14/09/2022 at 10:43 #177997Angel BarracksModerator14/09/2022 at 11:52 #178000The Red HobbitParticipant
Scale creep is an issue, some of my older metal Eldar (Warlocks especially) look a bit off compared to the taller and newer Guardians and Aspects, the same can be said for my Chaos Marines and Khorne Berserkers who until recently did not have a sculpt refresh and looked positively pygmy’ish compared to their brethren.
Fortunately Orks come in many shapes and sizes, my Painboy towering over my older Boyz doesn’t bother me one bit, I just assume he’s as strong and tough as a Nob and is leading the boyz into battle.14/09/2022 at 16:30 #178012ian pillayParticipant
And they had scale creep from the pre-slotta based minis. I have a couple somewhere, if I find them
I will pop a photo up.
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http://steelcitywargaming.wordpress.com/14/09/2022 at 19:21 #178028Mr. AverageParticipant
It’s not so much scale creep as scale as scale metastasis.14/09/2022 at 20:42 #178031PatriceParticipant
I have somewhere some old French modelling magazines of the 1970s-80s that I bought in cheap sales. One article complains that (intended for historical collection, not gaming) miniatures are slowly growing in size because the producers find they sell better if slightly larger so they seem more detailed and easier to paint and after some years every other figure company does the same and the figures grow bigger and bigger etc…
https://www.anargader.net/15/09/2022 at 09:45 #178050
I don’t really count it as Creep – it was quite deliberate, so they could cram in more detail for the painter and collector to salivate over (and then mostly not paint as far as I can tell).
They are not really a Games Company, they are a Model Making company.15/09/2022 at 09:46 #178051Jim WebsterParticipant
Actually it might be a good thing, the estimate is that in ten years time GW figures won’t need painting, you’ll just dress them in your children’s’ ‘hand-me-downs’
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/15/09/2022 at 10:17 #178058
It will be a boon for all of us older types too. As my vision worsens, Model Manufacturers will kindly make their stuff bigger.
and Expendables will be cheaper too – Paint Rollers last for ever really.15/09/2022 at 11:50 #178060Deleted UserMember
I agree with Sane Max.
Is it scale creep if its now called 32mm instead of 25mm like back in the old times.15/09/2022 at 14:36 #178066Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I’m sure part of the growth in size is so minis from other manufacturers cannot be used in “their” games as well as that would cut GWs revenue. Back in the day there weren’t that many mini makers and everyone wanted to get along and fit in together to get maximum synergy and fill in holes in other makers lines. Not so anymore.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."15/09/2022 at 14:47 #178068
it’s a nice theory, bolstered by my belief GW would do that sort of thing happily – ….. but I have seen too many figures from ‘back in the day’ from other manufacturers that have the same issue. One of the things 1/72 SCALE fans often say is that THEIR figures are always the same size, so they all match on the table no matter who you get them from.*
Are they hell and do they buggery.
*Neil Thomas, an otherwise sane and reasonable chap says literally that in one of his books.15/09/2022 at 16:03 #178076Not Connard SageParticipant
it’s a nice theory, bolstered by my belief GW would do that sort of thing happily – ….. but I have seen too many figures from ‘back in the day’ from other manufacturers that have the same issue. One of the things 1/72 SCALE fans often say is that THEIR figures are always the same size, so they all match on the table no matter who you get them from.* Are they hell and do they buggery. *Neil Thomas, an otherwise sane and reasonable chap says literally that in one of his books.
Airfix were never a consistent size. Ever.
Their Romans were skinny little buggers, and their Ancient Britons were sturdy chaps like a bunch of Geordies on a night out, despite being released together
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.16/09/2022 at 10:32 #178095deephorseParticipant
and their Ancient Britons were sturdy chaps like a bunch of Geordies on a night out
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