I've seen it suggested that several (or all?) of Fujimi's 1/48 kits are actually closer to 1/50, which seems odd and annoying - why would anyone make an off-scale model and label it wrongly? Specifically, I have a Fujimi "1/48" kit of the Aerospatiale Gazelle, and it looks very small, especially alongside my similarly unbuilt ESCI 1/48 Huey, which is enormous by comparison. I know the Huey is a bigger machine anyway, but not twice as big! I've seen a real Huey at Duxford, and a real Gazelle at the Army Air Museum. Anybody gone into this off-scale business at all? Comments on the kits mentioned? And are Heller scales to be relied upon, like the old-ish 1/48 Alouette-III ? Regards, RPG
I do believe they were 1:50 or thereabouts - the first Japanese kit I remember building was a Fujimi AH-1 Hueycobra in the late 60s/early 70s - anyone else remember that one? Dark green plastic iirc.
Mis-labelling of scale is not unique to that range - I once worked out Glencoe's "1:72" Sycamore as being nearer 1:69, for example, and the difference was noticeable - it looked enormous next to a 1:72 Whirlwind I happened to have.
As to why, not sure: I can probably think of a number of possible reaons if I think hard enough, but to be honest I have more pressing things to think about, like finishing a promised model for SMW!
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