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swampbug

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Confussed
« on: October 12, 2009, 11:16:58 PM »

 :o

My boat looks like its gonna be 1:50 scale, there is a atlas crane i want for it with a scale of 1:32

will the crane be smaller than it should be for the boat or bigger than it should be for the boat?

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 11:21:27 PM »

I think that with cranes, the scale may not be too critical because it will depend on the capacity of the real crane.

On full size, a 100t crane is larger than a 25t crane.

On a model, a 1:25 scale 100t crane might be the same size as a 1:50 scale 25t crane - I think %%

Confused? so am I!

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swampbug

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 11:26:41 PM »

 {-)

I know where you coming from so instead of a 100 ton vrane it could be a 50 ton crane by size ?

That right lol
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 07:49:23 AM »

will the crane be smaller than it should be for the boat or bigger than it should be for the boat?

The crane will look too big at 1/32 scale.
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Re: Confussed
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 08:32:11 AM »

If this is the Model Slipway Hiab it will be to big.
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swampbug

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 09:30:36 AM »

"xxxxx" i reallly like that one, looks so real  >:-o

Thanx guys so 1:32 is a larger scale than 1:50 ?

Having a blonde day today   :o
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artisan100

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 09:35:23 AM »

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Thanx guys so 1:32 is a larger scale than 1:50 ?

Look at it this way - a 1:1 model, i.e. full size,  will be bigger than a 1:100 model, as long as they're of the same prototype.  A 1:1 model of a Mirror dinghy will probably be smaller than a 1:100 model of one of the modern VLCCs.

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 11:06:06 AM »

...Hi Swampbug...

If you are building in 1/50 or 1/48 scale and looking for a Hiab style crane then look at Corgi type trucks on E-Bay...
There are a couple of hiabs for sale at this scale on E-Bay...
I have a metal Hiab Crane at 1/50 scale but it is quite heavy...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Confussed
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 01:09:39 PM »

To unconfuse you Swampbug, 1/50th scale = It takes 50 models to make the full sized one in length,  1/32nd = ???
 
  So which is the biggest??  :-))

  The most confusion occurrs when people start talking 1/4 scale and 1/4" to the foot etc. (No, I'm not going to complicate THAT one)   %%

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swampbug

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 01:16:10 PM »

Roger that got it woohoo thanx

Now that means the crane its 32 models to make a big one boat 50 models so the crane would look outa place then

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009, 02:05:51 PM »

When looking at cranes and such, if there are no people-sized references, like doors, seats, control panel heights, etc, its just the overall size that needs to look right.  For instance, a seat that looks big enough for you to park a Fiat on it looks wrong, and going the other way so would a door that looks the right size for a cat flap.
When haunting the toy shops hunting for bits n pieces, I try to have something with me that approximates to a model person in whatever scale it is, to act as a comparison, rather than rely on memory.
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swampbug

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Re: Confussed
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009, 02:40:23 PM »

Great idea never thought of that, thanx

Now to find something in 1:50 scale lol

Oh i know an excuse to buy some figures  online at the model shop lol

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