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PostSubject: Figures for scale?   Sun 20 Dec 2015 - 16:04

Just drafting up a few blueprints for some scenery at the moment, (I'll make them available to everyone once I'm done) and I've found that the inconsistency of GW scale has led to errors creeping in with doors, stairwells and window sizes. I was tring for a 30mm heroic scale but I'm now thinking of using a miniature as a master key for scale. I was thinking the empire cannon crewman with ball as he's unarmoured, average size and build and pretty neutral in pose. Anyone else got any suggestions for good models to use?
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PostSubject: Re: Figures for scale?   Sun 20 Dec 2015 - 18:49

I think your choice is pretty good.  None of the major fantasy miniature manufacturers are particularly consistent with scale.  Since my collection includes models that are thirty years old, (and therefore a lot smaller than modern figures) I have stopped worrying about it.

Oh, great post in the inspiration thread today!
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PostSubject: Re: Figures for scale?   Sun 20 Dec 2015 - 20:11

Thanks, I'm starting off small with the scenery and getting together a series of structural castings and common pieces. I'm used to working with a set scale so it'ss be a bit of a challenge to make things like handles and small props look right. I'll just have to keep referring to the miniature to get it right.
Going to start off with some small buildings and roadways.
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PostSubject: Re: Figures for scale?   Sun 20 Dec 2015 - 23:02

2 cents:

I base all my 25-28 mm + figures on 25 mm square bases (and usually put figures hat come with 20 mm bases also on 25 mm bases)

I'm still using imperial measurements so I try to do 1 1/8" doorway width and corridors for "single figure" width whenever possible

when I can't, ends up being only 1" or 1 1/16"

I don't generally fudge when 2"+ corridors and rooms...the extra ~0.4 mm per inch generally works out to allow figures to fit

after starting with hand cut 1" bases many moons ago then decades of 25 mm, I don't even understand 30 mm + bases...'cause now 30 mm bases wouldn't even fit some of my (urban) terrain...

for height, doorways 1.75" and room height 2.5" (at scale this is exaggerated to ~12.5 feet...all things considered, probably a good compromise)

anything that doesn't fit requires a placeholder token or such

this fits most figures even with raised arms/weapons

in short, key horizontal off the bases width and height is a judgment call depending on your collection of figures

hope this helps...

good luck and pls post your progress

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