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"1980's East/West German civilian vehicles (NOT 1/43 SCALE)" Topic

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Stepman324 Jul 2019 3:56 p.m. PST

Any good options? looking for 1/56 scale 28mm sized cars…

Stepman324 Jul 2019 3:57 p.m. PST

Any good options? looking for 1/56 scale 28mm sized cars…

bsrlee24 Jul 2019 4:02 p.m. PST

VW's may be available in 1:50 from architectural model suppliers. Or 1:64th in 'collectable toy cars'. Good luck.

irishserb24 Jul 2019 4:28 p.m. PST

There are a few at the end of this search on page 6 in 1/55 scale at Diecast Direct, a little pricy though, sorry.


Narratio24 Jul 2019 6:11 p.m. PST

bsrlee is right.

Most civilian architectural models are in 1:200/150/100. Sometimes you can find them in 1:33-1/3 from the days before CAD when we made 3D plastic models of industrial facilities (Ah Plastruct, how I miss you and the smell of MEK) or the old Airfix style 1:32.

But for 1/56, I think you're really into digging through the "child friendly" Dinky/Matchbox ranges for things that look sort of right.

Cuprum225 Jul 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

I think some Soviet cars may be typical of East Germany:


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