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Glen Rudis
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Looking into buying some diecast vehicles for some miniature games. Mainly the Marvel and Batman games from Knight Models. They are 35mm scale as far as the miniatures go.

What is the best scale for vehicles? I wanna make sure I get a good size, and I know typical matchbox and hotwheels are going to be too small. I also don't want to get to big as far as typical model car size.
 
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1/56 scale is approximate to 28mm, which is pretty close to 35mm. Its unlikely you'll find anything cheap outside of that scale but you never know.

A scale range can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scale_model_sizes
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For the large 28mm and up 1:43 are good ones to look at too.
Do not mix them as it will look weird.
I am pretty sure a magazine produced a range of Batman vehicle if you them and the scale they use it could be the way to go.
 
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Jeff Saxton
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Hot Wheels and most Matchbox are 1:64, give or take (S Scale).

Disney / Pixar "Cars" are 1:55 in theory.

O scale trains often have available either 1:48 autos (US scale) or 1:43 (UK scale). Sometimes you'll find a 1:45 scale auto (Continental O scale).
 
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These are 1:56, 1:55, 1:48 scale from left to right.






The yellow truck pictured is the red one above, before I painted it.

Two shots of the 1:55, which is about perfect for 28mm.

The hard part is each manufacturer has different ideas what scale means, even between different models.



The Chevelle in the background in 1:56, yet quite smaller than the 1:55 truck.

For 35mm, I'd try to shoot for 1:48 scale.
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Glen Rudis
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Great thank you! I actually found a great option with tons of Batman specific vehicles. All made by Eaglemoss, definitely not a cheap option but they are all 1:43 scale.
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James Arias
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All the advice above is sound, plus here's what the community helped me out with for 25-28mm ...

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/21297170#21297170
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