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Yeah, so I hate seeing marines that are the same height as my guardsmen. Either the guardsmen are too big or marines are not big enough. Either way....I want to see some marines that are scaled to be genetically engineered super soldiers.
And no....I don't think making a thicker base will cut it
At least the new ogryn models are more realistic. Grots are scale...I think.
Do you think we will ever see a change?
An ork boy should be bigger than a normal human, a marine should be on par with nob...I think. Terminators...I think should be bigger. Or is it they are big enough and models like guardsmen are just too big.
Either way I think GW owes it to us fans to be consistent in scaling marine miniatures.
And no...I don't think the price raw materials, plastic, is a valid excuse for poorly scaled models. I suspect the cost of extra plastic would be negligible. Of course making an entire new set of sprues would be enormous and would probably never happen.
Anyhow...what do you think...agree, disagree..not sure
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Its tricky to get scale perfect when the product and armies are not made by the same hand - many of the armies are made by different groups of modelers and the result is that there are slight differences in scale of the models - though guidlines on model size are implemented its tricky to follow them to perfection. (ps why should an ork be bigger than a man? he is just a runt of an ork so a boy and not a nob )
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It is all part of the evolution of the game. Looks at someof the old Rogue Trader models. Today's marines make them look small.
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Does that mean you would also need a Rhino to scale? For crying out loud, a rhino cant even fit 1 space marine(unless you put him lying down), let alone a full squad of 10. Imagine how big the rhino must be to fit all of those Space Marines!
I wouldn't be worried about the cost of extra plastic. GW probable makes a killing of addicts like myself.
As far as transports and their proper scale are concerned I would agree that some older models are way off but you might be a little surprised at howcramped a lot of real troop transports have been and still are. There is not any room for comfort in most of those things.
My personal take on things is that Orks are a bit bigger than 'standard' humans, Marines are equal to Orks, Nobs are equal to Terminators (roughly), and Warbosses are effing huge. Scale-wise, I think Warbosses should probably be on par with the Ogres from Fantasy Battle, if not a little bit bigger and even *gasp* count as monstrous creatures. They are supposed to be the 'biggest' right? Now granted, I'm no Ork player but they're supposed to be huge and menacing. Roughly on par with a Guardsman is not (in my book) anything remotely coming close to menacing...it's a green Guardsman with an axe. Boooo.
Give me gargantuan critters that do the terror of the Green Tide justice!
Google truescale marines. It's possible but time consuming, and the end results are awesome.
As for Orks - compare limb width with guardsmen. Guardsmen are weeedy.
The reason that everything is scaled so close to the same size is for those of us who enjoy converting models. It would be kind of hard to make a good conversion if everything was vastly different in scale. Making almost everything compatable allows for much more creativity and variance.
As far as the Rhino goes, I've seen one converted with 10 marines sitting in the back. They were based on Land Speeder pilots, and they all fit no problem.