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Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Ok lets see if you guys will respond to this posting since the past 2 posting haven't heard anything as of yet.
So I would like to know if there is a scale to where you can determine what a scale is in modeling to millimeters.
Example: 1/16th=120mm
So here are the scales I have a question about.
1/10th
1/9th
1/6th
1/20th
1/5th
1/24th
Thank you.
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Have a look, here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scale_model_sizes
Scarred
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC
Miniature figures scales are different
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_figure_(gaming)
RLlockie
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
Not definitively, no. It all comes down to the measurement used for the ‘120mm’ or whatever. Is it the height to top of head or eyes? Of a six-footer or an average person for the period? Scales are much more useful because although some kit (such as helmets) is made in more than one size, most (rifles, for example) is not. It looks v odd to have two ‘120mm’ figures next to each other with differently sized MP40s in their hands.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC

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Not definitively, no. It all comes down to the measurement used for the ‘120mm’ or whatever. Is it the height to top of head or eyes? Of a six-footer or an average person for the period? Scales are much more useful because although some kit (such as helmets) is made in more than one size, most (rifles, for example) is not. It looks v odd to have two ‘120mm’ figures next to each other with differently sized MP40s in their hands.



If "120-mm" should be 1/16th then top-of-the-head would be close to 6'4", using the figures eye level would imply an even taller person ...
/ Robin
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 08:55 AM UTC
1/24 is approx 75mm.