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Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 09:02:24


Post by: Agamemnon2


As I was surfing ebay looking at various out of print sculpts, I got to wondering if other people have holy grail miniatures they're looking for their collections. By which I guess I mean something that's not just expensive, but whose finding requires luck and effort, a proper quest.

I have a few that would qualify, but the 40k piece that qualifies the best is none other than the Thunderhawk Gunship. Not the Forge World one. The metal one. It's nearly impossible to assemble and very hard to come by. But it's such a wonderfully premium piece of GW history. It came in a wooden box with little aquila corner braces, and even a lock on the lid. I'd love to own it. And I would build the damn thing, which I take it was very seldom done (most of the ones I've ever seen for sale have been untouched in box). It'd be hard and would take half a dozen tubes of epoxy, but I would enjoy the challenge.

For non-GW pieces, there is, I suppose, the original Dreamforge Leviathan: http://www.coolminiornot.com/66848. They were on the market for a very short time, before, it was rumored, GW sent out a "cease & desist" notification. Again, it'd be a wonderful project, mostly to superdetail the thing. You could even fit it with LEDs all over the place and wire up a bluetooth speaker to rickroll your opponents as required.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 10:20:36


Post by: Big Mac


Currently my 'holy grail' piece would be the valhallan kneeling trooper with boltgun that came with BL lone wolf diaroma kit.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 10:23:34


Post by: Jackal90


For me it's the giant forgeworld stone troll.
Took a break from the game while it was being sold and only saw it for the first time once it was OOP.

Seen 2 on eBay since then, both terrible recasts.

Not sure what it is about the model, I just really wanted one so I'm always looking for them.





Other than that, it's just forumware 30k salamanders stuff lol.
Picked up vulkan just fine, but trying to find pyroclasts and fire drakes is close to impossible.
Someone on eBay has them, but they are insanely bad recasts and reassemble blobs rather than models.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 10:34:42


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Probably more of the inquisitor range, especially the 54mm scale genestealer and hybrid conversion parts. But the genestealer alone regularly sells for £80 on eBay and I can’t spring to that for one miniature. Damn thing was only available through GW mail order for three months originally, it was OOP by the time I knew of it.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 10:54:34


Post by: Stormonu


For me it's the UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens - the model kit that was released just after the movie came out. I didn't have the money to get it at the time, and now when it shows up on e-bay, it's just too expensive to consider.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 11:12:26


Post by: Undead_Love-Machine


Over the years I've had many Holy Grail miniatures, most of which I've been lucky enough to get hold of.

The Ilyad barabarians, the John Blanche inspired range of 54mm figures that GW made (that I have forgotten the name of ), The Rackham Mid-Nor range.

Currently my holy grail figure is the original 54mm Smog 1888 Opium Dragon.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 11:30:51


Post by: Agamemnon2


 Big Mac wrote:
Currently my 'holy grail' piece would be the valhallan kneeling trooper with boltgun that came with BL lone wolf diaroma kit.


Any of those dioramas is incredibly rare to see for sale. I've never even seen a complete example of each, nevermind a painted one.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 11:37:40


Post by: beast_gts


I have the metal Iron Hands Iron Father , and am looking out for the FW Atlas & Salamander (& Iron Hands Contemptor, but they say that's coming back).


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 15:32:57


Post by: Grimtuff


 Undead_Love-Machine wrote:


The Ilyad barabarians, the John Blanche inspired range of 54mm figures that GW made (that I have forgotten the name of ), The Rackham Mid-Nor range.


Femme Militant.

Had a few- Sergeant Centurius, which I now own and is currently serving as a Plague Marine in my DG army. The Warmachine 10th anniversary diorama. Had to fight tooth and nail to get that. Not exactly limited, but the metal Teddy mini for Malifaux. Vastly superior to any that succeeded it and almost never appeared on eBay, eventually one did for the right price last year and I snapped him up. The GF9 Zuggtmoy figure (didn't even know of this thing's existence until I saw one on r/minipainting and it was long OOP and only had a limited run of 1000 or something)- luckily I found it on Noble Knight Games, these guys are great for OOP stuff and grabbed it asap. She's now a Daemon Princess in the DG.

Although I currently don't have it in my hands(yet!) I finally snapped up Syko Volsturus from Confrontation on eBay yesterday. Weird thing is, I'd been chasing this mini for a while for a Fabius Bile conversion (yes, I'm going to chop him up. Come at me. ) and the exact same auction I won yesterday I lost over Christmas as I was talking to a customer at work when it ended. As luck would have it it appeared to have been relisted maybe when the original winner saw it was damaged or something.

Current gaming white whale (and has been for some time) is the Helldorado Gourmande demons. You just don't see them on the second-hand market and when they are they're asking exorbitant prices. The weird thing is, I owned them back when the game was not OOP and converted them to be the mouth and bum of my GUO. Now I want them again and simply cannot find them.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 15:49:23


Post by: queen_annes_revenge


Cherubael from inquisitor. Found one on a site last year but it kept getting refunded when I purchased so I assume it was out of stock.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 15:55:29


Post by: deotrims 16th


I have some 1st edition white plastic marines with bayonets that are imperial as they have aquilla's.
I also know someone with first edition dark eldar reivers.
I know not quite as good as the others on this list but i hadn't even heard of those marines existing on google and all that guy reivers are some of the last in the country so?


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 16:16:23


Post by: Polonius


 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Cherubael from inquisitor. Found one on a site last year but it kept getting refunded when I purchased so I assume it was out of stock.


I got super lucky when I found mine. A guy was selling three boxes of inquisitor, and Cherubael was in there. You had to look closely at the pics to see it.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 16:24:37


Post by: Agamemnon2


 Grimtuff wrote:
Although I currently don't have it in my hands(yet!) I finally snapped up Syko Volsturus from Confrontation on eBay yesterday. Weird thing is, I'd been chasing this mini for a while for a Fabius Bile conversion (yes, I'm going to chop him up. Come at me. ) and the exact same auction I won yesterday I lost over Christmas as I was talking to a customer at work when it ended. As luck would have it it appeared to have been relisted maybe when the original winner saw it was damaged or something.


That reminds me of another conversion I've been wanting to make for ages, turning Lens Mendkenn into a Harlequin Solitaire. Alas, it's not an easy one to find.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 17:05:11


Post by: nou


For me those are Falcon type II and Wave Serpent type II forge world upgrade kits. I've been absent from hobby while they were available and they are what make Eldar grav tanks models actually working aesthetically for me. Currently only basic back fin for Falcon chasis can be obtained through Warp Hunter model, but there is no way to get any other part from those kits... Unfortunately Forge World won't bring back those kits (I got direct answer for this) and I have never saw either a kit or even a modified whole model for sale on Ebay or anywhere else...


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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
 Grimtuff wrote:
Although I currently don't have it in my hands(yet!) I finally snapped up Syko Volsturus from Confrontation on eBay yesterday. Weird thing is, I'd been chasing this mini for a while for a Fabius Bile conversion (yes, I'm going to chop him up. Come at me. ) and the exact same auction I won yesterday I lost over Christmas as I was talking to a customer at work when it ended. As luck would have it it appeared to have been relisted maybe when the original winner saw it was damaged or something.


That reminds me of another conversion I've been wanting to make for ages, turning Lens Mendkenn into a Harlequin Solitaire. Alas, it's not an easy one to find.


https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Confrontation-Cynwall-LENS-MENDKENN-Echahim-OOP-Rackham-Cynwal-/223279290315?hash=item33fc7b97cb

You're welcome. Unfortunately seller has some bizarre excluded countries list and doesn't ship to Poland, otherwise I would buy it as it is indeed a great basis for either Solitaire or Great Harlequin, exactly what I was looking for.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:26:35


Post by: BrookM


The Forge World Thunderbolt pilot. It pops up from time to time, as an overly expensive auction or an obvious recast, lovely model that was sadly an event only model IIRC.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:29:05


Post by: Elbows


I do, but I actually own mine - just afraid to try to paint it. My all-time favourite Warhammer Fantasy sculpt is this fella:

Mordheim Freelance Knight


For my birthday last year, my friend sent me one new in blister...so I own it. It's even metal, meaning I could strip it if I feth it up, but it's just nerve wracking and I haven't been playing Mordheim or anything fantasy in a while.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:32:29


Post by: Grimtuff


 BrookM wrote:
The Forge World Thunderbolt pilot. It pops up from time to time, as an overly expensive auction or an obvious recast, lovely model that was sadly an event only model IIRC.


Ye gods! You've just reminded me. I had that model (and the Ork Pilot, who I know I still have as he is a Nob in my Ork army), but for the life of me I don't know where he is. Dunno if he is in a case somewhere or lost in the warp like my FW Slann mini.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:34:03


Post by: Excommunicatus


Kinda.



Five is right out.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:43:05


Post by: Fifty


I own the Chaos Toilet, several Thruds and every Jes Goodwin champion the rarest Nurgle champion. That is pretty much the holy trinity for me.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 18:56:44


Post by: NAVARRO


- One that always escapes me is the Citadel chaos dwarf renegades and citadel Dwarf adventurers.

- Would Love to have more Ilyiad vorags and orcs.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 19:17:33


Post by: Grimtuff


Another one I've just remembered given who just posted ITT-

Navarro, what happened to your Rock Golem (and others) that were on Otherworld's site? They seem to have just vanished. A lot of them were on my to buy list for ages and I'd love to know what happened if you're allowed to say, or even if they're for sale elsewhere.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 19:28:57


Post by: Ghool


I follow Barney Stinsons Golden Rule: New is always better.

Nostalgia won't get me to be extorted for something that's OOP.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 21:11:26


Post by: timetowaste85


My holy grails for Fantasy and 40K were Archaon on foot and the alternate sculpt Emperor’s Champion, two-handing his Black Sword. I have both, tracked them both down over time. The newest “I must have this model” was the Slaanesh Noise Marine released at Christmas, which my wife had tucked under the tree for me! So I’ve got all my over-time treasures.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 23:09:29


Post by: Ketara


I've collected quite a few bits and pieces over the years which are quite rare.

I've got some of the original Phoenix Wargames Clubs female Cadians. A metal Maximilian Weisseman from Forgeworld. A full set of the true scale 'Iron Armour' marines made by [Warforge? Warsmith?] Studios in the week before they got C&D'd.A bunch of the Chapterhouse True Scale marines. That sort of thing.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 23:28:34


Post by: Mario


Elbows wrote:
Spoiler:
I do, but I actually own mine - just afraid to try to paint it. My all-time favourite Warhammer Fantasy sculpt is this fella:

Mordheim Freelance Knight


For my birthday last year, my friend sent me one new in blister...so I own it. It's even metal, meaning I could strip it if I feth it up, but it's just nerve wracking and I haven't been playing Mordheim or anything fantasy in a while.
I actually painted the one on foot. The sculpt has nice surfaces and it's just really fun paint.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 23:37:36


Post by: NAVARRO


 Grimtuff wrote:
Another one I've just remembered given who just posted ITT-

Navarro, what happened to your Rock Golem (and others) that were on Otherworld's site? They seem to have just vanished. A lot of them were on my to buy list for ages and I'd love to know what happened if you're allowed to say, or even if they're for sale elsewhere.


No idea! I know I have done some minis for them like a couple years ago and they are still not in production… Not really sure what happened.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/13 23:52:24


Post by: Grimtuff


 NAVARRO wrote:
 Grimtuff wrote:
Another one I've just remembered given who just posted ITT-

Navarro, what happened to your Rock Golem (and others) that were on Otherworld's site? They seem to have just vanished. A lot of them were on my to buy list for ages and I'd love to know what happened if you're allowed to say, or even if they're for sale elsewhere.


No idea! I know I have done some minis for them like a couple years ago and they are still not in production… Not really sure what happened.


Hmmm. Interesting. Didn't know if they lost the rights to them or something and you were producing them independently. Might have to inquire with them, thanks anyway.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 00:03:59


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 BrookM wrote:
The Forge World Thunderbolt pilot. It pops up from time to time, as an overly expensive auction or an obvious recast, lovely model that was sadly an event only model IIRC.


I managed to get one at Salute when it was available, but it cost me a fortune - I ended up buying a Thunderbolt too. At the moment, it's the Tyranid hiveship recycling "squig":
http://www.solegends.com/citcat1992/cat1992p399tyrwarriors-00.htm
("big squig 2")

to complete my 1st edition Tyranids collection. That and some odds and ends to complete a few Inquisitor models.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 00:04:55


Post by: H.B.M.C.


These fine fellows.

In a time when GW basically didn't make AdMech miniatures, and the closest was the metal Enginseer, these were the things I wanted the most. I think they're wonderful miniatures.

Eventually got a full set a few years back.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 03:05:07


Post by: Mattlov


For a while mine was the Confrontation Dragon Titan.

Then I basically stole it off a guy in Canada who had no idea what he had.


For GW stuff, I'm not sure I have a grail mini. I haven't played long enough to have nostalgia for the old stuff. At this point my grail is a damn Slaughterbrute, which I can't find anywhere. Or Varangaurd for a reasonable price.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 03:13:03


Post by: H.B.M.C.


If I had to pick something now, I really want an unseen Marauder, Rifleman and Archer from BattleTech.

I've got versions of all of those from later releases, and already have my fav Inner Sphere BTech 'Mech (unseen Warhammer), but those other three ones in their original form are ones I would really like.

Thing is I never find someone selling all three at once.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 03:13:42


Post by: malfred


I've always just wanted custom stuff. Can't be bothered to chase
after waterfalls...waaaaait


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 03:15:54


Post by: Kanluwen


The Wood Elf Spellsinger, male, with the very 'Druid' look to him.

Staff in hand with the opposite hand resting atop the head of a Spite.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 03:26:55


Post by: Asherian Command


I have the ... Old school Nagash, the Warmasters Box, the Original Teclis, The original lizardmen.... all in boxes still.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 04:01:25


Post by: Platuan4th


I have a few. The Forgeworld Chaos Mammoth, the Chicken Dragon, Kegox the Kevin Peat Dragon, the infamous Chaos Dwarf Siege Cannon, and a full set of the Gargoyles of Barda.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 04:54:54


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Interesting question, though I like the answers. I'm not actually chasing any models at the moment, as the stuff that I'm recurringly interested in keeps popping up on eBay whenever I peek around. I guess my tastes aren't niche enough, or my luck is good enough to get what I really want at a reasonable enough price. .


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 05:21:25


Post by: daedalus


Mine was more of an army. Over the years I've finally pieced together a decent 60 man (give or take) strong Mordian force, mostly with actual Mordians, though I do have a few victoria minis splashed in there because I don't want to have to cut pewter to make plasma gunners.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 06:28:58


Post by: AdmiralHalsey


Sadly I think the closest I have is the old female commissar model and a scattering of Pretorians.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 06:52:11


Post by: JohnHwangDD


AdmiralHalsey wrote:
Sadly I think the closest I have is the old female commissar model and a scattering of Pretorians.


This GW one with Power Sword??


I wish I hadn't converted mine for a Bolt Pistol.


Praetorians *are* nice. GW should have kept them in production because they're quintessentially English


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 07:09:03


Post by: ingtaer


The Heresy miniatures dragon for mine. Though it has gone back on sale for a limited time I just couldn't justify the price.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 07:29:17


Post by: AdmiralHalsey


 JohnHwangDD wrote:
AdmiralHalsey wrote:
Sadly I think the closest I have is the old female commissar model and a scattering of Pretorians.


This GW one with Power Sword??


I wish I hadn't converted mine for a Bolt Pistol.


Praetorians *are* nice. GW should have kept them in production because they're quintessentially English


Yep. that's the one. Mine still has a laspistol. Not that she can take a laspistol, of course, because No Model No Rules, but I always put it down to her just being an exceptionally good shot.
I have a whole bunch of rogue trader stuff knocking around too, but I don't think any of it's particularly "Rare" at this point.
I used to have a whole Warhammer Fantasy Dogs of War army, that had all sorts of limited edition stuff in it, but I gave in and sold it all when GW blew up the setting and them with it.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 09:03:19


Post by: JohnHwangDD


AdmiralHalsey wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
AdmiralHalsey wrote:
Sadly I think the closest I have is the old female commissar model and a scattering of Pretorians.


This GW one with Power Sword??
I wish I hadn't converted mine for a Bolt Pistol.


Yep. that's the one. Mine still has a laspistol. Not that she can take a laspistol, of course, because No Model No Rules, but I always put it down to her just being an exceptionally good shot.

I used to have a whole Warhammer Fantasy Dogs of War army, that had all sorts of limited edition stuff in it, but I gave in and sold it all when GW blew up the setting and them with it.


Ancient WFB 3E-5E DoW? Or Classic WFB 6E-7E DoW? I shelved my DoW when they stopped supporting DoW, but I'm still planning to finish off the last few minis that I own, just to be "done" with them in case we ever play Classichammer again.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 10:58:56


Post by: Undead_Love-Machine


 Grimtuff wrote:
 Undead_Love-Machine wrote:


The Ilyad barabarians, the John Blanche inspired range of 54mm figures that GW made (that I have forgotten the name of ), The Rackham Mid-Nor range.


Femme Militant.



Thanks! My memory is terrible these days!

It's not that the sculpts were technically amazing, they didn't have the anatomical perfection of something by JAG or Alan C, but they, more than any other figures, captured the art of Blanche perfectly.

Another holy grail model that I picked up recently deserves a mention, the Forge Word Incarnate Elemental of Beasts. It was only available for a relatively small window (presumably something to do with the molds?), so any time that it pops up on ebay it goes for silly money.

I was fortunate enough to get it for cheap because the seller's listing made no mention of it in the title!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 13:27:12


Post by: Alpharius


I wish I'd never sold off my Space Marine/Titan Legion stuff - minus the titans now that we've got ace new in scale versions.

Same for all of my Confrontation stuff.

Wish I could get back the Brotherhood of Bronze, or the Wolfen Howling Pack set.

Or most of the Dirz line...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 13:28:57


Post by: AdmiralHalsey


 JohnHwangDD wrote:
AdmiralHalsey wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
AdmiralHalsey wrote:
Sadly I think the closest I have is the old female commissar model and a scattering of Pretorians.


This GW one with Power Sword??
I wish I hadn't converted mine for a Bolt Pistol.


Yep. that's the one. Mine still has a laspistol. Not that she can take a laspistol, of course, because No Model No Rules, but I always put it down to her just being an exceptionally good shot.

I used to have a whole Warhammer Fantasy Dogs of War army, that had all sorts of limited edition stuff in it, but I gave in and sold it all when GW blew up the setting and them with it.


Ancient WFB 3E-5E DoW? Or Classic WFB 6E-7E DoW? I shelved my DoW when they stopped supporting DoW, but I'm still planning to finish off the last few minis that I own, just to be "done" with them in case we ever play Classichammer again.


3-5th! :( A long, long time ago now...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 14:01:34


Post by: malfred


I really liked the Warmaster line. If a huge lot happened to fall off
a truck, I may or may not contact police.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 14:07:03


Post by: Haighus


I'd love a FW Aquila Lander. If they ever released a new plastic version, I'd be allll over it.

This is especially true now they have sexy Rogue Trader models to step off the down ramp.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 15:03:00


Post by: JamesY


Probably Egrimm van Horstmann. Still hoping he'll pop up on mto one day.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 15:15:13


Post by: eohall


It's not particularly rare, but I've wanted the Iron Claw Zombie Necromancer for years. There's one on eBay but for more than I'd care to pay.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 17:20:46


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 Alpharius wrote:
I wish I'd never sold off my Space Marine/Titan Legion stuff - minus the titans now that we've got ace new in scale versions.

Same for all of my Confrontation stuff.

Wish I could get back the Brotherhood of Bronze, or the Wolfen Howling Pack set.

Or most of the Dirz line...


Yeah, I have a rule not to sell stuff that I've worked on. I can always get money back, but I can never get the time back.
____

AdmiralHalsey wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
AdmiralHalsey wrote:
I used to have a whole Warhammer Fantasy Dogs of War army, that had all sorts of limited edition stuff in it, but I gave in and sold it all when GW blew up the setting and them with it.


Ancient WFB 3E-5E DoW? Or Classic WFB 6E-7E DoW? I shelved my DoW when they stopped supporting DoW, but I'm still planning to finish off the last few minis that I own, just to be "done" with them in case we ever play Classichammer again.


3-5th! :( A long, long time ago now...


Ooh... that's some great stuff. Some got redone, like Mengil, but a lot didn' t, like Scarloc's Archers and the Gargoyles. I kinda want the Gargoyles, or rather, I wanted GW to redo them for 6E-7E.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 17:28:41


Post by: Valkyrie


Mine would be the old-style Emperors Champion, 20th Anniversary Crimson Fist, FW Reaver Titan, Thunderbolt Pilot, Reaver Princeps and the Ork Runt-Bot, which is probably my favourite just because of how weird it is.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 17:57:07


Post by: Togusa


The Chaos Planet Killer ship from the old BFG. I would love to do a space diorama between them and a combination Imperial/SM fight.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 17:59:15


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Due to this thread, I dug out my Games Workshop 2004/2005 Catalog and Hobby Reference tome. Of the things within, I kinda want more of the Daemonhunter Inquisitor minis. Specifically Cherubs and Sages, which I could use more of as window dressing. They're such nice models. OTOH, I've spent enough on eBay as it is...


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 Togusa wrote:
The Chaos Planet Killer ship from the old BFG. I would love to do a space diorama between them and a combination Imperial/SM fight.


Ha! I bought and sold that thing twice, finally deciding I just didn't play BFG enough to want to keep it. Ace model, though!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 18:08:58


Post by: Excommunicatus


I would wriggle across broken glass with my fly open for a Slaanesh Subjugator.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/14 18:09:15


Post by: paulson games


I've wanted the limited ed CMON Lich King for years but unfortunately I haven't been able to find one. :(



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 00:28:40


Post by: Tannhauser42


I'm not sure I really have a "holy grail" miniature. There are certainly lots of things I want, but nothing I truly feel I need in order to make my collection "complete", so to speak. I suppose I would say a Thunderhawk, as an iconic centerpiece model of my space marine army, would be one (particularly the old metal one, like the OP mentioned). Another one would be a customized Fulgrim to match the alternative sculpt that Forgeworld never released.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 00:41:39


Post by: Gitkikka


Up until recently, it was the Marauder Miniatures giant, for less than the stupid amounts that I see people asking for it. Managed to snag one last month for $40. Still would like to get an Armorcast Gargant and a Phantom titan.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 03:01:37


Post by: Seawolf


Holy Grail Mini's?

Let's see for Battletech:
Battledroids Archer, BattleAx, Battlemaster, Marauders (both with oval and hex bases), the Behemoth (Yes.. the one that looks like the Macross MAC II), Falcon, Bombardier, Cestus, Crossbow, Fire Bee, Gladiator, Hornet, Locust, Rifleman, Vulcan, Wolverine, Demolisher, Hunter, Striker and Vedettes. I am missing a few of the original items...

All of the designated Unseen 'mechs and LAM's from the 3025 TRO's...

As for 40k... the female Commissar (I think I have a second one floating about somewhere)... Gaunt's Ghosts... the Rogue Trader Harlequin set, complete with Solitaire (a friend of mine traded me that for my Mechanicus I was selling)...

I am sure I have a few other things floating about...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 03:07:07


Post by: Skywave


Some of mine that come to mind:

Rogue Trader Tyranid Warrior (metal version of the old "turkey" plastic Warriors, would make a nice Prime for my plastic turkey!).

More Tyranids Armorcast (got my first one last year in the Exocrine, wouldn't mind one or two more for variety and nostalgia ).

Forgeworld Incarnate Elemental of Flame (with the death of Fantasy I'm not actively looking for it, but maybe one day I'll try to get one).

And one I managed to get for cheap a few years ago; the Empire Bright Wizard from the army box


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 04:06:26


Post by: Genoside07


Some of these people are mentioning I would love to see pictures of..

As for me.. my cherished figure has already been mentioned.. Chaos Toilet in blister.

I don't think GW will ever reissue this miniature and don't ever plan to use it in a game.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 07:08:10


Post by: Winter


Mine are easy answers, more Inquisitor 54mm models.

Specifically, Cherubael and the Navis Nobilite


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 07:54:22


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Oh, yeah, an Armorcast Reaver Titan.

Always loved the old design. Would'a been nice to have one of those.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 13:50:29


Post by: Stevefamine


Chaos Dragon from Forgeworld


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 14:32:08


Post by: Inquisitor Gideon


Ephrael Stern. The only Sister's model i'm missing to complete the (current) entire range.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 15:22:15


Post by: ChargerIIC


Zoats in good condition. I have this dream of a 2000 point tyranid army with them as a count-as grunts.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 20:17:34


Post by: Alpharius


That would be a very, very expensive army - but probably really cool to see on the table!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/15 20:38:22


Post by: cthulhu81000


My rarest miniature would have to be the Ciaphas Cain diorama.
http://imgur.com/gallery/wghEkF9


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 00:09:07


Post by: winterdyne


Many of mine are in my Nurgle army... I have all (ALL! MUAHAHAHAH that cost a bit) the Nurgle champions, some of which I still need to paint. I'm missing a one or two of the original Plaguebearers.

I've accrued other rarities over the years - several FW event only models, a 1991 Games Day Marine Captain (I bought two that day, one got sold about 15 years ago, the other I still have) this one: http://www.solegends.com/citle1990/early90s/le04smcaptain/index.htm

What else? Few more GD models.

If there's anything I'm after, it's probably those missing Plaguebearers, or more GUO bits...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 05:22:14


Post by: malfred


Plastic Kasrkin


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 18:46:45


Post by: Dysartes


I'd like to pick up a Sergeant Centurius at some point, and 2 of the first Emperor's Champion model - if only to convert one to have a fishing rod instead of a sword, for a diorama...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 19:06:17


Post by: whalemusic360


The FW Knight Pilot that you could get if you ordered a Knight during a certain window.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 20:54:32


Post by: Mattlov


 whalemusic360 wrote:
The FW Knight Pilot that you could get if you ordered a Knight during a certain window.


Do you have a pic of this guy?


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 20:55:56


Post by: Bi'ios


The limited edition Terminator Chaplain. I got one on eBay for a price that was way more than I should have paid (but it was worth it). An FW Ixion Hale Custodes Tribune (somebody help me out here!!!) and a metal Tech-Priest Enginseer 1. I finally managed to track one down that wasn’t recast, and got it at a fairly reasonable price

The real holy grail would be a Marienburg Landship. I’d absolutely love to own one, but I doubt a legitimate one exists for sale. I’d pay virtually any price.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/16 23:49:29


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Dysartes wrote:
I'd like to pick up a Sergeant Centurius at some point...
You can pick up a Sergeant Centurius whenever you like. You just have to acknowledge that there are more Sergeant Centurius minis in circulation than GW ever made!

 Bi'ios wrote:
An FW Ixion Hale Custodes Tribune (somebody help me out here!!!)...
Get on Facebook. Search for the group "40k Warhammer and general Wargames Trip Loot Sharing". This is a group that buys up large lots of exclusive minis and then sells them at cost + shipping to cut into eBay scalpers.

Best way to get Ltd. Ed. stuff without paying stupid prices. It's how I got my Ixion Hale, and the Ltd. Ed. Termy Chaplain.




Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/17 00:02:05


Post by: SamusDrake


The early 90s Screamer Killer. Its sheer badassery could not be contained...

I had one back in the day and painted him in Genestealer blue'n'purple. Because the army list was only in an issue of White Dwarf, my mates were taken by surprise when I plonked him on the table. He was just so outlandishly brutal in appearance and close combat there was always giggling whenever it took out a Rhino or an entire squad of Space Marines...

...ah, good times! Its hoping for too much, but a Noise marine-style redeux would be welcome.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/17 01:51:11


Post by: whalemusic360


 Mattlov wrote:
 whalemusic360 wrote:
The FW Knight Pilot that you could get if you ordered a Knight during a certain window.


Do you have a pic of this guy?




Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/18 03:42:25


Post by: DanceOfSlaanesh


The old Warhammer marauder giant is something I have been searching for a long time. But most that come up on ebay are paint stripped and pretty rough. I want a new one.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/18 08:54:35


Post by: filbert


Mine would be some of the original Chaos Dwarves. I had a bunch years ago before I was really able to appreciate them properly. I would love to get hold of a Chaos Dwarf Lord on Lammassu.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/18 21:56:29


Post by: squilverine


The unreleased empire flagellant banner bearer. I've only ever seen a photo of it on the collecting citadel miniatures site. I'd sell my soul for that figure


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/19 04:03:04


Post by: Da Butcha


Can't call it a 'holy grail' mini, since it's not all that special or important, just rare, but, Mork's trousers, I would like to have the Forgeworld Ork Traktor. It was basically an old wartrakk model with a resin sled for towing an ork plane (since none of them had landing gear).

Totally unimportant, but basically the only GW Ork model I don't have that I want. Even if it did pop up on eBay, I don't know if I could be bothered to pay that much for it, as it's so bloody pointless.

I would also like to get the FW Epic Steam Gargant and the FW Epic Gargantuan Squiggoth, but they aren't really my Holy Grails. I would just like to have each without paying stupid money for them.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/19 04:24:40


Post by: ProtoClone


The Gwar miniature game!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/19 07:08:08


Post by: Mezmaron


It was a custom sculpted "classic" Necron Lord.

This was back in the early to mid 2000s - I saw it on Ebay, and didn't jump on it.

It was expensive. Never saw anything like it ever again.

He was big - almost Nagash sized.

I remember is that it had the old classic scarabs sculpted on the base by his feet.

Other than that, it was just a very large classic Necron Lord, holding a staff.

I made a post ten years ago... and no one knew what I was talking about, even then:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/323407.page

Oh well.

Mez


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/19 08:19:22


Post by: cuda1179


 Agamemnon2 wrote:


For non-GW pieces, there is, I suppose, the original Dreamforge Leviathan: http://www.coolminiornot.com/66848. They were on the market for a very short time, before, it was rumored, GW sent out a "cease & desist" notification. Again, it'd be a wonderful project, mostly to superdetail the thing. You could even fit it with LEDs all over the place and wire up a bluetooth speaker to rickroll your opponents as required.


One of those Dreamforge leviathans is on my list too. On a related note, I'd like to find one of the unreleased Armorcast Warlord titans. About 10 years ago I almost got one, but was sniped by someone else.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/19 08:20:36


Post by: cuda1179


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
Probably more of the inquisitor range, especially the 54mm scale genestealer and hybrid conversion parts. But the genestealer alone regularly sells for £80 on eBay and I can’t spring to that for one miniature. Damn thing was only available through GW mail order for three months originally, it was OOP by the time I knew of it.


Well, if you want rare Inquisitor Scale figs, this is one from my collection, the unreleased Inquisitor scale Necron Warrior.

[Thumb - necron.JPG]


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/22 20:31:16


Post by: parakuribo


Karchev the Terrible, or most of him. Found him at a fleamarket last year for $1.

All I need is his left thumb and leg, back, side and front loins and a loin brace, and the Warjack/caster is ready to go.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 11:58:33


Post by: Ratius


Definitely this guy for me



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 15:39:54


Post by: Togusa


 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Due to this thread, I dug out my Games Workshop 2004/2005 Catalog and Hobby Reference tome. Of the things within, I kinda want more of the Daemonhunter Inquisitor minis. Specifically Cherubs and Sages, which I could use more of as window dressing. They're such nice models. OTOH, I've spent enough on eBay as it is...


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 Togusa wrote:
The Chaos Planet Killer ship from the old BFG. I would love to do a space diorama between them and a combination Imperial/SM fight.


Ha! I bought and sold that thing twice, finally deciding I just didn't play BFG enough to want to keep it. Ace model, though!


I don't know why I like it so much, to be honest, because I usually hate metal/resin!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 19:05:00


Post by: Trondheim


Well for me is has to be this model, for a whole number of reasons, a partner I lost to illness had this model but grief and well foolishness saw me sell it of to a new owner. After realizing my error for parting With something I should have hung on I have sougth to make mends in some small manner. The real hinderance is that I no where near the skills she had as a painter or a modeler. So thus I have yet to aquier it
https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-NO/Magma-Dragon


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 19:47:25


Post by: Nurglitch


I would dearly love to get Heresy's Madame, but I (a) lack the skill to do it justice, (b) the spare cash to afford a model I would never use in a gaming setting, and (c) my wife would probably divorce me over it as she's still irritated that I named one of my Tervigons after her.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 19:48:28


Post by: Riquende


Confrontation Titan Dragon for years, got one from the CMON sale a year ago (still in pieces).

There was an other Rackham piece, a Souffre-Toile. I ended up buying a recast (yes I know I funded international terrorism) as I needed it so bad.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 20:40:32


Post by: master of ordinance


A reseen Marauder MAD-3r for me. I want one based off of the new art so badly.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 20:49:38


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 master of ordinance wrote:
A reseen Marauder MAD-3r for me. I want one based off of the new art so badly.


Isn't Btech being relaunched? Maybe they'll have one in the new range?


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 21:44:42


Post by: Da Butcha


 Ratius wrote:
Definitely this guy for me




Oh, man! I'd love to get one of those, but I'd like the most banged-up, weaponless one I could find (but not one with stuff already glued all over it). I'd love to make one into an Ork Looted Wagon, but I couldn't bear to do it to one in good condition and deprive some actual SM fan of it.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/23 21:51:59


Post by: Jackal90


Da Butcha wrote:
 Ratius wrote:
Definitely this guy for me




Oh, man! I'd love to get one of those, but I'd like the most banged-up, weaponless one I could find (but not one with stuff already glued all over it). I'd love to make one into an Ork Looted Wagon, but I couldn't bear to do it to one in good condition and deprive some actual SM fan of it.



Keep an eye on eBay.
You quite often see damaged ones for around £20.
I managed to get a 100% complete and undamaged one for £40 a few months back.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/25 14:45:40


Post by: Ouze


There are 2 minis that I desperately wanted and that were sort of rare; I am pleased to say that I have acquired, built, and painted them both.

The 2002 Necron Lord:
Spoiler:



I am trying to get every Necron lord that was ever released, and I think I got them all, except the very first Egyptian-style one, because I think it's very ugly.

What made this one hard wasn't that it was hard to find, so much as I wanted it fairly cheap: you see them all the time on ebay for around $50, but sometimes you see one for about $10 from someone who doesn't realize it's rare.

After looking for about a year or so I realized I was being very silly because I make good money now and that's a stupid-ass hill to die on, so I bought one for $35; and then immediately desecrated it by adding horns to him to boot.

Ork Nob with Banna:
Spoiler:


This one actually WAS hard to find; it had been re-released in Failcast but lol obviously I wasn't buying that. I wanted the original metal one, and I did eventually find it after looking for about 6 months or so. In retrospect I sort of wish I had gotten the failcast one and fixed whatever odious nonsense came with it; turns out this mini is hideously balanced and every time it falls over, the banner breaks ever though I pinned it carefully.
Be careful what you wish for, you might get it I guess.


The final "mini" that I want and has ever elduded me is the original FW Battle Fortress.

Spoiler:


I scratchbuilt a rendition of it, but it really wasn't the same.

I still want that original Battle Fortress.




Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/25 15:00:48


Post by: Ratius


Oh I forgot this guy - missed 3rd altogether and as result him :(



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/25 20:37:57


Post by: Mattlov


 Ratius wrote:
Oh I forgot this guy - missed 3rd altogether and as result him :(



I have the Flyrant version of this Tyrant.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 01:25:27


Post by: Stormatious


Well at the moment its Nurgle the great unclean one. ( not painted yet )


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 02:04:21


Post by: Wolf_in_Human_Shape


For me it's the new Khornate dragon from FW.

The rider looks like utter dog poop, but I would swap him out and convert a 40k version. I created a character a while ago who rides a Khornate dragon but never finished the model, so this would be a pretty slick way of accomplishing that dream.

Maybe. One day.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 08:24:29


Post by: Sneggy


Genestealer Cult LImosine, man i want one of those things.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 22:51:17


Post by: AegisGrimm


I actually got one of my Holy Grail minis a while back, it was Ashoka from Hell Dorado. Been wanting it for years and could never find one, even on Ebay. Finally found one, so I jumped on it. It had to ship all the way from the Ukraine, so it took more than a month to get to me. Really nice resin figure, thought it might have been a recast at first, but frankly in this situation didn't care.

NOT my mini, but until I can get a decent photo to happen, it gives a good look at the figure.








Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 22:57:15


Post by: Jimsolo


The Ciaphas Cain miniature. Dang I want that.

(Someday I'm going to have to buy the Brother Vinni one, just to have A Cain mini.)


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/26 23:57:46


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I want a Ciaphas Cain miniature, but not the crap one that was briefly available for sale. I picked up the old metal Commissar with one hand behind his back a while ago to convert; I really should finish that off. I've got Jurgen and the Salamander all ready for him.

I didn't know any Hell Dorado miniatures were made in resin; all the ones I ever saw for sale (until it was sold on to whoever it was that buried it) were metal.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/27 02:27:09


Post by: AegisGrimm


Yeah, I dunno. I originally thought it was supposed to be a metal figure, so I assumed the resin one I got was a recast, but later some other pics I saw online had a few as resin, also.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/27 08:40:53


Post by: Jadenim


@Ouze, oh, the Battle Fortress, how I wish I could find one of those. Or for Forgeworld to put the damn thing back into production!

I managed to get one of the FW Fighta-bommer’s for a reasonable price last year; even with the nice plastic kit, I just wanted the old style one too. Wish I could find the Fighta too, but they just don’t seem to show up.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/27 18:57:21


Post by: JamesY


 filbert wrote:
Mine would be some of the original Chaos Dwarves. I had a bunch years ago before I was really able to appreciate them properly. I would love to get hold of a Chaos Dwarf Lord on Lammassu.


I've got a sorcerer on lammasu that I'd more than happy to part with...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/27 19:49:58


Post by: Dysartes


Sneggy wrote:
Genestealer Cult LImosine, man i want one of those things.


I don't think GW ever made an official GC Limo model - I think the ones shown with the army list were conversions of die-cast cards.

Having said that, Wargames Exclusive does a decent couple of limo models...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/28 10:37:43


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Not die-cast cars (there's photos of them from various angles on oldhammer groups and blogs, as Bryan Ansell has them in his personal collection now), but definitely scratch-builds.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/28 11:14:25


Post by: Frankenberry


I've heard that it was an official mini and a studio conversion, but when WD did their bit on the battle for Macragge I saw a Saul Invictus (Ultramarine 1st company captain) that I fell in love with.

From what I remember there was a captain in terminator armor that was similar in pose but used a power sword instead of fist and a storm bolter instead of the twin-linked plasma pistol.



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/28 11:47:45


Post by: Haighus


A stormplasma-relic armed Terminator model would be pretty awesome.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 00:44:21


Post by: Undead_Love-Machine


 AegisGrimm wrote:
Yeah, I dunno. I originally thought it was supposed to be a metal figure, so I assumed the resin one I got was a recast, but later some other pics I saw online had a few as resin, also.


I'm pretty sure all of the Helldorado minis were metal. The fact that you got it from Ukraine is also a bit of a red flag, as it's home to Legendarion & his Cadwallon recasting factory.

I do miss Hell Dorado though, some fantastic sculpts.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 01:07:58


Post by: AegisGrimm


 Frankenberry wrote:
I've heard that it was an official mini and a studio conversion, but when WD did their bit on the battle for Macragge I saw a Saul Invictus (Ultramarine 1st company captain) that I fell in love with.

From what I remember there was a captain in terminator armor that was similar in pose but used a power sword instead of fist and a storm bolter instead of the twin-linked plasma pistol.



I remember that figure, it is most definitely the metal Terminator Captain converted to have a plastic Marine power fist and Captain Invictus' plasma blaster (made from two plasma pistols). I thought about making one myself, as I have two of those Captains.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 05:13:41


Post by: Gamerely


Constantin Valdor, ebay is mostly recasts. The model from forgeworld is just too much and I'm not sure I play enough to ever rationalize purchasing it.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 05:25:26


Post by: Big Mac


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
I want a Ciaphas Cain miniature, but not the crap one that was briefly available for sale. I picked up the old metal Commissar with one hand behind his back a while ago to convert; I really should finish that off. I've got Jurgen and the Salamander all ready for him.

I didn't know any Hell Dorado miniatures were made in resin; all the ones I ever saw for sale (until it was sold on to whoever it was that buried it) were metal.


Spoiler:


I just finished my pair recently, they are from Artel miniatures, sadly the Cain model is already OOP, though Jurgen is still available.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 08:03:37


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Wait, Artel minis are limited?


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 08:52:04


Post by: Big Mac


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Wait, Artel minis are limited?


They don't advertise it, but yeah in all reality it is, I got a hold of the inquisitor Eisenhorn gang of 5(Eisenhorn with staff(OOP), distaff, recording old guy, police old style(OOP), Ravenor prior to injury(OOP)).


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 10:59:18


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Jurgen looks too clean there. To be honest, I was just going to use the stock Valhallan meltagunner as Jurgen.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 14:26:43


Post by: whalemusic360


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Wait, Artel minis are limited?


Limited by C&D letters from GW.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 18:06:41


Post by: Ouze


 Jadenim wrote:
@Ouze, oh, the Battle Fortress, how I wish I could find one of those. Or for Forgeworld to put the damn thing back into production!


I check Ebay now and then, but I never have very high hopes. Even if one does appear I imagine it would be at least $400-$500.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/29 19:09:02


Post by: Irkjoe


Krieg gorgon, can't find one anywhere. Also the old goliath bounty hunter.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 00:20:12


Post by: Commander Cain


There are many miniatures I would love to own but are no longer in production, the entire BFG range for example

I would love to get my hands on the old Space Crusade dreadnoughts, they have a very unique design but are never available for a decent price and the large one (pictured) never shows up at all.



GW Australia also made 200 of these drop pods in 1999 that I must have one day. Unfortunately I was 6 years old at the time and unaware that I would need it...







Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 09:55:50


Post by: Rayvon


The genestealer hybrids on horseback, not sure what I did with them.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 10:54:18


Post by: filbert


 JamesY wrote:
 filbert wrote:
Mine would be some of the original Chaos Dwarves. I had a bunch years ago before I was really able to appreciate them properly. I would love to get hold of a Chaos Dwarf Lord on Lammassu.


I've got a sorcerer on lammasu that I'd more than happy to part with...


Always interested but as usual with these things, it comes down to price. There does seem to be some stock on eBay from the usual sellers but they are way overcosted, IMO.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 11:08:47


Post by: Ratius


Yes, I'd love to get my old Space Crusade stuff back :(
Why do parents never consult with their kids before throwing stuff out?!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 12:54:41


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Some plastic Land Speeders, some old hunter-killer boxes and some plasticard should do for that drop pod.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 20:01:44


Post by: sockwithaticket


This guy








 Big Mac wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Wait, Artel minis are limited?


They don't advertise it, but yeah in all reality it is, I got a hold of the inquisitor Eisenhorn gang of 5(Eisenhorn with staff(OOP), distaff, recording old guy, police old style(OOP), Ravenor prior to injury(OOP)).


Nope. They got a C&D for certain designs, lots of stuff that pre-dates or was contemporary with those is still available.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/30 21:30:56


Post by: Commander Cain


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
Some plastic Land Speeders, some old hunter-killer boxes and some plasticard should do for that drop pod.


Haha yeah it's a pretty basic model, I'd like to try building both that pattern of drop pod and an improved model of the epicast model as well which I think is based off the original round Epic model.







Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/31 10:10:49


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I was reminded last night that I'd like to get my hands on some Warmaster High Elf Swordmasters, Phoenix Guard and Dragon Princes. And the metal units released for battle of the Five Armies. they're like rocking horse poo, though. :(


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/31 10:15:31


Post by: Eldarain


The last Korhil sculpt in metal for sure.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/31 14:58:36


Post by: Hawky


Some nice model of a 40k Battleship, ideally a whole fleet based on my fan lore. A battleship, a dozen cruisers, and a horde or escorts.

I already did some steps towards acquiring one, though.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/01/31 15:58:09


Post by: MeanGreenStompa








Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/01 13:19:19


Post by: Agamemnon2


I really prefer the Chaos Mammoth to the stupid tentacled spikebeasts GW gave Chaos. It's such a comparatively subdued design.

Rather annoyingly, I have some of my holy grail minis in my sights in ebay right now and I'd love to talk about them but I really don't want anyone else to notice the auctions right now so I actually have a chance at getting them at below their current inflated market value. :-P


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 08:11:16


Post by: Herzlos


The Battle Of The Five Armies game. I wish I'd bought it whilst GW still stocked the specialist games, I just can't justify the resale prices now.

(I can probably re-make it for half the price using something like Kallistra 10mm fantasy, to be fair.)


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 10:20:47


Post by: Agamemnon2


 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I really prefer the Chaos Mammoth to the stupid tentacled spikebeasts GW gave Chaos. It's such a comparatively subdued design.

Rather annoyingly, I have some of my holy grail minis in my sights in ebay right now and I'd love to talk about them but I really don't want anyone else to notice the auctions right now so I actually have a chance at getting them at below their current inflated market value. :-P


Well, since I just lost the auction...

The Armorcast Baneblade and/or Shadowsword. They're crude and ugly, but I'd love to convert one to a more modern aesthetic.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 10:43:20


Post by: SamusDrake


 Commander Cain wrote:
There are many miniatures I would love to own but are no longer in production, the entire BFG range for example

I would love to get my hands on the old Space Crusade dreadnoughts, they have a very unique design but are never available for a decent price and the large one (pictured) never shows up at all.





Ah, the Mission Dreadnought "Super Dreadnought"( he was a "MK 8" or something ). Which came with a second normal size dreadnought. He was ridiculously powerful and quite a large gaming piece. The standard dreadnought was amazing enough, but that dude...omg, hes was like overkill!

Just giving him a google and noticed the normal SC dreads would be ideal as Warhounds in Adeptus Titanicus...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 12:17:51


Post by: Formosa


2nd ed screamer killer, gw cast and packaged one to especially for me few years ago, always grateful for that.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 22:33:02


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik




The Chaos Toilet.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 22:36:54


Post by: Grimtuff


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:


The Chaos Toilet.


Already got one (they're fairly easy to come across on eBay, though you have to be patient to get a good price) that serves as a Sloppity Bilepiper on occassion.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/05 23:57:07


Post by: meatybtz


There are a few sculpts by Juan Diaz that are long OOP that are still awesome to this day that I don't have.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/08 03:20:27


Post by: Dreadclaw69




I forgot how awesome that mini is


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/09 20:38:08


Post by: Agamemnon2


Bet he's a real devil to rank up in an infantry block with that cape...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/09 21:43:45


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 Agamemnon2 wrote:
Bet he's a real devil to rank up in an infantry block with that cape...


Mordheim isn't a RnF game.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/10 00:31:14


Post by: Mr.Church13


It's pretty dumb but having the full Zone Mortalis except one thing the Scribe Station.



Like I said I know it's dumb but there it is.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/10 01:20:04


Post by: Bolognesus


 JohnHwangDD wrote:
 Agamemnon2 wrote:
Bet he's a real devil to rank up in an infantry block with that cape...


Mordheim isn't a RnF game.

I've never really played Mordheim so I might misremember, but doesn't it have facings and base to base placement/positioning on the correct facing for combat? I can imagine that model is at least a little inconvenient


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/11 21:36:32


Post by: cuda1179


 Agamemnon2 wrote:
 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I really prefer the Chaos Mammoth to the stupid tentacled spikebeasts GW gave Chaos. It's such a comparatively subdued design.

Rather annoyingly, I have some of my holy grail minis in my sights in ebay right now and I'd love to talk about them but I really don't want anyone else to notice the auctions right now so I actually have a chance at getting them at below their current inflated market value. :-P


Well, since I just lost the auction...

The Armorcast Baneblade and/or Shadowsword. They're crude and ugly, but I'd love to convert one to a more modern aesthetic.


The Super-Detailed version of the Baneblade is actually quite a nice kit. I'd put it on par with the resin FW Baneblade. Change it up to modern weapons combos and it still holds up.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/13 13:16:30


Post by: Agamemnon2


Indeed it is. And it's miles and miles rarer than the original. I think the price difference must have been substantial since the super-detailed one was so comparatively unpopular. I'm not sure I've ever seen one outside of Armorcast's own promotional photos.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/13 20:57:08


Post by: Beer_&_Bolters


Hannah from Wyrd's Through the Breach kickstarter. Really love the model and couldn't buy in to get her. I see it pop up on ebay every once in a while, but the price is usually way out of my range.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/15 08:29:50


Post by: darkcloak


A FW Reaver Titan. Probably never be able to afford one though, unless it's an AT titan!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/18 22:29:46


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 Bolognesus wrote:
 JohnHwangDD wrote:
 Agamemnon2 wrote:
Bet he's a real devil to rank up in an infantry block with that cape...


Mordheim isn't a RnF game.

I've never really played Mordheim so I might misremember, but doesn't it have facings and base to base placement/positioning on the correct facing for combat? I can imagine that model is at least a little inconvenient


Mordheim is individual model skirmish - its not infantry blocks, and that particular Vamp is the Mordheim Vamp, not a WFB Vamp. At no point are Mordheim models required to rank up they would in WFB.

Speaking of Mordheim, I never realized that I wish I had gotten this set:


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/18 22:56:16


Post by: kestral


I have a couple, but it is more that I want them cheap than that I can't find them at all.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/18 23:12:42


Post by: TangoTwoBravo


A box of Space Marine (the game before Epic40K) Imperial Guard infantry. Love that scale, and never had enough IG infantry.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/18 23:16:24


Post by: kestral


I would love to have a full set of epic stuff - but that is more like many holy grails.

I want a dystopian wars Ottoman Cruiser:



And an Epic eldar Phantom - a model I had once and lost when I was young and irresponsible.



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/19 03:11:28


Post by: Rygnan


Honestly the only thing I can think of as a holy grail miniature today is a Halbarad with banner to go with my Grey Company. I can't afford the $500 its around for online, and I just don't like the other sculpt as much (plus its not exactly cheap either). Really hoping GW bring it back

In terms of what I own, it's probably my Knight Models Watchmen. I managed to snag the last set in Australia at a time where they'd been OOP for a while and they're pretty rare now. Happy to have them, and I won't let them go


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/19 03:26:37


Post by: Oaka


I feel like having the unreleased Kroot shaper would complete me.



A guy on a Tau message board had one of apparently only two in existence. I've been checking eBay on and off for years hoping he has had a kid that needs to go to college.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/19 06:02:56


Post by: timd


 Agamemnon2 wrote:
Indeed it is. And it's miles and miles rarer than the original. I think the price difference must have been substantial since the super-detailed one was so comparatively unpopular. I'm not sure I've ever seen one outside of Armorcast's own promotional photos.


SDBB's rarity had far more to do with its very limited release window. It was only available for about 6 months, compared to three+ years for the original BB/SS kits. SDBB was $110 compared to the regular $60 kits. Parts count was MUCH higher and was the reason for the cost.

And to stay on topic, I would early love one of the proto-Tyranid models shown in the Rogue Trader rulebook.

T


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/19 23:55:56


Post by: Buttery Commissar


Probably the same as OP, the metal Gunship.
For a while you'd find 1 or 2 on eBay on any given day, but they all seemed to vanish into the warp since about 2017.

Other than that, maybe a second Gaunts Ghosts BL diorama. My first has a very shabby box, and unreadable certificate.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/20 09:33:12


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 JohnHwangDD wrote:

Speaking of Mordheim, I never realized that I wish I had gotten this set:


Me too. That scribe on the end would have been almost perfect for my WFRP character, although he's a little old. Still, chasing skaven and mutants through the sewers of Middenheim ages a man ...


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 Buttery Commissar wrote:

Other than that, maybe a second Gaunts Ghosts BL diorama. My first has a very shabby box, and unreadable certificate.


That - and the Daemonifuge, Eisenhorn and Ciapghas Cain dioramas - would be on my list if they weren't awful.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/20 14:53:08


Post by: BrookM


IIRC the citizens of the Empire were not part of Mordheim, but a general Fantasy release. I've got the duellists and the merchant + scribe somewhere.

May be wrong, but this was supposed to be part of an ongoing character series that never really took off, based on the art from the Blood on the Reik background book.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/20 15:37:42


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I'd assumed that they - as well as the other character pieces such as the "animosity" set or the goblin chasing / being chased by squigs - were trainee pieces that were good enough to be released. Same with some of the Specialist Games releases.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/23 23:46:58


Post by: Dr. Mills


Not sure if it can be considered a "holy grail miniature" but I just managed to get the Imperial space marine miniature for £15 after searching for MONTHS.

Ok, I know it's not exactly old or really rare, but Christ, trying to find one new in sprue was the hardest for under £50, and painted examples ranged from the unsalvageable or so well painted it wouldn't feel right to strip it.

Just glad the search was over, thanks to a FLGS player clearing out his collection of grey plastic he forgot he had in a cupboard in his house!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/25 00:21:52


Post by: Argive


The Old school OOP GW Elementals, Dragons and various misc monsters.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/26 02:28:37


Post by: ArcaneHorror


This version of the metal Daemon Prince, it just looks so awesome and well, demonic:



Ideally, I'd prefer it being constructed already, as the idea of putting together larger metal models scares me, but unpainted so I can make it whatever color I want.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/27 22:15:21


Post by: inflatablefriend


I'd love to get my hands on Hombre Toro from the Sphere Wars.
It was a great sculpt and I really, really regret not buying one back in the day.

Spoiler:



I'd also love a set of IG Kaskarin too. When they were on Made to Order a while back I didn't realise they were only available for a week!


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/27 23:23:05


Post by: gaza4


 ArcaneHorror wrote:
This version of the metal Daemon Prince, it just looks so awesome and well, demonic:



Ideally, I'd prefer it being constructed already, as the idea of putting together larger metal models scares me, but unpainted so I can make it whatever color I want.


i have this guy from back when he first came out. always held together quite well despite being metal and not pinned or anything. its on my list to tear down strip and repaint soon


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/02/27 23:33:51


Post by: Haighus


 inflatablefriend wrote:
I'd love to get my hands on Hombre Toro from the Sphere Wars.
It was a great sculpt and I really, really regret not buying one back in the day.

Spoiler:



I'd also love a set of IG Kaskarin too. When they were on Made to Order a while back I didn't realise they were only available for a week!

The Kasrkin are lovely. The Made to Order finally allowed me to get the third squad I wanted, so I can have a full Kasrkin platoon to add to my Cadian infantry company.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/17 14:03:55


Post by: sockwithaticket




I just found him on ebay as a buy it now for £25 the week there's a £10 ebay voucher.



Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/18 05:23:40


Post by: Just Tony


The Wizards, Dungeon Denizens, and Minotaurs from Talisman/Warhammer Quest. They were available in small $8 "toy boxes" back in the 2000's, but now like everything else out of print the price has shot through the roof, regardless of desirability. Ideally I'd like the version of the Minotaurs that came boxed with 4 small models that were perfect to build swarms with. Just not wanting them enough to pay the $60+ asking prices I keep seeing on evilbay.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/18 09:39:00


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I'm missing three of the adventurers from 3rd edition Talisman (the '90s one with Wayne England artwork and plastic minis from Warhammer). At the moment, though, my "holy grail" is the clear cockpit canopy and the frame pieces for a Valkyrie. I wouldn't have thought they were so hard to find, but there you go ...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/25 19:21:32


Post by: Dynas


I have 4 of the old metal Doomseekers from WHFB 6th ed (i think). The slayers with the chain axes. I with i would have gotten the Goblin hewer as well. Oh well.

The other one is a bad ass dragon diaromma I made, Cang the Implacable, which was a limited edition CMON cast.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/25 21:27:07


Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


I have an unopened, plastic wrapped, 5th edition box of Riccos Republican guard that I had bought with the intention of making a Dogs of War army years ago. I never got around to it (the story of every hobbiest eh?)


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/03/27 13:21:17


Post by: Rybrook


I have a Lord Macragg if that counts, it was limited edition after all


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/02 10:55:14


Post by: fasterthanlight


 Oaka wrote:
I feel like having the unreleased Kroot shaper would complete me.



A guy on a Tau message board had one of apparently only two in existence. I've been checking eBay on and off for years hoping he has had a kid that needs to go to college.


Why was it not released... its fantastic... the kroot line is woefully under populated.

FTL


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/02 17:07:02


Post by: PrehistoricUFO


The FW Slann. I can't find one anywhere that isn't a bad recast.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/02 17:16:18


Post by: Girthquake


 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Cherubael from inquisitor. Found one on a site last year but it kept getting refunded when I purchased so I assume it was out of stock.

is this the one that looks like a scarecrow?


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/04 23:24:42


Post by: Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl



Dude I own a similar miniature. I'm not sure if it's this one but it's a vampire with a cloak and a similar pose! I don't remember the sword though.
It's current at my parents' place but if it's the one I can send it to you. I'll PM you.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/05 05:03:59


Post by: Bobthehero


A legit un assembled Theodore Bruckner and slighty less harder to find, the previous Empire Greatswords in metal.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/08 18:08:35


Post by: Rob Lee


I have a few "holy grails", mostly to fill in gaps of my GW board games. I tend to find though that if I see something at a reasonable price I haven't got the money to buy it, but when I do have the money what I'm after is at a ridiculous price..

My current "holy grail" list is this though -

The Genestealer patriarch on the throne with magus, used in Space Hulk 1st edition. Seen a few a on evilbay at stupid prices...

The miniatures from the 2 Warhammer Quest (1995) expansions. Again stupid prices on evilbay.

Not to fill a gap or anything but I'd also like a better barbarian miniature for Warhammer Quest (1995), I just don't like the one that comes in the core box - looks like GW were inspired by Christopher Lambert in Highlander. I've looked everywhere but cannot find a sculpt that I like the look of, that fits GW's 28mm heroic scale (I bought a couple of metal "Conan" like sculpts from Reaper, but they're woefully undersized in comparison to GW's models), and looks like the guy in the Warhammer Quest iOS/Android/PC game. I tried making one myself out of bits from a sprue of Chaos Maruaders but failed miserably - the bodies and legs just aren't posed right and look all wrong for a dungeon crawling barbarian when you add the arms/head/sword/shield, and they're not very well detailed.

A full range of plastic new tool Steel Legion models would be nice, but I guess that's more of a "wishlist" thing than a "holy grail"...

I've also been looking for a Game Of Thrones/Skyrim style dragon (yes, I know, they're Wyverns), most of the sculpts I've seen just don't have the right look or aren't big enough...


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/08 19:10:26


Post by: Nurglitch


Heresy Miniatures' Madame, a big nasty daemon model that I covet. It's crazy expensive and I'd never be able to use it in the Warhammer circles I'm in. I blew my budget for it on a Hastur model from Cthulhu Wars right before my gaming group decided it was GW models or the highway. Having coveted that model and now it's just a display piece I'm leery of giving in to my urge for more expensive, decorative resin.


Do you have a holy grail miniature? @ 2019/04/09 08:56:11


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I haven't really had a holy grail mini outside of trying to get my hands on the Eldar Bonesinger which I'm trawling eBay for, but more recently, the old metal 5th edition Dark Eldar Archon is one I really want. They're hard to come by these days and they're damn expensive when they do pop up.

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