First off, here’s a video if you don’t want to read!
FFG released new images today showing us some relative scale of the AT-ST and Snowspeeder in relation to some infantry miniatures. This is most likely aimed at the recent criticism for the initial articles having only solo images of each vehicle, making it difficult for us to see the pictures.
Here are two of the initial pictures from the launch article:
The AT-ST looks great next to those trees, but it would have been great to see it next to some troopers!
The Snowspeeder just looks really small right here. There’s really not much for reference.
This lead to alot of debate on various different message boards and social media about the scale of these vehicles and if they are worth the price tag. Many pointed out that the snowspeeder isn’t that large to begin with, which is true if you are comparing it to an X-Wing or similar starfighter. However we still needed to see.
This week, FFG released these two images.
At first it seems like these images set the record straight by giving us some reference and perspective. However, if you look closely you’ll see that the angles of the bases are different. This lead people to say that the image was faked or photoshopped.
Realistically, I’m sure the image was photoshopped. They don’t have production models in-hand yet, so they have to base it off of the proposed sizes and dimensions. That doesn’t mean that this image is false though, in that it most likely does reflect the actual size of these vehicles.
I remain hopeful that they will be large and impressive! Can’t wait for them to show up!