1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

Anatomy Scale Charts???

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by dancap3286, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. dancap3286 A Fixture

    anybody know where I can get some anatomy scale charts for sculpting purposes? Assorted sizes like 1/35th scale, 54mm, 75mm, 90mm, 120mm etc.
  2. megroot A Fixture

  3. Einion Well-Known Member

    I've never seen one that's completely comprehensive but if you need the full range you could make your own by resizing whichever of the large ones you like the look of to various sizes, which you then print out as a single-page reference. You could start with his one for example and scale down.

    In theory you could do this in Word, if you didn't want to tackle it in Photoshop or GIMP, but it would be much easier and faster in an image editor.

    The chart I've seen with the widest range of scales has been posted a couple of times here and on CMON over the years, but it starts at 54mm and works down, so of relatively little use to historical modellers. Here it is anyway, for inspiration if nothing else:


    One thing, the page posted above by Marc from the Loomis book* is worth bearing in mind, since there are various head-to-height proportions. If you always use just the one chart as your starting point then your figures could have a bit too much sameness. (See plenty of this in commercial stuff so it would really be worth varying it!)

    *This can be downloaded as a PDF if you want the whole thing, I can dig out the link if you'd like.

  4. gdt Active Member

    Simply print to size


    balder likes this.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    I don't know if this helps as well Dan.

    Attached Files:

  6. Fex Well-Known Member

    on the scale of 1/10 height of a figure there can be 170-180 mm, and the size of the head from 22 to 24 mm. people of different growth. Will do Napoleon on the scale of 1/10 his height of 168 mm, to Do Arnold Shvartsneger - his height there will be 188 mm
  7. Einion Well-Known Member

    Napoleon was ~170cm tall. It is a continuing myth that he was small in stature, he was actually average height for his time.

  8. Fex Well-Known Member

    2 mm not an essential difference in height of a figure on the scale of 1/10. I simply brought for an example. Napoleon's growth controversial question. There are many sources which give different figures, and it is not necessary to forget that fact that human height changes with age. In youth it high and harmonous, and in old age low and thick and also the nose is extended))
  9. Einion Well-Known Member

    It may seem paltry but there's a big visual difference between a 168mm figure and a 170mm figure, with everything scaled to match.

    And besides, his height is his height. It was confirmed at autopsy which is about as definitive as you can get. As for height changing with age, that's true but a red herring here - he could have been slightly taller when younger. Or to put it another way: he was never shorter than 170 ;)

  10. Vermis Member

    If you ever feel like buying one, I'm quite fond of the Iron Mammoth sheets. Though again the options over 54mm are a bit limited.
  11. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Thanks for all the responses to this query of mine. You have all been quite helpful.:)
  12. IronMike Well-Known Member

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Link Directory

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.