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New Release- Russian Grenadier Battle of Borodino 1812

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Ratty, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

    Going by previous Richard Bailey sculpts I think you'll find that this will be a "230mm toes to eyes" sculpt if it was a full figure, most of Richards sculpts work out to be quite a large 1/9 scale possibly even considered to be a 1/8 scale, I don't know if this one will be the same but for the cost of the figure around £59.00 and considering it is a double bust you are actually getting quite a lot for your money, it looks good in my opinion, and I like the idea of replacing the flag for a musket as Kev/Nap has mentioned.
  2. ranchhand Active Member

    thanks much jimbo, i really wish figure sculptors would stop using the "to the eyes" measurement because its so misleading. What scale is a dwarf? a tall guy? they both may be the same scale as a 54mm figure but may be marked as "35mm" or "75mm". Just use a scale since its so much clearer. I am coming from tanks building so i am used to hard scales, not wishy-washy measurements :)
  3. Jimbo A Fixture

    Hi Ranchhand
    "scales" & "sizes" are all over the place in the model figure world & if you are coming from building tanks to figures then I'ts something you just have to get used to, one company will sell a figure as 120mm (1/16 scale) and another company will sell a figure as 120mm (1/16 scale) and the two figures just don't match together in scale and you can't put them together in a diorama, that's just how it's always been and it's something you just have to roll with, but don't be put off painting figures by all this as there are such a lot of great & fantastic figures out there to paint.
    Hope this has been of some help to you
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  4. Gaudin A Fixture


    Good old dilemma of "scale" and "in proportion to scale" - i.e. A hobbit/ Napoleon in 54mm scale will be 54mm, but next to an adult male (54mm) they should be 32-40 mm or something, in proportion to 54mm scale. So difference is scaling Napoleon down to scale or scaling him down to a figure in scale. It doesn't matter in Historical miniature that much because usually kits are displayed as a single figure.

    If sculptors (or manufacturers, actually) stuck to "to the eyes"/"classic" measurement and with a consistent single table we would not have all this madness with working out each figure's size. But over time each company created something of their own, which makes vignettes rather difficult sometimes.

    Here is a recent discussion on PF

    www.modelsculpt.org has a lot of interesting discussions that explain it rather better than me, you will need an online translator to navigate.
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  5. clrsgt A Fixture

    Very impressive sculpt.
  6. ranchhand Active Member

    in regards to scale, yes i know i stepped in it and expect it to be a contentious issue :)
    sorry to go off topic, this is a great sculpt :)
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  7. Waterman Active Member

    I like it, but the chap in the Mitre Cap, to me his right arm looks too short. Now this may be just an optical illusion, so would prefer to see one up close first. I do like the Russian Napoleonics though, and at this size it should look really impressive painted up.
  8. Ratty A Fixture

    Hi Guys

    Due to demand the first batch is sold out but we should have more on 7th January.

    Ben-nl likes this.
  9. Ratty A Fixture


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