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Scale question
Posted by seasick on Monday, December 04, 2017 2:30 PM

Would anybody be interested if manufacturers started issueing kits 1/35 scale along with or instead of 1/32 to standardize with armor kits?  

The difference

1/32               

1" = 2' 8" 

1 sq" = 7.111 sq feet

1 cubic inch = 18.963 cubic feet

1/35

1" = 2' 11"

1 sq" = 8.507 cubic feet 

1 cubic foot = 28.284 cubic feet

DIfference

35 is x% smaller than 32:  Linear 8.57%, area 16.4%, volume 33%, moment of inertia 30%

In 11 dimensions 1/35 is 37.3% the size of 1/32. 

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, December 04, 2017 6:07 PM

All that math made my head hurt.

But yes, it would be nice if the accessory's, plane's, and other stuff matched the kit's.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 04, 2017 6:52 PM

I'd prefer all 1/48, even trucks and cars, 1/32 as an alternative.  Forget the math, think of the display case.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 04, 2017 6:56 PM

I think 1/48 armor makes more sense.

There are some 1/35 army aviation subjects, but it’s an oddball scale.

 It came about simply because it could fit a pair of batteries side by side in Tamiyas Panther model.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:55 AM

I guess I do not understand the question.  Are you recommending we eliminate 1:32 aircraft, and use 1:35 instead, so aircraft would have a common scale with armor?  Why not ask the armor guys to give up 1:35 and go to 1:32?

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:01 AM

Simple answer, no, not really. I can't see many situations where a piece of armour and an aircraft would go together. 32nd aircraft diorama's would be just way to big, one reason i stick to 72nd. I think 48th has enough of both and would not be to big. I am happy doing 35th armour and 32nd aircraft.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:29 AM

Interesting question ;

    Now here's my take on it , After having built the beautiful 1/48 scale Armor from Bandai years ago . If , and only if , The manufacturers went to the 1/48 venue with the level of detail they have now in 1/35 .

    With 1/48 scale planes there is a plethora of well detailed and aftermarket supported models . Why not have the Armor in that scale ? I think that would be better .

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Posted by rangerj on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:57 AM

From the air armour looks smaller so in perspective the scale difference is appropriate. 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:32 AM

rangerj

From the air armour looks smaller so in perspective the scale difference is appropriate. 

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Unless your on the ground, then the aircraft look smaller Wink

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:34 AM

No thanks. 

The scales are way too set by now to mess around with them. 

And please no 1/48th scale armour, it might be ok for something big like a Tiger tank but it's way too small for something like a Jeep. And I really don't like mucking around with 1/48th figures- 1/35th-54mm are much easier to work with. 1/32th armour I suppose would be fine though. 

Never understood the whole 1/48th and 1/72nd scale idea that well in any case. Wouldn't 1/50th and 1/75th make a little more sense for aircraft with 1/25th for armour and autos? Other than 1/35th to 1/25th it's not that much of a change... 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:59 AM

Gamera

Never understood the whole 1/48th and 1/72nd scale idea that well in any case. Wouldn't 1/50th and 1/75th make a little more sense for aircraft with 1/25th for armour and autos? Other than 1/35th to 1/25th it's not that much of a change... 

 

Because 24th 32nd 48th 72nd 144th are all divisible by 12 as in inches

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:29 PM

tempestjohnny

 

 
Gamera

Never understood the whole 1/48th and 1/72nd scale idea that well in any case. Wouldn't 1/50th and 1/75th make a little more sense for aircraft with 1/25th for armour and autos? Other than 1/35th to 1/25th it's not that much of a change... 

 

 

 

Because 24th 32nd 48th 72nd 144th are all divisible by 12 as in inches

 

 

Thanks!!! That makes perfect sense. Math wasn't my strongest subject as you can tell. Just wasn't sure why box scale ended up as these. 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:18 PM

Gamera

 

 
tempestjohnny

 

 
Gamera

Never understood the whole 1/48th and 1/72nd scale idea that well in any case. Wouldn't 1/50th and 1/75th make a little more sense for aircraft with 1/25th for armour and autos? Other than 1/35th to 1/25th it's not that much of a change... 

 

 

 

Because 24th 32nd 48th 72nd 144th are all divisible by 12 as in inches

 

 

 

 

Thanks!!! That makes perfect sense. Math wasn't my strongest subject as you can tell. Just wasn't sure why box scale ended up as these. 

 

No problem

 

On a side note. The easiest way to figure out how big a kit is going to be by it's full counterparts dimensions is like this. 

Say the plane has a 60' wingspan

48th scale divide by 4. 15"

72nd scale divide by 6. 10"

144th scale divide by 12. 5"  

Works every time to get a good estimate

 

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