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PostSubject: Web site to find scales   Tue 2 Sep 2008 - 17:08

I am trying to find a web site that shows you what 28 mm would equal in this scale "1/72" (example, yes, I now these two don't exactly match up).

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Tue 2 Sep 2008 - 18:13

from this page:
http://www.bobeshobbyhouse.com/scaleart.html

it looks like 28mm = 1/73... i hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Wed 3 Sep 2008 - 2:22

THE ETERNAL PROBLEM with Toy Soldiers is AND ALWAYS has been the lack of scale. Rather than stating a conversion ratio like scale models do, they've always used the actual height of the mini as the "scale". It's further confused by how the mini is measured;i.e., some mini makers measure their figure to the eyes, some to the top of the haed, some to the top of the head gear, some....you get the idea Suspect . Then how tall is the mini supposed to be? 6', 5', 5' 6'', whatever.

The old & venerable AirFix minis were 1" tall [25mm], which if you figure the mini is actually representing a 6' tall person, comes in at 1:72 scale. Current minis are 30-32mm tall; AMAZINGLY, this is becoming rather a universal size. The height represents a person of somewhat less than the AirFix guy, more like 5'6" or so, with big guys, like Chaos/Norse chaps at 6' or more in height. 1:60 is about right & up to 1:48 looks good for scenery items.

As a reference, if you'd like to use model railroad stuff, HO is 1:96 [matches with 15mm minis, kind of...Suspect ], S scale is 1;64 & O scale is 1:48.
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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Wed 3 Sep 2008 - 8:31

Thanks guys! This is very helpful
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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Wed 3 Sep 2008 - 11:46

Yeah, that is a great article/guideline you posted, Ashton. Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Wed 3 Sep 2008 - 12:40

Thanks, but I can't take the credit for it. My friend Google showed it to me. =]
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PostSubject: Re: Web site to find scales   Wed 3 Sep 2008 - 12:58

Well, you posted the link here and that's what I was thanking you for. So yes, you can take that credit. Very Happy

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