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October 4, 2012

40K: True-scale Marines Hidden in Plain Sight?

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A reader spotted a very interesting mini in the Horus Heresy Betrayal book.  Come help solve a mystery.

For a while now, converters have been working on "true-scale" Astartes.  That is, versions of Marines with spacers and other conversions to give them the scale 8-9 foot height compared to other miniatures that befits the fluff.  Its a difficult process.

So imagine reader Florian's reaction when he came upon this image from Forgeworld:

 The helmet seems oddly stunted but proportions are not the ones of the current MkII mini. Note that the vambrace/gauntlet sports studs while the current MkII doesn't. On the opposite, the hand plate here has only two studs when the current model shows four. Finally,the miniature shown here has no neck-guard contrarily to the model so far sold by FW. I suspect a personal conversion or some photo-manipulation again, but you never know... -florian

You can find even more of Florian's curious miniatures findings in the BoLS Lounge here.

What do you think is going on?
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