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Scale difference noticable?
Gulf11
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 11:09 PM UTC
Just curious as I've never built anything larger than 1/35 but is there a noticable difference between 1/16 and 1/20.
I'm looking at building a 1/20 Jeep but to add any accessories I'll have to use 1/16 items. Would you guys say this is a big deal?
RLlockie
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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:46 AM UTC
A Jeep model would be about 4cm longer (21cm vs 17cm) in 1/16 than 1/20, so 123% of the size of a 1/20 model of one. Iíd say thatís pretty noticeable, but up to you to decide for your purposes.
Gulf11
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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 04:45 AM UTC
Thanks
gloucesternige
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Which leads me onto a question I have pondered for years.. Why on earth has no manufacturer made a 1/16 GPW or Willys??
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:07 AM UTC
To some extent it depends on what kind of acessories you want to add. A rifle would look very odd in the wrong scale, a driver could work since humans come in different sizes.
A wrench or other similar tool could work, they come in different sizes too.
If it is anything which has a single fixed size in real life then it will look oversize. The difference is 20% and that is a bit much ...
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