, you only suspect
Schneider in the more obsessed one.
I was paraphrasing what you
the size chart is based on guys even more obsessed than us
I meant he's more obsessed than you or me, not more than the guy who did the chart. You're trying to do your own
analysis now, but your analysis is shallow and inconclusive as I explained. I suspect both
Schneider and the chart creator used more useful shots than the ultimately meaningless one you posted.
The problem is you're placing higher importance on special effects shots, which have a known history of inconsistencies (even the chart creator acknowledges this in his FAQ) and ignoring all other evidence that points to the fact that they were intended to be of the same base cube.
In all Borg appearances of the Assimilation Cube, no matter how far away, it's ALWAYS been shown to be much more massive compared to the Galaxy class than VOY was to that Tactical Cube.
This shot is much
more informative than the VOY one you gave. There's no ambiguity about distance.
First of all, since the cube is in front
of the Enterprise, we know that the distance of the Enterprise is the minimum
distance the cube could be from the camera.
Not only that, but this shot continues to stretch on until both the cube and the Enterprise pass by the camera, at a steady speed. From that we learn that the cube is at least one full cube length ahead
of the Enterprise and thus closer to the camera, and thus smaller. Do the simple math and this shot puts this cube at a much smaller size than both the one in Q Who and the tactical cube.
Tactical Cube length: approx. 3000m
Cube variant 2 length: approx. 3000m
Cube variant 1 length: "a huge vessel" ??? Not seen again, after BOBW.
Cube variant 1 is the largest cube we've ever seen (credit to Anwar). The speculation is that borg cubes grow as new technology is added and since this cube was traveling to the Alpha Quadrant, it had grown in that time. This can actually be confirmed by Enterprise's "Regeneration" episode and TNG's "Descent" episodes.
That is why that cube in the chart is so large.
Actually the chart doesn't show any distinction between variant 1 and 2, it only has 2 cube types: Assimilation and Tactical. For the larger Assimilation cube it uses the size of variant-2: 3000M, but then it puts Tactical at 1500M which contradicts its own source.