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This would be a great scale for a miniature tabletop game and there are people out there in the interwebs that run games currently with this scale. The existing models lend themselves to much castings and conversions. The rules for these games (that I've found) are offshoots of pre-existing rule sets. I find this very cool but, your still trying to adapt a ruleset that never had Robotech in mind.
Lets talk cost. The 1/200 scale for these minis is more affordable but can still be pricey depending on the size of games that may be played. A price that is higher than a person thinks a single model should cost will never make a person buy the product. Its simple, if it costs too much, a person will look elsewhere to get his hobby fix. I'm thinking we can get a great quality mini at this scale, but I do not want to price a customer out of the game. We are researching this currently and we are still not convinced that this will be too expensive. What would you think about this scale? What would you pay fro a single model?
|example of great scale grat cost, lousy detail|
|The warhammer/Tomahawk/Excalibur MK VI - depending on who you ask|
I have seen some very amazing detail be created with this scale. The new methods of miniature prototyping and the new materials that are being used can really produce great looking miniatures. You want to see some great detail, check out Dystopian wars miniatures game with their lines of resin minis.
The 1/260-1/285 scale is small... Not that it's a bad thing.
The good side: With a scale this size tables and scenery become more affordable, and you don't need a huge 4' by 6' table to play on. Entry costs into the game go down and more models can be easily produced giving more options to the players on how they want to play their games.. This also opens the possibilities to larger battles.
The bad side: The minis are tiny. How do you paint any detail onto a small model. You want your veritech to look like Roy Fokker's Skull-1 - you sart painting and the model starts looking like the fish head Rick catches when he's trapped in the ship with Minmei.
Should the smaller scales be made, decals would definately be a good thing.
As it is, there are no easy answers to the questions set forth above. Money will ALWAYS be a big factor for some and Quality a bigger factor to others. Please post your thoughts in the comments section below. I would love to continue this discussion and I want to hear your opinions as well..
Things are still moving forward.