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11 hours ago, BrokenWolf668 said:

Did anyone ever figure out what the closest traditional modelling scale for 28 mm is? When I was googling some pics of "swivel guns" a plethora of model ship parts came up.

 

Another option would be to go DOWN a scale or two (to 1/72 or maybe 15mm) and use a full sized cannon from that scale. Probably have to scratch build or convert the carriage, though.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

 

 

 

1:60

 

For RPG purposes it is 1:60. Wizards of the Coast decided this. 1 inch equals a five foot square on the dungeon map floor. (five feet is SIXTY inches.)  All the Reaper brand circular RPG bases conform to that standard. The scale is One inch = Five feet. 

 

Everything goes metric when measuring the sizes of bases and the heights of figures. Bases are 25, 30, 50, 75, 100mm rounds. Because 25mm is so close to one inch, this means each 5mm increment is a scaled down foot. 25mm round base is five feet across. A 30mm barbarian is six foot tall. An Orc that stands 35mm tall is a 7 footer. A figure that is exactly 28mm is just a bit less than six foot (5' 9" ish).

 

It is easy math, you can do it in your head.

If you are shopping at a game store, grab the store's business card to measure with,  it is 10 foot by 17 feet 6 inches.

 

Thanks! So 1/48 military models could be decently useful depending on the model and use. About 10% variation.

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14 hours ago, BrokenWolf668 said:

Did anyone ever figure out what the closest traditional modelling scale for 28 mm is? When I was googling some pics of "swivel guns" a plethora of model ship parts came up.

You are going to get dozens of answers on this, but using 72 inches as "human-size" and going from bottom of foot to eye-level, 28mm is 1/60th and 32mm is 1/56th.

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8 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Laserdreamworks_dot_com also sells a number of sizes of cannons and carronades.  I can attest to decent prices and excellent casts.  Most of the guns are multi-piece (gun and carrage) to allow for different elevations.  I have a number of their ships and all of them are fully armed with my prize being a 24 gun frigate with 18 24 pounders and 6 carronades.  All are very much in scale with Reaper figures

Wow, lots of good stuff here. The ships look nice. I would be intimidated to get one though based on my assembly skills. :(

 

the Cannons are pretty nice

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11 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

I've often seen 1:56 suggested as a good match for 25mm scale (which is what the early D&D prepaints were, before scale creep).


1:60 would make a 1.8m human 30mm tall to the top of the head.

 

leaving aside the vagaries of how scale is measured, it provides a good starting point.

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Okay, so is a sailing ship measured by hull length or including the forward mast/bow spirit? That way we can figure out how long the Frigate will be.

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1 minute ago, Corsair said:

Okay, so is a sailing ship measured by hull length or including the forward mast/bow spirit? That way we can figure out how long the Frigate will be.

 

They mentioned in the Twitch that the Frigate would be like 81 Centimeters including bow mast.

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7 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

They mentioned in the Twitch that the Frigate would be like 81 Centimeters including bow mast.

So this Frigate would be roughly 174' long or 49.6 m. Okay, that scratched my mental itch.

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3 hours ago, Skallabjorn said:
14 hours ago, BrokenWolf668 said:

Did anyone ever figure out what the closest traditional modelling scale for 28 mm is? When I was googling some pics of "swivel guns" a plethora of model ship parts came up.

 

Another option would be to go DOWN a scale or two (to 1/72 or maybe 15mm) and use a full sized cannon from that scale. Probably have to scratch build or convert the carriage, though

 

That is a great idea for sourcing gun barrels for swivel guns. 

 

But the thing is: they haven't got a carriage. 

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There might be something in a bead making store or jewelry crafting zone that would resemble the swivel mount. 

 

13 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Okay, so is a sailing ship measured by hull length or including the forward mast/bow spirit? That way we can figure out how long the Frigate will be.

Yes to both. 

 

Ships are measured for length several ways: there’s length overall, length between perpendiculars, and waterline length to name just three that I can remember without resorting to reference books. 

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8 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

You've all gone so quiet this week........................:ph34r:

 

 

 

Almost too quiet...

(cue ominous music.)

 

 ::):

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

You've all gone so quiet this week........................:ph34r:


Post-KS hangovers. Don’t speak too loudly or they’ll complain. 
 

I like the slower pace. I can actually keep up with the thread. 


And all this talk of cannon scale has me wondering how much of a market for aftermarket parts would be on that ship.

 

Probably close to $15, maybe $20, I reckon.


Because, ya know, 3D resin printer. 

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25 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

You've all gone so quiet this week........................:ph34r:

 

Very little new info, and forcing myself to get back to some things I let slide during the KS.  Still have to finish painting up Goremaw for my weekly D&D game.  Luckily my players have made some... questionable decisions... that have eaten up a lot of game time without progressing the story all that much.  It bought me an extra 2 weeks or so.

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14 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:

 

Very little new info, and forcing myself to get back to some things I let slide during the KS.  Still have to finish painting up Goremaw for my weekly D&D game.  Luckily my players have made some... questionable decisions... that have eaten up a lot of game time without progressing the story all that much.  It bought me an extra 2 weeks or so.

I, as a player, can safely say we'd never do that /s

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