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  • dr strangelove
    They speak very good English. Send them an email and tell them you are interested in having some Z scale cars made. See what they say.
    Message 1 of 51 , Feb 20, 2012
      They speak very good English. Send them an email and tell them you are interested in having some Z scale cars made. See what they say.

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Ell" <geib@...> wrote:
      >
      > The difference between 1/200 scale and 1/220 scale is roughly 10 percent. Whether you can "get away" with using something at a slightly different scale depends to a great extent on surrounding items. A door to a house in the US is typically 6 ft 8 inches high (80 inches). That corresponds to 9.2 mm. A 9mm high figure placed adjacent to such a door is either a basketball player or clearly out-of-scale. But that same figure placed in a scene where there is no common frame of reference for the viewer's eye may not appear out-of-scale. There is a bit of art involved in creating a believable scene. A lot of the scenery items we use are not to scale. But they don't necessarily detract from a scene because of that.
      >
      > I went to the Netherlands site you referenced. Found some cars at 1/200 but nothing at 1/220 yet.
      >
      > Ell
      >
      > --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "dr strangelove" <kaiserwillieii0815@> wrote:
      > >
      > > 1/200 scale people vs 1/220 scale. Hmm I think I remember this fight around 1973, when it was 1/32 scale plastic soldiers vs 1/35 scale plastic soldiers.
      > > As far as figures are concerned, I have used both. Preiser also makes 1/200 figures and I have used them too and nobody could tell the difference. Its just the figures they had in that scale were the ones I needed for whatever I was making.
      > > Cars do look flaky to me if they are the wrong scale. There is a new company in the Netherlands that makes model cars in all kinds of scales. they make 1/200 scale because that is a standard scale for architects, and that is what the guy does for a living. I did send a friendly email and asked if he would be willing to make them in 1/220 as there are people who wanted them. http://www.a2models.nl/webshop/index.php?action=extra&extra=A_contact&lang=NL
      > > I got a very friendly and positive response.He worked it out so they would be grey and not white to distinguish them from the architectural models.(lots of folks paint the windshields grey)
      > > Aircraft, to me really look out of place at the wrong scale. There are some that are slightly smaller than z scale, which could be used in the background for forced perspective, or, if you want that P51 or Fokker Dr1 on your 2012 airfield, you can say it is a kitplane, that in real 1:1 scale IS smaller than the original.
      > >
      >
    • dr strangelove
      They speak very good English. Send them an email and tell them you are interested in having some Z scale cars made. See what they say.
      Message 51 of 51 , Feb 20, 2012
        They speak very good English. Send them an email and tell them you are interested in having some Z scale cars made. See what they say.

        --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Ell" <geib@...> wrote:
        >
        > The difference between 1/200 scale and 1/220 scale is roughly 10 percent. Whether you can "get away" with using something at a slightly different scale depends to a great extent on surrounding items. A door to a house in the US is typically 6 ft 8 inches high (80 inches). That corresponds to 9.2 mm. A 9mm high figure placed adjacent to such a door is either a basketball player or clearly out-of-scale. But that same figure placed in a scene where there is no common frame of reference for the viewer's eye may not appear out-of-scale. There is a bit of art involved in creating a believable scene. A lot of the scenery items we use are not to scale. But they don't necessarily detract from a scene because of that.
        >
        > I went to the Netherlands site you referenced. Found some cars at 1/200 but nothing at 1/220 yet.
        >
        > Ell
        >
        > --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "dr strangelove" <kaiserwillieii0815@> wrote:
        > >
        > > 1/200 scale people vs 1/220 scale. Hmm I think I remember this fight around 1973, when it was 1/32 scale plastic soldiers vs 1/35 scale plastic soldiers.
        > > As far as figures are concerned, I have used both. Preiser also makes 1/200 figures and I have used them too and nobody could tell the difference. Its just the figures they had in that scale were the ones I needed for whatever I was making.
        > > Cars do look flaky to me if they are the wrong scale. There is a new company in the Netherlands that makes model cars in all kinds of scales. they make 1/200 scale because that is a standard scale for architects, and that is what the guy does for a living. I did send a friendly email and asked if he would be willing to make them in 1/220 as there are people who wanted them. http://www.a2models.nl/webshop/index.php?action=extra&extra=A_contact&lang=NL
        > > I got a very friendly and positive response.He worked it out so they would be grey and not white to distinguish them from the architectural models.(lots of folks paint the windshields grey)
        > > Aircraft, to me really look out of place at the wrong scale. There are some that are slightly smaller than z scale, which could be used in the background for forced perspective, or, if you want that P51 or Fokker Dr1 on your 2012 airfield, you can say it is a kitplane, that in real 1:1 scale IS smaller than the original.
        > >
        >
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