Looks great so far. How are you scaling your project? I see you have a 1/35th piece there. I use a proportional divider to scale up from 1/35th to 1/24th and I've enlarged a 1/35th scale drawing. Is there any other ways to scale up?
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 16, 2017 16:28:34 GMT -5
Well that sir is a great question. Long ago, I did the basic math and found that 1/25th scale is exactly 35 percent larger than 1/35th. As such my scale goes like this: Say the 1/35th scale part is 48mm long. Well then I take 4.8mm, (10%) and multiply that by 3.5, (35%) arrive at 16.8mm. Then add 48 and 16.8 to get the new length of the 1/25th scale part at: 64.8mm.....
For me, I find this system is fairly simple. I also do use the dimensions from the original vehicle, to quote validate my math. Again lets say the PZIII is 219 inches long in real life, (18 feet 3 inch), or 219 inches total. I simply divide 219 by 25 and arrive at 8.76 inches.... There are two pitfalls I found while building my Ferdinand, these are: A). Don't assume always triple check B). Make sure your 1/35th scale kit is "accurate"
After that it's just cutting, cementing ans filling.
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 16, 2017 22:37:56 GMT -5
Joel, it's funny. You get a feel for a scale after awhile. To that I mean, when I was futzing with the barrel. I didn't even do any calculating until after I already made a prototype....As it turns out my "guess" was within .25 mm. But that can also be a bad thing.....
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 17, 2017 7:21:49 GMT -5
OH sure screw with my tried and true method.....LOL LOL Besides that takes all the hassle out of my stinking rotten calculations............. What will I bitch abooooot now LOL Truth be known, I just never thought about that.... When I created my calculation scale I did it for 1/20, 1/24, and 1/25......so I did it the LONG way.
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 18, 2017 11:29:20 GMT -5
Dierk and Leon, THANK YOU, but it's a funny thing.......... or a slippery slope.... once you open that "AM" door, what's next whole Aber 1/25th sets!!!!!!!!
At this point I'm simply gonna quote the great Charleston Heston in the original Planet of the Apes....... "It's a MADHOUSE". I will say I feel dirty, and must quit the IBOSMU, oh that's the International Brotherhood of Scratch Modelers Union, local 999999