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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

All depends on context for me, but if it fits and works for the overall theme, I don't really see how it's much of an issue. 

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

 

3 hours ago, haldir said:

 

Depends on the size. Cloudkicker from FF, uhhh no.

Pretty much this. I know we're talking about fantasy miniatures, but I want to believe that the figure could actually carry, much less wield effectively , whatever weapon they have.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

Uhmmmmmm,

yes?


I own a fair few minis, nearly all of them have oversized weapons, oversized weapons is another reason…

 

22 hours ago, TGP said:

…there is no such thing as miniatures that are scale models.


As the Bellman said, “What I tell you three times is true.”


there is no such thing as miniatures that are scale models

 

there is no such thing as miniatures that are scale models

 

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

NO!

(With the caveat that all miniature weapons are "oversized" from reality, but comically oversized ones I hate with the passion of a thousand burning suns.)

This one just drives me nuts; there has to be 40 lb of steel in that thing:

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

 

You mean like on my miniatures? No. But if you mean oversized foam swords you can beat people with, like the "Compensator" that my lovely wife is modeling below, then the answer is yes. I'm always a big fan of large things you can hit people with.

 

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14 hours ago, Auberon said:

Question April 11th.

Scalecreep, something we all have seen, do you mix minis like true 25mm/28mm/heroic scale/32mm in one unit/warband/group?

Or do you keep them all in exactly the same scale?

 

Almost everything I use is 28/32 mm  both because the maority of my collection dates only back to Bones 1.
and because I am a vastly better painter now than I was when I collected grendier and ral partha figures in HS. 
I also like the larger size & faces as easier to paint.  

early on I used an old TSR cleric for a PC in pathfinder league games, and was accused of being a halfling - in later games I would mention she was short for a human - like 4'11

I don't really like mixing reaper's bones 1 goblins with the later sort/scrawny versions but when I need 20 goblins for an encounter some get thrown in anyway.
(rom this weekends game)  

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April 12 Oversized weapons?. 

NO.  sometimes I can ignore it, sometimes I modify them. 

the biggest offenders in my collection are Kingdom Death - which were almost all from kits, so I didn't use the most absurdly oversized weapons when I assembled them.
Kingdom death unlike every other game - EVER  also allows you to use a large weapon and a shield - (just not dual wield them)  so  these figures as legitimate options.  

 

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32 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

NO!

(With the caveat that all miniature weapons are "oversized" from reality, but comically oversized ones I hate with the passion of a thousand burning suns.)

This one just drives me nuts; there has to be 40 lb of steel in that thing:

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At least Paizo gave a decent backstory on why that one is oversized.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

 

Absolutely.  My fantasy mental image is a GWAR concert crossed with Manowar cover art, set in prog rock album art landscapes.  Then again, I prefer my fantasy to not intersect very much with historical realism.  Historical realism is for peasants and plebians; we are heroes and demigods and do not conform to cultural norms, societal expectations, or physical laws. ::P:

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

IRL no. Stuff gets heavy fast.

 

Hobby wise, especially within a fantasy context, yes. I need to compensate or something.

 

We're all aware that miniature proportions sometimes need to be greatly exaggerated if we want any visual impact. Though often it has been pushed to ridiculous levels (anime and video games).

 

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On 4/11/2022 at 2:23 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 11th.

Scalecreep, something we all have seen, do you mix minis like true 25mm/28mm/heroic scale/32mm in one unit/warband/group?

Or do you keep them all in exactly the same scale?

I do Battletech and their scales have been all over the place for decades. I can't afford to be bothered by it.

7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

Nope

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

No. Ditto eyes. Or anything that has descended from anime, really. I strongly dislike that styling that seems to have become pervasive.

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14 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question April 12th

Oversized weapons, yes or no?

 

As long as I don't have to wield it, yes.

 

On a mini? They are easier to paint. Bigger isn't always a bad thing when you want to learn/practice blending or other techniques.

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