Tips & Tricks

On This page you Will find useful tricks to get the best results for your prints or to combine them with other models.

If you want to adjust an existing print to a certain scale, it is useful if you know how big an adult male is in that scale. I’m assume an average length of 1.80 meters for an adult male. Of course, You should take into account that people from other periods (19th century and earlier) and from certain areas (e.g. Asia) may be smaller. Of Course, women and children are usually also smaller than adult males.

If you want to combine with other figures from existing modelling brands, it may be that the scale is slightly different. You should test this experimental.

Scale versus millimeters:

1/72 = 25 mm

1/35 = 51 mm

1/10 = 18 cm

1/32 = 56 mm

1/16 = 120mm

1/18 = 10,16 cm

1/12 = 15,24 cm

Below are some useful links:

The Online Scale Converter is useful to convert models from one scale to another scale. This is especially useful if you don’t know exactly what the real sizes are of a model but the scale.

http://www.scalemodelersworld.com/online-scale-converter-tool.html

The link below points to a tool for people from countries that do not use the metric system but measure in inches and feet.

https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/length/mm-to-inch.html

Other useful information about body dimensions and proportions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_proportions

Dimensions children (average in the Netherlands)

Boys

0 years 53 cm, 1 year 75 cm, 2 years 89 cm, 3 years 98 cm, 4 years 106cm, 5 years 113 cm, 6 years 120 cm, 7 years 127 cm, 8 years 133 cm, 9 years 138 cm, 10 years 143 cm, 11 years 148 cm , 12 years 154 cm, 13 years 161 cm, 14 years, 168 cm, 15 years 174 cm, 16 years 179 cm, 17 years 181 cm, 18 years 183 cm.

Girls

0 years 51 cm, 1 year 75 cm, 2 years 87 cm, 3 years 97 cm, 4 years 104 cm, 5 years 110 cm, 6 years 118 cm, 7 years 125 cm, 8 years 131 cm, 9 years 137 cm, 10 years 143 cm, 11 years 149 cm , 12 years 155 cm, 13 years 161 cm, 14 years 164 cm, 15 years 167 cm, 16 years 168 cm, 17 years 169 cm, 18 years 170 cm.

To get the right size of your print, you can divide the length by the scale you want to use. So as an example: Boy, 10 years, length from the overview is 143 cm, the scale is 1/35, so 143 divided by 35 is 4 cm.