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Deki 1973 Inactive Member06 May 2017 1:51 a.m. PST

First of my Napoleonic 15 mm.Still in early stage.









clibinarium06 May 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

Nice so far. I would have a bit of advice though, but will only give it if you are seeking advice. I don't like to do so unless the person wants pointers.

Deki 1973 Inactive Member06 May 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

Go ahead.Im always open to advices and sugestions.

clibinarium06 May 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

I'd recommend that you reduce the head size to about half what it is in the photos, and use the space that gives you to make the torso taller. The average person is about 7.5 heads tall. The figure is about 5 heads tall. Even if you bring this to 6 or 6.5 it will look much improved. The other bit of advice I would give is try to be strict with the size of the face. I see a lot of figures with faces too big for the head they are on. The best guide is that the eye is about half way up the head.


Probably you know this already, as I can see it more in your 28mm work, but I found its helpful to be as strict with yourself in 15mm as it is in 28mm. Its harder as it leaves much less space to work in with heads for example, it much harder to do a face on a head that's 4mm tall than one that's 6mm, but I think its worth persevering with.

I hope that's helpful, and didn't sound like a lecture.

Deki 1973 Inactive Member06 May 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

Good point .I think that I will reduce the head.I will post him when its done and I would like to hear a constructive criticism again.

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