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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:09 pm

How big are the Bandai Ultimate Structure sets? They Neca/MonsterArts scale or smaller. They're not bad looking and relatively cheap.
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Postby ApexOversteer » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:25 pm

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:How big are the Bandai Ultimate Structure sets? They Neca/MonsterArts scale or smaller. They're not bad looking and relatively cheap.


Without being able to measure, they look like they're something around 1/350-ish...

Have you got a decent source for these? I can't seem to find them anywhere for retail...


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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:22 pm

They got some sets on Ebay that aren't too expensive. As for retail I have no clue.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby ApexOversteer » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:37 am

Check out this badass diorama featuring the X-Plus Gigantic Godzilla 2019 RIC!


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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby pjkong » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:29 pm

[quote="Godzilla Vinyl Mania"]Small update. Added some perimeter strips underneath to reinforce the base and make it sit level due to the wiring.
I started working with paper buildings and had a couple layouts planned. One in scale with 6 inch figures and one with High Grade. I gotta admit though it was such a mind numbingly tedious task I had to put it aside. I'd upload pics but Im new and havent hit my 50 posts mark yet.

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Postby Godzilla Vinyl Mania » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 am

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Godzilla Vinyl Mania wrote:Small update. Added some perimeter strips underneath to reinforce the base and make it sit level due to the wiring.
I started working with paper buildings and had a couple layouts planned. One in scale with 6 inch figures and one with High Grade. I gotta admit though it was such a mind numbingly tedious task I had to put it aside. I'd upload pics but Im new and havent hit my 50 posts mark yet.

Yeah...definitely tedious but imo a rewarding and good looking cost effective scenery option. Looking forward to seeing your progress when you can post pics. Good luck.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby DirektorSplennic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:37 pm

I recently got a 3d printer for my birthday and I wanted to print some skyscraper models from thingiverse for my 6 inch kaijus. What'd be good sizes for 50 meter and 100 meter monsters?
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby ApexOversteer » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:37 pm

DirektorSplennic wrote:I recently got a 3d printer for my birthday and I wanted to print some skyscraper models from thingiverse for my 6 inch kaijus. What'd be good sizes for 50 meter and 100 meter monsters?


A 50M Kaiju is 164 feet tall.

A 1 foot model of that Kaiju is, for ease of scaling, 1/160 scale.

A 6 inch model of that Kaiju is 1/320 scale.

So, you can either aim for 1/300 scale, or 1/350 scale with your buildings and they'll look fantastic.

If you assume that each floor in a building is 12 feet, a 10 story building is 120 feet tall.

In 1/300 scale, a 10 story building is 4.8 inches tall. in 1/350 scale, the same building is 4.1 inches tall.

Again, for ease of scaling, a 6 inch model of a 100 meter(328 foot) Kaiju, is roughly 1/650 scale.

That 10 story building, in 1/650 scale, would be 2.2 inches tall.

To figure scaling of pretty much anything, use this online scale calculator: http://scalecalculator.com/

I hope this helps.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby DirektorSplennic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:13 pm

ApexOversteer wrote:
DirektorSplennic wrote:I recently got a 3d printer for my birthday and I wanted to print some skyscraper models from thingiverse for my 6 inch kaijus. What'd be good sizes for 50 meter and 100 meter monsters?


A 50M Kaiju is 164 feet tall.

A 1 foot model of that Kaiju is, for ease of scaling, 1/160 scale.

A 6 inch model of that Kaiju is 1/320 scale.

So, you can either aim for 1/300 scale, or 1/350 scale with your buildings and they'll look fantastic.

If you assume that each floor in a building is 12 feet, a 10 story building is 120 feet tall.

In 1/300 scale, a 10 story building is 4.8 inches tall. in 1/350 scale, the same building is 4.1 inches tall.

Again, for ease of scaling, a 6 inch model of a 100 meter(328 foot) Kaiju, is roughly 1/650 scale.

That 10 story building, in 1/650 scale, would be 2.2 inches tall.

To figure scaling of pretty much anything, use this online scale calculator: http://scalecalculator.com/

I hope this helps.

Thank you so much! I didn't expect to get a reply this fast. That scale calculator works wonders! I'm also printing a fleet of miniature Star Destroyers, and I wanted to make sure I get the different ship sizes correct.
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Postby Poe Ghostal » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:34 am

Does anyone have any experience rigging up small LEDs? I’d like to run something along my 2019 Poster Godzilla to make it look like his dorsal plates are glowing.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby MoarCrossovers » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:44 am

I need recomendations for companies that sell buildings in Z / 1:220 scale.
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Re: Diorama Advice/Help Thread

Postby ApexOversteer » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:10 am

Birdman wrote:I need recomendations for companies that sell buildings in Z / 1:220 scale.


Most of the stuff in Z-scale must be assembled. If you check out Hobby Search, the Model Train HO/Z tab, the category "Structure" in the menu on the left, you'll find kits by Sankei, Plum, Tenshodo, Advance and Rokuhan. Another good search term is "Minituart Petit".


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