Not sure what scale your model is? It is easy to figure out!
All you'll need to do is find the wingspan of the plane you are modeling. Typically a quick internet search will provide you with that information.
Let's do an example, the P-51 Mustang.
A quick internet search brought me to Wikipedia and tells me the full scale P-51 Mustang has a wingspan of 37'. To convert that to inches, just multiply 37x12. That will give us a full scale wingspan of 444". Now, all you need to do is divide that number by the wingspan of your model. Let's say the wingspan of your model is 55".
- 444 divided by 55" = 8.0727
- This means your model is 1/8th scale
Not all models have an even scale though. Many times they will fall in-between a scale. Let's try the P-47 next. The full scale P-47 has a wingspan of 40' 9". This time we'll take 40x12, and then add the extra 9" to get our full scale P-47 wingspan, 489". Now lets say our P-47 model also has a wingspan of 55"
- 489 divided by 55" = 8.890
- This means your model is 1/8.89 scale
- This is of course close to 1/9th scale, but not exact
If your model falls in-between scales like this, we can easily size any of our graphics sets to your models exact specifications. In the case above, you can just order the 1/9th scale set, and then leave us a note that it needs to be adjusted to your models exact measurements. There is no extra charge for this!
Let's say your model came in at 1/8.4 scale. Then you'd want to order the 1/8th scale option instead. Basically, just round up or down accordingly.
And as always, if you have any questions, please Contact Us! We are here to help!