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MarkusE
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2006 - 03:52 PM UTC
Hello Friends,

because lots of you sent me mails and I now got a scanner, I want to show you the templates wich I use for sculpting. The templates are in the scales 54mm, 75mm and 90mm.

I think at the monitor they look too big...but when you copy it into photoshop and then print it, it shows the right scale... I hope it works.

Happy sculpting,
Markus







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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2006 - 04:41 PM UTC
This is great. Thanks Markus.
fanai
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2006 - 06:14 PM UTC
Thanks Markus Great aid
Ian
How about one for 120mm Bears
Vic
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2006 - 07:39 PM UTC

Thanks Markus, just what I was wanting.

Vic
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2006 - 11:19 PM UTC
Markus cheers mate much needed.
Just one question,to what point do you measure for the height of a figure,is it 75mm from base to top of head or to another point.
MarkusE
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hello Jesper, Ian, Vic and Steve,

good to hear, that the templates will be helpful.

@Ian: Sorry mate, I have no templates for 120mm bears... :-) ...but perhaps you can share one of your templates with us !!!

@Steve: I think your question is as old as sculpting figures.... I know there are a lot discussions about this. But the most of us use the following formula:

The measure for the height of a figure is from the feet to the eyes. So the upper fence of the eyes are the 54/75/90 mm. The whole figure is about 57/80/95mm.

P.S. That was not my personal idea...

Happy sculpting,
Markus

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The measure for the height of a figure is from the feet to the eyes. So the upper fence of the eyes are the 54/75/90 mm. The whole figure is about 57/80/95mm.



That's interesting. I would think they'd measure from the feet to the top of the head.

I suppose the other question, and I think I've asked this before, but it appears most figure manufacturers like their figure to measure about 6' (1.8m) when converted to "real height"... why is that? Surely it could be nice to get different sizes? And similarly with build... Amazing as it might sound, I'm not as well build as my figures... :-) Heck, I wish I was!! :-)

Rudi
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:30 PM UTC
Hi Rudi,

yes, some figures measure from feet to the top and this are the real 54mm figures. But mostly the figures are 1:32 and that means the eyes are at 54mm but the compleate figure is 56mm.

About the 1,80m hight: I think this measure has been choosen, because it is the measure of the most men. Ok some are shorter and some are taller....some thinner and some are thicker....and I think it is very funny to see figures wich are a little bit out of the average... But until today I never got a comission to sculpt a "fat" man....

But there is another intersting question: If you have a look at a figure like a knight, the measure of 1.80m isn`t very realistic. If you have ever studied armouries of nights, you can see that this guys have been very short...like 14 years old boys of our days. But who wants to see a knight with the proportions of a boy....

I think, as mostly, this is a question of your personal point of sight...

Happy sculpting,
Markus

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hi Markus,

You make a very good point, and one I was thinking about as well (are you telepathic???? :-) LOL)...

I think I read somewhere that the average height of European men during the middle ages was about 5'6"... don't know how correct that is... my memory and the fact! :-)

But yes, I suppose I see your point regarding seeing a short knight...

But... I would like to see some fatties :-) and some skinny guys :-)

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 03:51 PM UTC
Excellent !
Thanks
Julien
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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 06:37 PM UTC
Guys this is where I have been influenced by Phil in that his figures are never ever 6 footers - Phil sculpts a piece like it is a piece from a foto the olny thing that is the same is the 120mm gear or the 75mm what ever because a rifle or water bottle is always the same size - this has been how I approach my 'fantasy pieces ' the weapons, shields etc is what sets the scalenot where I measure the figure - not that anyone else is wrong and I right or visa a versa just a different way of approaching it
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 12:22 PM UTC
The Post does not show the templates anymore, I realize that this post is an old one, but was wondering if you still have those templates available? They would be greatly appreciated if you could either repost them or send them my way.

Thank you.
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 08:25 PM UTC
same here... i'm interested in sculpts/conversions and templates sound very usefull!

mark

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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2008 - 12:03 AM UTC
Birdgunner and Mark i have the templates on my hard drive if you want i will mail them to you both,just drop me a PM with your e-mail address if you are interested.

Steve
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 - 09:10 AM UTC
Hello Friends,

thanks for the advice because of the templates. There was atrouble on my webspace, but now the templates are available again !!!

Take care,
Markus

P.S. I´m just back from the Expo in Girona, and I´m really tired !!!! But I must say it was a really great show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 - 08:48 PM UTC
Gday Markus
do you have any photos from your travels?!
Brad
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 07:27 AM UTC
Too late... Looks like Markus's links in the initial post are all broken now. Does anybody have the copies of those templates and is willing to share them?

Thanks in advance.

-A-
MarkusE
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 08:22 AM UTC
@Brad: Sorry, but I have overseen your question because of pics of the Expo. I know it is really late now, but here is a link to the pics we have taken. I hope you like it:

Worls Expo 2008

@Ales: I corrected the URL`s and now the templates are working again... I hope they can help you.

Happy sculpting,
Markus

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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 08:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I hope they can help you.


No doubt about that... Thanks a bunch, Markus!
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008 - 01:21 PM UTC
Thank you for posting these. This is a great reference.





MarkusE
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 10:05 AM UTC
If it`s a help for you I´m glad !!

Happy sculpting,
Markus

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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 04:35 PM UTC
This is great, but I was wondering are there any actual 3D figure templates. I'm envisioning a 3D template made our of aluminum or soft clay? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.