Thursday, 26 January 2017
Further Size Comparisons
Last year I posted a piece comparing the size of Dream Pod 9 Gears/Mechs against a scale real world vehicle. And then another piece looking at the size of the Visigoth tank next to an Abrams.
This time I'm comparing a RAFM era 1/87th scale Hunter Command with a 1/144th scale Hunter conversion next to 15mm–1/100th scale–Abrams and a 1/144th scale Abrams with a Clear Horizon Epsilon 15mm miniature and a MechWarrior Dark Age 10mm Grey Death Legion power armour figure.
What does this mean?
I've been bitten by the accidental purchase of six RAFM era Gears. I say accidental because I put a low bid on them not expecting to win, but I did: hence accidental. Now I have the urge to acquire more RAFM Gears because they're lovely and shiny, must catch them all...
Realistically, if I can get hold of a couple of Southern Gears then I'll probably be satisfied as it will allow me to have heroic scale stand-in models of my character's mechs from my novels. OTOH though, the temptation to go full-on 15mm for my Bad Dog verse project is strong because it's so much easier to get figures in different poses.
What you're hearing is the sound of the wargamers lament.