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Shipping container question,

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:26 am 
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Anyone know how big a shipping container would be in epic scale?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Full length? Likely around 50mm in length, 8mm wide, and 8-10mm tall.

Remember 6mm scale is for all intents and purposes 1mm:1ft.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:36 pm 
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or 3mm is about a meter, depending on which side of the 'really stupid units of measurements*' you come down on.

*Sorry, but i sometimes have to use American Standards. You don't even have the same gravity over there!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Cheers guys. You can't watch more than a few episodes of Strike Back or NCIS:LA without coming to the conclusion that storage containers are great for a shoot up!

As to which unit, I'm That confused generation of 80s English kids who have grown up using metric for half our measurements and imperial for the other half.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:08 pm 
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madd0ct0r wrote:
*Sorry, but i sometimes have to use American Standards. You don't even have the same gravity over there!

Don't even get me started on temperature scales here either >:(

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:41 pm 
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jimmyzimms wrote:
madd0ct0r wrote:
*Sorry, but i sometimes have to use American Standards. You don't even have the same gravity over there!

Don't even get me started on temperature scales here either >:(


I follow the good simple English way of doing things. When it's hot I say "oh it's over 90 degrees (F), but when it's cold I say oh it's nearly zero (C). I measure the length of things in cm but my height in feet and inches. I weigh myself in stone and pounds, but food in grams. In a pub I buy drinks in pints but in shops in ml... Simple eh?


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Matus wrote:
jimmyzimms wrote:
madd0ct0r wrote:
*Sorry, but i sometimes have to use American Standards. You don't even have the same gravity over there!

Don't even get me started on temperature scales here either >:(


I follow the good simple English way of doing things. When it's hot I say "oh it's over 90 degrees (F), but when it's cold I say oh it's nearly zero (C). I measure the length of things in cm but my height in feet and inches. I weigh myself in stone and pounds, but food in grams. In a pub I buy drinks in pints but in shops in ml... Simple eh?


that made me laugh :) At least the pound was decimalised before I could count, having my Dad recount what was what makes my head hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping container question,
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Standard containers are nominally 8ft x 40ft x 8.5ft

For ease of creation and for best fit with existing epic models I would just use the 12mm x 40mm infantry bases as the sides of the containers.

That gives containers that are too wide and too tall, but that can be hand waved as not important for a game set in the far future.


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping container question,
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Exactly!

In the future they will be Hoooooooooooooooooooooge, like the tanks are!

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