Artscale Grey Knight Squad

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  • Anonymous

    wow really cool! the psycannon is really nice!

  • fuzzbuket

    wow really cool! the psycannon is really nice!

  • David Alcón Kombo

    Very very very nice! ^^

  • Brandon Burt

    Whats the difference between truescale and artscale?

    • Hi, I’ve answered this elsewhere so I hope you don’t mind me copying and pasting an answer…

      Here’s how I define them:

      Truescale: the most commonly thrown around term for bigger Space Marines. The term Truescale refers to a model that’s scale within its own proportions is accurate and most lifelike (only in miniature form). Imagine placing a photo of a real person next to a photo of a regular miniature, you’ll see vast differences in proportions between miniature and real life human being. A Truecsale miniature is a more correctly proportioned, realistic model. Many historical wargames miniatures adhere to this idea.

      GW miniatures adhere to an exaggerated “heroic” scale rather than Truescale. With reference to Space Marines there are actually very few True-Truescale Space Marine conversions, in part because there is a lot of disagreement about a Space Marine’s actual proportions but also because the term Truescale is commonly used to describe any and all bigger than normal Space Marine.

      Actual Scale: a term coined (by the masterful converter Doghouse) to refer to an attempt to make marines that are proportionally in scale with the other miniatures of the 40k universe. In essence you put your Space Marines on the table and you want them to tower over your enemy’s guardsmen (or whatever) just like they do in the fiction. This is what most “Truescale” conversions really are.

      Artscale: my own variation on Actual Scale. This is all about making miniatures more true to GWs artwork and the description given in the fiction and stems from the fact I try to refer to artwork for inspiration most of the time. Artists like Alex Boyd rarely fail to inspire, and I want my miniatures to capture some of that inspiration. For me this is not just about having a mini the right height, or size, but also giving it a sense of mass/weight and movement via considered posing. The emphasis is on using artwork as a guideline for conversions.

      For me personally I have no interest in proper Truescaling as I always find heroic scaled miniatures (GW minis are heroic scaled) far more appealing, even though they’re technically less accurate (big hands, big feet). All my scaled up conversions on this site are Artscale conversions.