Model Boat Mayhem
Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Other Technical Questions... => Topic started 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.

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.

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.

1/32 scale !!! Takes me back to my teen slot racing days. We had a club in Sunbury and often had interclub 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 ultralight 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.

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.

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 !!