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Scale model

A scale model is a representation or copy of an object that is larger or smaller than the actual size of the object being represented.

Very often the scale model is smaller than the original and used as a guide to making the object in full size.

Scale models are built and collected for many reasons including, in engineering, for testing the likely performance of a design object at an early stage without the expense of building a full-sized prototype; in remote control vehicles; and on TV and in the movie industry, for constructing objects or sets that cannot be built in full size.

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