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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?)

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:42:10 -0700 (PDT), Aaron Teske

>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
>thereabouts.  So:
>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
height" of a figure, they use a constant of 1610. To the top of the
they use 1730.

Regardless, this is about the best reference I've seen for scales. They
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
in those scales.

You can find the web page at:

Allan Goodall
Goodall's Grotto:

"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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