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Nappycat Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

I am asking someone to post pictures of 6mm Napoleonic Adler miniatures compared to 10mm Napoleonic miniatures? I am interested in 10mm but not if there is no significant difference between Adler and 10mm. Any observations and comments are welcome to help me appreciate why you chose 10mm.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

Beware. Adler 6mm are really 8mm tall, a lot of 10mm are really 12mm tall.

jwebster07 Feb 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

I highly recommend buying some samples and painting them up


Sobieski Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 1:59 a.m. PST

I've switched from 6mm to 10mm SYW recently, and haven't regretted it.

rct7500108 Feb 2018 3:19 a.m. PST

I use 10mm for a bunch of things – but I have stayed with Adler for my Napoleonic armies. Love them.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

We can send you some samples if you like, just drop us a message through the website:

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 10:19 p.m. PST

'Beware. Adler 6mm are really 8mm tall, a lot of 10mm are really 12mm tall.'

They might be if your unable to use a ruler……………6mm figures are 1/285 scale ( the American version of 1/300th) so taking a man at 6 feet high 1.8m in metric and divide by 285 you get 6.42 mm from the base of the feet to eye level which since the mid 80's has been the 'standard' method of measuring figures.

MarbotsChasseurs28 Mar 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

Who cares if they are a little "taller". Both ranges Adler (6mm) and Pendraken (10mm) are the best and most detailed on their respective ranges. Leon Adler sculpted epaulettes on line lancers for me so I could depict the elite company! I just asked if he had them available and he said he would sculpt a few! Great customer service. Also, Pendraken 10mm AWI are beautiful. Both ranges are very easy to paint and pick out the details.

I paint 6mm Adlers mainly due to the huge amount of variation in poses and nations to choose from. However, 10mm are great and can't go wrong with either.


eldorado08 Apr 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

Or… here is a radical thought… we could use a system that has been a standard for a couple of centuries where 6mm = 6mm and 10mm =10mm etc. and "anyone" who can use a ruler knows what it means. That way when you use a ruler you don't have to know that some percentage of some ratio and some standard if converted between other standards mean that some measurement equals the height between a man's something and something else.

Last Hussar15 May 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Anybody who measures to the eye is wrong.
Also average height for the period is about 5'7"

williamb16 May 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

Measuring to eye level was adopted as a method of measuring the height of figures decades ago due to helmets, shakos, and other head gear making it at best difficult to get an accurate measurement to the top of the head. It depends on the period and people, but 5"7" (1.7m) is a good average for most periods. This puts eye level about 5.25 feet (1.6m) or around 5.5mm to eye level for 1:285.

Marc the plastics fan16 May 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Actually, it is almost irrelevant how they are "scaled". It comes down to what you like

When comparing ranges, definitely get some samples and try them out. Leon has offered some, and I am sure most manufacturers will oblige. Or order a small amount

Bookwizard Inactive Member16 Jun 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

Adler are definitely smaller than, say, Pendraken 10mm figures.

Nappycat Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

Since the posting, I have purchased Pendraken, Old Glory, and Magister Militum. They all are about 4mm taller than Adler and more robust.

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