trade show and presentation models of Vehicles,
Equipment and other such subjects being made in
large scale. It is most often 1:10, 1:8 and 1:6
scale, where the average size of the model is 4 - 5
These models are spectacular, no doubt about it.
They are large, have high details resolution,
noticeable easily and from the far. They dominate
the trade show booth and act as a natural magnet for
the audience, bringing visitors into the booth.
Large scale models are very beneficial, however they
have serious disadvantages.
- Large scale models of high quality are very
expansive. These having special features, such as
interior or articulating components - even more
- Sizable and often heavy models are not easy to
handle and transport. In addition to higher cost of
a model itself, a custom ATA transit case for it is
also costly. Large models more likely to be
mishandled, dropped and damaged.
- While dominating the booth, a large scale model
takes more space.
- Because of the above reasons - high cost of the
model, transit case, transportation and required
space, a number of exhibited large scale models is
usually limited to 2, rarely 3. Therefore, your
exhibit is consisting of fewer vehicles or systems
that your company might want to showcase.
For the last half-decade Gamla Model Makers was
recommending and promoting trade show models in 1:16
scale. While smaller than 1:10 or 1:12 scale models,
these in 1:16 scale are large enough to be
noticeable at a trade show, allow high level of
detailing and sometimes even articulation. Yet they
are portable enough to be easily transported and
deployed. A cost of 1:16 scale models is
significantly lower, as well as the cost of the
transit cases (usually Pelican type). Pelican cases
keep the models well protected during
transportation, so effectively that they can be
shipped by Fedex or UPS, for a mere fraction of a
freight cost. Deployed in a trade show booth, 1:16
scale models take less space, therefore more models
of vehicles and systems can be exhibited at the same
time. To summarize, 1:16 scale trade show models
proved to be cost effective yet highly presentable,
portable and better protected in storing and
transportation. A number of Gamla Model Maker's
customers already have in their possession entire
fleets of 1:16 scale models, exhibiting 4-6 models
at the same time, which greatly increase a power of
the exhibit and increase sales capability.
1:16 scale model of M-ATV with electronic equipment and
1:16 scale model of the JAB - M1A2 based bridge. The
model is articulating, demonstrating bridge deployment
with high accuracy.
close-up view on the articulated components of the 1:16
scale JAB model
scale model of a Field Electronic System exhibited on
the Pelican transit case, accompanying the model