Friday, 24 February 2012


I have been getting hits from people using google and searching for "warhammer scale".  As I mentioned the problem with scale in an earlier post and that is coming up in searches I thought I would elaborate a little on the actual scale I am using for all miniatures that are sold as anything from 28mm to 30mm.
If you have a look here:-
Size differences
You will see that there are differences across most companies making miniatures although they are (mostly) advertising as 28mm.  That is because some are using 28mm as the height to the eyes, some to the top of their heads and others to the top of their hats.  Not very useful for scratch builders eh?

For things like rubble, tiles, bricks then the 1:48 scale can be used.  If you are using railway terrain then their "0" scale will suffice.  However the actual scale against 28mm is around 1:64.... which is 3/16th of an inch to a foot.  That is approx 4.8mm to a foot.

Now I am not using less than a millimetre in any measurement so I use 5 or 6 millimetres to a foot depending on which miniatures I am building for.  Some variance in buildings is no big deal - it happens in RL too.  Just make sure the miniature fits through the doorway in a realistic way and then use the doorway as the scale setter for the rest of the building.

Hope that helps a little.;  I know that there are some in depth discussions out there but thought I would just cut to the chase and give the solution I use.

Let me know if it helps - if it doesn't then go join the in depth discussions ..... while you are arguing I will be building .....

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