Pronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
If it's the plastic scale models that you paint/glue/decal yourself, it depends... If you want good size with detail, 1/144 is good,(Revell, Airfix, Minicraft) with plenty of variety, but if you plan on making many, I'd suggest 1/200 (Hasegawa) as the detail is great for the scale, however not all types are available(757, A330/340, for example) These are all injection molded. Resin kits are available, however they're more expensive and sometimes more difficult(frustrating?) to build. Hope this helps!!
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
there are more types available in 1/144, and they are actualy often cheaper than the smaller 1/200 scale models. however if you have limited space the larger 1/144 scale might not be an option. The best quality is revell germany. their A 340/330, A 320/321, 737-800, bae 146, and fokker 100 are all great kits. Minicraft is also pretty good for the most part. their dc-3, 737, Md-80 series are all very good. The dc-6, electra, and constellation are a bit lacking. the boeing 377 and 707 are pretty good, and their 757 with Pratts is nice too, though the rollce-royce version isn't so good. Airfix? EVIL. their kits are of a much lower quality.