I'm trying to find 1:100 scale human figures and possibly vehicles for a
diorama that a friend built some time ago and now I'm helping to finish off.
Unfortunately I wasn't aware of it at the time and so had no say in the
unusual scale he used.
I understand Architects sometimes use this scale when making landscape
displays, does anyone know of any manufacturers who make model items in this
1:100 scale is commonly used for elevations and may include people and
vehicles to give 'scale' to buildings and other constructed items, and
trees and shrubs, existing and proposed, might also appear. However, in
most CAD drawings, these are drawn in real world units, eg
representations of people will be around 1 - 1.9 metres, and the drawing
is only scaled when printed. 1:100 for a typical building with people and
vehicles printed at A3 will not show much detail. Archives of postings to
any CAD newsgroup, or internet search engines will throw up links to CAD
blocks which can be inserted in drawings. If the blocks are already
scaled, they can be rescaled to the required drawing units.
The difficult bit will be finding blocks which are typically Australian,
eg you might not find any trees that have the characteristics of
eucalypts. Regarding trucks, you will find plenty of 18 wheeler semis but
not 26 wheelers/B-Doubles/road trains. You might have to buy these or
modify existing blocks, eg copy/extend to insert the third axle....
I think you'll find he's referring to real model people not CAD models.
There will be loads of manufacturers making 1:100 scale people and vehicles
for architectural models I would have thought as its a common scale here in
the UK although not as common as 1:200 or 1:500 scale models - just do a
search on Google. They will probably cost a bit more though. Have you
thought about model railways - dont know what scales they use but they may
be quite close.
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