Scratch Builds: Customs Scale Reference 101 - Part One - 1:32 Scale Automobiles

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  1. Wikkid

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    Scales are based on a replicas size in relation to its real world counterpart. This tutorial is not meant to be taken as an exact guide to what anyone can or should build; it is only meant to give a rough outline on scale in relation to main line figures. My hope for this body of work is to offer a helpful frame of reference for most customizers looking to work with model kits in creating new Transformers figures.

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    1/32 Scale Automobiles

    Here, I'm using a 1/32 scale Mustang kit to show its size in relation to the exact same make and model of car. The 07 movie Barricade is exactly in a 1/32 scale. You can assume that most makes and models of two door model kits will align with this scale to either make a direct re-shell or offer parts to be used within the framework at the very least.
    Generations Red Alert is also in exact scale to the 1/32 model making a direct re-shell possible.
    *Please note that the most important dimension you're looking for is the width. If it doesn't fit within the width, a re-shell is unlikely to work or will need compromises to complete. Length can be shortened or lengthened in most cases.

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