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How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
I dont want to think about it 9% [ 941 ]
$0 1% [ 68 ]
$1-$100 2% [ 172 ]
$101-$300 6% [ 639 ]
$301-$1000 21% [ 2080 ]
$1001-$3000 25% [ 2555 ]
$3001-$6000 14% [ 1402 ]
$6001-$10000 8% [ 817 ]
$10,001-$20,000 6% [ 598 ]
$20,001-$30,000 2% [ 219 ]
$30,001-$50,000 1% [ 139 ]
$50,001-$75,000 1% [ 88 ]
$75,001-$100,000 1% [ 58 ]
$100,001+ 2% [ 248 ]
Total Votes : 10024
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Da Big Mek

London, UK

Poll suggested by xSoulgrinderx
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Longtime Dakkanaut

St. Louis, Missouri

Thus far, a little over $400 USD

...not as bad as my airsoft collection...

And if you're drinkin' well, you know that you're my friend and I say "I think I'll have myself a beer"
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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms

Auburn CA


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Nasty Nob


Couldn't be below $1000.

If you can find me someone who's spent more than $100 000 on the hobby I'll be blown away.


To Be Stomped
No One
My vision of how 40k ends: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5937830/1/Time-of-Ending-the-40k-Finale  
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Probably in the $3000 to $6000 range if you include art supplies....

Yea, that sounds about right.
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Zealous Shaolin

Wargaming hobby in general ?
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Regular Dakkanaut

Germany / Switzerland

Wow including Airbrush, Showing cases, Painting supplies and 17 years worth of miniatures, books, tools, etc ... not to mention especially looking for a flat with an extra room only for the hobby and furnishing it ... I'd say somewhere between 20k and 30k.

That number there scares me - please someone say that's normal ...

Night Lords: 5500 points / 1750 points painted
Orks: 1250 points / 300 points painted
Orcs & Goblins: 6000 points / 2500 points painted
Tomb Kings: 3000 points / 1500 points painted 
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Longtime Dakkanaut


Must be around $1-3000, but I sell quite a lot so that negates some of the cost.

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Central,ILL. USA

What is the time frame?I have been collecting for 20 years.

Please visit my Blog http://colkrazykennyswargamingblog.blogspot.com/
I play SS in flames of war ,Becuase they are KEWL... 
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Parachuting Bashi Bazouk


I am somewhere between the $3000-$6000 mark, which hurts me to think about... at least I am having fun with it all...

80 Minitures. 
Made in nz
Armored Iron Breaker


I keep a record for NZ insurance reasons, I've spent a total of $5798.20 on Figures and Terrain, and 500.70 on art supplies

their on some .000000100200100010 in their but whats the point in mentioning those.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/01/18 21:00:56

Dwarfs: Lots

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."

Check out my blog at: averydwarfishblog.blogspot.com 
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Quick-fingered Warlord Moderatus

I'm pretty sure it's around the $200 range so far. And I'm not even done yet!

Lord Judicator Valdrakh of the Atun Dynasty (6th Ed: W:3, L:4, D:0)

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Well GW were mostly responsible for the Berlin Wall, so it's natural for some people to harbour resentment towards them.
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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge

Freiburg, Germany

If it's free it doesn't count as a hobby :-)

why so serious ?  
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Cosmic Joe


col. krazy kenny wrote:What is the time frame?I have been collecting for 20 years.

The frame is you'r lifetime

Still under $1000, will probbably be able to keep it that way at least untill summer i hope longer

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/01/19 10:42:56

Nosebiter wrote:
Codex Space Marine is renamed as Codex Counts As Because I Dont Like To Loose And Gw Hates My Army.
Made in nl
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot

Enschede, Netherlands

350$+ on my chaos, at least 650-700 $ on my Space Wolves and at least another 700$ on paints, tools and other bits/kits

Horst wrote:damnit, now I gotta go home and get a change of underpants.

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Storm Trooper with Maglight

Montain Home, Ar

Slightly over $300 on 40k since I am able to convert old figures from other games into my IG army. Scratchbuilding also helps keep the cost down a lot.

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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation

The Memphis Sprawl

Over $500 for sure, probably closer to 650 or 700. I convert/kitbash/repurpose Plague Marines so other peoples trash is my treasure. I should have my tax return shortly, which will either see me buying a full Dark Eldar force, or starting IG so my buying total will be rising drastically soon.

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Regular Dakkanaut

clearly the amout will very greatly depending on how long you have been in the hobby.

Personally i have been addicted to wargaming for 20 years, so it adds up.
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Deadly Dark Eldar Warrior


Counting rulebooks, paint supplies and so on, I'd estimate it roughly at... I honestly don't want to think about it. Videogaming is considered quite an expensive hobby, but it's probably nothing compared to wargaming...

WHFB Dark Elves 6k
Infinity Yu Jing - Too many Tohaa - Too little
40k The Retrograde Tigers c.700 points
Imperium Bella In Progress A good bunch Incoming Soon.TM  
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot

Southampton UK

Over $10,000 probably nearer $15,000. I have been doing the hobby for 27 years though and I have a love of Forge World!

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

My Blogs:
Emperor's Wings chapter
Pre Heresy Death Guard
Misc painting blog
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Virus Filled Maggot

Ugh.... How much is too much?... I think ive spent rite around there....
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Posts with Authority

South Carolina (upstate) USA

This year...around $100. Lifetime...I couldnt even begin to guess.

Whats my game?
Warmachine (Cygnar)
10/15mm mecha
Song of Blades & Heroes
Blackwater Gulch
X wing
Open to other games too

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Regular Dakkanaut

I've technically only spent about $200 if you factor in things i've sold as i got rid of about $2000 worth of Nids a couple years back. Kinda wish i didn't sell my army but oh well :(
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Drone without a Controller


Probably about $2500...that is on LOTR and Warhammer 40k

W 1 / D 2 / L 1
W 0 / D 0 / L0

Models bought: 48
Models painted: 0
Games played: 0 
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Alluring Mounted Daemonette


waay waay to much

Glory to the Twelfth! Glory to Angron!

‎"Because we couldn’t be trusted. The Emperor needed a weapon that would never obey its own desires before those of the Imperium. He needed a weapon that would never bite the hand that feeds. The World Eaters were not that weapon. We’ve all drawn blades purely for the sake of shedding blood, and we’ve all felt the exultation of winning a war that never even needed to happen. We are not the tame, reliable pets that the Emperor wanted. The Wolves obey, when we would not. The Wolves can be trusted, when we never could. They have a discipline we lack, because their passions are not aflame with the Butcher’s Nails buzzing in the back of their skulls. The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer."

—Captain Khârn of the World Eaters Legion's 8th Assault Company, from his unpublished treatise The Eighteen Legions 
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Frenzied Juggernaut


Im probably at about 6-10k, I blame forgeworld goodies lol.

Dark Eldar- 1500pts Completed
Grey Knights- 1500pts 1 Guy done
Chaos Daemons- Approx 5000pts
Slaanesh Daemons- 1500pts, in progress
Khorne Daemons- 1500pts, in progress
Death Korps of Krieg- Plans being formulated.
High Elves- Approx 2000pts
Vampire Counts- Raising the dead once more 
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Student Curious About Xenos


Probably about $300-1000 as i am a 'new' hobbyist and haven't developed ''that look shiny... me need!'' syndrome

The infection must die  
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Servoarm Flailing Magos

Urgh. Uurggggggghhhhh.

Approaching £3K so I'll guess at $4k.

"Praise Be To The Omissiah!"

"Three things make the Empire great: Faith, Steel and Gunpowder!"

Azarath Metrion Zinthos

Expect my posts to have a bazillion edits. I miss out letters, words, sometimes even entire sentences in my points and posts.

Come at me Heretic. 
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Grey Knight Psionic Stormraven Pilot

New Lexington, OH

I actually have to ask. Do you mean since I started? Or this year?

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Ambitious Marauder

Newark, DE

3-6k. Starting my Monday ashamed ... for not being able to spend more.

Khorne Tzeentch Nurgle Slaanesh

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