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does anyone know the rough scale size of a space marine rhino APC ?
i am thinking of doing a wheeled APC conversion using a rhino and a BTR-60
( 1950's Russian APC ) and it's a 1/72 scale. Is the rhino a simalar scale ?
thanks for any help !!
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Well, if we look over **here** we will find that GW is aproximately at 1/58 scale.
However, your question leads me to believe that you will be combining the two models, in which case, scale isn't really an issue. If they fit together, and look ok, then it doesn't matter if one is technically bigger than the other, or whatever.
Hopefully that answers your question, but it's hard to be sure what exactly you were asking...
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GW VEHICLE scale is somewhere between 1/28 and 1/35. It's really kind of an oddity.
I think they did it that way on purpose so that we couldn't all run around kit-bashing every 1/35 model we come across.
The only success my club has had with a kit-bashed vehicle is a rather hard to find 1/32 military halftrack (they call it an M3A3, but's it's not). We've successfully converted it into a rocking Ork wartruck (3 times now) it actually holds 10 models AND 2 drivers, and it's still not much bigger than a Rhino.
Good luck with your project though.
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I've always suspected it was a practical issue, that they built the infantry models first, then realized that it was gonna be nigh impossible to make, say, a personnel carrier model that was REALLY capable of fitting 10 men inside it, unless the model would be so unwieldy that it couldn't be practical on any but the largest (read bigger than the 6x4 tables commonly used) gaming tables.
So they fudged it a little, and THEN the cheapskate gene took over, and they used the fudged chassis as the basis for all the vehicles, probably electing to shrug off complaints that it's not "to scale."
Huh, interesting, I was always told that GW stuff was roughly 1/35 or so, with the occasional oddity, like space marines are not to scale etc.
I just model stuff "by eye" if it looks right, then fine. you can go bigger than the "standard" you just can't go smaller.
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I always thought the vehicles were to scale and the troops were larger than scale to show their 'area of affect'. Back in the day a base was meant to cover 10 feet IRL.
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