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Thortrains02 May 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Here is an article on small scale soldiers and models and their measurements. It deals mostly with scales used for plastic figures and vehicles 1/100, 1/87, 1/76 and 1/72


Enjoy and please share

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Interesting – thanks for posting this!

victor0leto02 May 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

Arggggg! Why do people keep doing this! And by this I mean conflating imperial and SI measurements for no apparent good reason

a 1:100 scale anything is 1 inch is 100 inches, or 1mm is 100mm

give anything a size in the real world, either in Imperial measurements or SI measurements and its corresponding "scale" measurement should be in the same units

When you tell me a man is 5 foot 10 inches tall so in 1:100 scale that is 17.78mm you are just making noise

a man who is 70 inches tall in 1:100 scale is a .7 inch miniature

and a man who is 1778mm (1.78m) tall in 1:100 scale is a 17.78mm miniature


Thortrains02 May 2018 9:19 p.m. PST

I'm also working on an article for the small scale "Wargame Scales" measured in millimeters: 15mm to 45mm. I still remember how, in the mid- to late 70s,some makers 25mms were as tall as other makers' 30s. Minifigs were hot for a while. Then Ral Parhta came along. That was heaven! I had a lot of fun painting all the different kinds of figures, from Vikings and Gauls to Civil war to Fantasy Figures. Maybe I'll give the secret for painting a cool leopard-skin cloak on a Cyclops. (25mm scale, but he stood about 60mm.) First I have to find me another cyclops. Mine was lost about 35 yeasr ago.

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