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Was it the one that had his body grow non stop, so he ate non stop? his power armour was made from part of badly damaged terminator armour, if I remember the wolf blade novel correctly.

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It isnt scale creep its "some of our employees and customers are getting older, so we made things bigger because their eyesight is failing and they have trouble with fine motor skills".
   
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They dont handsculpt minis anymore, using cad makes it possible to zoom and eyesight is not an issue

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Crispy78 wrote:
Kayback wrote:
Wasn't on one of the... Space Wolf? Marines notably smaller than the others and it was a point worth mentioning. I can't recall which novel that was.

If that's the case then there may be some variation but it isn't common.


There was definitely one that was abnormally big - Haegr The Mountain, one of the Wolfblade that Ragnar served with on Terra.


Isn't Arjac Rockfist an unusually large dude too?

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 Dysartes wrote:
Crispy78 wrote:
Kayback wrote:
Wasn't on one of the... Space Wolf? Marines notably smaller than the others and it was a point worth mentioning. I can't recall which novel that was.

If that's the case then there may be some variation but it isn't common.


There was definitely one that was abnormally big - Haegr The Mountain, one of the Wolfblade that Ragnar served with on Terra.


Isn't Arjac Rockfist an unusually large dude too?


Ah. Aging memory. I was never big into Space Wolves lore.

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Kayback wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
Crispy78 wrote:
Kayback wrote:
Wasn't on one of the... Space Wolf? Marines notably smaller than the others and it was a point worth mentioning. I can't recall which novel that was.

If that's the case then there may be some variation but it isn't common.


There was definitely one that was abnormally big - Haegr The Mountain, one of the Wolfblade that Ragnar served with on Terra.


Isn't Arjac Rockfist an unusually large dude too?


Ah. Aging memory. I was never big into Space Wolves lore.


I mean, we're not saying there aren't unusually small Space Wolves characters as well, but Arjac is one that stands out for being a named SC in a few versions of the 'dex (and having a model).

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Yes, but they still do that now with the likes of abaddon.
   
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Ranulf the Strong was an exeptionally large Space Wolf. He was described larger than Leman Russ and was depicted as about a head taller than a normal marine. This of course was before Primarchs were laughable giant freaks they're today.


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I tried really really hard in the mirror but just couldn't get my armpits as high as my ears no matter what I did. That Ranulf isn't just strong, but flexible as well.

   
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 Oaka wrote:
I tried really really hard in the mirror but just couldn't get my armpits as high as my ears no matter what I did. That Ranulf isn't just strong, but flexible as well.

You should try to do some jiu jitsu or wrestling. helps a lot of being more flexible.

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so scale creep is a real thing.

just for comparison here are @ top is a MKIV marine boltgun & @ bottom is a new assault intercessor bolt pistol. GW went from 2016(MKIV kit) to 2020 (indomitus) and what was a decently sized gun on an Astartes went to "heavy" pistol on Primaris.
but then a RTB-01 bolter is tiny soo...
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That's not proof or even an example of scale creep. Those pistols(as well as the pistols of the first Primaris Chaplain and the Primaris Apothecary) are the same size as the Bolt Carbines wielded by Primaris Infiltrators and Incursors(released well after the Chaplain and Apothecary), which are the same size as non-Primaris Boltguns. Absolver and Heavy Bolt Pistols are just massive in general.

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Look at the bolters on Deathwatch Veterans. They're absolutely tiny, closer to the size of bolt pistols than bolters. Going by that metric, there'd be a size decrease.

As said above, I think it's more of a statement about how big the heavy and absolver bolt pistols are. The actual bolt pistols on Primaris models feel smaller than bolt pistols on older Marines.

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 Sgt_Smudge wrote:

As said above, I think it's more of a statement about how big the heavy and absolver bolt pistols are. The actual bolt pistols on Primaris models feel smaller than bolt pistols on older Marines.
yup, it was kinda a joke wrapped in an observation.

but just expanding on it top to bottom;

Assault Intercessor Plasma pistol
MKIV Plasma Pistol
Intercessor Bolt Pistol
Reiver Heavy Bolt Pistol
Astartes Bolt Pistol
Assault Intercessor Heavy Bolt Pistol
MKIV Boltgun
Reiver Assault Bolt Carbine
Primaris Stalker Bolt Rifle
dont have absolver in bits
[Thumb - 20200802_130915.jpg]

   
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I would like to add that the MkIV plasma is a good deal sleeker and smaller than the standard plasma pistol we see on Mk7 Marines. The Primaris plasma is a deal chunkier, but then, so is the "standard" one.
The Primaris BP looks pretty close to the standard BP, with a few casing differences and no banana mag.

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Jesus thats a lot of different guns that seem really similar!
I can't believe that: 1 there's even more, and 2 they all have different rules!

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