Diecast Scale Models
The issue of diecast scale models is one of the main issues that all new collectors will face. Having made up their mind about the type of diecast scale models that they want to collect, the next question that most beginners get stuck with is the question of what size of diecast scale models to collect. All of us at some point in our life have our dream cars or interest. The things that stop us from collecting real life cars are the costs and storage space needed to store them. Collecting diecast scale models is a good way to overcome these hurdles.
As mentioned earlier, we all have our nostalgic moments. This will let us define how our collection will progress. Nevertheless, before embarking our first item, we should also define the range of our collection beginning with the diecast scale that we want to collect. This is important as the scale of the diecast collection will determine the level of detail that we will get. The bigger the diecast scale model, the more detailed will be the model. Thus, you will be able to enjoy the finer details of the collection.
Diecast scale cars are normally manufactured in with the scale of 1/18, 1/24, 1/32, 1/43, 1/64, 1/76 and 1/87. The 1/18 diecast scale car is approximately 11 inches size and because of this, very few people collect this size of diecast scale cars. In addition, very few cars of this diecast scale are also manufactured. The more common diecast scale cars produced are the 1/24 and 1/32 scale range. There diecast scale cars measure around 8 inches and 6 inches respectively.
The 1/43 scale is actually meant more for toys. Diecast scale cars produced with this scale measure around 4 inches. The 1/64 scale is commonly referred to as the 'Hot Wheels' or 'MATCHBOX' size. These diecast cars measure around 3 inches in length. The military vehicle category normally uses the 1/76 scale. The scale of things is 4mm to one foot. Lastly, the 1/87 is also known as the HO scale for the railway train sets. Diecast scale cars produced under this scale are normally accessories for train sets displays.
Apart for the differences in details, scale is also an important factor to consider due to display space. Naturally, the larger the scale the less space that you will have for the display of your prized collection. In addition, the larger scale models are more expensive due to the level of details they possess. Thus, you should try to strike a balance between level of details, costs and display spaces required for your diecast scale collection.