The size of your 28mm figures?

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The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby Rifleman » 28 Mar 2015, 06:12

Was just wondering what the actual height or size would be for your 28mm figures. Specifically the Revolutionary War figures and WWII.
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby HalberKill » 28 Mar 2015, 08:44

The boxes says 1/58.
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby wmyers » 28 Mar 2015, 09:41

HalberKill wrote:The boxes says 1/58.


I think he means if one used a scale ruler or calculator to find out their converted height. (i.e. 6'6" or so)
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby wmyers » 28 Mar 2015, 10:26

Using this site: http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm I entered the "Scale Up" size of 28mm and it gives us 61.73228346456692 inches. Rounded up it gives us 61.73 inches. Converted to feet (12 inches in a foot) we get 5.14 feet.

Therefore, if the figures actually are 28mm from foot to eyes, we have figures that are 5.14 feet to their eyes. (That seems small.)

According to: http://forums.cgarchitect.com/33075-good-eye-level-height.html the average height a male is 1.8 m while the average height for a woman is 5'3". However, we usually scale to a 6' man.

Therefore, the height of a 28mm figure's eyes being at 5.14 feet is 1.5 inches below the average (short) woman's height.

This seems VERY wrong to me.

At 1/56 scale 6 feet should be 3.265714285714286 cm (3.27cm or 32.7mm).
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby Rifleman » 28 Mar 2015, 11:21

Hey there...

Thank you for the responses, but yes I was just trying to find out the actual size of the plastic figure. After looking at the many great photos available it is still not completely obvious what the dimension is from foot to top of head (on the figure). I am considering they are around 32mm tall, as wmyers is saying... The scale isn't typical at 1/56, and as I have many figures at other scales (1/72, 1/35, 1/32 and 28mm fantasy) it sort of leaves me guessing.

They look amazing, and I would like to collect multiples of the sets available! I am hoping they are around 32mm tall from foot to top of head, or so.
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby Paul » 28 Mar 2015, 14:34

We have generic male and female digital mannequins that we use to start each figure which helps keep our figures consistent. The male mannequin when standing, legs together, straight up and barefoot is 1640mm to the eye and 1800mm to the top of the head in real world scale. So at 1/56th scale that is 29.28mm to the eyes and 32.14 mm to the top of the head. Typically our figures are in some sort of action pose, legs bent etc which often decreases their height measuring up from the base to around 28mm to the eye and 30 mm to the top of the head. Of course some poses cause height to vary significantly. (Our female is slightly shorter but not a lot because we wanted our women to be on the tall side)

We also tweak the proportions. Our figures heads are about 30 percent larger than an actual human's head would be at 1/56th scale. The hands and feet are also enlarged. The mannequins are broader and thicker in general to help keep parts from getting too "fiddly".
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby wmyers » 29 Mar 2015, 10:38

Paul wrote:We have generic male and female digital mannequins that we use to start each figure which helps keep our figures consistent. The male mannequin when standing, legs together, straight up and barefoot is 1640mm to the eye and 1800mm to the top of the head in real world scale. So at 1/56th scale that is 29.28mm to the eyes and 32.14 mm to the top of the head. Typically our figures are in some sort of action pose, legs bent etc which often decreases their height measuring up from the base to around 28mm to the eye and 30 mm to the top of the head. Of course some poses cause height to vary significantly. (Our female is slightly shorter but not a lot because we wanted our women to be on the tall side)

We also tweak the proportions. Our figures heads are about 30 percent larger than an actual human's head would be at 1/56th scale. The hands and feet are also enlarged. The mannequins are broader and thicker in general to help keep parts from getting too "fiddly".


That is pretty interesting information! So the height should be 29.3 mm to the eyes (in a man standing straight).

I am surprised the heads are 30% larger - what is the increase on many of the other manufacturers' heads (especially metal miniatures!)?!

Some Tamiya 1/48 scale figures are same size as "28"mm figures (i.e. War-games Factory Germans) - so the Tamiya figures must be very undersized!
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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby HalberKill » 29 Mar 2015, 22:06

There was a lengthy blog post Tom Meier made about proportions within a scale. Unfortunately it is no longer online except through this peekware site http://www.scribd.com/doc/184584397/Tom ... ion#scribd

I think somewhere in there he wrote that the average male person was 7 head lengths tall, (as in if your head was 1' long, your height would be 7') but the average metal mini sculpt made them 5 head lengths tall (so a scaled up person of 7' would have a head of 1.4'), so figuring out the proportion from that the head would be 40% larger in scale.

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Re: The size of your 28mm figures?

Postby wmyers » 02 Apr 2015, 21:52

HalberKill wrote:There was a lengthy blog post Tom Meier made about proportions within a scale. Unfortunately it is no longer online except through this peekware site http://www.scribd.com/doc/184584397/Tom ... ion#scribd

I think somewhere in there he wrote that the average male person was 7 head lengths tall, (as in if your head was 1' long, your height would be 7') but the average metal mini sculpt made them 5 head lengths tall (so a scaled up person of 7' would have a head of 1.4'), so figuring out the proportion from that the head would be 40% larger in scale.

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I can verify I saw a person with a head like most metal 28mm figures once. Only once. It was rather ... noticeable to state the least. Never have I seen a head like it since. (That was over 2 decades ago - it was quite noticeable and obviously left an impression.)
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