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Hello from Michigan :)

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Bob Hud, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Bob Hud New Member

    Hi all. I am Bob from Bay City, MI. Been a plastic modeler since youth, but now fretting into the miniatures. Have to so far...both Verlinden, 120mm, Civil War dude and a Napoleonic drummer. Just curious though...what is the most popular size? These seem good for me, but adding details that look realistic very difficult. Looking forward to learning as I go!
  2. swralph A Fixture

    Hello Bob,welcome to planet figure.
    Cheers.
    Ralph.
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  3. Sag997 Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Bob and welcome to Planet Figure!!
    Most common sizes are 54mm, 75mm, 90mm and 120mm. I think that the most popular are 75 and 90mm, but you can find anything you want in most of the scales..
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  4. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Welcome
    I tend to choose a subject, not a size . But at my age, I think 120mm is more appropriate now
    Best
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  5. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Bob, and welcome to this house of contradictions! :ROFLMAO: .

    I agree with 'Mirofsoft',. 120mm (ish). is a very good start point! as from there you can either both increase or decrease your preferred scale! However, do not be fooled into thinking larger or smaller, will be easier. Both will demand and present unforeseen challenges. this aspect is for you alone! to feel your way through ;) .. Work with what you are happy with, and enjoy your choice of scale and subject that's the key.:D

    Regards,

    Mark
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  6. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Bob and welcome to the Planet.:) At the moment, 75mm seems to be popular but really it's whatever you fancy anyway, you can always increase the magnification.
    Enjoy and best wishes, Gary.
    P.S. Personally, I favour 90mm.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Bob,

    Welcome to PF good to have you with us ..full figures I would say 75 is very popular closely followed by 120.....but for me (yes it was coming those that know me!).......busts are the thing , scales range from 1/12th upwards to the larger 300mm , also we have the half busts for want if a better name from a rather talented and very very prolific sculptor called Carl Reid .......

    And do have a look at the even larger sculpts from Colin in Canada (user name crf...awesome) ..1/5th

    But whatever you do just enjoy yourself and do feel free to ask anything and share your work

    Nap
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  8. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Bob,

    Welcome to PF. "Size does matter" despite what these guys tell you. :)

    Just kidding, there's a little something for everyone 28MM-200MM. It just depends what you like.

    Lot's of good painters in MI. Wendy and Dave at Last Cav come to mind. There's a show in Chicago in October. One of the biggest in the country. You should try and make it.

    Welcome again!

    Mike
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  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Bob,

    Welcome to Planet Figure. I hope you get a lot out of your stay with us.
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  10. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Bob,
    Welcome aboard from across the pond, enjoy your time on here(y).
    cheers
    Richie
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  11. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Howdy Bob, and welcome to the Planet (y)!

    Joe
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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Bob. Pleased to meet you and enjoy the site. Given you are in Michigan, are you a Chicago show attendee?

    Colin
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  13. Bob Hud New Member

    Right now Colin, no...but in the future, most likely. if I can ever learn how to glue properly :)
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  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Gluing is a good skill to have in this hobby. Good luck. :)

    Colin
  15. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    BTW Bob, about 40 years ago, a mate moved to Michigan, now I know that Michigan is a big place but if you see him tell him to get in touch. his name's Steve Van Dongen and he moved to Alpena.
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  16. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    hi bob this is bob from Cleveland welcome you will become addicted soon this is a great site
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  17. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Bob,
    Akron,Cleveland Ohio here..........Me thinks you will like this group......Great people from around the world with a common interest.......Enjoy............Wayne
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