Customs: How accurate are these scale ratios?

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  1. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    I got these scale ratios off of wikipedia. I have no idea how they were calculated but they sound close does anybody if they are right or not? With all the movie repaints I want to do some dioramas but want to see what size people/ scenery to buy. Also please add any for missing figures if you have them
    o Autobot Jazz - Autobot 1/28 scale Hardtop Pontiac Solstice.
    o Barricade - Decepticon 1/32 Customized Saleen S281 police car.
    o Brawl - Decepticon 1/61 scale modified M1 Abrams tank.
    o Wreckage - Decepticon 1/51 scale LAV-C2 APC.
    o Bonecrusher - Decepticon 1/57 Buffalo MPCV.
    o Swindle - Decepticon 1/32 scale sports coupe.
    o Arcee - Autobot 1/14 scale 2006 Buell Firebolt
    o Bumblebee - Autobot 1/34 scale Concept Camaro.
    o Dreadwing - Decepticon 1/102 scale MiG jet.
    o Longarm - Autobot tow truck 1/29 scale.
    o Bumblebee, 1/34 scale concept Camaro.
    o Autobot Ratchet - Autobot 1/30 scale Hummer H2 Search and Rescue vehicle.
    o Blackout - Decepticon 1/89 scale MH-53M Pave Low IV helicopter.
    o Ironhide - Autobot 1/35 scale customized GMC Topkick.
    o Starscream - Decepticon 1/90 scale F-22 Raptor.
    o Optimus - 1/28
    o Decepticon Brawl (Modified M1 Abrams tank) - 1/35 scale*
     
  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I did the calculations on leader Prime and he is actually 1/29 scale, not 1/28. The trick to calculating the scale of a truck is to measure the width. DOT regs have trucks limited to 98 inches wide. Almost all big trucks are made to the maximum in order to maximize hauling capabilities.
     
  3. red00wolf

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    Its nice to be reminded that transformers will never will be in scale with 1 another.
     
  4. Greyryder

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    Leader Brawl is probably a little smaller than 1/35 scale. I compared him to a 1/35th scale M60A2 model I have, and Brawl was a little smaller. (I thought he was a little bigger, untill I actually them next to each other.) He might be a 1/35 scale take on the tank that used in the movie, (which doesn't even come close to looking like an M1 varient) but he's too small to be an M1

    The same Bumblebee is listed twise up there. There's no way the conept camaro is 1/34 scale. I have yet to see that toy in stores, but jusging by what I've seen, I'd say he's at least 1/32, possibly as large as 1/30. The real concept Camaro is kind of small.

    Longarm is most certainly not 1/29 scale. He's pretty close to 1/32. Might be 1/34.
     
  5. transmorgifer

    transmorgifer A.K.A. Doritos_King

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    concept bb is rougly 1/35 scale(just measured)
     
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  7. Insane Galvatron

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    I thought Wreckage was a Stryker of some designation? Swindle is a Cobalt SS, and I personally think Longarm is inspired by the Sonoma. Dropkick, who a lot people say is inspired by the Silverado, would be about 1/38.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    well, a stryker IS an apc (armored personnel carrier)
     
  10. CrossRook

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    I thought blackout was at a smaller scale than that, like 1/110.
     
  11. NGW

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    Yeah, was thinking that as well...
     
  12. MegaHavok

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    to add to the confusion I don't think they were all calcultated the same way. I think some are robot mode based and some vehicle mode based
     
  13. red00wolf

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    That just dosent work at all! how would you even get a figure for robot mode any way?
     
  14. MegaHavok

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    This Will Make Your Brain Hurt!!!!!

    Ok so lets look at Blackout

    MH-53 Pave Low:
    Length : 88 ft (28 m) or 2800cm

    Robot Mode: (according to Transformers the game guide)
    Height : 33 feet (10.06 m) or 1006 cm

    Toy measurements from wikipedia
    Vehicle mode length
    25 centimeters long

    Robot mode height
    19 centimeters

    So that means

    VEHICLE MODE SCALE
    1/112

    ROBOT MODE SCALE
    1/53

    NO MASS SHIFTING IN THE MOVIE MY ASS!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Ravenxl7

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    To be honest, you won't be able to get an accurate scale from comparing the bot-modes, as there are actually plenty of differences between the toy and movie transformations. The vehicle mode scale will be more accurate though, as it's more accurate to the actual thing than what the toy's robot mode to the movie model's robot-mode.
     
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    You also aren't accounting for any/all empty spaces in the movie version (ie. stuff folding up)
     
  17. MegaHavok

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    Oh screw it..."BLACKOUT SMASH PUNY 1/72 HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

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  18. wm10k

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    .....! i like it.
     
  19. Greyryder

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    I'm wondering what scale they made '77 Bumblebee to. He's got to be pretty small scale. Everyone is saying the concept version is 1/34 or 1/35, and the '77 version is even smaller.
     
  20. takedown334

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    Well the original G1 autobot cars are roughly 1/43rd scale cars. My 1:43 Nascars compared to G1 Smokescreens, Prowl, Bluestreak is roughly accurate...

    ...and pointed out by my best friend Josh... "What about the mother of all mass/size shifting... The Allspark"
     

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