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Offline Mancha

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2011, 04:09:57 PM »


Hey Maichus,

I'm glad your great new Japanese are on a par with Hinterland.  In the early days of Hinterland I wondered if I'd made a horrible mistake not making them more similar in size to Copplestone.  As time has gone by, however, I've grown more and more content with their size.  Best of luck with Tsuba.  And thanks for throwing in a  Hinterland mini for comparison.

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2011, 07:27:36 AM »
A few 15mm sci fi figures with Khurasan alien(not predator) the new Oddzial Osmy NVL trooper, a GZG Nac trooper and a Oddzial Osmy space worm.
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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2012, 12:47:46 PM »
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The size of different miniatures is a real bugbear of mine.  Why can't manufacturers state the size of their miniatures in their catalogues?  Its so simple.

Tony

First there is the issue of scale (1/300th) versus size (6 mm) which is n't standard within each category. 

Second, How tall is "a Normal man."

Third there is the stupid (IMNSHO) issue of measuring "to the eyes" which doesn't happen with real humans.  Seriously?  "...to the eyes.."? Seriously?


Now that I have vented, nice effort on the scale-o-matic thing.

Gracias,

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Offline Christian

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2012, 12:07:53 AM »
Great, thanks for those pics guys, they will be up shortly! (Goes to show how little I've been on here lately... really must do something about that!).

The issue for 28mm, as far as I see it, is simply one of standardisation across ranges, more so than attributing a quantifiable scale to the figures. Although, both points do affect eachother.

What is frustrating is buying a pack of 28mm figures from one manufacturer, and finding they do not match with those of another. This is sometimes a problem within companies themselves (Foundry's "Old" and "New" Wild West ranges, for example). This, of course, takes into account the diversity of the human form in real life...

Hopefully this collection of pictures will help toy soldier enthusiasts avoid that frustration  :)

Offline Engel

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2012, 11:48:54 AM »
Great thread.
I will continue.


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Victrix lead. Capitan miniatures lead, Perry minaitures plastic Hussar and Dragoon.

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2012, 12:37:16 AM »
Head comparison:


- GW Space Marine -     - MaxMini -          - Mad Robot -      - GW Catachan -
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 03:47:36 PM by Hammers »
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Offline Conquistador

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2013, 02:08:34 AM »
Excellent idea and I will make this a sticky.

I think it may be helpful to read this blog post in "The World According to Tom (Meier of Thunderbolt et all fame):

http://thunderboltmountain.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/P1.html


It points out several issues with miniature compatibility and problems with miniature photography in that respect.

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Gracias,

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2013, 09:41:45 PM »

Third there is the stupid (IMNSHO) issue of measuring "to the eyes" which doesn't happen with real humans.  Seriously?  "...to the eyes.."? Seriously?


I think the habit of categorizing figures by height instead of scale is the real 'bug' here. When doing so, you have to use a convention to deal with the fact that many model soldiers wear big hats that make measuring to the top of the head rather impractical. My guess is, the idea of measuring to the eye level originates from the fact that almost every model soldier, regardless of headgear, has eihter visible eyes or another indication of the eye level (visor slits, goggles, you name it).
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Offline Glitzer

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2013, 10:31:18 PM »
I think the habit of categorizing figures by height instead of scale is the real 'bug' here. When doing so, you have to use a convention to deal with the fact that many model soldiers wear big hats that make measuring to the top of the head rather impractical. My guess is, the idea of measuring to the eye level originates from the fact that almost every model soldier, regardless of headgear, has eihter visible eyes or another indication of the eye level (visor slits, goggles, you name it).

That's correct. You must not forget that these scale conventions predate wargaming and come from the old "flats". Most of the minis at that time were Napoleonic Wars and the hats were rather big/high at that time.

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2013, 04:43:52 PM »
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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2013, 04:50:45 PM »

from left to right:
15mm barbarian - 15mm troll - 28mm german - 28mm barbarian - 28mm yeti - 15mm giant - 28mm giant.
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Offline Constable Bertrand

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2013, 03:00:52 AM »
A strange ensemble of 28-32mm figures



Hasslefree, Black Scorpion, Hasslefree, Hasslefree, EM4, EM4, EM4



Hasslefree, Em4, Em4, Hasslefree, EM4, Black Scorpion, Black scorpion, Hasslefree, GW, GW, GW

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2014, 09:37:06 AM »
Saracen cavalry comparison picture
http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2014/09/saracen-cavalry-comparison-pictures-old.html



The miniatures are from left to right:
Perry miniatures, unpainted Old Glory Arab Armoured Cavalry, Musketeer miniature,Gripping beast (they use the same horses and are almost exactly sculpt-wise), converter plastic Conquest Games Normans, unpainted Old Glory Ghulams, Magister Militum.

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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2015, 01:33:09 AM »


Hasslefree Joe 28mm, Brother Vinni Protectron 28mm, WotC Tusken Raider 32mm, WotC Jawa, Black Scorpion 32mm, WotC Merc

Cheers
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Re: Scale-o-matic TM
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 02:45:19 PM »
Just wanted to thank those who put these together.  I've got some Konflikt '47 (Bolt Action figs) Brits on the way and am planning to order some West Wind Productions gas-masked heads for them.

The pics confirm that while the figs are a bit different sized, the heads are the about the same, with the WWProd heads possibly being better sized than the Bolt Action originals.

Thanks again!
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