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"Do oversized heads in 15mm bother you?" Topic

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09 Feb 2019 7:49 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Feb 2019 7:48 p.m. PST

The style of some figure lines includes the use of heads which are out of proportion to their bodies. Does this bother you, or do you like this style?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 8:12 p.m. PST

No it does not bother me. I'm surprisingly fond of my Tin Soldier hoplite armies. In front of my nose, they look silly; on the tabletop they look great!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

Yes, and ones that are too small too.

The issue seems to be sculptors like to do the head separately, and when that is done, all too frequently they end up being the wrong size. Then, they've invested all that time, and don't want to go back to fix it.

I will not buy those figs.

I also hate WWII/Cold War "boonie-hat style" helmets – you know, the ones that look more like mis-shaped boonie hats than the helmets they are really supposed to represent.

leidang09 Feb 2019 10:02 p.m. PST

Pumpkin heads are a no for me no matter the scale

Perris070709 Feb 2019 10:48 p.m. PST

Leidang +1

Glengarry509 Feb 2019 11:43 p.m. PST

YES! More than it should perhaps…

Oberlindes Sol LIC10 Feb 2019 2:23 a.m. PST

I avoid disproportionate figures.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Yes, it bothers me.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 6:35 a.m. PST

I don't like out of proportion figures. If the head is too big, I assume the sculptor did that first, then found he had to do the rest of the figure smaller to fit into the right overall size!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 6:36 a.m. PST


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Yes it bothers me.


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Yes, I found some and rejected them for my Napoleonics. My personal taste.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

Yes, regardless of scale.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

Not if they are on a fantasy or scifi character.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 9:16 a.m. PST

If the point of the mini was to look like a normal human, then I wouldn't buy such a figure. I'm not sure that rises to the level of bothering me.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 11:42 a.m. PST

Yep, those "pumpkin heads" are HORRIBLE.

Can't believe anyone would make and try to sell them, let alone buy them.

Green Tiger10 Feb 2019 12:12 p.m. PST


Timmo uk10 Feb 2019 2:06 p.m. PST

Yes. I avoid them whatever the scale.

Hamilton10 Feb 2019 8:01 p.m. PST

Yes, I don't like 'heroic' in any scale.

Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 8:06 a.m. PST

Nope. I have found that in 15mm it actually helps with the appearance of the units on the table. I have found that a lot of figures (15mm and 28mm) that don't look all that great in bare metal really come to life with some paint and I have found that the slightly "cartoonish" figures appeal to me more after painting than those that are more accurately proportional…I'm sure that there are many that will disagree with that though.

UshCha11 Feb 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

Oversized ANYTHING annoys me! Everything should be as scale as is possible within the manufacturing limits.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 9:38 a.m. PST

Yep, not a fan of gigantic noggins.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 11:11 a.m. PST


RudyNelson12 Feb 2019 4:08 p.m. PST


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