I decided to do a comparison between some of my most detailed models on each scale, from tiny 1/87s to big ass 1/18s. It’s really amazing to see, side by side, how par are some tiny models makers to big names like AutoArt. So, let’s begin!

From the back to the front, 1/18 AutoArt Volvo 850 T5-R, DeAgostini 1/43 Mercedes-Benz truck, DeAgostini 1/43 VW Passat (Dasher) TS, Kyosho 1/64 Alfa Romeo 155 DTM and Wiking 1/87 Mercedes 300SL

Starting small, very small. This tiny 1/87 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was made by Wiking, a German diecast company specialized in small scale models. It’s impressive how they managed to make openable gullwing doors, a detailed mechanic, and a separated piece for the steering wheel, in clear brown.

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But, without a side-by-side comparison, is hard to really understand how tiny it is. So, I compared it to a Hot Wheels Deco Delivery, not a big model per se, but enough to give a sense of scale.

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Hot Wheels are all roughly in 1/64 scale, and this scale is, probably, the most diverse of them all, with dozens of different brands. Even “in house”, Mattel has several different HW lines. How they compare to each other, and with other brands?

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From left to right, a Super Treasure Hunt, a Popular Culture, a RLC-Exclusive, a Johnny Lightning, a Kyosho and an AutoArt
From the least detailed (of the”special” models) to the most
... and from the most detailed to the lesser.

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By seeing all of them side by side is a bit harder to pinpoint differences, so I started with the two less detailed from this bunch, the Super Treasure Hunt and the premium HW:

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And how a premium Hot Wheels compare to a RLC-Exclusive, the crème de la crème of Hot Wheels?

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Even though these are amazing models, they pale in comparison with a basic Johnny Lightning.

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While the Johnny Lightning seems simple, compared to the Kyosho.

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Finally, I didn’t perceived so much difference between the Kyosho and the AutoArt 1/64s. The AA is clearly more detailed, mainly in the head lights, for example, but it isn’t such a leap...

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So, since they’re similar, I had chosen the Alfa Romeo as the 1/64 representative model, to compare with the 1/43s. The size difference is obvious between this and a DeAgostini Passat TS.

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Being also from DeAgostini, the Brazilian historic trucks is also in 1/43 scale with obviously bigger models

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So, before we move to the bigger 1/18, let’s wrap up the different scales.

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Finally, the big Volvo 850 T5-R. This thing’s huge!

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That’s all folks!!

BONUS!!! How does the tiny Merc compares to Shepherdzilla?

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The ‘merc’s a snack!