I forgot when I actually made the order but they contacted me last week to tell me the rulers were ready and I sent payment through paypal. They arrived today and I'm quite pleased with them. My only regret at this point is that I didn't order the 12" rulers instead. But quite frankly I was a bit skeptical. I may order 12" rulers anyway at this point. I'll have to ask if this would still be a custom job since they have done it once already, although 5 rulers means I'm unlikely to lose all of them!
With scale rulers and foamed PVC in hand, I may take a stab at building one of the concept buildings I have been working on for the Calamity model (I know, I know, a model of a model).
|This was almost a surprise package. It rained all day today and the envelope got wet and the ink from the inkjet printer was starting to run.|
|5 rulers clearly marked out with the chosen scale. Covers 28 scale feet in 6 inches which is bang on for 1/56th scale. You only hit an even foot measurement every one and a half inches in this scale. So 1 1/2" = 7', 3" = 14' etc.|
|I did two checks. Six inches is 28' which I hit bang on . Then I reversed and since the ruler is marked off in 5' inches I check that. In this case its just a shade over 1 1/16' inches which is just about dead on for 5'.|
I measured my Red Devils from Warlord Games and they are coming up at about 5'3" - 5'6" tall in this scale. So they are probably closer to 1/53 which is one of the scales that came up as the proper scale or 28mm minis. My Artizan Design US Paratroopers are 5'7" - 5'9" tall so definitely closer to 1/56. I'm still happy with my choice as 1/56th for Calamity especially since I'm using minis from a lot of manufacturers so the buildings will be a little larger than life than most of them, with Reaper and Black Scorpion being the closest matches to the chosen scale.