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Kiro
06-01-2007, 06:45
Okay, forgive me, I'm up way too early and I'm ill - my brain isn't working properly. Why is everyone talking about getting Epic flyers? Are the scales exactly the same? Also, aside from looking slightly better (so you say) is there any reason why, if they are the same scale, I should buy the FW stuff over GW?
:confused:

Spacker
06-01-2007, 08:09
Yes, it's Epic scale. The FW stuff is incredibly detailed, and larger than the GW models. There's nothing stopping you using the GW models, but as I didn't have any I'm very happy to get the FW ones.

Kiro
06-01-2007, 09:06
Just how small are we talking here?...

Christine
06-01-2007, 10:17
Epic is 6mm in scale. Meanwhile a metal epic thunderbolt fighter is maybe an inch across from wingtip to wingtip. Theres a nice comparison of size and sculpting quality in the 'save money!' thread.

Spacker
06-01-2007, 11:07
Epic is 6mm in scale. Meanwhile a metal epic thunderbolt fighter is maybe an inch across from wingtip to wingtip. Theres a nice comparison of size and sculpting quality in the 'save money!' thread.

And a FW Thunderbolt is at least twice that size :)

If I can get my hands on a GW flyer this weekend I'll post comparison pics against the FW ones, in the meantime here are some pics to give you an idea of what the FW kits comprise of:

http://www.ageofstrife.com/gallery/Spack104/IMG_2335

http://www.ageofstrife.com/gallery/Spack104/IMG_2337

The second pic shows a 40k scale Valkyrie, a FW Epic/AI Valkyrie, and a GW Stormtrooper figure. The GW Valkyrie model is about half the size of the FW one, and has much less detail.

ml2sjw
06-01-2007, 18:58
for an accurate size difference see here

http://www.netepic.org/EPICentre/Articles/fwlightreview.php

sizes are hugely different i'm afraid

Mephistofeles
06-01-2007, 19:58
There seems to be quite some difference in size, not to mention how DAMN good the FW-ones look.

Voronwe[MQ]
07-01-2007, 09:38
Indeed, though I will still go with Epic flyers.

Voronwe

Christine
07-01-2007, 09:50
TBH I'm probably going to go with epic stuff at least for a while just because I have lots of them lying around and also can't afford to spend obscene amounts of cash on new FW stuff.