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Embiggening Bones? Scale creep in recent models


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21 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I've been doing the same for  awhile now, but with all of my older 25mm stuff versus the newer 28s.

99% of my 80s and 90s stuff is GW dwarfs and Orcs. Fortunately the fantasy scale creep doesn't matter so much for them, and actually works better with the dwarfs.

 

I did try to get a few Goblin wolf riders to bulk out the two I had. However, the size difference there was absurd, so I've had to accept that the two will not be fielded as part of a unit.

 

Fortunately the old Grenadier stuff is still out there, and I managed to grab a few dwarf bear riders before Brexit and new one stop shop VAT rules kicked in.

 

The Reaper metal dwarfs are usable with most of my other dwarfs. I backed a Ral Patha kickstarter a few years ago and, much as the dwarfs are really nice, they're smaller than old school GW ones. Sadly, the one Bones USA dwarf I have is so big that it went straight into my "never gonna paint that" box ::(:

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I guess I am just not OCD enough.  the scale difference between 28mm and 32mm is just not enough for me to care.  25 to 32 is enough to make me think they are on the shorter end of the scale and many of my old grenadier minis have been repurposed to halflings and gnomes.

 

My only gripe with Bones 5 was the Dragons.  the initial prints were significantly larger and i was a little disappointed with just huge minis rather than gargantuan.  I know it doesnt really matter but I paint dragons mostly for display rather than play and I like the bigger platform.

 

 

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On 5/4/2022 at 11:53 AM, Pancakeonions said:

Hmm.  OK, not just me.  It irks me enough that I'll reach out to the team, and ask them to knock it off (or give us a warning or something!)


Who knows if it'll make a difference, but if enough folks tell them it's annoying, maybe they'll cut it out. 

Maybe they'll update their page?

 

Dark Heaven Legends

25mm Heroic Scale Fantasy Miniatures

 

Hasn't been 25mm Heroic Scale for a long time.

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Maybe a pipe dream 🙂 but 3D software allows custom miniatures, so *maybe* we'll see 3D software that will support a wide range of miniatures (eg. HeroForge?), and this range will be both consistent in scale and proportion. I already like the Random feature, where you can set parameters that you want to set, and have the rest of the miniature as a surprise!

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