Some sellers say their products are 1/43 scale. Some sellers are lying.

I recently bought a bunch of cars and trucks from Taobao. With the trucks, I’d been having a hard time finding trucks in the 1/43 scale.

All these trucks were advertised at 1/43.

clearly, someone is lying. (And it’s Taobao, so I’ve been told lying is pretty common)

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Top truck there is the KRAZ 256B.

Really nicely detailed, and made by a company called AUTOGRAND. they refer to them as 1:43.

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Here it is compared to my Zil 130 from “Markun Toys” (but honestly, pretty sure it’s a rebranded DeAgostini.)

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The Zil is supposedly 6.7 meters long.

the Kraz is supposedly 8.7 meters long. That length difference looks like a lot more than 2 meters.

Second truck is a Jiefang CA-30. the box even says 1:43 on it.

that truck is supposedly also 6.7 meters. It’s clearly longer than the Zil-130 truck, but the cabs seem to be in about the right scale.

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This last one is a Kraz 255. The Zil-130 is bigger than it.

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The 255 isn’t a surprise. it’s more of a toy than a model.

I was actually a lot more concerned about the Jiefang because I found versions of it for sale claiming 1/50th scale.

The Kraz 256b seems like it should be the right scale, but it’s massive compared to the other cars. I realize it’s got knobby tires on it. but the Zil-130 actually fits in the bed of the Kraz, which I don’t really believe.

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Now, it could be that the Zil I’m using for scale here isn’t actually to scale at all. Here is actually, a Zil 157 (Same truck as the CA30) and a Zil 130 next to one another. the 130 has knobby tires in that shot, but the cabs look about as close as the Zil I have and the CA30.

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Also, Sad news! when moving the cars around to my buddy’s house to get good pictures, the tail light fell off of my nice Gaz 22 and got lost!

I guess I’ll have to position it so you can only see one side at all times.

In other news, I found the bumper bits for the Gaz M72. I don’t really care as much about that.