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scale size's
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 12:07 AM
can anyone tell me is 120mm the same as 1/35
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 1:50 AM
1/35 is 54mm; 120mm is more like 1/15.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 4:26 AM
thank's Domi i thought so but wasnt sure Tom
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 10:50 AM
I've seen reference to 'mm' before and I really have no idea what it means or how it's determined? I understand the 'ratio' scales (ie. 1/35), but not the 'mm' ones? Can anyone give me a quick lesson in how these came about?

M.
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 12:14 PM
mm stands for millimeter. It's a metric system unit equal to a 1/1000 of a meter (so approx 1/1000 of a yard)

54mm in figures is supposed to represent the distance in scale from the base of the foot to the eye, but we all know that diffeent manufacturers have different views on that! But then, people are not all 6ft tall..!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 3:54 PM
Ah! Foot-to-eye measurement. I get it now...

Thanks djmodels1999!

M.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 5:20 PM
Read through the book How to build Dioramas 2nd edition and it will tell you all about scale
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