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# Re: Figure scales (was Re: PA carried DFFGs?)

From: Allan Goodall <awg@s...>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 22:38:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Figure scales (was Re: PA carried DFFGs?)
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On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:42:10 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Teske
<mithramuse@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Given the (theoretical) idea that a man-sized figure should be
>around 1.6 to 1.8 meters tall (or to the eyes, or whatever, I
>don't really care that much), if you divide the mm scale by the
>fractional scale you should end up with a constant, or
>
>6mm / 1/285 = 1710
>6mm / 1/300 = 1800
>25mm / 1/72 = 1800
>etc., etc.

I usually point everyone to The Miniatures Page. If measuring to the
"eye
height" of a figure, they use a constant of 1610. To the top of the
figure,
they use 1730.

Regardless, this is about the best reference I've seen for scales. They
list
the mm scale, the proportion (i.e. 1/72) scale, and they mention the
scale (HO, OO, N, etc.) and give a note on the most popular types of
figures
in those scales.

You can find the web page at:
http://theminiaturespage.com/ref/scales.html

Allan Goodall		       awg@sympatico.ca
Goodall's Grotto:  http://www.vex.net/~agoodall

"Now, see, if you combine different colours of light,
you get white! Try that with Play-Doh and you get
brown! How come?" - Alan Moore & Kevin Nolan,

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