Started by Weaver, November 28, 2018, 08:23:32 PM
Quote from: Dizzyfugu on November 29, 2018, 12:33:30 AM...Models created in Asia with figures tend to be "naturally" smaller than crews of Western origin. The differences can be disturbingly large, even if you have figures of the same nominal scale...
Quote from: kitnut617 on November 29, 2018, 05:46:54 AMI think the nub of the problem is how can you ever come up with a scale from seeing models in a sci-fi movie ---- has anyone ever measured any of these models ?
Quote from: zenrat on December 02, 2018, 02:55:53 AMUsing war-game figures as a basis for scale calculations is risky business.But I get your point.
Quote from: Weaver on November 29, 2018, 06:20:44 AMYes, original TIE-fighter models still exist. However that doesn't actually solve the problem, because there's a debate about how large they are relative to their pilots. The figures used in the models are large relative to the craft, implying that the craft is smaller, but the interior sets were roomier relative to the actors playing pilots, implying that the craft were larger. This interior/exterior mis-match is a common problem in trying to judge the size and design of sci-fi craft - less so in the CGI era since the software model of the ship MUST feature defined dimensions in order for it to work.
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