ever since I got my hands on the first MINI sets from Star Wars, I felt there needed to be representations of the characters. I ended up using 3 1*1 round plates stacked upon eachother to represent a clone trooper etc.
Sadly, those weren't really much of a representation.
This year, I began thinking about using smaller versions of things to use in the background of MOCs. (to give the idea of perspective) I used this in my latest brickfilm, by making MINI planes.
Since the planes had open cockpits, I chose to add a pilot to it. Eventually this pilot became a figure, and while trying several things, I found a design I liked.
I present: Tinyfigs http://www.flickr.com/photos/14780153@N08/4565804721/
These little figures stand an average 7 plates tall. By using 1*1 plates for the torso and feet, and 1*1 round plates for the legs and head, you can make a distinction between those parts, even on this scale. The most important part is that MINI MOCs, who are sometimes in different scales, now have something to base it's scale on.
First up is a Spartan hoplite:http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4565764171_758e4a33ab_o.jpg
armed with a thrusting spear and a round shield.
Next up are several Romans (1st century AD):http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/4566678924_c99bb47e42.jpg
The jumper plate works great here, as the stud acts as the iron ball on the original scutum.
Going on to medieval times, here is a templar knight:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/4566404810_7ded4166e5_o.jpg
The dagger works great as a longsword.
Next up is a British soldier from the Napoleonic wars, carrying a musket, shako and backpack.http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4565781699_a2c84a43ab_o.jpghttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4566415352_f841b1df20_o.jpg
And to conclude, my first tinyfigure I made, a German WWII soldier with a K98k:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/4566430590_46ff55241f_o.jpg
He is a bit plain though...
Keep watching this thread, as I'll post more figures to come (not only historical). The MINI MOCs themselves will be posted on this forum aswell.
I hope you like the design, C&C are very appreciated.
You can also comment on my [url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14780153@N08/4565804721/"]Flickr[/url].
Thanks for looking