# What does miniature scale mean?

## What does miniature scale mean?

Definition: The relative scale of miniatures is a modeling scale that compares the size of the model to the size of a real life object. This ratio will show how many times the model is smaller than the original size. For example, 1/72 means that the size of the miniature is the 1/72th of the size of the original.

What size is a 1 48 scale figure?

Model scales

Ratio Millimetres per foot Common use
1:55 5.644 mm
1:50 6.096 mm
1:48 6.350 mm Aircraft models Dollhouse Military models Wargaming
1:45 6.773 mm

How to choose the right size for a miniature?

For instance, the size chosen could be 25 mm. This means that each miniature should be that height. Of course, there is a necessary variation in these scales as well. In a fantasy game, a dwarf miniature will still be shorter than that of a dragon.

### What is the standard base size for DND miniatures?

Smaller models have bases that are either ¼ inch for tiny creatures, or ½ inch for small creatures. The math works the same across all sizes of DnD minis. Here are the sizes of Dungeons and Dragons miniatures and their equivalent bases: Tiny – ¼ inch. Small – ½ inch. Medium – 1 inch. Large – 2 inch. Huge – 3 inch. Gargantuan – 4 inch.

How much does scale up affect the size of miniatures?

For “Heroic” miniatures, because scale up is really only in the x and y dimensions the difference in volume isn’t quite as extreme and you see a roughly 25% increase in the size of the model for a 25/28 mm heroic figure, but can see a more significant change if the “heroism” of the model approaches the 30 mm scale.

What is a miniature at a relative scale?

Miniatures at a relative scale compare the size of the miniature to the size of a real-life object. For instance, a mini may be listed as 1/35, meaning that the mini is 1/35th the size of the actual, real-life object.