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saebasan Inactive Member12 Mar 2018 5:11 a.m. PST

I have inherited a number of miniatures of WW2 aircraft. The miniatures are metal and fully painted by the previous owner. Wonderful stuff.

Where I am having an issue is verifying the scale and identifying possible manufacturers.

I have estimated the scale of the miniatures at 1/1600 by measurement and calculation. For example, I have a Lancaster bomber miniature with a 3/4" wingspan. Compared to the real thing with a wingspan of 102', this comes out to roughly 1/1600 scale. Obviously there is margin for error here, but measurements of multiple types of aircraft all come out with roughly the same results.

The problem is that I can find no information on any manufacturer ever making 1/1600 miniatures.

Does anyone have any ideas on manufacturers? Or obvious errors in my calculations for that matter?

Any help would be appreciated.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 7:57 a.m. PST


Tumbling Dice maybe?

Vigilant12 Mar 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

If they are Tumbling Dice then your scaling is out by quite a bit. Their stuff is 1/600 scale.

dragon612 Mar 2018 7:24 p.m. PST

The nearest I know would be GHQ 1/2400, they don't make Lancasters, or Navwar 1/3000 and they don't make a Lancaster either.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2018 9:56 p.m. PST

Oops, sorry, I read 1/600!

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 12:28 a.m. PST

How about Ensign 1/1250? They made a Lancaster:

saebasan Inactive Member14 Mar 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

The Ensign suggestion is the best one I have found so far. The scale still seems off by about 25% (a Lancaster in 1/1250 should have about a 1" wingspan, while these are pretty dead on for 3/4"), but Ensign at least made the right types of aircraft.

I have P-38s, B-17s, FuMo 51 Mammut Naval Radar installations, P-47s, HE-111s, ME-110s, Halifax bombers, and Ju-88s all in the same scale.

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