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scale questions (new here so hopefully in the right place)

Post by Einar Gosric » January 27th, 2014, 12:21 pm

I am planning on building a 1/270 TIE Phantom and have found quite a bit of conflicting info as to its actual size and therefore i have no clue as to what its size in 1/270 would be.
I have seen a couple of scale charts but since they conflict i thought i would ask here as this does seem like a board full of people who know these things.
Also i have gotten a request for the Moldy Crow in 1/144 and in much the same way i have no clue as to what that size would be.
Any advice on these matters would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Yoda Jammies » February 7th, 2014, 5:57 am

Gosric,

For the Crow at 1/144, it would be 12.85 cm long, about five inches. Thank you for doing that for me!
On some other forum, I worked out the phantom scale, and can do so for the gunboat too.

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Post by Einar Gosric » February 7th, 2014, 7:34 am

Thanks. I have the phantom and gunship done now in 1/270 but any info on the Phantom and Gunship in 1/144 would be appreciated. I have one custom Phantom to complete then i will start on the Crow

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Post by Yoda Jammies » February 7th, 2014, 8:24 pm

Sure, using the measurements on your shapeways site I came up with this:

1/144 Phantom in CM
8.718 x 7.098 x 6.165
1/44 gunboat in cm
10.252 x 5.471 x 11.332

Thanks!

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Post by sumpter250 » February 7th, 2014, 8:58 pm

Einar Gosric wrote:Thanks. I have the phantom and gunship done now in 1/270 but any info on the Phantom and Gunship in 1/144 would be appreciated. I have one custom Phantom to complete then i will start on the Crow
Your 1:144 model will be 1.875 times larger than the 1:270.
Yeah, my favorite model building tool, ;) is a "proportional divider". I've had mine for almost 50 years now.
Up-scaled and down-scaled a number of different models with it, including a down-scaled '71 Dodge Challenger, from 1:24 scale to 1:87 scale
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Post by Einar Gosric » February 9th, 2014, 12:03 am

Thank you. That is helpful info. And im going to have to look into the proportional divider

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Post by Kottlewski » February 14th, 2014, 2:25 am

Hi Einar,
Please take a look at Stefans Moldy Crow...
Originally it was supposed to be 29m in length which has been retconned to 16.5m (~Y-wing length?) both are just wrong (no matter what Lucas/Disney says), most people think 21m fits best with what can be seen of the ship/cockpit in game.
FFG sells one for their X-Wing boardgame which is 6.1cm long =16.5m in 1:270 but it looks better between my 1:350 ships 6.1cm = 21m at 1:350..

I'll take some pics of it next to my 1:350 Falcon, Slave1, Tyderium and your shapeways Y-wing tomorrow if you wish...? :)

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Post by Stefan Hacker » February 14th, 2014, 2:01 pm

Yeah 21m fits best.

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Post by Uwe Kaeding » February 14th, 2014, 2:33 pm

Between 20 and 21m is also what the old .JPG 1/72 kit scales out to, and that looks about right against other 1/72 kits.

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Re: scale questions (new here so hopefully in the right plac

Post by blakeh1 » February 14th, 2014, 3:41 pm

I find this page a great help, you can even convert measurements from scale models (like 1/48th ) to another scale like 1/270

http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm
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