Wednesday, June 27, 2012

By Request: Size Matters

I've had a couple of people ask me how the figures of various 10mm manufacturers stand up to each other.  Here's a series of comparative photos to demonstrate.  The guy on the far right serves as a universal indicator across all photos.
Irregular, Pendraken, Copplestone

Copplesone, Pendraken

Pendraken, Copplestone

Irregular, Pendraken, Copplestone
Hope this helps.  For my money, the variations in size aren't a big deal.  At 10mm, a 20% difference is barely noticeable.  As a result, for figures at this scale, what's really important is the look of the figure.  Dwarves better be beardy, halflings better be chubby, and elves better be...elfy?  Hard to say on that last one - it's like the legal definition of porn - I can't explain it, but I know it when I see it.


  1. That's nice to see the comparison shots, 10mm something I've never really done

  2. Scale creep leading some manufacturers to move to "heroic 10mm" (i.e. 12mm) hasn't been that big a deal to me for the most part. It is weird to see my Pendraken dwarves stand taller than my GW human soldiers, but as you say, they're obviously recognizable as dwarves so it's all good.

    The one exception in my book is the halflings. I tossed my Pendraken halfling command models in a box (most likely never to see the light of day again.) To me, they don't look like hobbits at that size - more like chubby humans or large beardless dwarves.