I´m still sick, but finally feeling well enough to sculpt some more stuff. I hope the coughing doesn´t get worse as this would pretty much prevent any work on the figures.
I´ve become upset with the size of my chinese sculpts yesterday after putting them next to an Elhiem Marine. The difference is quite large and though I could argue that people of asian original are generally smaller than european descendents, I´m not quite sure if it´s within the acceptable limits. So here´s some more pictures for you to make up your mind and give me an opinion of how bad things are - still useable as a 20mm figure or rather not?
|They look good standing next to each other...|
|...but they seem small next to an Elhiem US Marine|
|How bad is it?|
The standing Chinese officer (not on the pics here) measures just 22mm, assuming a 1/72 scale he is just 1,58m tall. The other guys appear smaller due to their poses.
Some more offenders, another speed built of mine (which I will use for myself as I need some more Special Forces on my table) are Undercover Special Forces subject to the same issue:
|Looking good on their own...|
|... but slightly too small next to other 20mm fellows.|
Soo, lesson learned: Scale creep does not only occur upward, but sometimes there´s a downward pressure. I´ll be comparing my next figures more thoroughly to examples from other manufacturers to make sure their size fits. And I might have to re-do most of the Chinese for commercial release...