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Postby Tanotrooper » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:22 pm

Hello everyone,

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 :D

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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.jpg

http://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

TT
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Seikfreid » Sat May 01, 2010 12:24 am

These are really cool! I like the Templar especially and the German soldier.
He is a bit plain though...

He is a bit plain, but I think if there was another way to make the Karabiner he would be a bit more interesting. I'd like to see more of these.
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Athalus » Sat May 01, 2010 9:19 am

They are simple yet beautifull. One of the best tinifigs I've seen, I'm waiting for more! :)
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Maedhros » Sat May 01, 2010 10:17 am

You know, these are actually pretty awesome. The hoplite and centurion (I assume it is) are my favourites. Great idea and execution as well, looking forward to more.
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Forestboy » Sat May 01, 2010 3:43 pm

Wow, these tinyfigs looks pretty awesome. My favorite has to be the Spartan Hoplite. :woo:
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Napoleon » Sat May 01, 2010 5:27 pm

Tanotrooper wrote:Next up is a British soldier from the Napoleonic wars, carrying a musket, shako and backpack. -snip-


:twisted: Oh, boy. You better make a French one. :(

Seriously though, great job! I love the Romans. They are the best ones. It'd be neat to see you make an entire legion, and then build micro battle scenes. :D
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Re: Tinyfigs

Postby Tanotrooper » Sat May 01, 2010 6:13 pm

Napoleon wrote:
Tanotrooper wrote:Next up is a British soldier from the Napoleonic wars, carrying a musket, shako and backpack. -snip-


:twisted: Oh, boy. You better make a French one. :(

Seriously though, great job! I love the Romans. They are the best ones. It'd be neat to see you make an entire legion, and then build micro battle scenes. :D


Problem with the French one is that I'll have to make it in regular blue instead of dark blue since the clip piece doesn't exist in dark blue yet :cry:

I'll try to get a few more up here this weekend. :)

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