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Large scales

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Nap, May 4, 2017.

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DO YOU PREFER 90 MM OR 120 MM IN FULL FIGURES ( IRRESPECTIVE OF PERIOD/SUBJECT ) ?

Poll closed May 18, 2017.
90 mm 16 vote(s) 43.2%
120 mm 21 vote(s) 56.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pzcreations Member

    Im for both scales ,but the bigger the better lol
    Roc and Nap like this.
  2. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I can't vote irrespective of Period Kev, so my vote cannot be honest the ideal for me would be.....

    90mm for mounted and foot Napoleonics.
    120mm for native american Zulu Wars and modern,
    That would fit with where we 'oldies all began' with:

    90mm to fit amongst:- Almond, Post Militaire etc.
    120mm to fit amongst:- Roll Call, Imperial Gallery,
    Tiny Troopers, Pilipili, MMM,
    CGS, Victory Miniatures etc.

    That's the ideal, but I buy the sculpt not the scale,
    and the paint colour not the brand name.

    So I don't think any preference matters unless you have eyesight problems.

    There's a couple of our dearest friends on here who would rather paint a war memorial nowadays to help the paintng
    along now!
    Fondant Regards.

    Paul.
    MCPWilk, napoleonpeart and Dan Morton like this.
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Sorry I missed the voting period. :( How'd I do that?

    Jay-BFG's post - well summarized! (y)

    All the best,
    Dan
    napoleonpeart likes this.
  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Strangely I think 90mm to be overpriced compared to 75mm and 120mm. Especially those in white metal. By the way, is there any 120mm in white metal around?

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    90mm and over - my eyesight isn't up to smaller. 120mm is a nice scale but 150 and 200mm allow greater detail, both for sculpting and painting.

    Mike
    napoleonpeart and peedee like this.
  6. Red Five Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I find I have to use different techniques according to scales. Oils for larger figures and acrylics for smaller with 90-120 mm a mixture of the two.
  7. MrBMB A Fixture

    120mm for me
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    15mm busts (y)
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  9. swralph A Fixture

    15mm sounds more like a nipple to me:D:p.
  10. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Too limited of a selection. Where are 1/20, 1/8 or 1/6, for example?

    Prost!
    Brad
    Tony Dawe and sippog like this.
  11. richard carrick Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I prefer 120mm but I started out with 54mm. I'd say I split my model making between the two
  12. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    90mm or 120mm? Hmmmm? 120mm can be a bit big sometimes, unless the figure is sitting down. Is there enough room in the cabinet? 90mm is a nice size but not as nice as 75mm. 120mm busts are a bit titchy for my taste, but we're not talking about busts Kevin "WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT BUSTS!!!!" 90mm or 120mm what will it be? I know!!!!
    54mm!!
    Yes, that's right. I think so. What do you think?
    John
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  13. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Started off with 54's and then moved up to Ray Lamb's 90's and J Benassi's 75's (?) Even did some 200 scratch builts, but they take sooooooooo long :rolleyes:

    In my current incarnation I only do 54's and eschew the dubious delights of the biggies. . . . .
  14. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    You have a good point there , going over the 90mm for full figures gets into the realms of manikins .
    54mm is still the choice of the serious collector also.
    DaddyO likes this.
  15. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    90mm for mounted.....120mm for foot (y)

    Ron
  16. sippog PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    Absolutely.
  17. sippog PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Why I generally prefer larger scales . . .

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  18. Ronaldo Active Member


    There is a point where they become manikins , lose something and begin to look lick action man , even a 90mm horse is heading that direction.
    I stop at 90mm foot 75 for mounted but prefer 54mm mounted
  19. Ronaldo Active Member


    I have a 75mm J Benassi kicking around somewhere.
    I remember seeing a 75mm mounted cuirassier master of his and nice it was too.
  20. Ronaldo Active Member

    A point about scales and eyesight for the ageing .
    Its all in the mind ,for you guys who do 90mm + go down to 54mm for a trial you will soon get used to that scale and detail will improve also .

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