Customs: Scale weapons

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  1. Drift

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    Anyone know what weapons are in scale with deluxe TFS? Are HM armed forces? Doesn't mattter what hand grip they are just whats in scale. Need to know for a future TROOP builder idea


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  3. Ramrider

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    I dunno, to be honest; I don't really look out for specific lines of toys just to get guns. My techniques for arming figures tend to be:

    a) Keep hold of spare weapons from junked TFs that have gone to kitbashes.

    b) Check out the pound shops; there are usually crappy figures on sale with loads of weapons surrounding them. See if anything tickles your fancy.

    c) Design my own; either scratch-built from styrene pieces, modified from existing spare guns, or more recently, design them in 3D and get them printed.
     
  4. C. Wallace

    C. Wallace Freelance Artist

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    Pound shops? UK equivalent of a dollar store? I love learning stuff like this!

    As for scale, just figure out what scale the TF is in bot mode. Typically six feet is the baseline for figure scales. So a 1/6th scale figure is 12 inches tall, 1/18th is 4 inches tall etc...

    Your formula should be: 72 divided by the height of your figure equals your scale. It's usually safe to round off to the nearest scale, such as the 1/7th scale which actually work out to 1:7.2

    Also a more robust weapon would probably serve the bulk of a TF better, so you may want to use scales as a basic guide, and probably go up a scale when it suits the aesthetics of the figure a bit better.

    3" = 1/24th
    4" = 1/18th
    6" = 1/12th
    8" = 1/9th
    9" = 1/8th
    10" = 1/7th
    12" = 1/6th
    18" = 1/4th

    Now if your looking to scale their alt mode, well that entire different research altogether.
     
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    hey ramrider, good to see a fellow Notts guy on the boards! and yeah pound shops are just dollar stores. weapons can come from all sorts of sources. i remember the terminator guns being used alot by Autobotx23 which look great!
     
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  6. Ramrider

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    Heya, Nel! Correction: Pound shops are like dollar stores, but about 1.5 times more expensive (currently). :p 
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    Kotobukiya weapon Hobby Tool Store

    Normal Kotobukiya weapons are for deluxe class figures.
    Armored Core weapons are for voyager, binaltech sized figures

    hand unit Hobby Tool Store

    Matching hands go with them.
    Hand units A are for deluxe class figures.
    Hand units B are for voyager, binaltech sized figures
     

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