Customs: What Scale?

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  1. Mathius Maximus

    Mathius Maximus Well-Known Member

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    I realize that a lot of the TF's scales have been a bit off over the years, but what size TF's work well with a 1:24 1:25 scale model for reshelling? Is Voyager class about right?

    I know a lot of guys will just use a combination of joints and TF parts and not necessarily one figure and some people will use the alternators, but I don't have a lot of TF parts lying around and I was hoping there'd be something out in stores right now I might be able to pickup without dropping $30 for a used 'bot online. Even if I had to buy say.. two deluxe figures, it's still probably cheaper than some alternatives.

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    Alternators are 1:24 scale, but if I had to guess, I'd say that Voyager might be a bit smaller. Depending on the figure, you could probably try a Voyager or Ultra.
     
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    Brian is right here. As far as robots go, Alts (1:24 "officially") and most voyagers share the same sizes. The alt modes to voyagers are a different story, as scale is all over the place there. A voyager movie Ratchet, for example, can have certain interchangeable robot parts (head, hand, etc.), but the alt mode is approximately 1:28. A voyager movie Ironhide can also swap heads with an Alt, but his alt mode is actually between 1:28 and 1:32, leaning closer to 1:32. RotF Starscream and Mindwipe's alt modes aren't even close to 1:24 :lol 
     
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    and correct me if I'm wrong, isn't classics prime like a 1/50 scale or close to it?
     
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    Mathius Maximus Well-Known Member

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    I been looking at some of those, but they want $15 for hands or ball joints or whatever, when I can buy a whole figure for that price. <shrug> I'm not in a hurry. I haven't done a custom in about 5 years and never a TF, so I can afford to be patient.

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    The stuff they're selling is very high quality, so the price is somewhat justified.
     

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