Saturday 19 August 2023

The Big Scopedog: Blogoversary too!

I've got my new glasses and can see to start work again, but everything on the table is still very much a work in progress, where progress can be defined as close to zero as to make no difference.

Sucks to be me.

Still, I got my big 1/12th scale Takara Scopedog down off the shelf to dust it off, and reassemble the cockpit that had come astray when showing the mech off to friends.

Now dusted, and photographic proof to boot.

NB: Added as I just realised this is the same date as my first blog post that was 14 years ago. Doesn't time fly?


  1. Join the rest of the "I'm thinking of moving to a larger scale" community, Ashley. :-D

    Regards, Chris.

    1. Ah, I see it now 1/12th scale wargames. It would be a glorious sight to behold.

      Scribble, scribble...

      So, Chain of Command (ground-scale 12 inches = 40 yards) is played on a 4 by six 6 foot foot table, representing an area 160 by 240 yards (480 by 720 feet).

      The approximate equivalent in metric is a table 1200mm by 1800mm, representing an area 160 x 218 meters.

      Scribble, scribble...

      Using 28mm–1/56th figures, playing on a table representing 2.5mm to the foot, equal to 120th ground-scale (meaning each man would be equivalent to 11 foot tall).

      Scribble, scribble...

      So, 1/12th figures are approximately 25mm to the foot. would need to play on a table equivalent to 1/25th ground-scale, which is 12mm to the foot.

      Scribble, scribble...

      This means you would need a table, or floor, approximately 18 by 28 feet to represent an area that the Chain of Command rules play that represents 480 by 720 feet.

      Glorious to behold, but crazy as a bag full of hammers.

    2. Surely thats why God invented Basketball courts??? :-)

    3. Indeed!

      Pity baseball courts are thin on the ground around where I live. ;-)