Dollhouse Scales Guide
Understanding dollhouse scales is a must for any budding hobbiest. Below we have information on the most common scales that you will find in our store. Note that the majority of our store items are 1:12 scale unless otherwise noted.
Playscale (1:6) - 1/6
Playscale is not something you are going to see a great deal of, it's rather scarce by comparison to the other scales. So a real life 12 foot item would be only 24 Inches tall in 1:6 scale
1 Inch (1:12) - 1/12
This is the most popular scale by far and what the majority of our inventory is comprised of. 1:12 scale is an easy conversion, if it's 12 ft in real life, the the scale version is only 12 Inches tall.
½ Inch (1:24) - 1/24
Half Inch scale is also fairly popular, you will find many of the half in scale items in our store, they will be clearly marked as such. 1:24 scale conversion is also pretty simple, a real life object which is 12 feet tall would be 6 Inches tall in a half in miniature.
¼ Inch (1:48) - 1/48
Quarter Inch scale miniatures are not as popular, but have quite a dedicated following. A 1:48, most commonly referred to as a 1/4 Inch miniature is easy to convert as well. A real life object which is 12 feet tall would be only 3 inches tall as a 1/4 inch miniature.
Dollhouse (1:144) - 1/144
This is most commonly used for scaling items for within your dollhouse. For example, a dollhouse to go in your dollhouse must be 1:12 scale in reference to your dollhouse... therefore the correct scale for the item is 1:144. The real 12 feet tall to 1/144 scale is only 0.83".... very tiny =)
Here is a 12 foot quick chart for you:
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