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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2021 12:38 p.m. PST

With Christmas approaching, I was attempting to add a piece to the family nativity scene. The clerk informs me that I have a set of 4" Fontanini, and Fontanini no longer supports the 4" scale. Would I like to start over from scratch in 5" scale?

It was a sadly familiar conversation. It's just not one I normally have in a religious supply house. (I ordered the elephant from the 5" range. Few people know better than miniature wargamers that trees and elephants tend to be a little underscale in the larger sizes.)

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2021 1:32 p.m. PST

Scale creep! It's everywhere, man! Game Over! Game Over, man!

LOL! Cheers!

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2021 1:47 p.m. PST

Go HARD on ebay to gather in as much 4" as you can. Next November ebay all your 4" and either transition up to 5" or switch to a vendor less likely to play 3 card Nativity.

Or just keep your 4", knowing what you have is likely to be all your going to get.

I had no idea Nativity Scenes issued updated codexes.

jdpintex15 Dec 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

The new codex includes two more kings :)

rustymusket15 Dec 2021 2:53 p.m. PST

Do you use more dice for a 5" elephant?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2021 2:54 p.m. PST

I thought this was going to be about Mark's business.

khanscom15 Dec 2021 6:13 p.m. PST

Since it's a diorama, use "forced perspective".

Cardinal Ximenez15 Dec 2021 6:32 p.m. PST

The 6" range will have skulls and power armor.

jhancock15 Dec 2021 8:11 p.m. PST

Are you allowed to substitute figures from a different manufacturer, or is that not playing cricket?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2021 8:43 p.m. PST

Really? Et tu, Religione Commeate? Absolutely everyone wants to be the next Games Workshop.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2021 2:21 a.m. PST

It's not scale creep…they are heroic 4" scale. Jeeze get with it! LOL

Tom Reed16 Dec 2021 6:27 a.m. PST

Oh! I though you were talking about the webstore Scale Creep.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2021 2:17 p.m. PST

jhancock, I wouldn't hesitate if I found something which matched the style and sold individual pieces, but I've had no luck. In fact, Fontanini pretty much owns the market for pieces sold individually.

Tom, 79th, I'm not the one who named his company after a phenomenon. (Flashing back to bands with names like "War" and "America." The late 60's and 70's had no redeeming features.)

JSchutt19 Dec 2021 6:59 a.m. PST

4" is not a scale…..

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