Recently an increased interest among readers judging by the letters and calls to the editor, raise questions related to the bench scale models. It is caused, apparently, the increasing penetration of imported models to the Russian market. Hence the request to the editor: to tell you about a common, global scale bench models.
Let’s start with aviation. The most widely known and also the most common in the world scale 1:72. In this scale model aircraft produce most of the enterprises and cooperatives of the CIS countries. Scale 1:144 on the West are usually models available heavy multi-engine aircraft, for example, long-range bombers during the second world war or modern passenger. An exception is the REVELL firm, which manufactures in this scale, and fighter jets. Lately gaining ground scale 1:48. At this scale produce models of aircraft are such famous companies as AIRFIX, HASEGAWA, ITALERI, MONOGRAM and others. Much rarer scale 1:32. Aircraft models in this scale can be counted on the fingers. They are very expensive and require a very high level of training of the Modeler, since the number of parts in this model approaches a few hundred. Sometimes there are very “non-standard” scale 1:20, 1:28, 1:40, 1:96, 1: 100. But the aircraft models in this scale — units.