Back in early December, one of you Stollen regulars asked in a comment for some comparison photographs of various 18th century figures, to see how they compared in stature and stoutness. So, without further ado, here are a number of reblogged pictures gleaned from various blogs, including my own. Thanks in advance go out to Greg Horne, Jim Purky, Frank Hammond, Little John of Lead Gardens, Allen at The Kingdom of Wittenberg, and Steve Gill. If I have missed anyone, please excuse me, and do let me know offline, so I can make the necessary corrections and give credit where it is due.
At any rate, figure choice, when it comes time to making that leap and parting with your hard earned cash, is, like so much else in life, a highly personal thing. My own preference if for slender, realistically proportioned figures produced by the likes of Stadden (Tradition), RSM95, Minden Miniatures, Holger Eriksson, and Spencer Smith. With the exception of the first mentioned, my own collection consists primarily of 25mm-28mm-30mm-1/60th-1/57th (take your pick) soldiers produced by these manufacturers, along with some 1/72nd plastics by Revell. You might very well have other preferences. In any case, I hope the photographs assembled here today might shed some light on the very different sizing and proportion standards between brands and, ultimately, assist you in making your own decisions about which miniatures to purchase for your own 18th century armies.