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jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC
A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Gecko-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 06:53 PM UTC
I always "figured" that Dragon had more larger figures, whereas Tamiya's were smaller and Masterbox beefier?
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 01:52 AM UTC
I have also found the sizes can differ from set to set within the same company. Some boxed sets are larger,etc.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC
Hmmm...you've included a couple of figs that aren't standing at full height which influences the result. The Dragon figure has slightly bent knees, which otherwise would make him a little taller (and I've noticed that even within the same Dragon figure set heights could vary). And the Masterbox figure is bending at the waist with his head further bent, which, if he was standing straight, would actually make him taller than the Riich figure next to him. You should have included a MiniArt figure (if you have any!) in the line-up as many modelers claim they are taller than other brands.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 04:31 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the comparisons, it's a great help as I was wary about mixing and matching from different manufacturers, .

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 04:32 AM UTC

Thanks for posting this.

And your painted commonwealth figs look really nice.
vettejack
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC

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A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Riich-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
J




..."Just like real life we are not all made equally!"...

I beg to differ...I think I'm pretty equal to Robin!
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:12 AM UTC

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Hmmm...you've included a couple of figs that aren't standing at full height which influences the result. The Dragon figure has slightly bent knees, which otherwise would make him a little taller (and I've noticed that even within the same Dragon figure set heights could vary). And the Masterbox figure is bending at the waist with his head further bent, which, if he was standing straight, would actually make him taller than the Riich figure next to him. You should have included a MiniArt figure (if you have any!) in the line-up as many modelers claim they are taller than other brands.



Yeah well. I had to use the figs that I had that were the closest to standing up straight. But you can still imagine them that way fairly easily I think. I have no Miniart Brit. figs that are standing up either.
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jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the comparisons, it's a great help as I was wary about mixing and matching from different manufacturers, .

Cheers, ,

G



It loos like you can mix any of these companies figs together without worry. Humans come in all separate sizes after all.
Now when we get into a lot of resin figs,it's a whole 'nother ball game.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Thanks for posting this.

And your painted commonwealth figs look really nice.



Thanks Phil,
Glad you liked it and found something useful,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:16 AM UTC

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A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Riich-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
J




..."Just like real life we are not all made equally!"...

I beg to differ...I think I'm pretty equal to Robin!



OK,I give. Who is Robin ?
J
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
I've seen that Tamiya's WWl British infantry are much more petit than comparable ICM British WWl infantry. The equipment, especially rifles, are the same size. It's just that Tamiya's figures look a little malnourished beside ICM's (guess they've been too long in the trenches living on the odd rat, and boiling old boots for soup! )
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:20 PM UTC
Googled exactly this:
german ww2 soldier tall and short

interesting pics...
So the figures are actually close to normal
terminators
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:20 PM UTC
It would be easier to change a posture of a figure if body parts were really interchangeable.

A little challenging to update a figure with new position of arms or legs.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:26 PM UTC

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A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Riich-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
J




..."Just like real life we are not all made equally!"...

I beg to differ...I think I'm pretty equal to Robin!



OK,I give. Who is Robin ?
J



Give it time, he'll show up !


Robin Nilsson
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Bravo1102
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:39 PM UTC

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I've seen that Tamiya's WWl British infantry are much more petit than comparable ICM British WWl infantry. The equipment, especially rifles, are the same size. It's just that Tamiya's figures look a little malnourished beside ICM's (guess they've been too long in the trenches living on the odd rat, and boiling old boots for soup! )



Audie Murphy. 5'5" Some great soldiers came in small packages. Not everyone is John Wayne and over 6' tall.

I recently purposely put a tiny undersized figure (scales out at 5'4) next to a figure that scaled out at 5'10" to show how mixed up the German forces were in 1945. The tall guy is SS and the short one is a Kriegsmarine replacement.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:53 PM UTC

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A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Riich-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
J




..."Just like real life we are not all made equally!"...

I beg to differ...I think I'm pretty equal to Robin!



OK,I give. Who is Robin ?
J



Me.
6 foot 4 inches
somewhere around 275 - 280 lbs


I get different titles depending on how I log in, either the 'TOS Moderator' or 'Director of Member Services',
someone had some fun when assigning those titles
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 02:31 AM UTC

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A quick study in the sizes of figs.
From left to right
Rado,Tamiya-Dragon-MasterBox-Riich-Ultracast-Bronco



You can quickly see the different companies guys put together are close enough to use together,just make sure the gear is all the same and it works. Just like real life we are not all made equally!
J




..."Just like real life we are not all made equally!"...

I beg to differ...I think I'm pretty equal to Robin!



OK,I give. Who is Robin ?
J



Me.
6 foot 4 inches
somewhere around 275 - 280 lbs


I get different titles depending on how I log in, either the 'TOS Moderator' or 'Director of Member Services',
someone had some fun when assigning those titles



Nobody expects the Robin Inquisition !