Display Scales

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Captdoug56, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Captdoug56

    Captdoug56 Ensign Newbie

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    hi
    i own both the Aoshima and Diamond Select Enterprise D's
    Which one would closest represent the size difference between the D and the
    Eaglemoss TOS Enterprise and the Eaglemoss Enterprise A
    they are 1:1700 scales as far as i know.
    the Aoshima is 1:2000
    the DS is 1:1400
    neither is 100 correct but which would display more acurately ?
    any suggestions
    thx
     
  2. Richard Baker

    Richard Baker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Don't know the Eaglemoss sizes but my rule of thumb is that the TOS-E is about the same length as one of the Enterprise D's warp nacelles. The Refit is slightly longer than the TOS.

    As far as I know Eaglemoss makes all their replicas a box scale and nothing is a particular scale nor do they match each other (unless it is a coincidence)
     
  3. Captdoug56

    Captdoug56 Ensign Newbie

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    hi
    thanks i found a graphic comparison
    in profie view it helps too
    the eaglemoss i mentioned are 1:1700 scale the tos and a are virtually the same
     
  4. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The 1/2000 objects (any object, this is basic division) are 17% smaller than a 1/1700 scale object.

    A 1/1400 scale object is 21% bigger than a 1/1700 object.

    Assuming the "subject matter" is 1000 feet long (the E-A) the model should be the following lengths at the given scales:
    1:1400 - 8.6"
    1:1700 - 7.1"
    1:2000 - 6.0"

    So...1:1400 is going to be slightly more off from a 1:1700 scale ship than if you pair the latter with a 1:2000 ship. HOWEVER, I think your Eaglemoss numbers are off. I just measured the E-A and it's about 135mm, which comes out to about 1:2260 scale. The TOS ship is 130mm long, which comes out to about 1:2200.

    Apparently I'm not the first one to measure these. Memory Alpha seems to have done the whole collection, and their numbers match mine.
    http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Official_Starships_Collection

    Honestly, the closest E-D I can think of is the AMT/Round 2 1:2500 Cadet Series kit model. That's only ~13% smaller than the Eaglemoss scales. Not sure what to tell you if you're looking for something prebuilt and painted.
     
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