Hey Guys,

I am trying to find out how thick 15mm of armour would be in 1:35th, I have no idea on how to scale & when I tried all I got was 3.7cm anti tank guns .

Cheers

Mike

Hey Guys,

I am trying to find out how thick 15mm of armour would be in 1:35th, I have no idea on how to scale & when I tried all I got was 3.7cm anti tank guns .

Cheers

Mike

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15/35 = 0.4285 mm

Divide the measurement with the scale

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And if necessary to convert to commercially available plastic sheet divide by 25.4, .4285/25.4=.017β. 15 thousandths sheet with a couple of coats of paint.

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A scale is the expression of the size of the model to the real thing. A 1/35 scale model is 1/35 the size of the real thing, so to find the size of model part divide the real part size by 35: 15mm / 35 = 0.428mm.

If you are working in the inch system you then need to convert from millimeters to inches. There are 25.4 millimeters in an inch, so you have (0.428 / 25.4) inches or 0.017 inches.

KL

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Side note:

Ever wondered why there are scales like 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/96 and 1/192?

1 foot is 12 inches β 1/12 means that one foot on the real thing is one inch on the model,

1/24 is 1 ft = 1/2 inch, 1/48 is 1 ft = 1/4 inch, 1/96 is 1 ft = 1/8 inch, 1/192 is 1 ft = 1/16th.

The 1/72 scale is a bit more trouble, 1 ft = 1/6 inch but most rulers donβt show 1/3, 1/6 or 1/12 inches β¦

For us metric people the scales 1/10, 1/50 and 1/100 are much easier to work with.

The 1/35 scale is simply a bastard in both measuring systems, if it had been 1/36 it would have been 1/3 inch to the foot β¦

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Blame your buddy Tamiya for that.

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Yep, the answer is amazingly simple. All the first Tamiya kits were motorized. They designed the hull around two C batteries and a gearbox and it came out to be 1/35 scale.

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If they had made them 1/1 scale that motor/battery combo would have still fit.

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and some of those hulls were overscale anyway β¦

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Hard to fit into a cardboard box though β¦

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I have seen some very large cardboard boxes.

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