Many people are often confused by the "scale" size of models, so we've created this very simple guide for you to understand how "scale" works.

The main thing to remember is that the second number you see is what is most important - all of our models will be sized with a 1 and then another number, for example 1:18 or 1:43.

1 is the original scale of the vehicle and the second number is the division of the original size. if a scale model was 1:2 it would be exactly half the length and width of the original.

So, 1:18 is an eighteenth of the size of the original, 1/43 is a forty third of the size and so on.



Below is a rough guide on the sizes of our models:

You can roughly estimate the size of your model as follows:-

Aircraft
1:400 scale will be approximately 8-15cm long
1:144 scale will be approximately 15-20cm long
1:72 scale will be approximately 12-25cm long
1:48 scale will be approximately 23-30cm long

Bikes
1:24 scale will be approximately 8cm long
1:18 scale will be approximately 10-12cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 14-18cm long
1:10 scale will be approximately 20-28cm long

Buses
1:76 scale will be approximately 10-15cm long
1:64 scale will be approximately 14-20cm long
1:50 scale will be approximately 16-23cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 28-32cm long

Cars
1:64 scale will be approximately 6cm long
1:43 scale will be approximately 10cm long
1:24 scale will be approximately 15-25cm long
1:18 scale will be approximately 20-30cm long
1:12 scale will be approximately 30-40cm long