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Author Topic: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?  (Read 1324 times)

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« on: December 12, 2021, 10:30:37 PM »
So what figure ranges do you consider to match the official figures in terms of scale and stature?

At Salute I picked up a pack of Rifles and a Sailors pack.
Here is one of the Rifleman and the Silver Bayonet release figure.

As you can see, there's a noticeable difference in the height (or maybe it is just me).

Offline Cat

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2021, 11:14:46 PM »
As you can see, there's a noticeable difference in the height (or maybe it is just me).

To my eye, that looks like it falls well within the range of natural height variation — which is a look I prefer, especially for skirmish games, as long as the heads don't look like completely different species and the guns don't look too far out of size.
 
I think this pair looks fine together.
 
5'7" was typical male height for the period.  If most of your figures are 30mm to top of head (28mm to eye), then up to ±4mm is very natural for the tall and the short ones.  But that's my tastes.

Offline Hitman

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 12:47:31 AM »
I agree with Cat. They look fine together. I'm 5'7" and have several friends between 6'1 to 6'6". We all look fine together. 😊
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Offline tikitang

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2021, 02:45:29 AM »
To my eye, that looks like it falls well within the range of natural height variation. I think this pair looks fine together.

Ditto.

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2021, 06:22:13 AM »
They look fine together to me. Some height and weight variation helps break “the clone effect.”
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Offline Bloggard

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2021, 11:24:58 AM »
been picking up a selection of figures from diff. manufacturers, and will post a comparison thread in due course.

one thing's that struck me is that if heads in particular are in scale with each other, it goes a long way to helping with height differences.

those two you've posted look fine to me in that context.

I've yet to buy into a range of figures where consistency is maintained internally, let alone between ranges, tbh.

Offline joe5mc

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2021, 04:17:46 PM »
What range is the non-Silver Bayonet figure? It looks good to me!

Offline Metternich

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2021, 08:57:34 PM »
Look to me well within the normal range of human heights.  Furthermore, you could expect that many of the individuals during the Napoleonic period who "went for a soldier" would be from more impoverished backgrounds (see below re Wellington's famous remark about "the scum of the earth") and might be shorter due to childhood malnutrition.

https://www.napoleon.org/en/history-of-the-two-empires/articles/book-review-all-for-the-kings-shilling-the-british-soldier-under-wellington-1808-1814/

   In a letter to Henry, Third Earl Bathurst, from Huarte Spain, on 2 July, 1813, Wellington wrote, “we have in the service the scum of the Earth as common soldiers.”

His opinion did not change with time. Nearly twenty years later, on 4 November, 1831, he declared in a conversation with Philip Henry, Fifth Earl Stanhope, “I don’t mean to say that there is no difference in the composition or therefore the feeling of the French army and ours. The French system of conscription brings together a fair sample of all classes; ours is composed of the scum of the Earth—the mere scum of the Earth. It is only wonderful that we should be able to make so much out of them afterward. The English soldiers are fellows who have enlisted for drink—that is the plain fact—they have all enlisted for drink.” 

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2021, 10:44:03 PM »
What range is the non-Silver Bayonet figure? It looks good to me!
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Thank you for your thoughts, let us see how they look based.

Online Kikuchiyo

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Re: What figure ranges match the Official Silver Bayonet figures?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2021, 12:40:05 PM »
look pretty close to me but I was thinking the front rank range might be a bit closer

 

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