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Author Topic: GIANTS OF THE STEAM ERA: With Photos for Size Comparison  (Read 8776 times)
RJBowman
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« on: March 07, 2014, 05:18:21 am »

Here is a sort of size comparison chart of giant people and things from the nineteenth century. I decided, based on the limitations of this forum, that the best format was a series of nested "spoiler" sections, each revealing larger objects than the last.

The images are reduced in size by the Brass Goggles forum, but if you right click, you can see a much larger, more detailed image.

First, the human-scale giants, some of whom are giants in importance rather than size
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 11:34:40 am »

That's a big ass train!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 01:03:00 pm »

I never knew the Statue of Liberty was that much smaller than the Eiffel Tower. Than again, I haven't seen the statue in real life, just in movies. I thought that the Washinton Monument was about the same size as the Statue of Liberty. I guess it's due to the camera angle in movies that made the scale confusion.

Nice list! The size of that locomotive is awesome.  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 03:26:00 pm »

my favorite:
http://www.merzo.net/
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 09:39:00 pm »

They have seven things who dwarf Ctutlhu ! ASTOUNDING !!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 11:27:54 pm »

Going on the premiss that Cthulhu is 300 feet tall; there really is no agreement on this.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 06:35:00 am »

 It's kind of hard to measure the height of a being that is and is not.

I never really considered how big some of these were in comparison to one another, it give me a totally different appreciation.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 09:04:24 am »

Going on the premiss that Cthulhu is 300 feet tall; there really is no agreement on this.

His non-Euclidean existence means he's only 300 feet tall when you're standing exactly 750 feet away from him. In other situations his height varies accordingly.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 02:50:20 am »

Heights for Tik-Tok and Paul Bunyan are open for dispute.

Tik-Tok's height doesn't seem to be stated in the Oz books, so I based it on the height of the character depicted in the Disney movie; Disney provided no dimensions but I found a still of the character standing next to Fairuza Balk and estimated it assuming that Fairuza was of average height for a girl of that age.

Paul Bunyan's height I found through a web search, which offered an estimate based on the length of his axe as stated on one of the stories, and the height of an average man relative to the length of a common axe. If you are familiar with the stories, you are probably aware that the character's size was never very consistent.

If anyone can offer a more solid number for any of the fictional characters presented, I could edit the images and the text.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 12:45:57 pm »

Excellent! Thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2018, 05:32:02 pm »

I'm looking at this now, four years later, and seeing a few mistakes, like Lady Liberty's pedestal which vanishes as she is rescaled, and the human scale characters, which I made smaller than they should have been compared to the locomotive. The product of a bleary-eyed late night design session. Time for a revision.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 04:47:22 am »

Still this is a splendid height comparison. Thank you muchly good sir
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