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Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2022 9:00 a.m. PST

I am going to do the naval conflict of the Falklands in 1:2400 or 1:3000. What scale of planes am I look for. Same scale as ships? 1:2400? Also, Iam finding it very hard to find modern planes for the conflict. What companies would you suggest?

BattlerBritain01 Oct 2022 9:30 a.m. PST

I'd suggest using 1/600th scale planes.
They're small enough to use with 1/2400 ships but big enough to handle and tell the difference between plane types.

There's also quite a wide range available from, eg Oddzial Osmy or Tumbling Dice.
Both manufacturers have a range that covers the Falklands.

Andrew Walters01 Oct 2022 10:20 a.m. PST

A 1/3000 Harrier has a 3mm wingspan. Or would have. The neat thing about 1/3000 aircraft is that they are interchangeable. You can't tell a Harrier from a Phantom II at that size. Painting the squadron numbers is tough, though.

You use 1/600 because the aircraft are up in the air, closer to you looking down from up in the stratosphere, so they look larger.

daveshoe01 Oct 2022 10:23 a.m. PST

You might want to look at the 1/1200 CAP Aero modern line.

They have Sea Harriers and RN helicopters. The Argentinians are a mix of French and U.S.


colkitto01 Oct 2022 12:04 p.m. PST

It is possible to do the planes in 1/3000, from Navwar (or Skytrex, I think); but the planes look like they are at wavetop height, and are little more than counters really. As noted above, 1/600 or 1/1200 works for perspective, and you can see what they are.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Oct 2022 8:28 p.m. PST

I do my falklands ships in 1:600 and aircraft in 1/200 (not 1/1200) Easier on my eyes. :)

Thresher0117 Oct 2022 6:43 p.m. PST

Cap Aero 1/1200th planes are nice, but horrendously expensive now, even cost more than 1/600th aircraft.

Bozkashi Jones02 Jan 2023 11:23 a.m. PST

For my 1/3000 naval games I use 1/1200 planes from CAP Aero. I love 1/600 for aerial games but for me the perspective of 1/1200 aircraft with 1/3000 works best.

I attach tiny magnets on the planes so I can mount them on ordinary dressmaker's pins on a textured base. As CAP and strike aircraft will usually have a leader and a wingman I have two pins per base, though I have single bases too for AEW, helos and commercial air which I can also use if one of a pair is shot down.

Best wishes,


Martyn K28 Feb 2023 2:04 p.m. PST

Nick. The perspective with that combination looks great.

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