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Bill Hudson

This will require to use you noggin a little. It will work of rebuilding, furniture etc. I put it together for my very first class at the Guild School in 1988. Time does fly.

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Moderator1

This is great! It is just the kind of threads we were hoping for when the forum was devised. Useful to all types of miniatures.

 

Thank you.

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ElgaKoster

Thank you Bill, this will be a great help, just a question, is it possible to use this method if you have no dimensions at all? And if it is what would be your reference for getting your first measurement?

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Bill Hudson

Elga,

For this to work you need two measurements, real or estimated; I suppose you could do so with out a real measurement but you do need at least one vertical measurement and one horizontal. If you know your subject well enough you could estimate, such as knowing how high a door is and how wide the opening would be or maybe even window if working with a photo of a building. If you were working with a chair then you could use the standard seat height and width.

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Debora Beijerbacht

Great post Bill! This is definitely an invaluable technique if you're left with only photo's or other 3 Dimensional pictures. I've used it on occasions too, and once you get the hang of it there's no limit to what you scale down into plans.

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Elizabeth Gazmuri

Wonderful info no matter what kind of miniatures one creates. Your posts are so very interesting, thanks Bill.

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