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What scale
« on: October 28, 2006, 10:27:28 PM »

Trying to understand scale. Have plans from model mag in 1/30th scale. I'm converting a 1/25th model to this plan. How much more do I draw my ..say cabin to fit this hull............1/16 or 1/8th. I hope I made this clear...........Fastboat
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Re: What scale
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 10:37:51 PM »

Have a look at this thread in Construction Queries which deals with converting one scale to another.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1705.0
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Re: What scale
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 10:39:41 PM »

Take the measuments from the 1/30th scale plan and multiply it by 1.2 to give the measurment in 1/25 scale. 8)

Plan measurment x 30 = full size
Full size  divided by 25 = new scale size.

  30  = 1.2
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Re: What scale
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 10:31:10 AM »


Talking of scale. I have the Model slipway's  'Aziz' and the scale is 1/50.

What size would a 6 foot model crew member be.

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Re: What scale
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 10:36:35 AM »



1.44 inches, ;)

Size does matter

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Re: What scale
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2006, 10:49:05 AM »


Thank you Richard.

 I am at George Turner's site now and see they are are 1.5 inches.  I shall end up with quite a 'Beefier' crew  :D

What do you other guys think of adorning your models with figures. Is it the done thing   ;D

Cheers ... Ken
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Re: What scale
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2006, 11:01:34 AM »

Ken
Its your model you put what ever you like on it, i think that crew add another dimension of interest tugs and stuff always have that busy look.
cheers
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Re: What scale
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2006, 11:03:09 AM »


Thank you Richard.

 I am at George Turner's site now and see they are are 1.5 inches.  I shall end up with quite a 'Beefier' crew  :D

What do you other guys think of adorning your models with figures. Is it the done thing   ;D

Cheers ... Ken

Hi...

Personally I do fill up my boats with figures - unless you are modelling the 'Marie Celeste' of course!  ;D

There's a thread on here about that very subject.....

Little People (not leprechauns!) http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1217.0

Cheers, Brian
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Re: What scale
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006, 11:42:52 AM »

I have crew on my boats , adds interest.

Might look a bit odd if you wanted to display museum style :-\

Richard 8)
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Re: What scale
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2006, 12:35:06 PM »

Trying to understand scale. Have plans from model mag in 1/30th scale. I'm converting a 1/25th model to this plan. How much more do I draw my ..say cabin to fit this hull............1/16 or 1/8th. I hope I made this clear...........Fastboat
There is for free, a download, a small program called Scalemaster, google it and it will allow you to work out any scale easily....



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