Since lots of races are not manufactured as 1/72d figures, it is sometimes necessary to use figures from larger of smaller scales to have models to put on the table top. Since the figures in question are "fantastical creatures" or imaginary heights of said figures are purely a matter of taste. You simple need to look at any available figures and determine if a suitable proxy exist in another scale.
The first race I used from another scale with my 1/72 figures was Skinks manufactured by Games Workshop. These figures are intended to be used as small heroic 28mm Lizardmen. They measure 14mm from the sole of the foot to eye level. I thought they looked perfect when placed next to my other 1/72d figures.
This figure was easy to get on the table top quickly and cheaply, I bought him pre-painted from the local hobby shop for a quarter. I rebased him on a quarter inch washer and he was ready to go. I later modified this figure by adding a spear made from tee push pin and a shield made from a texture upholstery tack.
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