Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Trouble with True-Scaling...

Hey all,

A while ago, I saved a backup of this blog and imported it into Wordpress. It seemed to go swimmingly. But when my plan to get INQ28.com up and running didn't come to fruition, it seemed the logical thing to do to try to get this blog working again.

Only I can't.

It means that all the updates I had over the years have vanished into the ether, and while people once came here in their droves, it seems that I will have to start from scratch.

Still, there's plenty for me to share. The INQ28 community grows from strength to strength, I've been working on a few projects, and although work is crushing me at the moment, I hope to try to keep showing off creative Inquisitorial modelling as I continue.

So, the trouble with true-scaling is that when you start, you just can't stop.

I have been working for the last few months on a true-scaled Deathwatch Kill-Team. More on them in my next blog entries, but here you'll see one of my Marines, alongside a Genestealer, a Chaos Marine and an Ork Warrior (not a Nob, just a normal Boy!) - all of whom are significantly larger than you'd expect to see on a 40k battlefield.


Why?

Well, I suppose it stems from the fact that it makes life all the more daunting for the ordinary humans of the 40k universe. We reason that Space Marines are so huge and so intimidating because they need to be - because the horrors of the galaxy are big and ugly and need a seven-foot superhuman to take them down.

You have to feel sorry for the poor guy with a lasgun and flak armour though, don't you?

I suppose in my head, the Orks, the Tyranids and the like are huge, hulking and terrifying creatures that test the sanity of the ordinary human. That just helps make the 40k universe that little bit more grim-dark.

The Tau, though? They'll always be stunted runts to me.



27 comments:

  1. Agree on all accounts, and that's why I play guard in the big game.

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    1. It's certainly interesting to think about the 40k universe from the perspective of the Imperial Guardsman - it really helps to evoke the bleakness of the 40k universe. There is only war...

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    2. Yep, also I have a soft spot for those poor dog faces from my time in the airborne infantry.

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  2. The Genestealer is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks! He doesn't photograph very well, being made of the blue plastic from the Space Hulk set. I might look at using the Spawn of Cryptus for a second, but he's a little too similar to the other one.

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  3. Good to see you back blogging Mol,

    The marines are looking great, the genestealer has to be my favourie though. I agree on the size of things too, I always find normal orks look rather weird with the hunch backs and short legs the nobz definately are far more how I see a standard boy.

    Looking forward to seeing more :-)

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    1. Hey, thanks, I appreciate it. The longer I've been away from the blog, the more daunting it's been to get back to it.

      Next to the others, the Orks' bases seem a little small. Perhaps I might consider those new 32mm bases!

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  4. NIce to see you posting again Mol - that genestealer is a brute !

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    1. Thanks, Neil!

      It would be neat to put it alongside a ragtag bunch of cultists... I see an Ordo Xenos-based game in the future.

      Want to help me make some cultists? ;)

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    2. Now that is tempting ...

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  5. Glad to have you back in business Mol!

    The chaos marine looks spectacular! Can´t wait to see how it turns out.

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    1. Thanks - I wanted to make a First Claw-esque squad of five or so Black Legionnaires.

      The Black Legion are, in some ways, my favourite Legion!

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  6. Feth Me! That Genestealer is the dogs.

    Really like that marine too.

    I hope you manage to keep blogging this time.

    I hoped to see the battle report from the Orlock game we played last year. Is that still on the cards?

    PDH

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    1. I will certainly see what I can put together...

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