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#1 Tanotrooper

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

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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  :grin:

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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:

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armed with a thrusting spear and a round shield.

Next up are several Romans (1st century AD):

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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:

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The dagger works great as a longsword.

Next up is a British soldier from the Napoleonic wars, carrying a musket, shako and backpack.

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And to conclude, my first tinyfigure I made, a German WWII soldier with a K98k:
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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. :classic:
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Thanks for looking

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#2 Skalldyr

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 12:00 AM

Oh wow, these are "great"!  :tongue:  I love all of them.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:09 AM

Nice! My fave is the Spartan :thumbup:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:22 AM

LOVE the British tinyfig, I might as well make a French tinyfig army with that! :laugh:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 12:56 PM

Absolutely excellent work. I wonder how "city" people would llok in this scale, or is it only suitable for soldiers?
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#6 Tanotrooper

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

View PostSuperkalle, on May 1 2010, 02:56 PM, said:

Absolutely excellent work. I wonder how "city" people would llok in this scale, or is it only suitable for soldiers?

Thanks for the replies!

I'll try to get a few examples of "normal" city tinyfigs up here this weekend.  :classic:

Oh yes, I forgot to add this picture, Romans forming a shield wall:

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 09:03 PM

size comparison with normal minifigs?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:24 PM

That's pretty cool.  Could they be used for a mini chess set?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 11:39 PM

They are great :thumbup:  It offers possibilities for people with less money to make a large army and you can still recognize the soldiers at this scale.
Very original and also very ingenious!
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:38 PM

Brilliant concept and designs!  :thumbup:

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:05 PM

I like the Roman and British soldier the best!
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

These are awesome, a great idea.

I like the new microfigures from LEGO, but they can't hold anything.  LEGO should make them with clips on each side, but I won't hold my breath.

But I will need to build an army from my mini-Castle, and these are just great.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:55 PM

Really nice! You did good job packing lots of detail into such small space. And it looks like it's roughly the same size of a Microfig, yes?

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:13 PM

A small step for the minifigs, a huge step for the AFOLs!

You got some imagination there, don't you? I loved it! :thumbup:
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for the comments, didn't expect that this thread still got attention. :classic:
I suppose these are the same scale as LEGO's microfigures but I don't have any to compare with.

I should get some more designs up here, I'll probaply get to it next month.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:23 AM

View PostTanotrooper, on 21 July 2010 - 09:17 PM, said:

Thanks for the comments, didn't expect that this thread still got attention. :classic:
I suppose these are the same scale as LEGO's microfigures but I don't have any to compare with.

I should get some more designs up here, I'll probaply get to it next month.

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You were very inspiring to me.  Although I'd seen a blog on these tiny guys before, and there's a PDF guide on micro castle building at class-castle.com, yours were the best I'd seen.  I also decided to try my hand, and while I posted a link to this picture in my thread on modular mini castles, it seems appropriate here, too, especially since you wanted to see some scale with "official" microfigures.

Oh... in case it's not clear, that's supposed to be a wizard... I was in a silly mood.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:45 PM

Very nice! I like the amount of detail you are able to put into each design.

I wish there was a way to make some kind of minifig for my Modulex bricks.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:06 PM

What a neat idea!
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

I love every... single tiny minifig´s, specially the romans are cool ones. Its cheap and wont need lots of parts to create one, any pics for the pieces?

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:28 AM

Very clever... great work! Maybe I should try this...  :sweet:
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