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Old Sep 24, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Scaling Plans

Given this thread is about scale model detail, I have a more fundamental issue of scale. I have a set of plans for a pilot cutter and I am wondering the best way to scale the plans up to make templates for frames etc. I have access to laser cutting and want to make the frames templates as true as possible. The actual vessel is 44 feet long and I am planning to make the model 44 inches long (1 foot = 1 inch). The plans are way smaller than a one-for-one match with the 44 inches (plan views on A4 sheets) and it occurs to me scaling up the shape of the frames is going to need to be accurate to preserve the ships lines. Can anyone point me in the right direction to take the plans to actual template size for frames etc.

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