hello

Absolutely prefer 1 : 32 for Airplanes, and 1 : 35 for Armor.

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/

Regards
Kurt
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2 different scales .., lol i once beat a friend of mine for that, we were at war for 2 hours., i lost.
But don't fear those where different times
Greetings stano.

Gotzingen
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Gotzingen » 05 Jan 2014 19:07

I prefer grand strategic level wargames (WW1 and WW2 Eastern Front), so I find that 1/300 is the only practical scale if you want to represent entire army corps. And, it works well for map to table top translation.

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by durb » 09 Jun 2014 13:03

I like to build 1/72 - no space problem, and models can be easily used as decoration at bookshelves. Enough visibility for some details, althoug lots of detail work remains hidden. Some of the planes of 1:72 are actually quite big - I built recently Douglas DB-8/Northrop A-17 and for a single-engined plane it is really big compared to Brewster Buffalo and I-16 of same scale.

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by TeaJay33 » 08 Sep 2014 09:08

1/48:) seems I'm the only one!

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YC Chen
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by YC Chen » 08 Sep 2014 14:16

1/16 since I love sratch-built artillery pieces, especially smaller ones like mountain guns and 2cm flaks. 1/35 will be too small to represent some of the details.

The problem is it's difficult to find figures and horses in this scale - can anyone recommend some good 1/16 horses? :?

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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by tattoojack » 06 Dec 2014 00:13

For armor I like 1/35 and for aircraft I prefer 1/32

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spiralcity
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by spiralcity » 02 May 2016 01:26

Looks like I missed out on this. I would have voted 1/16 figure and "other:, for 1/32 aircraft.

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Christoffer
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Christoffer » 27 Jul 2016 06:17

I prefer 1/35.

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Alamo72
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Re: Scale preference poll

Post by Alamo72 » 02 Nov 2016 19:10

...armour 1/35....
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