How do you choose a model truck?
Want to start collecting model trucks? Find out how to choose the most suitable models.
What criteria should I take into account when choosing a model truck?
What are the different types of truck for a model?
Choosing model trucks isn't as easy as it sounds, because there are so many options on the market. What's more, you need to take your level of experience into account before making a choice. For beginners, a model truck that can be assembled with just a few parts is ideal. This could be a model fire engine or a model truck with radio control. The next thing to consider is taste. This mainly concerns the type of truck. To make the selection easier, here are some examples of model trucks:
● American truck;
● Truck with trailer;
● French fire truck;
● Recovery truck; ;
● Scania truck;
● Construction truck.
As well as the type of truck, the materials are also something to consider. Depending on taste, you can choose a paper or plastic truck.
What scales of model trucks to choose?
The scale of a model truck refers to its size in miniature compared with that of the real model. It is usually indicated on the packaging. The scale is easy to recognise thanks to the ratio format 1/72, 1/35, etc.
Which model scales are suitable for beginners?
The scale of a model is important because it gives an idea of the number of parts to be assembled. The larger the ratio, the fewer the parts. For example, a 1:24 scale car model has more parts than a 1:43 scale model. A larger scale is therefore preferable for beginners, as it is advisable to build a truck with few parts. A 1/72 scale model truck is therefore more suitable than a 1/24 scale model truck.
What scale model is best for more advanced builders?
All scales are suitable for more advanced model builders. They can choose a 1/32 truck model. You can also opt for a 1/35 truck model or a 1/25 truck model. The most important thing is to have fun and pass the challenges.
What makes of model trucks?
When it comes to model making, there are many different makes of truck. Italeri and Revell are among the best known. Here are some well-known brands:
● Zvezsa ;
● Trumpeter ;
● Disar Model ;
● Artesania ;
Several of them even put real truck brands on their models. The most commonly used car brands are all among the most famous in the HGV sector. American brands include Kenworth, Ford and Peterbilt. As for the European brands, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Iveco, Volkswagen, Renault and Scania are the most popular. In short, there's no shortage of options when it comes to quality model trucks for both beginners and more advanced enthusiasts.