What is Studio Scale?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Underdog, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. Underdog

    Underdog Sr Member

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    I know this may sound like a noob question, but when there are several different versions of a models that are used in actual filming, who decides what is studio scale? 1/24... 1/1000...... Does it have to be the scale of the actual model used? Can the model be 2X, or 1/2?
     
  2. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was always under the assumption that SS meant the size that was used as the filming model.
     
  3. Ghadrack

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    LOL - Deja Vu All over again :)

    I guess it's been a couple years since I've seen one of these, there's gotta be an old or archived thread someplace. I think the general concensus has historically been, Studio scale equates to a copy in the same scale as any of the proper filming models. So if they made a 1/24th miniature, and a 1/6th and used them in production, you could make a 1/24 scale or 1/6th scale model and it would be "Studio Scale". If they used a 1/24 and you make a 1/12th, your 2x is just that, it's not studio scale, it's 2 times studio scale.

    When it comes to strictly CG productions with models being made based off the renderings and frames, well there were some fun arguments made on both sides about whether it is possible to make a studio scale model of those things.

    /em Makes popcorn.
     
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  4. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The "What this forum is all about..." sticky explains this and is there for this reason.

    Good answers. Maybe your answers could help to elaborate the definitions in that sticky.
     
  5. Ghadrack

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    LOL there ya go, good eye Scott!

    I hadn't looked at the "what it's about" thread, it spells it out very clearly.
     
  6. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, I never read the thing for months when first joining. Had the same problems figuring it out. Seems the stickies aren't always so easy to see. ;)
     
  7. ralphee

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    I always thought the term explained itself, at least, i got the idea the minute i got into this mode of building.

    Lee
     
  8. jedimaster

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    Ya mean it's not Gibson guitar plans?
     
  9. ralphee

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    Hehehe! Or equipment for making chocolate muffins either!

    Lee
     
  10. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's also not an alarming number of threads appearing in this forum.
     
  11. FANTAMATION

    FANTAMATION Well-Known Member

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    Man, tell me about it!!!!!!
     
  12. ralphee

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    Allan you read my mind, of late the SS forum is so diluted with, ah, lets not even go there, needless to say, the trusted few still throw down to make it worth checking in..... anyway, cant stay, i feel compelled to talk about resin R2 heads.

    Lee
     
  13. jedimaster

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    Man .... I have to stop myself sometimes.... Ya know.
     
  14. ralphee

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    As it goes Simon, your one of the fellas that keep it interesting.

    Lee
     
  15. jedimaster

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    Back at ya Bud!.....your one of the few on the same page as me in this book.
     
  16. ralphee

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    Ah, you mean the " ye gads, not another thread of pap, to dilute the showing of insane skill this board has to offer " page? Sick of getting stuck on the last paragraph of late :lol

    Lee
     
  17. ralphee

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    Wasnt gonna, but im gonna dig for a free lunch and name drop.
    Missing ol' goldenchild Ceresa right now, where is the man i throw homage in droves at, Allan Hansen (miss ya bud) where are the ever entralling saber duels of Jamie Farthing et al, miss that a lot, love or hate, these guys, i still miss, old school.
    Now, we just have that ol' hack Eaton cleaning up hehe, the list is LONG, so many great names, and its sad we dont see them anymore.
    Hope one day, we see a return from Rolando, do think of ya bro, drop in whenever you get a free minute!

    Lee.... All misty..... sniff!
     
  18. jedimaster

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    Ha!.... That's the one. My God!! I wake up with baited breath somedays. Praying for a new build. Maybe I should just finish one of mine instead. Maybe we should bump some of the oldies but goodies.
     
  19. ralphee

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    Well, ive got something up my sleeve Simon, ill post as and when it really gets off the ground.
    As for the oldies, yeah, so much is lost on the back pages, seminal builds, insane donor ID's of old.
    Im hardly one to pish and whine, im not exactly slaying builds right now, but soon, very soon ill some of my own gear to start digging in with.
    Just a question to the old guard....do they not post anymore "because" of some of the drivel?

    lee
     
  20. jedimaster

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    Same here, me and some friends overseas have got a L'il. Something coming up. And there are some fantastic NEW kits coming up too. Looking forward to building some of them. Get this party started again. Could use some old wisdom around here though.
     
  21. ozzyguanche

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    Just a point of view from a non studio scale modeler.

    I would love to be working on a studio scale project, but am not for a few reasons. (just like to add here, I spend a lot of time learking this side of the fence but don't have much to offer).

    The expense is the first thing that slows me down, but the main reason is the fear of stuffing up such a major project. The smaller AMT/ERLT kits (cheap) are as I see it an apreticship to the model building worls. I am still working through my apreticeship.

    As I get closer to finishing some of the smaller projects, I know I want to do
    them studio scale and the little AMT,s just don't seem enough anymore, so I will come and play with the big kids some day.

    Till then we look to you guys to give us insPiration

    Sooooo, get to it! LOL

    PS: My grail is the 5 foot falcon, and those guys just blow me away with the guts to have a crack at it. I know you will get to it one day

    remember lots of us learking fellas!

    Ozzy
     
  22. ralphee

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    Ozzy, im with you on the 5ft thread, its one of the greats, so many names, so much talent, collaborating old school style, its a joy to read, and also, very humbling!

    Lee
     
  23. jedimaster

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    Agreed... I will get back to the falcon some time but there i have to finish the big at at and there is another kit coming this year that I have wanted to build like for EVAR!!!! Ozzy judging by your builds there is no way you would stuff up the larger builds. You just need bigger tools to make em.
     
  24. DaddyfromNaboo

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    And with those words by Ozzy and JM I´d like to put this thread to rest since this topic was discussed quite a few times in the past and should not take up valuable space on the front page of this great sub-forum much longer.

    Michael
    RPF staff
     
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