Scale 1/18 Diecast Cars Background

Your #1 source for Diecast Cars

Size of 1/18 Die Cast Car

What’s the size of a scale 1:18 car?

Typically most model cars in scale 1:18 are around 11 inches (280mm) in length and 5 inches (130mm) in width. Please keep in mind that each model car is based on the real 1:1 car, this means the size will always vary from model to model.

Resin cars versus diecast

One main difference between Almost Real models compared to most other car model manufacturers is that their models are made of resin and not metal. This gives Almost Real models significant weight and an authentic feel. Another added benefit to using metal, is that these models are less fragile and flimsy than their resin counterparts. Almost Real models deliver quality miniatures that won’t disappoint.

What is a Diecast Car?

These cars are miniature models manufactured by using the die-casting method which usually uses a mix of zinc and aluminum. This is called Zamak which is an excellent metal to work with on smaller scales such as 1/18 and 1/43.

Does Diecast metal rust?

In normal circumstances, this metal combination does not rust. But if pushed to the extreme such as being soaked in water for months, rust can show up. We don’t recommend washing your car in the water, instead just use a damp cloth when you clean your 1/18 cars.

How many parts us used for a typical 1/18 car?

This varies from car to car as well as the different details made by the diecast car manufacturer. Normally mid to high-end 1/18 cars use between 150 to 400 parts while the top models can use well over 1,000 parts.

Do collectible model cars increase in value?

Often scale 1/18 models can increase in value sometime after production has stopped. This varies highly depending on the demand for the specific model as well as the production numbers by the car model manufacturer. We at Racing Heroes don’t recommend buying models as a speculative assets, but instead, enjoy them for what they are.

Bentley Model Car