What scale should you choose for your helicopter model ?
To choose the right scale for your helicopter model, you should decide what you are going to do with it after. If you plan to add it to an existing collection, then 1:72 scale will be suitable. This size is perfect for highlighting the main details of your helicopter, while masking any possible defects that may have occurred during assembly. The 1:72 scale is also recommended for beginners and this category size contains the largest choice of helicopter models. There are also helicopter models in a 1:48 or 1:35 scale, which means they are 48 times or 35 times smaller than the original model. These larger sizes are more suitable for individual displays and showcasing your creations. When it comes to putting a pilot in control, this is also the preferred scale for figurines. Opt for this 1:35 scale when creating dioramas with armoured vehicles too. You may prefer to choose the 1:48 scale when displaying your helicopter next to an aeroplane, as the 1:48 scale is the most popular size for model plane enthusiasts.
Helicopter models and their robustness and precision
Be mindful about the model helicopter manufacturer you buy from, as some of the popular ones don't always guarantee you quality. And vice versa! Scientific MHD only presents products from trustworthy, recognised manufacturers. Trumpeter & Hobby Boss, a Chinese manufacturer of plastic models, is one of these manufacturers and exports worldwide specialising in military vehicles, particularly aircraft. The same is true of Japan's Hasegawa, where their dedicated team designs and produces extremely authentic replica models. Take a look at the product selection from Academy and the American manufacturer Testors which offer certain models with a different assembly method. The Apache 1:32 scale from Testors requires you to use a screwdriver, whereas most of the models at Scientific MHD are assembled with glue. The assembly method and all other important information you need to know to build your helicopter models is mentioned on our website. These manufacturers mentioned above are the principal ones we distribute, not only for navy helicopters but also universal French Army models and others designed by the European Union for anti-submarine warfare. The choice is there !
In addition, we offer a wide range of acrylic paints for painting your helicopters. As well as primers, thinners and different types of brushes and airbrushes. And let's not forget about the glue! Our paint collection includes sets of colours based on themes or models to camouflages and apply the perfect finish. Finally, when building a diorama, discover the selection of plant and mineral ornaments to set the scene.