DEVELOPING YOUR EYE-PART II-DAY 3 -“SCALE” – EXPERIMENT WITH SIZE.

Today’s challenge was great as it meant there was no need to venture outside into the atrocious weather we are experiencing as winter takes its grip on our southern highlands town.

In our garage sit our two long wheel base Landrovers. Inside the house sits our collection of Landrover scale models.

Firstly, here are three scale model Landrovers. Looking from left to right,their dimensions are:

1          6 and 1/2″ x  2 and 1/2″

2          4″ x 1 and 1 and 1/2″

3           2″ x 3/4″

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Now, the two long wheel base Landrovers in the garage each measure 181″ long by 70.5″ wide.

One is green, the other is brown. As the smallest of the model Landrovers is also green, it was the logical choice for an experiment with size and scale.

Here is the visual result of the 3/4 inch front width model Landy, sitting on the what we call the bull bar on the Landrover Defender’s 70.5″ front width.

I think the scale ratio is about 94 to 1.

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THE TINY GREEN SPOT ON THE TOP TUBE OF THE BULL BAR IS THE 3/4 INCH WIDE MODEL

Apart from the colour, I chose the smallest model in order to make the real Landrover look absolutely enormous by comparison. I think I was quite successful.

For the curious, the greyish tapering cylinder on the right of the image is the base of our HF radio transceiver. This radio with its long range capacity is a vital piece of safety equipment when we travel into the isolated and basically trackless areas in Australia’s vast, largely unpopulated arid interior.

Our Australian Communications and Media Authority issues us with a Radiocommunications Apparatus Licence and lists our licence type as an Outpost non assigned appliance. I believe the non assigned tag means that our outpost is mobile. Sounds great don’t you reckon.

Hoo roo until tomorrow.