The 1:18 scale for model car collectors
There is a good chance that you used to play with miniature toy cars when you were a child, racing them around, crashing them into each other! There’s a good chance too that these cars were on a 1:64 scale. This means that they were 64 times smaller than the original model. Enthusiasts continue to see their miniature car collections grow, adding a range of different models depending on what takes their fancy. The size of the car model generally measures between 7 cm and 8 cm, which allows you to optimise space. You can, therefore, line up many vehicles in a display case!
Most collectors love the 1:18 scale. With this scale, 1 cm of the model car corresponds to 18 cm of the full-size vehicle. To give you a further idea, these 1:18 scale model cars are between 25 cm and 30 cm long and between 10 cm and 15 cm wide. Different miniature manufacturers can produce miniature models with a great deal of detail and the finishes are wonderfully close to the original life-sized models. They even have parts that open! On some models, once the bonnet is lifted you can see the incredibly accurate details of the reconstructed engine. The interior is so beautifully made and realistic, with leather seats and fabric seat belts. Here we are talking about top-of-the-range, miniature cars with top-quality refined finishes.
Manufacturers also produce miniature cars in 1:43 scale, which are also very popular with collectors and this is the category with the widest choice. If you are looking for the most exceptional finish, opt for 1:8 scale. Make your choice among these manufacturers where some stand out further for their price and the quality of their products. Only you can decide which one of the two is more important when choosing a product. Paragon Models distribute beautiful, proportionate miniatures with finely reproduced interiors and their models are good value for money. This is the same for Auto World, which specialises in period miniatures, especially American ones from the 1960s, some of which have gained popularity on the big screen.
Miniature cars seen in the movies
The Plymouth Fury 1957 is one of the most popular models in the world. This car stole the show in John Carpenter's adaptation of Stephen King’s novel "Christine". Discover the replicas of the Aston Martin from Auto World driven by none other that 007, including the one from "Quantum of Solace". These models, fitted with metal bodywork, are made with utmost precision, from the windows down to the exhausts. Discover also the famous bright red Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the film "Diamonds are Forever" by Guy Hamilton and with Sean Connery (1971). You’ll be taken aback by the level of precision and detail! Scientific MHD also brings some of the famous sports cars too, including Audi R8 and Mercedes AMG GT3 at the top of the list. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hit the road!