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Old 06-22-2022, 02:54 PM
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I built my first 1/10 scale tank in 1976, Except for a few years after my mom passed when I put my models on the back burner for a while
I've been working with the scale ever since. I was nearly vilified at every turn even occasionally in these pages for wasting my time on 'such an odd scale'.
I stuck by my guns, so to speak, and went about my odd scale. I have as I write this some 50+ models, mostly tanks in the scale.

In the early years I rather felt like some sort of odd religious person crying out in the wilderness for this forlorn scale and I had given up any hope that
it would catch on at least in the US or outside of parts of Europe and Japan.

Now that I've also embraced 1/6 scale for reasons stated elsewhere I see 1/10 scale tank projects springing up everywhere like mushrooms.
It seems that there's been this strange 3D print powered revelation that 1/10 scale armor and other military models aren't such a bad thing after all.

All over Facebook, forums and the internet in general there's work being done. Perhaps 1/10 scale's time has come. 1/10 scale was just waiting for 3D
printers to arrive.

Who knew?

Whatever the reason I'm pleased to see it.

Jerry
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:26 PM
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1:10 scale was popular in "Metric" countries, mostly Central and Eastern Europe long before 1/16 boom. The reason was obvious - ease of scale dimensions (i.e. 1m in real life is 10cm on model). Size of models was "just right". Examples of 1:10 models from our club in Poland:









Most of the above models have already been sold and our modellers switched to 1/16 scale. This is, of course, the most popular scale today for obvious reasons (availability of RTR models, spare parts, figurines, easy transport to meetings and the possibility of building dioramas for joint riding). However, there are people here who still prefer this scale when scratchbuilding..

And Hooben also contributed to the renaissance of the 1:10 scale, despite the many flaws of its products.
Old 06-22-2022, 10:43 PM
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1:10 is awesome. For the average modeller like myself it entails some compromises but otherwise its perfect.

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Old 06-23-2022, 04:30 AM
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Those models were absolutely beautiful
Old 06-23-2022, 06:39 AM
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I have a 1/10 Jeep, It looks quite out of place among all my 1/16 models but it is magnificent in its detail,
I would certainly have embraced the scale when I first started in this hobby but it was 1/16 or 1/35 when I began and 1/35 is too small for my chubby fingers.

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