Re: inaccurate sizes
> What other products (by any manufacturer) are sold as z scaleand yet are not 1:220?
May I add another thought to the very helpful information
which has already been posted?
You can also consider using paper buildings. These offer the
advantage of being able to resize (especially smaller) using a
color photocopier in your neighborhood.
As an example, I purchased a castle model which is labeled
as 1:300. (Having been at the castle in Germany, I think that is
an accurate assesment.) But it was a) still too large for the area
in which I want to locate it, and b) the old architecture has very
large windows and doors in comparison to the human being.
I photoreduced it to 75% of the printed size and have a project
which a) fits the space I have envisioned/planned and b) still
looks good with Z scale figures next to it.
this can be a viable option if you find N scale (or even HO) card
stock buildings of interest to you. You will have to be aware that
many color photocopiers create a glossy ink surface. But some
weathering or even colored pencil shading can make a world of
difference. Card stock building also tend to look 2 dimensional,
but this can be overcome by the use of additional detail elements
which create texture and surface variation. You also have the
advantage of being able to re-photocopy a page if you :"mess up"
during cut out or construction!
Welcome aboard. and enjoy.
- In a message dated 1/1/03 12:45:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> You can also consider using paper buildings. These offer theI have done the same thing, but I just scan them in, then resize them by
> advantage of being able to resize (especially smaller) using a
> color photocopier in your neighborhood.
trial and error to the right size. After the size is right, I print them on
high resolution matt finish paper and glue them to card stock. I have tried
printing them on sticker stock, but haven't had much luck.
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