Typical card model scales?

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by RCB, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. RCB

    RCB New Member

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    Are there typical card model scales? I have seen that a lot of people model in 1/32 and of course you can scale models to your tastes, but just curious.
  2. Lepercan

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    People think I'm weird (they're probably right), but I work in the small to "Braille" scales. Usually 1/72, but sometimes 1/160 and 1/288. I just finished a small diorama of the Ba-349 "Natter" on it's telephone pole launch pad in 1/160. Not really all that good as my hands are still recovering from being broken this spring.
    Anyway, small is a challange, takes up less space, and are always a "wow" factor when my friends see them.

    Cut well,
    Lep
  3. RINGMASTER

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    1/32 , 1/48, and 1/72 are the common scales for plastic aircraft models, for European card models 1/33, 1/50, and 1/100 are also common.
    For armor and autos 1/18, 1/25, 1/35, and 1/72 are all common.
    Ship scales are 1/200 & 1/250, boats a submarines are sometimes 1/72.
  4. RCB

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    Good to know. I knew about plastic models, but wasn't sure what the common scales were for card modeling.
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    Retired_for_now New Guy

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    Digital card models (print yourself) can be whatever scale you desire. You can reduce or enlarge the print to standardize the scale of several different models (I usually use 1:200 for rockets, 1:48 for satellites, not much tinkering with airplane scales). Scale depends on intended use - display, handling, or launching.

    Yogi