Thu, 27 May 1999 20:53:00 EDT

In a message dated 5/27/1999 8:37:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

> Gundams use different scales than models like tanks or planes becuase mecha
> are usually *very* large, and the larger the actual model is the less
> practical articulation(moving joints)becomes. As far as the numbers go,
> they represent the actual fraction of the size/height the model has
> compared to the original. A 1/60 scale model of a 60-foot gundam would be
> 12 inches high(30cm?). 1/144 has been a standard Gundam scale for a long
> time, although a lot of 1/100 scale have been popping up.

So that's why Gundam scale is usually different from regular scale. I knew
what the numbers stand for, just not why Gundams scale's are different.

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