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Why choose a 1/43 or 1/48 scale model?

Car, spaceship, plane, boat, city... There are several types of 1/43 and 1/48 scale model on the modelling market.

Everything you need to know about 1/43 and 1/48 scale models

Why choose a 1/43 or 1/48 scale model?

A 1/48 scale model means that it is 48 times smaller than the real thing. Of course, the same applies to a 1/43 scale model. However, for some time now, the 1/48 scale has become increasingly common for making models, particularly aircraft models. Among other things, this scale makes it possible to design a model with greater detail.

For collectors, a 1/48 scale model is perfect for putting on a shelf. For example, a 1/48 scale model of a Second World War fighter plane is 20 cm long. For fans of challenges, you can build a model of a flying fortress.

What are the most popular types of model?

Here are the most common types of 1/48 scale model:

● A garage model ;

● A model car;

● A pre-war and post-war model aircraft ;

● A model boat;

● A model submarine;

● A model sailing ship;

● A model tank;

● A model motorbike ;

● A model helicopter.

What are the most popular model themes?

Several 1/48 model themes are available on the modelling market. However, four main categories stand out. These are:

● Car/Motorcycle: whatever their area of interest, beginners and experts in model making can choose between a car, a truck, a garage, a motorbike as well as several civilian and military vehicles.

● Space: spacecraft are the models that represent the art of model making par excellence. The most popular models are the Millennium Falcon and the Space Shuttle.

● City: you can design the world's most prestigious buildings with your own hands, or even fire stations. You can also recreate historical scenes with figurines from the era.

● Aviation: model aircraft and aviation enthusiasts have at their disposal 1/48 models of the most emblematic aircraft: rafale, alpha jet, mirage 2000, corsair f4u, a400m, sr 71 blackbird, spitfire, b 24 liberator, tigre helicopter, eduard, f 14 tomcat and b 17 memphis belle.

What are the most popular products?

The RC modelling market offers impressive representations of everyday objects, incredible inventions and historical reproductions. The following list identifies the 1/48 models most sought after by model enthusiasts and professionals and classified into different categories,:

● The rafale marine ;

● Rafale B;

● The alpha jet patrouille de france ;

● Mirage 2000 ;

● The corsair f4u ;

● The a400m ;

● The sr 71 blackbird ;

● The spitfire ;

● The b 24 liberator ;

● Tiger helicopter ;

● The eduard ;

● The b 17 memphis belle.

● The f 14 tomcat.

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