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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 10:24 a.m. PST

All,
How noticible a difference is there between the above scales? I am buying Empress Jazz Age figures. Their vehicles are advertised as 1/50th. Similar, less expensive vehicles from Company B are advertised as 1/56th. Is there a real difference?

MajorB08 Feb 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

At 1/50 1 inch represents 4ft 2ins

At 1/56 1 inch represents 4ft 8ins

What's 6ins between friends?

Hades wolf08 Feb 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

What's 6ins between friends?

How did you know?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

Okay, but if the Empress figures are 1/50th scale, will the 1/56th vehicle look small?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

If you're not mixing the same vehicles in different scales on the table I don't think you will notice the difference.

28mm Fanatik08 Feb 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

1/50 would mix well with 1/48 but not 1/56.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

With physical 3D models, the difference in scale is cubed and the effect is much greater than comparing line drawings.

At 1/50th, the aforementioned 50 scale inches equals a volume for a 1" cube of 125,000 cubic inches

The 1/56th 54 scale inches equals 157,464 cubic inches.

1/50 vehicles do not mix well with 1/56.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

Okay, I am talking about using the 1/56th vehicles with the Empress 28mm figures.

SeattleGamer08 Feb 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

I think you will be fine. Consider, your figures will be based, and your vehicles will not be.

As was mentioned, as long as you don't have the same vehicle in different scales, it should be fine.

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