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Louie N Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

Hello,

I am just curious if GW intends to releases vehicles sized to the new Primaris Space Marines. The Rhino was already a clown car with "old school" marines.

Is the New Repulsor designed for the new Uber humans, or just new?

Would 1/35 scale models now make more sense to use.

Thanks

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

The Rhino as clown car is an "urban legend" of WH40K fandom. It scales very nicely with marines if one allows for the idea that SMs are not in dynamic action poses and don't have a giant ,thick disk glued to the bottom of their feet,while in their APC. :)

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

To answer your original question, from the model I looked at in a game store, the new grav APC looks midway between a Rhino and a Land Raider in size. Hope that helps.

Legion 412 Aug 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

Yes, my experience with GW since '90, especially with Epic/6mm. Scale Creep is their middle name ! evil grin

KniazSuvorov12 Aug 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Yeah. The strangest thing about the ongoing scale creep though, is that it would be simple to stop. Citadel miniatures are all sculpted digitally nowadays, rather than by hand. They could easily be scaled to the "correct" size, rather than getting endlessly larger…

Legion 412 Aug 2017 4:25 p.m. PST

I'd guess, bigger models cost more and in turn GW can charge more ! evil grin

Louie N Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

Well there is always that.

I really wish someone would create a 3Q render of a Rhino with all the marines seated inside it similar to this render.

link

This video has a decent comparison of the Marines to the new repuslsor APC.

https://youtu.be/_JQkte6d6bU?t=744

Thanks

Outlaw Tor13 Aug 2017 5:11 a.m. PST

Try fitting ANYTHING in the original Rhino and Land Raider (the ones that were sold 3 and 2 to a box, respectively, copyright 1988). Still have one box of each.

Legion 413 Aug 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

I have collected Epic since '90 and have almost all the models they made. The sizes of the same vehicles many times vary based on release, i.e. AT/SM1, SM2/TL, E40K & E:A. And the new upcoming AT2 will be 8mm …

Something else some may not know. The original Titans were 1/500 while most of the other Epic was 1/300 … so … I guess this sort of thing is nothing new for them …

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 4:18 p.m. PST

Outlaw Tor, care to part with those? I promise they will see table time :D LOL

Outlaw Tor16 Aug 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

Doubt they will be moving any time soon, sorry, sorta the start of my collection, along with Citadel metals.

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