Warhammer 40K Bolt Pistol Replica

ExcellentLlama

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Hello there fellow propmakers! I have just started with a Bolt Pistol from Warhammer 40K and have already run into a problem. You see on the picture of the blueprint I have the gun is 8.2 Cm long which is about 3.2 inches acording to google. How do I easily make it bigger without having to print it on a bigger piece of papper? Do I just eye it or do I have to use.... math?



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userd1402

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Yeah, use maths.

sorry, does that sound too sarcastic?

There's no shortcut if you want accuracy. Numbers are your friend.
Take a ruler and measure every single dimension you can think of on your paper original, in milimetres not random parts of an inch, and then decide how big you want the finished piece to be. The multiple of your measurement used to make that biggest line is the multiple you use to enlarge EVERY single part. Then it's just a matter of actually making the thing...
 
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ExcellentLlama

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Thanks for the answer! Yeah I understand that numbers are my friends in this situation. I'm really bad with it tho so I might need to get some help. But this is doable!
 

userd1402

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It’s just measure and multiply over and over again. Use a calculator and write everything down.
I’m rubbish with maths myself but nowadays every phone has a calculator in it so there’s no excuse to not give it a go.
 

jess the pirate

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Also, that ruler is in inches not cm. Would be prudent to work out the difference now and not have it hinder you later on. Good luck!
 

eethan

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something that I do often and that might help if you have photoshop, I use the ruler in photoshop and scale the picture until one of the measurements reads correctly, then you know that other are directly correct in the unit that you want, cm, mm, inches.
I do that a lot on photos too to evaluate the size of something next to something I know the size of.
 
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