Quick reference's, I'll let people make up their own mind. As it stands my stuff is sitting in the middle. The armature/dolly I have in green form here is a good size, I could perhaps work the arm connectors to the standard fit, sculpt a good face and hands and have ed cast it in metal.
Of note should be the Black Praetorian armature, this sits right in the middle and can be worked up or down in scale (see the Victrix vs GW heroic pictures).
Post by juicytomatoes on Sept 21, 2009 2:27:45 GMT -5
thanks for that Ice!
I was getting worried about size creep on my sculpts and was back and forth on proportions and heights. Then just about last week I measured the height of the GW plastic empire militia and metal wood elf spellsinger. although it is claimed to be 28mm heroic, the full height of the miniature if standing UPRIGHT is a full 35mm! Most of them are crouched, legs apart, bent at the knees so that they look lower.
Thanks Ice! That's helpful indeed! So most of the heads I have sculpted are either the same size as the jungle fighter or slightly smaller..... So I guess the question is now, which would be the best to base the equipment/ alternative soldiers on? The great coats or the black praetorian?
Scale is frustrating when shopping for minis on sites I'm unfamiliar with their figures in person. Lots of disappointments....
Anyways, I am gonna post some more heads later today. Hopefully I will have enough generics to make a set, then onto some more Apocalypse/ soldier types for another sprue.
Sandra Garrity told me "sculpting is just taking a blob of putty and putting lines in it."
I was pretty dismayed by the differences too but now I see it as a blessing in disguise, it gives us a little bit of leeway.
I've not included any of the fantasy stuff I bought here, to keep it 40k ish, but also because the anatomy on them was a million miles from what I want to sculpt. The Empire state troops: splayed legs, comic book poses, stood upright they'd be about 38mm.
I'll have pics in a day or two of a dolly I'm sending to ed for distribution, made specifically for making multipart minis.