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I am trying to upscale some weapons via scratch building. 1/48 to 1/32.

Also how do you down scale from 1/1 to 1/32

 

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Jason

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To go from 1/48 to 1/32:

 

Measure the item you have in 1/48 (metric or imperial) and then multiply by 48 - that gets you to 1/1.

 

Then to go to 1/32, divide your calculation by 32.

 

eg. I measure a dimension of my 1/48 piece as say 50 mm. Then multiply that by 48 gives me 2400 mm in the real world  = 1/1.

 

Then to get to 1/32, divide 2400 by 32 = 75 mm.

Edited by Nessus

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Brendan's method is excellent, and also shows that if you want to go from 1:1 to 1:32, simply divide the 1:1 measurement by 32 (or whatever scale you're aiming for).

 

If you want a generic multiplier to work with, 1/32 scale is 1.5 times the linear size of 1/48 scale. So, simply multiply your 1/48 scale measurement by 1.5 (or 150%) to arrive at the 1/32 scale figure. This is especially useful if you have 1/48 scale plans, and want to enlarge them to 1/32 scale.

 

Kev

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6 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Brendan's method is excellent, and also shows that if you want to go from 1:1 to 1:32, simply divide the 1:1 measurement by 32 (or whatever scale you're aiming for).

 

If you want a generic multiplier to work with, 1/32 scale is 1.5 times the linear size of 1/48 scale. So, simply multiply your 1/48 scale measurement by 1.5 (or 150%) to arrive at the 1/32 scale figure. This is especially useful if you have 1/48 scale plans, and want to enlarge them to 1/32 scale.

 

Kev

 

Thanks Kev. The method I showed allows you to calculate any scale from any other, so good luck with the maths everyone!

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Whilst the above methods do work, scaling up to 1:1 from 48th or up to 32nd from 48th will in both instances mean any issues with the  48th part are also scaled up....,

 

small measuring mistakes will be exacerbated when enlarging and then reducing, best option is to scale down from 1:1 dimensions or larger scale parts, just divided any 1:1 linear dimension by 32

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For 1/32nd scale, 1/32 of an inch equals 1 inch.

 

If the real item is 12 inches long, it would be 12/32" or when reduced, 3/8". 

 

Enlarging 1/48 by 150% will get you 1/32 scale.

 

If an item in 1/48 scale is 48 inches long (1 actual scale inch), it will be 1 1/2 actual inches long in 1/32 scale.

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Don't know about the apple phone, but if you have an android, just go to the play store and DL "Hobby color converter". It has a scale calculator with it. I use it all the time! Great paint callouts from alot of manufacturers as well.

Highly recommend it!!!

 

Tim

 

 

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