When I first started making 1:12 scale figurines I learned about the size as 1' = 1". Well, I thought if I did the math all would be just right. I am now wondering about it....
The thing is - I noticed that the better items, or vintage items in this scale are smaller than the newer commercial items. I bought a plastic chair , a kit, from a well know brand ( I can't think of the name right now ) . The chair is well made and I believe that because this company is been around for a long time , they still make their items much smaller than some new companies. I thought it first that this was due to the style perhaps but more I look into and as I buy some more expensive furniture I compare and see a difference...am I correct?
I then start to think about my own work... would they be accurate if they are just in the inches that they should be or for that they need to be smaller ( proportionally, if you know what I mean)
This is a debate for me now....
This little girl that I am working on is the same size of many of my other little girls but she is smaller overall. I found out that she was MUCH more difficult to make it too. Her glass eyes were a *nightmare* to get it right in place and her fingers were sculpted with a very fine needle.
She has a gum line and even a little tongue.*grin*
I am also working hard in give my figurine expressions as I am hoping to be able to sculpt portraits that will reflect not just a character but real facial expressions and at this size I do realize that I need to practice a LOT.*grin*
The first picture is what she looks like now... the ones in the bottom is showing her with a different hair style... I didn't like it ... I had to change.
I will dress her next.
I would truly appreciate to hear opinions and comments from you. As a self taught artist sometimes I hit a wall and wish I had help.
((( Thank you so much))))*grin*