Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

by brae  

Alright, so the new car has arrived!  It should be no surprise that I chose a Datsun 240ZG.  :D  This is a 1:12 scale kit by Tamiya, and they can be pricey.  I wouldn't say the kit was cheap, but VRC Hobbies had a non-scalping price for it.

Here's reminder of the 1:16 scale Karmann Ghia that Pepper helped me find.

The 1:12 Datsun will be roughly 14.25" long according to the info I've been able to find online.  The interior depth of the kit is roughly 15.25", which is not a lot of wiggle room.  It looks fine here because the front end isn't attached to the model yet.

The 1:16 Karmann Ghia is better for depth with the side wall, though not necessarily for height.

Once you add 1:12 scale items next to it, it fails the test completely.  I don't want to make everything else in 1:16 scale when I can just add a little depth to the kit.

Better.

Looks like the 1:14 scale Audi TT would be a great happy medium, but it's not a kit, too new to be a barn find and not something I want to wreck besides.  As far as I know, there are no 1:14 scale model kits.

So, the Datsun wins!  :D  Friedrich approves.

I also picked up a 1:12 scale Tamiya kit with various tools on eBay.

Is it wrong that I got all giggly about having an oxy-acetylene torch in miniature?  :D

10 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
No, it's not strange at all because Imma need one of those to represent my torch-wielding grandfather in the Heritage Room! &#59;)
03/19/15 @ 20:48
Comment from: Daphne K [Visitor]
Talk about some sweet finds on eBay! The Datsun look pretty awesome btw! And nothing wrong about being giggly about the torch (that is a cool looking piece imho)! :D
03/19/15 @ 22:02
Comment from: Madformod [Visitor]
Nice finds on the models. It will be wonderful!
03/20/15 @ 06:14
Comment from: janes [Visitor]
Omg talk about a blast from the past! That bronze color on the box is just classic.. I cant wait to see the tool set!
03/20/15 @ 08:45
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
Your car of choice is outstanding in every sense Brae and i have no doubt will look perfect once done, as for the tools..well im speechless, this is going to be fab ☺
03/20/15 @ 12:56
Comment from: Fox [Visitor]  
Excited to see how this turns out! I think that is a great choice of car. Love the tools too.
03/20/15 @ 13:05
Not wrong at all. :-)
03/20/15 @ 15:56
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Nice!
03/21/15 @ 04:52
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]
I liked the best when I first look at it. It scales just right next to that window. This is going to be great!
03/21/15 @ 08:27
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Some great car kits. I've never made up a car before but I'd quite like to have one outside an abandoned house I am thinking of doing. I would have to try to age it like it had been sitting there for years and nature has taken over.
03/21/15 @ 14:38


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