Probably been asked before but...

Discussion in 'Tips & FAQs' started by Flanker37, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Flanker37

    Flanker37 New Member

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    Why do these card models get printed in such an odd scale. Aircraft in 1/33rd & 1/50th instead of 1/32nd & 1/48th scale?

    It would be much easier to showcase these against their plastic cousins.

    I know we can resize the PDF and all that, but is there any reason why the companies pick these scales.

    Tanks/Trucks are also in an off scale. About the only thing that isnt different is ship scales
  2. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

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    My understanding is that the rest of the world who developed models used the traditional 1/33 and 1/50th as it's easy to scale measurements in metric down that way and the US using the 'English' system used the oddball 1/32 and 1/48th because they work easier w/ the number 12. As the majority of card models were developed in Europe, they stuck with that scale.
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    Harlique New Member

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    The varriation here is minor regardless, but I understand that for the more detail-crazed among us, it's frustraiting. I do alot of Warhammer 40k Papercraft, and get really peeved when they are not EXACTLY the correct size...