View Full Version : Anybody know where I can find a good scale model..?

07-10-2005, 10:54 AM
I have been wanting to add a nice scale model (atleast 1/25 scale) to the decor of my computer room.. I keep turning up wooden models..etc. but wanting something a bit more realistic... Seems like Crazyivan had a good-lookin 109 a while back..but couldn't find anything in the search..


07-10-2005, 10:56 AM
I have an excellent 1:72 scale Spitfire Mark II (Douglas Bader) from Corgi. I'm looking to buy another Corgi model because I'm so pleased with this one. You may want to look at those...die cast metal. Very sturdy.

07-10-2005, 11:13 AM
Corgi do a nice range of metal 1/32nd WWII aircraft in limited editions. Got Al Deere's Spit in my collection. Moveable control surfaces, removable access panels, detailed engine, sliding canopy etc. Got a picture somewhere if you'd like to see it. They're not cheap, but if you shop around there are bargains to be had.

07-10-2005, 11:16 AM
There are 1/32 scale models (I have a Spitfire) in the Corgi Aviation Archive die cast series and the Franklin Mint Armour Collection do 1/48 scale die cast models. Those are the largest I have seen available. Examples from both manufacturers can be found on Ebay for very reasonable prices

07-10-2005, 01:12 PM
Airfix has great 1/24th scale models...
AirFix WebSite (http://www.airfix.com/frame_set.htm)

Hurri there (pun intended) (http://www.airfix.com/mbDetail_SHOUTY.asp?prodRef=14002)
I've got the Hurri, P51d, Junkers, Me109, FW190 ... Only the Hurri is done and ready .. the rest is still 'boxed'. (I've also had the Airfix Spitfire MKI, but that was not so good ... too little parts, too little detail )

Here's a pic of the Hurri: (it's main gear's a bit damaged ...)

Have Fun!

PS: The 1/32 model of the Boeing P12E in the background is also great lookin' in a computerroom!

07-10-2005, 08:08 PM
Very cool models FoolTrottel - but I need something pre-assembled as I have neither the time nor the skills to build anything like what is in your computer room.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


07-10-2005, 08:42 PM
Try these guys. I own the Stuka, Me-109 and P-38 all in 1/18th scale prebuilt, in plastic to keep the price reasonable, with good paint jobs.....look at the 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif




07-10-2005, 09:09 PM
If you're looking for a good website to purchase these diecast from (since they're not easily found in stores), check this place out, I've done some shopping myself at TFM.

The Flying Mule: http://www.flyingmule.com/

Also, check out these forums in order to keep up to date: http://www.modelhangar.com/forum/index.php?

Corgi is definitely nice, I own 3 (Stuka, F4U, and P47) but I'd prefer Dragon models due to more detail and interactive parts.

07-10-2005, 09:12 PM
Franklin Mint also have some pretty good WWII and modern day die cast models. http://www.franklinmint.com/category.aspx?SID=2&Category_ID=93

07-11-2005, 12:04 AM
forget the rest,
go with the best
Accurate Miniatures (http://www.accurate-miniatures.com/index.shtml)http://www.accurate-miniatures.com/images/catalog/3407.jpg

07-11-2005, 12:08 AM
depends on how big and how much you want to pay. If you want big look through the rc plane books and check out the retailers. There is almost any plane in any size and alot of them look awesome. GL

07-11-2005, 02:19 AM

Look also at the Armor miniatures I think they also make 1/16th airplanes like the Corsair or P-38...

Have a nice day.


07-11-2005, 01:23 PM
I have these
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=21st+CENTURY+1/18+&...N&tab=ff&oi=froogler (http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=21st+CENTURY+1/18+&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler)

07-11-2005, 05:51 PM
For you to put together and paint (plastic), tamiya makes the best and most accurately scaled there is.

07-11-2005, 11:38 PM
Nice tips on building, but please do read his reply to my suggestion:

but I need something pre-assembled

07-12-2005, 10:31 AM
Go for Dragon's metal scale models!!!!!