Probably been asked before but...

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

  1. Flanker37

    Flanker37 New Member

    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

    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.
  3. Harlique

    Harlique New Member

    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...

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