A Slight Scale Model Itch.
A slight scale model itch sounds maybe a bit strange. But I think I was maybe bitten by the scale model bug.
These past weeks, I had an itch. In my younger years, I had build a lot of car models. I also built several different trucks. European and American trucks. For some reason, I was in the mood to maybe built a truck again. Right now there are so many different scale models in the stores. Mostly the European models. And they look very nice. Most of them are like a bit of show models. With nice stickers/airbrushes/decals on them. Seeing these kits made me want to build one again.
The scale of these models is mainly 1:24-1:25. Normally on the box of the scale models, it will show the length of the model. The thing that it doesn’t show is the height. In many cases, this is no problem.
When building the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Roadster, I was already wondering if this model would fit in the display cases we have. So on a FaceBook group, I had asked if someone could tell me the height. I was not able to find this anywhere on the internet. Luckily someone also had built that mode and was able to tell me the height. As you could see in the posts of that model, it fitted in the display case.
Now with these trucks, I also was wondering if they would fit in the display case. Again I had asked this in the FaceBook group. I was told that the European models were around 15-16cm in height. Unlucky for me. The height between the shelves in the display case is only 13.8-14.2cm.
Even the simple truck models were too high. So someone suggested looking for the models in a smaller scale. Like the scale 1:32-1:35. I know that in the past, there was very little choice then, in the smaller scale. Also, the models were very simple.
A Little Bit More Choice.
When I started to search for the models in a smaller scale, I saw that there was a little bit more choice. Not much, but more than in the past.
The models are still a bit “simple” to build, but at least there is something. So far, I saw maybe two models that had my interest. Mainly American trucks.
But still, I was eyeing a regular scale model. European. In the scale 1:24-1:25. Not a show truck but something simple. It looks not so high. And if I look at the cars that I built in the 1:24-1:25 scale, I think that that model should fit between the shelves.
My idea now is that maybe I want to buy two different models. One regular-size truck (1:24) and one a little bit smaller (1:32). If the regular one will fit between the shelves, then that is nice. If not, then I need to think of where I could put it on display. Or maybe I need to find a way to raise one shelf a little bit.
And the smaller is then to see if I like the size and the build.
With buying two models, I need to be a little bit more careful. Else I will end up like a lot of people that are building scale models. Namely that they have more stock than the time to really built them.
Right now I am building the Lego Camaro Z/28. After this, my idea was to build the Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental. I bought that one several years ago and it is time to do something with it. Then there are still two Ferrari scale models I have in stock. From one, I am not sure if I ever will build it. (Sentimental memory).
Then if I would get two trucks, maybe I could build them after the Rolls Royce. But it also would be nice to build a truck again. (Haha). And maybe also I am a little bit more interested to see if the regular truck could fit in the display case and give me more reason to build more trucks. (Haha)
We will see how it goes.