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C47 Skytrain Scale?
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Author:  greypilgrim [ Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:51 am ]
Post subject:  C47 Skytrain Scale?

What is the scale for the C-47 Skytrain/DC3 (both regular and Large versions)? This appears to have been left off the sheets.
I don't see it listed anywhere on the instruction or parts sheets.
I'm planning on a kitbash for a 28mm tabletop game (intend on having a lift-off roof for interior access).
I could build it as is, measure it, compare to the listed real-world specs, then resize, print and build again -- but I don't want to have to do it twice...

Author:  Burning Beard [ Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 Skytrain Scale?

What I do when hit with this type of problem is take a three view drawing and make it a convenient scale, usually the scale I want to build in. I do this in Corel by grabbing the corner and enlarging so the wing span in the drawing is what the wing span should be on the finished model. The C47 has 95' wing span so at 1/33 it will be 34.54'. Then I measure something off the model that is in one piece and the same thing off of the three view (Horizontal stabilizer or rudder often work). Then I enlarge or shrink the kit drawing until the object is the same size as the desired scale. Once I get the thing where I want it, I then look at the size of the page. Odds are it aint 8.5" x 11" then simply make all the page the same size and everything should fit.

Hopefully you are not building at 1/33 or the drawing will be huge and you will have to break it up to fit printed pages.


Author:  greypilgrim [ Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 Skytrain Scale?

Thanks for advice(s), Burning Beard. I'll keep those in mind, for sure.
Unfortunately, I don't have Corel. Fortunately, it'll be a while before I need to try and tackle this project - so in the meantime perhaps someone on the design end will supply the answer.

It'll be 1/60... 1"= 5 feet... to conform with the standard 28mm(ish) gaming miniatures.

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