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  • #177997
    Avatar photoAngel Barracks
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    Unpainted models are mine.
    Painted models are my mates.

     

    This makes me doubt claims that you can use your old models for Warhammer The Old World without them looking off.

    #178000
    Avatar photoThe Red Hobbit
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    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.

    #178012
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    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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    #178028
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    It’s not so much scale creep as scale as scale metastasis.

    #178031
    Avatar photoPatrice
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    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…

    http://www.argad-bzh.fr/argad/en.html
    https://www.anargader.net/

    #178050
    Avatar photoSane Max
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    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.

    #178051
    Avatar photoJim Webster
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    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/

    #178058
    Avatar photoSane Max
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    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.

    #178060
    Avatar photoDeleted User
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    I agree with Sane Max.
    Is it scale creep if its now called 32mm instead of 25mm like back in the old times.

    #178066
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    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..."

    #178068
    Avatar photoSane Max
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    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.

    #178076
    Avatar photoNot Connard Sage
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    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.

    #178095
    Avatar photodeephorse
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    and their Ancient Britons were sturdy chaps like a bunch of Geordies on a night out

    Prone?

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    #178098
    Avatar photoSane Max
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    and their Ancient Britons were sturdy chaps like a bunch of Geordies on a night out

    Prone?

    see, that’s just Geordieist 🙁

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