Posts Tagged ‘scale’

Re: I Will Take You Back

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

As the D&D game I’ve been waiting a year to run is starting to gear up to its first session, I’ve had it on the brain a lot. In fact, a long time friend of mine has been engaging in quite the debate on the merits of D&D in regards to roleplaying. A lot of the topics we touch on can be found in THIS THREAD on the Story Games for Everybody boards about playing D&D 4th Edition like a tactical board game.

When deciding on today’s strip I realized I’d need to make some props, and scale became important. I’d never really taken the time to figure out the scale at which we do things here at Amu’s World. I measured Ninja’s height and worked my maths to come up with 1/16th scale. This is an odd number for a couple of reasons, but primarily because it didn’t seem to work out. In the photo above I’ve placed a normal sized dime into the fray to give a sense of proportion. This is the tiny nature of our work here.

I’m thinking the stocky nature of the amigurumi characters is requiring slightly larger props. We use Re-ment occasionally, which upon doing research I find has a scale that shifts slightly depending on when the pieces were made. Any piece I’ve used leans towards the ‘too big’ side anyway, so I’ll probably have to sit down one day and make a bunch of props at varying scales to see what does and doesn’t work. I need to work all this out, because sometime this summer we’ll be having our first set to shoot on, and I want everything to be just right.

Photo Phriday 45 – Scale

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I’ve mentioned scale before, and how tiny Amu likes to work. I’ve also talked about the Katamari Damacy amigurumi being one of the first things she started selling at conventions. She’s made 4 different sizes of Katamari Prince dolls. The sizes are Tiny, Normal, Large, and Jumbo.

Above are Tiny and Jumbo for comparison. The Tiny size doll is made from yard that was split twice, and this is the only one that exists. He’s a close to actual scale at 3 inches tall!