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Miniature Size Question

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Joined: 02/01/2013

I have ready to print about 40 miniatures for a star-fleet tactical game. My artist and I are not sure what size we should be shooting for for these miniatures.

Do any of you have experience in miniature printing, and what size have you found to be a minimum-maximum size for ease of use and comfort in table top gaming?

If you don't have any experience, please chime in and let me know what size you would feel comfortable holding?

The size I am currently prepared to work with are about 1 inch minimum and 1.5 inch max for the smaller fighters and about 3 inches for the larger frigates. Capital Ships will be figured out later.

Right now we are concerned with getting the right size.

Thanks in advanced

Joined: 07/08/2011
The first question is, what

The first question is, what kind of relative scale are you going for? Because if you've got a 1" Fighter, how would whole squadrons of them fit into a 3" Carrier (even if a small Carrier is the size of a large Frigate?) Do Frigates hold Fighters? Those are starting questions. I would honestly figure out your optimal size for a medium ship that allows the scale of smaller and larger ships to not be insanely hard to deal with. Make sense?

Joined: 02/01/2013
Thanks for the response

The ships are not to scale, but are abstract representations to one another (in order for them to work on the hex game board). I'm more concerned with comfort and playability.

Based on my research, 3cm to 10 cm is about avg. for table top miniature gaming (1.3 inches to 4 inches).

Joined: 04/08/2012
How about this?

Small fighters: 1 to 1.5. Frigates: 2 to 2.5 Capital Ships: 3 to 3.5 max would be upto 4 inches depending on size and shape.

Evil ColSanders
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Joined: 12/08/2010
Tumbling Dice has a range of

Tumbling Dice has a range of planes in 1/600 scale. I think that will fit your miniature star fighter size perfectly.

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