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    • Dioramas

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    • Dummies and mannequins

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    • Model aircraft

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    • Toy cars and trucks

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    • Model horses

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    • Miniature parks

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    • Rail transport modelling

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    • 1:144 scale

    • 1:144 scale is a scale used for some scale models such as micro/mini armor. 1:144 means that the dimensions of the model are 1/144 (0.00694) the dimensions of the original life-sized object. For instance, an airplane 30 feet (9.14 m) in length would be a mere 2.5 inches (63.5 mm) long as a 1:144 scale model. 1:1 ... Read »


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    • 1:200 scale

    • The 1:200 scale is a modeling scale used in the model building hobby. A vehicle or building made in the 1:200 scale, fits 200 times inside its real-life counterpart. A large percentage of models produced in this scale are aircraft models. Companies such as Hasegawa distribute 1:200 scale-sized airliners and military a ... Read »


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    • 1:600 scale

    • The 1:600 scale is a modeling scale. Real vehicles are 600 times larger than their 1:600 toy or collectible model counterparts. The scale is mostly associated with the Schabak and Schuco brands of model airplanes, which produce die cast commercial (and some military) airplane models on that scale.Airfix has ship model ... Read »


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    • Dragon Models Limited

      Dragon Models Limited (Dragon or DML for short) is a Hong-Kong-based manufacturer of plastic model kits, diecast models and military action figures. Founded in 1987, the company shares distribution agreements with Revell/Monogram, Revell Germany and Italeri in Europe, and Hasegawa and GSI in Japan. Dragon was esta ... Read »


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    • Aluminum Model Toys

    • Aluminum Model Toys, known by the acronym AMT, was a Troy, Michigan-based company that manufactured various pre-assembled plastic promotional models starting in 1948, when attorney West Gallogly, Sr. started it as a side business. Later, a variety of kits became very popular. Most of the company's vehicle products were ... Read »


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    • John Anderson (Cal Scale)

    • John Schow Anderson (8 August 1925 Alameda County, California – 6 November 2000 Hayward, California) was a design engineer and entrepreneur in the model railroading industry. Anderson was one of three co-founders of Associated Brass Products, Inc., a California corporation based in Pinedale, Fresno County, Cal ... Read »


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    • Architectural model

    • An architectural model is a type of scale model - a physical representation of a structure - built to study aspects of an architectural design or to communicate design ideas. Depending on the purpose, models can be made from a variety of materials, including blocks, paper, and wood, and at a variety of scales. Ar ... Read »


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    • Autofest City

    • Autofest City is India's largest collection of authentic scale models founded by brothers Clyde and Neil D'Costa. The collection has authentic replicas spanning over 140 years of transportation history, with special emphasis on automobiles. Autofest City has replicas of historically important automobiles from leading ... Read »


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    • Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

    • Leopold Blaschka (27 May 1822 – 3 July 1895) and his son Rudolf Blaschka (17 June 1857 – 1 May 1939) were Dresden, Germany glass artists native to the Bohemian (Czech)–German borderland, known for the production of biological models such as the glass sea creatures and their more famous successors the Gla ... Read »


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    • Braille scale

    • In aircraft and armored vehicle scale modeling, Braille scale commonly means 1/72 or 1/76 scale. The term was coined by the owners of Missing-Lynx web forum in 1998. Other forums have taken a liking to the phrase since then, and incorporated in their own websites. ... Read »


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    • Brass model

    • Brass models, made of brass or similar alloys, are scale models typically of railroad equipment, bridges and occasionally, of buildings. Although die-cast or plastic models have made considerable advances in late 1990s and continue to improve, brass models offer finer details. Brass models, considered to be collector's ... Read »


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    • Brickplayer

    • Brickplayer was a British construction toy with four sizes of sets (1 to 4) made by J. W. Spear of Enfield in North London, later supplementary sets like a Farmyard version were introduced. They were designed in the same scale as '0' gauge model railways. The preference for 'HO' scale railways and the easy to use Lego ... Read »


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    • Britains Deetail

    • Britains Deetail toy soldiers were a popular product for retail stores in England in the 1970s and 1980s. Manufactured in England by W. Britain, they were plastic figures on Zamak metal bases; an idea to keep the soldiers from falling down. In the early 1990s production moved to China. Britains still manufacture some ... Read »


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    • Building model

    • Building models are scale models of structures. They are commonly used in model railroading as well as wargaming and diorama making.Architectural models are also made to demonstrate and promote buildings before they are constructed. Many building models do not come from kits, but are handmade. The walls of model buil ... Read »


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    • Cardboard modeling

    • Cardboard modeling is a form of modelling with paper, , paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard. The term cardboard engineering is sometimes used to differentiate from craft of making decorative cards. It is often referred to as paper modelling although in practice card is generally used. Originally this was a form of m ... Read »


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    • Carnegie collection

    • The Carnegie Collection was a series of authentic replicas based on dinosaurs and other extinct prehistoric creatures, using fossils featured at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as references. The line was produced by Florida-based company Safari Ltd., known for their hand-painted replicas, from 1989 to 2015. ... Read »


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    • Cotswold Heritage

    • Originally branded as the Reeves Heritage Collection and supplied to the famous AJ Reeves model engineering supplies company, Cotswold Heritage subsequently developed in its own right as a UK manufacturer of small stationary steam engines. The Cotswold Heritage range initially consisted of 4 factory finished models va ... Read »


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    • Cox model engine

    • Cox model engines are used to power small model airplanes, model cars and model boats. Cox engines were in production for more than 50 years between 1945 and 2006. The business gets its name from Leroy (Roy) M. Cox, the founder. Roy Cox started L.M. Cox Manufacturing Co. Inc. who later became "Cox Hobbies Inc." and the ... Read »


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    • Decal

    • A decal (/ˈdiːkæl/, /dᵻˈkæl/, or /ˈdɛkəl/) or transfer is a plastic, cloth, paper or ceramic substrate that has printed on it a pattern or image that can be moved to another surface upon , usually with the aid of heat or water. The word is short for decalcomania, which is the English versi ... Read »


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    • Die-cast toy

    • The term die-cast toy here refers to any toy or collectible model produced by using the die casting method of putting molten lead or zinc alloy in a mold to produce a particular shape. Such toys are made of metal, with plastic, rubber, glass, or other machined metal parts. Wholly plastic toys are made by a similar proc ... Read »


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    • Diorama

    • The word diorama /ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə/ can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehi ... Read »


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    • Diorama (Efteling)

    • The Diorama is a miniature world in Efteling amusement park in the Netherlands. The highly detailed mountainous world, or Diorama, was designed by Anton Pieck and opened in 1971, in honour of the 20th birthday of Efteling. The visitors can walk around a 60 metre long show-case with mountains, little villages, castles ... Read »


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    • Dollhouse

    • A dollhouse or doll's house is a toy home made in miniature. For the last century, dollhouses have primarily been the domain of children but their collection and crafting is also a hobby for many adults. The term dollhouse is used commonly in the United States and Canada. In the UK (United Kingdom) the term dolls' hous ... Read »


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    • Freelance model

    • The term freelance, in the aerial, railway, naval, or bus model building, indicates a company which does not base its products on existing livery. Freelance models are sometimes frowned upon in the model building community, although the adopted material is in reduced scale, they are not models of existing items, but ar ... Read »


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    • Garage kit

    • A garage kit or resin kit is an assembly scale model kit most commonly cast in polyurethane resin. They are often model figures portraying humans or other living creatures. In Japan, kits often depict anime characters, and in the United States depictions of movie monsters are common. However, kits are produced depicti ... Read »


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    • Geotechnical centrifuge modeling

    • Geotechnical centrifuge modeling is a technique for testing physical scale models of Geotechnical Engineering systems such as natural and man-made slopes and earth retaining structures and building or bridge foundations. The scale model is typically constructed in the laboratory and then loaded onto the end of the cen ... Read »


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    • Glass Sea Creatures

    • The glass sea creatures (alternately called the Blaschka sea creatures, glass marine invertebrates, and Blaschka invertebrate models) are works of glass artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. The spiritual predecessors of the Glass Flowers, the sea creatures were the output of the Blaschkas' successful mail-order busines ... Read »


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    • Grand Maket Rossiya

    • Grand Maket Rossiya

      Grand Maket Rossiya is a private museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a model layout designed on a scale of 1:87 and covers an area of 800 m2 (8,600 sq ft). In this area, collective images of regions of the Russian Federation are represented. It is the largest model layout in Russia and the second largest ... Read »


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    • Grenadier Models Inc.

    • Grenadier Models Inc. of Springfield, Pennsylvania produced lead miniature figures for wargames and role-playing games with fantasy, science fiction and heroic themes between 1975 and 1996. Grenadier Models Inc. is best known for their figures for TSR, Inc.'s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game, collectible Dragon-of-the- ... Read »


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    • Gundam model

    • Gundam models are model kits depicting the vehicles and characters of the fictional Gundam universe by Bandai. These kits have become popular among mecha anime fans and model enthusiasts in Japan and in other nearby Asian countries since the 1980s. Gundam modeling spread in the 1990s with North America and Europe being ... Read »


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    • The Howard Bros. Circus

    • The Howard Bros. Circus is a ¾-inch-to-the-foot scale replica of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus located on the Ringling Estate in Sarasota, Florida. It includes a complete reproduction of the entire circus (circa the 1920s). The name for the Circus comes from the name of the creator, Howard C. Tibbals. T ... Read »


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    • Rosalind Hudson

    • Rosalind Audrey Clare Hudson (née Latham 31 July 1926 – 7 July 2013) was a British codebreaker and architectural model maker. Rosalind was educated at Adcote School, Shropshire. Hudson dropped out of the Liverpool School of Art to join the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War II. Following training in ... Read »


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    • Kitbashing

    • Kitbashing or model bashing is a practice whereby a new scale model is created by taking pieces out of commercial kits. These pieces may be added to a custom project or to another kit. For professional modelmakers, kitbashing is popular to create concept models for detailing movie special effects. Commercial model kits ... Read »


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    • World Map at Lake Klejtrup

    • Coordinates: 56°35′26″N 9°38′29″E / 56.59054°N 9.64147°E / 56.59054; 9.64147 The World Map at Lake Klejtrup (Danish: Verdenskortet ved Klejtrup Sø) is a miniature world map built of stones and grass in Klejtrup Sø near the village of Klejtrup, Viborg Municipality ... Read »


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      Korps Commander, or "Korps Commander: The Road to Berlin" is a set of micro-armour Miniature wargaming rules designed by Bruce Rea Taylor and Andy Ashton and published in the UK by Tabletop games © B. A. Rea Taylor, A. Ashton & Tabletop Games August 1988. These rules simulate actions in the second world war on the ... Read »


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    • Eloise Kruger

    • Eloise Andrews Kruger (1914–1995) was an American miniature collector from Lincoln, Nebraska who was known for her collection of historically-accurate American miniatures. Kruger was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 26, 1914 as the eldest of Vernon and Luella Dierks Andrews's four daughters. Her cousin, Carl ... Read »


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    • Langweil's Model of Prague


    • List of scale-model industry people

    • This list contains the names of significant contributors to the history and development of the scale-model and model-kit industry, including engineers, artists, designers, draftsmen, tool-makers, executives, historians, writers, promoters and notable builders. This list does not include people primarily notable for th ... Read »


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    • Matchstick model

    • Matchstick models are scale models made from matches as a hobby. Regular matches are not used, however, but a special modeling type which do not have the combustible heads, and can be bought from art and craft shops. Though before the serial production of these, actual matches were used with heads trimmed off, or kept ... Read »


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    • Tom Meier

    • Tom Meier ( born 1958) is a sculptor, a founding partner of Ral Partha Enterprises, and the winner of numerous awards for the design and sculpture of historical, fantasy and science fiction gaming miniatures. Meier began sculpting professionally at the age of 15 and won his first H.G. Wells award just two years later. ... Read »


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    • Micro armour

    • Micro armour (or micro armor) refers to small figurines made of lead, pewter, die cast metal or plastic, usually used for wargaming purposes. Variations of the name include: mini armour, mini armour, microscale, mini tanks, miniature armour, miniature armour, miniature tanks, micro tanks, minitanks, minifigs, armour fi ... Read »


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    • Micromodel

    • Micromodels are a type of card model or paper model that was popular during the 1940s and 1950s in the United Kingdom. In 1941, Geoffrey Heighway invented and marketed a new concept in card models. He took the available concept of card models and miniaturized them so that an entire train or building could be wrapped in ... Read »


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    • Military miniaturism

    • Military Miniaturism describes a hobby (some people would say it is an art) that covers military themed miniaturism of many types including, Emphasis on realism, historical accuracy and scale congruity of the miniatures and their painting/finishing are important aspects of this hobby. Knowledge of history, events and ... Read »


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    • Mini-Europe

    • Mini-Europe

      Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has reproductions of monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented. Mini-Europe receives 350,000 visitors per year and has a turnover of 4 m ... Read »


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    • Miniature effect

    • A miniature effect is a special effect created for motion pictures and television programs using scale models. Scale models are often combined with high speed photography or matte shots to make gravitational and other effects appear convincing to the viewer. The use of miniatures has largely been superseded by computer ... Read »


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    • Miniature figure (gaming)

    • A miniature figure (also known as a miniature, mini, figure, mini-fig or fig) is a small-scale representation of a historical or mythological entity used in miniature wargames, role-playing games, and dioramas. Miniature figures are commonly made of metal, plastic, or paper. They are used to augment the visual aspects ... Read »


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    • Miniature food

    • Miniature food is a kind of replica of food in a much-smaller-than-usual size. Decades before, miniature food was created like other miniature arts. In 2014, a Youtube Channel, Miniature Space, started producing videos that showcased the makings of a variety of miniature meals and dishes prepared with tiny utensils. It ... Read »


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    • Miniature hydraulics

    • Miniature Hydraulics are copies or models that represent and reproduce regular or standard sized hydraulic systems and components but in a reduced state, on a small scale, or in a greatly reduced size. True working and functional miniature hydraulics follow the same operating principles and behavioral properties as the ... Read »


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    • Miniature pioneering

    • Miniature Pioneering or Model Pioneering is an art form featuring the miniaturized version of pioneering construction. This technique was originally used by Boy Scouts to create a model for campsite planning. Models are a convenient way to plan a construction project, requiring the same techniques as a full-scale model ... Read »


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    • Miniature wargaming

    • Miniature wargaming is a form of wargaming which incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain as the main components of play and which was first invented at the beginning of the 19th century in Prussia. Like other types of wargames, they can be generally considered to be a type of simulation game ... Read »


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    • Mississippi River Basin Model

    • Coordinates: 32°18′22″N 90°18′57″W / 32.30611°N 90.31583°W / 32.30611; -90.31583 The Mississippi River Basin Model Waterways Experiment Station, located near Clinton, Mississippi, was a large-scale hydraulic model of the entire Mississippi River basin, covering an area ... Read »


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    • Model airport

    • A trend among aircraft model collectors is to build model airports. While airport models have been around, in a way, since air fields were open to the public, early model airports were basically restricted to public showcases about the airport and its surroundings to the public; these were usually located inside the ai ... Read »


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    • Model building

    • Model building as a hobby involves the creation of models either from kits or from materials and components acquired by the builder. Categories of modelling include: ... Read »


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    • Model commercial vehicle

    • A model commercial vehicle is a scale model or die-cast toy that represents a commercial vehicle: truck (lorry), bus, etc. Like model cars, model commercial vehicles are sold both as kits for the enthusiast to construct and paint and as pre-built, pre-painted collectible models. Model kits may be made in plastic, resi ... Read »


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    • Model engine

    • In radio-controlled modeling, a model engine is an internal combustion engine used to power a radio-controlled aircraft, radio-controlled car, radio-controlled boat, free flight and control line aircraft, and tether car models also use these engines. Because of the square-cube law, the behaviour of many machines does n ... Read »


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    • Model engineering

    • Model engineering is the pursuit of constructing proportionally-scaled working representations of full-sized machines in miniature. It is a branch of metalworking with a strong emphasis on artisanry, as opposed to mass production. While now mainly a hobby, in the past it also had commercial and industrial purpose. The ... Read »


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    • Model figure

    • A model figure is a scale model representing a human, monster or other creature. Human figures may be either a generic figure of a type (such as "World War II Luftwaffe pilot"), a historical personage (such as "King Henry VIII"), or a fictional character (such as "Conan"). Model figures are sold both as kits for enthu ... Read »


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    • Model maker

    • A model maker is a professional craftsperson who creates a three-dimensional representation of a design or concept. Most products in use and in development today first take form as a model. This "model" may be an exacting duplicate (prototype) of the future design or a simple mock-up of the general shape or concept. Ma ... Read »


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    • Model military vehicle

    • Model military vehicles range in size and complexity; from simplified small-scale models for wargaming, to large, super-detailed renditions of specific real-life vehicles. The 'scale' is the proportion of actual size the replica or model represents. Scale is usually expressed as a ratio (e.g. '1:35') or as a fract ... Read »


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    • Model Products Corporation

    • Model Products Corporation, usually known by its acronym, MPC, was an American manufacturer of plastic scale model kits and pre-assembled promotional models popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Traditionally a Michigan company, since 2011 the MPC name has been part of Round2 LLC of South Bend, Indiana. MPC's main competitio ... Read »


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    • Model robot

    • Model robots is an area of modeling with its origin in the Japanese anime genre of mecha. The majority of model robots are produced by Bandai and are based on the Mobile Suit Gundam anime metaseries. This has given rise to the hobby's common name in Japan, Gunpla (or gan-pura, a Japanese portmanteau of "Gundam" and "pl ... Read »


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    • Model steam engine

    • A model steam engine is a small steam engine built as an educational toy for children (in which case it is also called a toy steam engine) or for adult live steam enthusiasts. Between the 18th and early 20th centuries, demonstration models were also in use at universities and engineering schools, frequently designed an ... Read »


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    • Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

    • The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death are a series of nineteen (twenty were originally constructed) intricately designed dollhouse-style dioramas created by Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), a pioneer in forensic science. Glessner Lee used her inheritance to establish a department of legal medicine at Harvard ... Read »


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    • Orrery

    • An orrery is a mechanical model of the solar system that illustrates or predicts the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons, usually according to the heliocentric model. It may also represent the relative sizes of these bodies; but since accurate scaling is often not practical due to the actual large r ... Read »


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    • Paper model

    • Paper models, also called card models or papercraft, are models constructed mainly from sheets of heavy paper, paperboard, , or foam. This may be considered a broad category that contains origami and card modeling. Origami is the process of making a paper model by folding a single paper without using glue or cutti ... Read »


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    • Physical model

    • Physical model (most commonly referred to simply as a model but in this context distinguished from a conceptual model) is a smaller or larger physical copy of an object. The object being modelled may be small (for example, an atom) or large (for example, the Solar System). The geometry of the model and the object it r ... Read »


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    • Pinning (modelling)

    • Pinning is a technique used when assembling large or heavy model kits (such as metal wargaming miniatures) that involves drilling a hole in two pieces of the model to be joined, and using a "pin" to strengthen the bond when they are glued. Pinning is a useful technique for reinforcing joints and is essential when makin ... Read »


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    • Plan-relief

    • A plan-relief is a scale model of a landscape and buildings produced for military usage, made to visualise building projects on fortifications or campaigns surrounding fortified locations. The first examples seem to have been used by the Venetian Republic and more generally by the Italian city states of the Renaissanc ... Read »


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    • Plastic model

    • A plastic model is a plastic scale model manufactured as a , primarily assembled by hobbyists, and intended for static display. A plastic model kit depicts various subjects, with a majority depicting military and civilian vehicles. A kit varies in difficulty, ranging from a "snap-together" model that assemble straight ... Read »


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    • Port Revel

    • The Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre is a French maritime pilotage school that trains pilots, masters, and officers on large ships like supertankers, container ships, LNG carriers and cruise ships . The facility uses manned models at a 1:25 scale on a man-made lake designed to simulate natural conditions includi ... Read »


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    • Pyro Plastics Corporation

    • The Pyro Plastics Corporation of Union, New Jersey was a manufacturer of plastic toys and model kits popular during the 1950s and 1960s. The company was founded in 1939 by William M. "Bill" Lester (1908-2005) and his first wife, Betty L (Lubarsky). Rapidly establishing itself as a “leading contractor of custo ... Read »


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    • Radio-controlled model

    • A radio-controlled model (or RC model) is a model that is steerable with the use of radio control. All types of vehicles imaginable have had RC systems installed in them, including cars, boats, planes, and even helicopters and scale railway locomotives. Radio control has been around since Nikola Tesla demonstrated ... Read »


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    • RAFM Company

    • RAFM Company, Inc. of Brantford, Ontario is a producer of miniatures, reference materials, and board games. RAFM has produced games, reference materials, and their own lines of miniature figures in 15 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, and 28 mm scales since 1977. Their games concern soldiers, adventurers, and monsters insp ... Read »


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    • Ral Partha Enterprises

    • Ral Partha Enterprises, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio produces miniature figures in 25 mm, 30 mm, 15 mm, and 54 mm scale. The company was founded in 1975 and is now a division of Iron Wind Metals, LLC, a company created in 2001 around Ral Partha's manufacturing capacities. The company's products are made by spin ... Read »


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    • Reamsa

    • Reamsa is a defunct Spanish plastic toy brand that was active from 1951-1978. The figures of this brand are representative of plastic toy soldiers that were a favorite of Spanish children in the 1960s. They are well distinguished from other similar ones because they carry the logo at the base. This small company was a ... Read »


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    • Replicas of the Statue of Liberty

    • Hundreds of replicas of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) have been created worldwide. On the occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1900, Bartholdi crafted a smaller version of the Statue of Liberty, which he subsequently gave to the Musée du Luxembourg. In 1905, the statue was placed o ... Read »


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    • Replicas of the Statue of Liberty by the Boy Scouts of America

    • Replicas of the Statue of Liberty by the Boy Scouts of America is a collection of nearly 200 small replicas of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlighting the World) placed around the United States as part of the Boy Scouts of America's 40th anniversary (1950). According to a March 1986 Fact Sheet from the Boy Sc ... Read »


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    • Robotech Defenders

    • The Robotech Defenders are a line of scale model kits released by Revell during the early 1980s. Contrary to what their name seems to imply, the "'Robotech Defenders'" are not part of the Robotech Anime Universe adapted by Carl Macek and released by Harmony Gold USA, however they did adopt the same moniker and logo. T ... Read »


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    • Room box

    • A room box is a display box used for three-dimensional scale environments, or scale models. Although the name would suggest room boxes generally only represent typical rooms such as those found in houses or other buildings (bedrooms, kitchens, offices, etc.), room boxes are used for all sorts of environments – ex ... Read »


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    • Sagan Planet Walk

    • The Sciencenter's Sagan Planet Walk is a walkable scale model of the solar system, located in Ithaca, New York. The model scales the entire solar system—both planet size and distances between them—down to one five billionth of its actual size. Consisting of 11 obelisks situated along a 1.18 km (0.73 mi) ... Read »


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    • Pierre Scerri

    • Pierre Scerri is a French telecommunications engineer and model builder, who gained fame in 1998 after having his highly accurate 1:3 scale model of a Ferrari 312 PB featured on the BBC programme Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines. He began his project for the model in 1978, out of desire for having a Ferrari that cou ... Read »


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    • Scratch building

    • Scratch building is the process of building a scale model "from scratch", i.e. from raw materials, rather than building it from a commercial kit, kitbashing or buying it pre-assembled. Scratch building is easiest if original plans of the subject exist; however, many models have been built from photographs by measuring ... Read »


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    • Slop (remote control)

    • Slop is the backlash in the levers and control systems of e.g. a model helicopter which results in it being difficult or unpredictable to fly. Slop can come from loose ball links, worn servo gear trains or loose output shafts, damaged bearings, or looseness or lack of rigidity of any supporting part of the airframe. ... Read »


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    • Solar System model

    • Solar System models, especially mechanical models, called orreries, that illustrate the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the Solar System have been built for centuries. While they often showed relative sizes, these models were usually not built to scale. The enormous ratio of interplanetary di ... Read »


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    • Somerset Space Walk

    • The Somerset Space Walk is a sculpture trail model of the Solar System, located in Somerset, England. The model uses the towpath of the 22-kilometre (14-mile) Bridgwater and Taunton Canal to display a model of the Sun and its planets in their proportionally correct sizes and distances apart. Unusually for a Solar Syste ... Read »


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    • Spaghetti bridge

    • A spaghetti bridge is a bridge (architectural model) made of spaghetti or other hard, dry, straight noodles. Bridges are constructed for both educational experiments and competitions. The aim is usually to construct a bridge with a specific quantity of materials over a specific span, that can sustain a load. In competi ... Read »


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    • Static grass

    • Static grass is used in railway modelling and miniature wargaming to create realistic looking 'grass' textures. It consists of small threadlike particles charged with static electricity, making it stand up when glued to a surface. Several companies produce static grass products, including WWS Scenery Manufacturer, Woo ... Read »


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    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty was the Boy Scouts of America's theme for the organization's fortieth anniversary celebration in 1950. The campaign was inaugurated in February with a dramatic ceremony held at the base of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World). Approximately 200 BSA Statue of Liberty repli ... Read »


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    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

      The Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a replica of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World). It was placed by the Boy Scouts of America as part of its 1950's era campaign, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty". It is located in front of Washington Regional Medical Center on N ... Read »


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    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument (Overland Park, Kansas)

    • The Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument in Overland Park, Kansas, is a replica of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World). It was placed by the Boy Scouts of America as part of its 1950's era campaign, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty." It is located on the west side of Shawnee Mission North High Schoo ... Read »


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    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

    • Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

      The Strengthen the Arm of Liberty Monument is a replica of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in Pine Bluff Memorial Gardens, on the south side of 10th Avenue between Georgia and State Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It was placed by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as part of its 1950s era campaign, ... Read »


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    • Sweden Solar System

    • The Sweden Solar System is the world's largest permanent scale model of the Solar System. The Sun is represented by the Ericsson Globe in , the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in other cities along the Baltic Sea. ... Read »


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    • Narcissa Niblack Thorne

    • Narcissa Niblack Thorne

      Narcissa Niblack Thorne (May 2, 1882 – June 25, 1966) was an American artist known for her extremely detailed miniature rooms. Her works depict historical interiors from Europe, Asia and North America from the late 13th to the early 20th century. The Thorne rooms are honored with dedicated exhibits in the Art Inst ... Read »


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    • Tin soldier

    • Tin soldiers are miniature figures of toy soldiers that are very popular in the world of collecting. They can be bought finished or in a raw state to be hand-painted. They are generally made of pewter, tin, lead, other metals or plastic. Often very elaborate scale models of battle scenes, known as dioramas, are created ... Read »


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    • Toy forts and castles

    • A toy fort is a miniature fortress or castle that is used as a setting to stage battles using toy soldiers. Toy Forts come in many shapes and sizes; some are copies of existing historical structures, while others are imagined with specific elements to enable realistic play, such as moats, drawbridges, and battlements. ... Read »


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    • Toy soldier

    • A toy soldier is a miniature figurine that represents a soldier. The term applies to depictions of uniformed military personnel from all eras, and includes knights, cowboys, pirates, samurais, and other subjects that involve combat-related themes. Toy soldiers vary from simple playthings to highly realistic and detaile ... Read »


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    • Trimaster

    • Trimaster was a Japanese scale model manufacturer based at Fujieda City, active from 1987 to 1991. The company focused exclusively on the Luftwaffe aircraft in 1:48 scale, mostly rare variants and prototypes. Trimaster's kits were among the most detailed and complex at the time, including white metal castings, metal t ... Read »


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    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model

    • Bay Model Visitor Center

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model is a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. While the Bay Model is still operational, it is no longer used for scientific research but is instead open to the public alongside educational exhibits about Bay hydrolog ... Read »


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    • Unimat

    • The Unimat covers a range commercially sold machines intended for machining and metalworking for model making hobbyists manufactured by the Emco company. The machines enable the user to have a drill press, lathe and milling machine. Most of the Unimat range is no longer in production, but the smallest Unimat 1 and its ... Read »


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    • Water slide decal

    • Water slide decals (or slip decals) are water-mounted decals generally printed face up and rely on the dextrose corn sugar residue from the decal paper to bond the decal transfer to a surface. A water-based adhesive layer can be added to the decal to create a stronger bond or may be placed between layers of lacquer to ... Read »


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    • Water tunnel (hydrodynamic)

    • A water tunnel is an experimental facility used for testing the hydrodynamic behavior of submerged bodies in flowing water. It is very similar to a recirculating wind tunnel but with water as the working fluid, and related phenomena are investigated, such as measuring the forces on scale models of submarines or lift an ... Read »


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    • Wave tank

    • A wave tank is a laboratory setup for observing the behavior of surface waves. The typical wave tank is a box filled with liquid, usually water, leaving open or air-filled space on top. At one end of the tank an actuator generates waves; the other end usually has a wave-absorbing surface. A similar device is the ripple ... Read »


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    • Wayne Wesolowski

    • Wayne Wesolowski is builder of miniature models. Wesolowski's models have been exhibited at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the Springfield, Illinois Lincoln Home Site, the West Chicago City Museum, RailAmerican, and the National Railroad Museum. One of his more noted works is a model of Abraham Lincoln's ... Read »


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