just wanted to thank you for such an enjoyable and useful thread. All the links you have posted have opened up a completely new world for me .... they are also costing me a small fortune as I can't resist some of the items, like those tank tool boxes .......... looks like the next project is going to have to be 1.35 scale tried to resist this odd scale, I struggle to get my head round the conversion factors but at least it would please Marc to have another convert
Hey Gordon --
It apparently works in reverse too! In thinking about your conversion factors, I wanted to re-check sources for scale rulers and just ended up ordering a new one from the UK.1/35 scale steel rule (or ruler):
Yup, I have a couple plastic rulers and wished that I had a STEEL rule for 1/35 until Gordon mentioned it ... now I've just ordered one.
-- Made by: Expo Tools in the UK (http://www.expotools.com/
-- Ordered one from a UK-ebay seller (treadhead2004), item listed as: Expo Tools MODELMAKERS 1/35 SCALE STEEL RULE 74135 (Ebay item #380308008883 while that listing lasts)"Scale Card" and plastic rulers (1/35 and almost any other scale):
-- Scale Card (brand) makes pocket-size cards that are handy for reference, plus 6", 12" and 24" rulers: http://www.thescalecard.com/
-- They don't have any on-line shopping, so ordering might be a hassle internationally (sorry!)Other plastic rulers (1/35):
-- CTT, Inc. (no web site) makes or made
12" plastic rulers. They're only marked with feet and a mark every three inches (no individual inch marks). Saw a note about them being discontinued, but they still show up in dealer inventories, ebay, etc. (Try searches for 1/35 scale rule
and/or 1/35 scale ruler
-- Tom Fassett (ebay seller "tomfassett2") has 6" and 12" acrylic rulers that have individual inch marks. These ARE nice for being clear (see-thru) and having individual inch marks, but they're also a pain because those marks are in white on a clear ruler
... so that's a mixed bag, but I've found these handy ...
And, now I'm looking forward to getting that steel rule and hoping it has individual inch marks and such ... and, like Gordon, think I'm going to take the plunge and get that Inside the Armour toolbox set too!