Scale Models



Scale Models is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office or order online at: Extension Publications. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Scale Models.

Scale Models
What you can do in this project: assemble and create scale models of trains, cars, etc.; learn how to obtain materials you need in construction; learn to display your model and judge it.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H424, Guidelines for Building Scale Models



Want to learn more about Scale Models? Try the links below.

Scale Models Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including scale models. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
If you’re in grades 8-10, check out the next Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference, scheduled each June at the UW-Madison campus. The conference offers educational seminars in most areas of 4-H. Contact your county Extension office for details.

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Scale Models Project. Just follow these links!

FineScale Modeler Magazine
Online version of this popular magazine, a tool for modelers of all skill levels. Learn how to create models of aircraft, armor, ships, cars and more. Issues show how to assemble model kits and master painting and finishing techniques. Also includes kit reviews, new kit and product announcements, tips from experts, and a gallery of readers’ models.

Model Builder’s Central
Covers basics from tools to painting and decals.

Links to model aircraft, car and ship web sites.

Wisconsin 4-H STEM
Resources and links to science, engineering, and technology activities.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Scale Models Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.