Re: Forced perspective
- --- In z_scale@y..., "Michael Janis" <mtj7441@b...> wrote:
> Has anyone tried using "Micro Armor" vehicles or figures to forcethe
> perspective of their layouts? They are 1:285, making them slightlyHi Mike,
> smaller than Z. There is also a limited selection of 1:300 wargame
> figure that might could be used for the same effect.
This is a tried and true technique that has been used in the larger
scales ever since there were smaller scales! Luckily for us, there
are 1/285 and 1/300 and smaller items available so that we can play
with forced perspective.
When I put together Upper Centre Val Ease (the mining village in the
back of Centre Val Ease) I used several Märklin resin structures.
These buildings appear to be smaller scale than the Z structures that
I placed in the foreground. The illusion is one of greater distance
from the front of my not so deep layout (20 inches front to back).
Microfigs and other companies in the wargaming industry make
buildings and vehicles that could be used creatively to stretch
distances and force the perspective. The only rule of thumb that I
would suggest is that you do not mix scales in the same background
area. Try to keep the same scale grouped together. If you have a
3rd level of forced perspective then try the 1/300 or smaller
buildings further back.
I encourage you to try it and give us your impressions.