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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-09, 02:27 AM
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Interesting to hear that. I had noticed Cadians are a bit more bulky than other IG but I presumed that was part of a gene bulking sort of thing or perhaps just over thousands of years of breeding soldiers Cadians have become larger to better handle combat. It might be an odd idea but what is the standard Cadian is like 7' tall and 320 pounds?

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My favourite model scaling of GW is the CARNIFEX - ever notice that on the Tyranid Codex a Carnifex is taller and larger than Space Marine Rhino, but in the game the Rhino is much large than than the Fex. I mean the Fex barely reaches the top if the rhino in the position it's made - hence if I ever went for a Tyranid army I would have to go for using 2 Carnifex torsos per Fex.
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GW was 25mm Heroic at first, and is now 28mm heroic. Some of the models are now larger to reflect their actualy size (in the case of space marines).
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Yeah Djinn's right, I have models (not 40k, obviously, they weren't making them at that point) from the early '80s and they're tiny compared to the newer ones. Tom Maier's Elves... horrible. Orcs the size of goblins now, and the first lots of Orks of course... no-one uses RT marines any more, they're smaller than guard... 25mm is more or less 1:72 but the bulk and oversized nature of many of the current ranges make them closer to 1:48 or something. Every time a new special character is released, they seem to make it 'just a little bit bigger' than other models... and whoever asked before, yes, I think some of the guard models are supposed to be about 7' tall.

Curiously, some things that are supposed to be massive - such as terminators, about 9' tall - are modelled a bit small... 1.5" for 9' means that they're... 1:72.

And don't get me started on vehicles...

BTW, "scale creep" is probably the more usual term.

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its somthing i have noticed quite a lot over the years, as i started playing when i was about 10 a good 13 years ago i had a mix of older stuff, where i have stripped that older stuff to build into a new army some of the new bits im picking up just dont fit.

also the tank scale is a bit annoying, there was no way you could get 10 marines or 5 termies in an old rhino. but i guess there far better now true los comes into it. covert your old rhinos there small and hidey.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-20-09, 05:21 PM
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the scale of vehicles for marines is still way off, you only need to look at the marine gunner from a rhino/landraider to see that his shoulders just aint going to fit that tiny hatch,and the model with just the head popping out of the hatch actually looks as though his shoulder have been removed.

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