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nieto666
22-01-2008, 04:31
hey peps im trying to figure out the actual scale of the lotr minis so i can buy some model ships and do some conversions. anybody know???

Rodman49
22-01-2008, 05:09
Let's see - if the average figure is 25mm and the average height of a human (or human size equivalent) is about 5.75 feet (5 feet 9 inches) then the scale you are looking at should be somewhere around 1/70.

nieto666
23-01-2008, 05:39
i thought it would be closer to 1/50th scale i mean take a goblin for instance he stands 1" tall muiltple that by 70 and u get a 70"GOBLIN!!!!!!!??????? i think notno goblin taller then me thank u very much!! so does anyone know for sure??????

Neknoh
23-01-2008, 10:14
that would put the goblin at 175 cm, however, a Gobblin isn't standing 1 inch tall, that's for Warriors of Minas Tirith and the likes, Gobblins are slightly smaller

Beragond
23-01-2008, 11:29
I tihnk that goblins are about 140 cm maybe 150cm, roughly about that size

Osbad
23-01-2008, 13:58
At 1" (or 25mm) for a 6' tall humanoid, the scale works out at 1/72 (12 inches to a foot x 6 feet = 72).

However, in reality that looks a little too small. If you compare true 1/72 scale models with GW's they look rather thinner and shorted. GW's models are actually 28mm+ (actually there's a wide variety of sizes - compare a plastic Uruk-hai with a metal Rohan Royal Guard and see what I mean) and a little on the chunky side as well. Also, the models are standing on bases, so that makes them look even taller.

So in reality you'd get a better fit if you plan on 1/64 or something similar.

nieto666
23-01-2008, 14:37
1/64th maybe ill just buya model put it together and see how the guys look in it. if it doesnt look right then all i have is a cool model of a ship

Griefbringer
23-01-2008, 15:15
Considering that the LotR models are on bases, you might want to have a slightly over-scaled ship to leave more room to move the models around.

nieto666
23-01-2008, 17:15
i was thinking that myself thats why i asked the guy to look for 1/50th scale shipes, a ancient chinese schooner and a vikeing warship.

Rodman49
23-01-2008, 17:19
At 1" (or 25mm) for a 6' tall humanoid, the scale works out at 1/72 (12 inches to a foot x 6 feet = 72).

However, in reality that looks a little too small. If you compare true 1/72 scale models with GW's they look rather thinner and shorted. GW's models are actually 28mm+ (actually there's a wide variety of sizes - compare a plastic Uruk-hai with a metal Rohan Royal Guard and see what I mean) and a little on the chunky side as well. Also, the models are standing on bases, so that makes them look even taller.

So in reality you'd get a better fit if you plan on 1/64 or something similar.

Agree with most of this post; only thing of note is that LotR is 25mm scale and not 28 Heroic like Fantasy and 40k.