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Title: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: Big Ada on August 27, 2014, 05:25:46 PM
My usual scale I build to is 1/24 and as I am an Imperial user, It is 1/2 "to 1ft so a 6ft bloke is 3" and a cabin height of 8ft is 4"( hope my sums are correct ).
So what are the heights at a scale of 1/32 please.
 
Len.
Title: Re: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: davidm1945 on August 27, 2014, 05:37:44 PM
 Multiply number of feet by 12 to give inches then divide by 32.....

ie 6 x 12 = 72

    72 divided by 32 = 2.25 inches   so 6ft bloke is 2 1/4"  at 1/32 scale.
Title: Re: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: TailUK on August 28, 2014, 09:38:30 AM
The usual interpretation of 1/32nd scale is that a figure is 54mms tall or 9mm to the foot..  This a really common model soldier scale mostly perpetuated by the french firm Historex but originated by the English company Britains .  Airfix produces most of it's large scale figures (including the very useful "Multipose" range) to 1/32nd.  For some reason the Japanese model companies decided to go with 1/35th scale for  tanks and their accompanying figure.  54's however refused to go away and the vast majority of "Model Soldiers" are still turned out in 1/32nd.  For model boating useful figures can br found in the Slot Car world.  Scalextric produce their models in 1/32nd. The previously mentioned Airfix Multipose and for period models the huge Historex range are also extremely useful.
To convert measurement between these scale divide the 1/24th measurement by 1.38 and this will give the measurement in 1/32nd scale. Most easily done in millimeters.
Title: Re: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: Bob K on August 28, 2014, 11:10:45 AM
1/32 scale !!!  Takes me back to my teen slot racing days. We had a club in Sunbury and often had inter-club events at our big four lane track. This was where I learned my model making skills as cars were all scratch built.  Tubular brass chassis' with home made ultra-light vacuum formed bodies. We even used to rewind and balance armatures, ball races etc.  Amazing RPM.  I remember the club had a 100A power supply to take 4 cars at once.

My favourite build was a 1/32 'Harvey Aluminum Special' Indy car.  Ultra low and wide track.
Title: Re: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: Big Ada on August 28, 2014, 05:47:05 PM
Multiply number of feet by 12 to give inches then divide by 32.....

ie 6 x 12 = 72

    72 divided by 32 = 2.25 inches   so 6ft bloke is 2 1/4"  at 1/32 scale.

Thanks for the info.

Len.
Title: Re: Scale of 1/32?
Post by: davidm1945 on August 28, 2014, 10:18:24 PM
If you have a 1/24 figure just measure the height and multiply by 24 to give full size then divide by 32 to give 1/32 scale. Easy ennit !!