Model Cars are manufactured to various scales based on measurements taken from their real road going equivalents.

In Australia, the most popular scale is 1:18, or in simple terms, a model 18 times smaller than its road going equivalent. A 1:18 scale model is about the same length as a tissue box.

Biante also manufacture cars in 1:43 and 1:64 scale. As you can see from the above graphic, a 1:43 scale model is under half the size of a 1:18 model, coming in at around 10 centimetres long. A 1:64 scale is smaller again, and is more around the size of a traditional "Matchbox" car.

Remember however, just because the models get smaller, doesn't mean their detail is reduced. All models produced by Biante are designed to be collectors items and as such, are not suitable for small children as they do contain small parts.

Here is a rough guide to the size of model cars although this will vary depending on the size of the actual vehicle being replicated:

1:64 scale will be approximately 6cm long

1:43 scale will be approximately 10cm long

1:18 scale will be approximately 20-30cm long

Always remember, the higher the scale, the smaller the model.