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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:07 am

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:11 am

^Thank you. I've come across some papercraft buildings in the 1:450 scale as well; I'll have to look into this scale in more detail.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:14 am

Plexton wrote:^Thank you. I've come across some papercraft buildings in the 1:450 scale as well; I'll have to look into this scale in more detail.

I printed out a 1:450 scale papercraft office building. I might try to find a way to photograph my S.H. Monsterarts Little Godzilla next to it. The scale makes the characters seem pretty big.
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:17 am

Yes, different figure lines will look better at different scales. There are ways to calculate what is most accurate, but I think most collectors will go with what they think looks good, scale-wise. To that end, photos would be very helpful.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:22 am

I will try to get my Little G and a way to post the image out. The office building is supposed to be 12 stories tall.
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:28 pm

I recently purchased the Hawk Wargames city set from my local hobby store. From my initial look, it seems as though the buildings are close to the 1/150 scale, though since it is for miniature gaming it uses a different scale (I compared the doorways, streets, etc.).

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Cosbydaf » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:58 am

Plexton wrote:I recently purchased the Hawk Wargames city set from my local hobby store. From my initial look, it seems as though the buildings are close to the 1/150 scale, though since it is for miniature gaming it uses a different scale (I compared the doorways, streets, etc.).


Can you take some photos with kaiju figures?

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:03 am

^Sure. Here is a photo of Godzilla 2000 next to some of the Hawk Wargames buildings:

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On the right you can see part of one of the Kato buildings. It's a bit tricky to compare the scale, since the Hawk buildings have some futuristic elements that stand out a bit when compared to modern day buildings. The scales do seem fairly close, however.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Heath » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:50 am

The buildings look great to me Plexton! Here is a photo of mine of SHMA G2k and Biollante... the buildings are different makes of 1/150 scale

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:05 am

Plexton wrote:^Sure. Here is a photo of Godzilla 2000 next to some of the Hawk Wargames buildings:

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On the right you can see part of one of the Kato buildings. It's a bit tricky to compare the scale, since the Hawk buildings have some futuristic elements that stand out a bit when compared to modern day buildings. The scales do seem fairly close, however.

Godzilla still looks too small for me with 1/150 scale. :(
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:57 pm

^^ Awesome photo Heath!

I really like the look of Tomix/Kato/Green Max, etc. when used with the Monsterarts, even if the scale isn't technically correct. I have seen these buildings used with larger scale figures as well, so I think it's worth experimenting with different scales to find out what looks best to you.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Kong33 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

http://youtu.be/zDvMtVcMxG4
Here is my YouTube link to my city I built for my 95 godzilla

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Plexton » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:29 am

^That is very awesome Kong33; it's always a treat to see model buildings that nuanced.

In other news, I've updated the first page with Tamashii's new effects parts, which include Heisei-scale buildings.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Kong33 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:55 pm

Thanks for the kind words and I am digging the new effect sets. Excellent scale SUPER X lll, hope the price is reasonable.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:15 pm

I am excited for the buildings. They look great. Is anyone else here hoping for a tall buildings set in the future. My only problem is that they won't convey "Godzilla just arrived to raze the town" but that is nitpicky.
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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby goji89 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:16 pm

Them effect packs will be mine for sure.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Kong33 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:40 am

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I bought these buildings off evilbay and thought I would build a small diorama.

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby GIGAN05 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:11 am

^^^ Nice!

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby Leunames » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:49 pm

GIGAN05 wrote:^^^ Nice!

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Re: City Diorama / Buildings for Kaiju Figures

Postby EdGojira » Wed May 21, 2014 9:07 am

Bumping this thread...not buildings but these might help a bit with displays:
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/vehicles-tanks/
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-700-bl ... ies-set-1/
Onto something different, it is mighty expensive:
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/TAM31540/
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