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Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 01:02:43


Post by: Argive


Hi Dakkians

With like one exception, I don't really regret buying anything for my army as everything is going to be utilised and make battlefield sooner or later.
But I do regret not getting hold of some things when I could.

So the questions for the thread are:

What model purchases you regret or are angry about not making enough research about?

What purchases you regret not going for ?

For me the only real regret is buying the Eldar ranger Amalyin Shadowguide from blackstone fortress on ebay... I did not realise she is out of scale of 40k Eldar and because she has a 40k data sheet I assumed she'd make a great ranger/Illic Nightspear proxy. But no cigar... Only like £8-9 down purely to not taking time to research,but still.. Regret is there!

For me the current biggest regret is not getting the Corsair kit when it was available from FW. I see them come up briefly on e-bay every now and then. Sadly many are likely incomplete and are priced like gold dust.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 01:14:36


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I regret buying a lot of Perry and Warlord historical kits I had planned to convert into sci fi troops.

I regret not buying the Tomb Kings necroknights (? the giant snakes, not the guys riding giant snakes).


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 03:17:42


Post by: greatbigtree


At one time, I regretted not buying more drop pods... now I have one that sees no play at all.

In some ways, I regret having (re)started Blood Angels / Red Marines at all. And in others, I know everyone that has multiple armies winds up with Power Armour at some point. So the "regret" is tempered with knowing I would have had some kind of power armour in my arsenal.

I mildly regret having given up on Dark Eldar when the new wave of models came out. I do miss playing them sometimes.

I also have always wanted to play Tau, but have never taken the plunge. I do like me some Mechas. Maybe a Crisis suit focused Kill Team is in my future.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 03:37:04


Post by: ZergSmasher


Regrets that I bought:
Pretty much everything for my stillborn Dark Angels Battle Company. Drop pods, Razorbacks, Tacticals, Assault Marines, and more, and I never even ended up getting to play the list. None of that stuff is any good in 8th edition, so it was ultimately all wasted and is now just gathering dust.
CSM Possessed. Never were any good really, and are definitely on the chopping block for what I'm planning to sell in the near future.
WarmaHordes starters: I acquired 2 different Circle Orboros starter sets, and have never really started playing the game at all. What was I even thinking?

Regrets that I didn't buy:
I let a bunch of old metal Praetorian Imperial Guard slip through my fingers on eBay. If I hadn't already bought a bunch of Cadian stuff, I would have pounced on those for sure, as I love the look of the Praetorians.
I also wish I'd picked up some of the Made to Order stuff, especially some of the Diaz Daemonettes when they did those.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 05:49:44


Post by: Duskweaver


I have a drop pod and a land raider sitting on a shelf, still on the sprues. They were impulse buys picked up really cheaply on Ebay, but wasted money is still wasted money.

I also have a bunch of non-GW models I bought to convert into marauders for my AoS Slaanesh mortals army, since the standard GW marauders are fugly and, more importantly, exclusively male. Now that GW are actually making cool-looking Chaos mortal models, some of which are female, I've no real need for the non-GW ones. The non-GW models I've already converted (examples - potentially NSFW) will continue to be used, but the Godsworn Hunt and Warcry warbands will make a better base for conversions going forward.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 06:15:58


Post by: H.B.M.C.


*sigh*



I could've got him. I had the opportunity to go into the store and buy him, and by the time I decided I wanted to, the window was closed.

"But what about eBay?"

There are more Centurius minis on eBay than were ever made in real life. It might be the most recast 40K mini in history. I wanted a real one.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 09:56:38


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I regret starting my Black Templar force. In retrospect, it was a half-assed job and I could have tried a lot harder to make it a good army. It also doesn't help the Black Templar codex was gotten rid of shortly after.

I regret not buying a lot more of the metal cast Eldar aspect warriors that got replaced by finecast. I also wish I'd picked up some of the Autarchs before they got discontinued too, those were gorgeous models and I didn't get them because they didn't have a place in my army at the time.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 10:37:35


Post by: chromedog


Regretted buying: That never to be sufficiently damned abortion of a resin Valkyrie from FW. Not only was EVERY PART warped (most on at least 2 axes) - so not just bent, twisted, too, several parts were shattered in transit. NO void fill in the box, just the baggies rattling around in a box from the UK to Oz. Eventually got enough of it fixed to assemble it and then onsell it a few weeks later just to be rid of it. For less than half of what it cost me. I just wanted it gone.

Regretted not getting? Nothing so far. I have to really want something in order to get it to start with (limited funds, my liking of it has to exceed my dislike of spending money on it).




Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 10:42:59


Post by: nou


My only not-bought regrets are from times of my break away from hobby and those include metal Aspect Warriors, metal Harlequin troupe (but I did manage to find Troupe Master and Shadowseer from this period on the second hand market in acceptable price range) but most notably Falcon Type II and Wave Serpent Type II upgrade kits from Forge World. Those are near impossible to find nowadays in good shape and price and they do change my personal view of Eldar tanks drastically - from „meh, I don’t want to include tanks” to „must have many of those sleek and beautiful skimmers”. The only way to obtain tail fin nowadays is to buy Warp Hunters and recast (and then modify for Wave Serpents) but it still leaves out the Falcon Type II turret to scratchbuild...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 10:59:09


Post by: Overread


Regretting not getting - Diaz Deamonettes when they went on sale last because darn it the ebay prices are still insane on them and I don't think GW will do them again (though why not baffles me considering how well they sell even at the inflated ebay prices).

Otherwise there's one of two "Miniecrate" models form PP that I regret not getting.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 11:14:33


Post by: blood reaper


Betrayal at Calth - it's not really feasible for me to start a Horus Heresy army any other way (buying tactical squads at £30 a pop is highway robbery).


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 13:26:31


Post by: NewTruthNeomaxim


I regret not buying the Planetary Empires campaign tiles. They never even appear on Ebay. :-(


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 13:51:57


Post by: Stevefamine


Forgeworld Hive Tyrant Flying

I friend gave me a used one that's fairly damaged from back when it was released. I'm hype to fix it up this year (mouth is destroyed, lots of small bits chipped off)


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 13:59:47


Post by: DV8


I regret selling my Vampire army. I needed the cash for a move cross-country and had no realistic way of getting the army home safely. The army is in good hands (in a glass display case in a hobby shop owned by a good friend, but I do wish I had my legion of death to pull on for AoS.

I regret selling my Lamenters. I didn't need the cash and the army could have been packed away in storage. I wasn't playing the army at the time and wanted to clear up space, but now that I rarely play anyways, having a beautiful army on display could have been awesome. Nowadays my display is full of lovely singles and one-offs, but I don't have the same will/drive to paint armies to that kind of standard anymore.

I kind of regret not building and keeping a metal aspect Eldar army back in the day? I may still eventually do Eldar for funsies, but the new finecast models are pure garbage and it's the only thing stopping me from doing it.

There have been a few projects where I've bought with the intention of getting into the army/game, but never did. But there's only a handful of them over the past 20 years; everything else has been built with a purpose and either sold (for equal or greater value, back when I could sell a painted army for above MSRP) or still owned, so there's not many regrets there.

Sons of Horus that got halfway; was supposed to be a casual 40k army, but I built it back when I was still a pretty competitive player. Hated it, sold the army (I'd painted a sizeable portion of it too!). Now that I'm full casual 40k, I kind of regret not finishing it.

I built an Eldar serpent spam mech army and played with it for 6 months before ditching it.

I tried getting into Infinity back in 2nd edition and had a 300 ish pt force of Haqqislam. Didn't like it, although I still have the majority of the models lying around somewhere.

I went deep into Nighthaunt when they were first released. Thankfully Legion of Grief is saving my butt, and I'm slowly painting my collection up for use, but there's a few kits (2x Black Coachs, 10 Hexwraiths, 6 Spirit Hosts, 2 Morghasts) that I have zero intention of using because they're garbage. The Black Coaches will make great center pieces but they're unlikely to see play unless i just bring a funsies army to an event I don't care about winning.

I had a horde Ork army for 40k, some 200 models. Played it for a month, absolutely hated it and didn't want to paint it, so I just gave it to a friend who still owns and plays the army (and it's still not fully painted, 10 years later lol).


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 14:13:53


Post by: bullyboy


I would say I have more regret for the things I sold rather than what I haven't bought. I got rid of all my 40K stuff several years ago, really cheap too.

I also don't understand the issue with people's regrets with old marines. They're not that bad on the table, not to the point of trash, unless all you play is competitive. Sure, it might need a narrative approach with your opponent, but I still love playing my Tac, Assault and Dev sqds. In fact, I only have one drop pod right now and I'd like 2 more, and maybe a second rhino. Have a partially built Land Raider I need to finish for my Deathwing, need to get that on the table too.
I don't care what GW does with the Primaris, I'll still bring out the old marines once in a while.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 14:54:48


Post by: Warptide


The first kit I ever bought as a young lad was a Dark Eldar jetbike. I played Eldar and thought it was basically the same thing. I was extremely confused and disappointed by the spikes and leather.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 15:04:17


Post by: Deadshot


I really regret my Chaos Space Marine army. I love Power Armour, I have 3 loyalist marine armies. I split Dark Vengeance with a friend and took the chaos half, supplemented with a Heldrake, a TDA Lord and some Raptors and Warp Talons. They were my wall painting wise. The Cultists and Helbrute and Lords were fun but I could never really get into the rank and file guys.

What made it worse was 6th Ed Supplements. I like making my own fluff for my armies and I liked the Crimson Slaughter paint scheme and name so I went with that, but the supplement killed my enthusiasm for it. Another book to pick up and use somebody else's fluff



EDIT: Also the Blood Raven transfer sheet from Forge World. Those things are finnicky, especially on shoulder pads, so using 3+ per marine to get it right is heartbreaking when you have the last sheet in existance (for my intents and purposes)


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 15:20:28


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Thinking on it now, add the entire Corsair range that forgeworld discontinued before I had disposable income.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 16:12:29


Post by: LunarSol


Regrets not buying usually come down to missing out on a deal or something like that. Recently bought 2 units of Spites and a unit of Kurnoth Hunters and wished I had just bought another Looncurse when it was available for example.

Regrets buying usually come down to jumping on a deal or something like that. Got a good price on a Convergence army I've never had time to properly use. I'm not really sure what lesson there is to learn there...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 16:38:50


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


We are creatures conditioned towards dissatisfaction?


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 17:11:59


Post by: Argive


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Thinking on it now, add the entire Corsair range that forgeworld discontinued before I had disposable income.


Yeah ditto, that! I see corsair kits pop up on eBay every now and then but ohh boy are they expensive and probably incomplete.

Selling off models ive already painted goes without saying
The younger me really needed that beer money so it is what it is!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 18:05:55


Post by: oni


Regrets Buying:
1. 10+ years of buying Space Marines. Thank you GW.

Regrets Not Buying:
1. Planetary Empires
2. The Sector Imperialis RoBG on launch day.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 19:41:00


Post by: slave.entity


I regret not buying more metal daemon princes.

I have 3 in finecast. But none of them compare to the weight and feel of the one in metal.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 20:07:30


Post by: Not Online!!!


Regret, nothing. (well maybee fw index for am)

Regret not getting, well R&H.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 20:23:46


Post by: phillv85


Big regret: My Night Lords. 50 tactical marines made from the old CSM kit, mk3 and mk4 kits. Resin shoulder pads all around, a mix of forgeworld and GW upgrade kits. Several packs of Night Lords heads as well and weapon upgrades. I assembled them, under coated them, then stood them next to my Primaris and put them in a tub never to be seen again. £350 down the drain.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 20:24:59


Post by: Not Online!!!


phillv85 wrote:
Big regret: My Night Lords. 50 tactical marines made from the old CSM kit, mk3 and mk4 kits. Resin shoulder pads all around, a mix of forgeworld and GW upgrade kits. Several packs of Night Lords heads as well and weapon upgrades. I assembled them, under coated them, then stood them next to my Primaris and put them in a tub never to be seen again. £350 down the drain.

What?!?
Why?


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 20:31:39


Post by: phillv85


I read the Night Lords trilogy


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 20:43:50


Post by: Egyptian Space Zombie


I find that whenever I start painting my Dark Angels, I eventually switch to something else. I got about half the army done and I dread doing the rest.

I've started and stopped building the Ghost Ark 2 times now. It is the most annoying kit I've ever worked with. I have a C'Tan, a T-vault and that ark to finish and I'm done with Necrons for good, so I'll grind those out hopefully this summer.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:15:48


Post by: cuda1179


Biggest regret I never bought:

A Dreamforge Games Leviathan Blockhead. Want a 24-inch tall Warlord titan for $600? I almost jumped on it when first announced, but decided to wait until it was too late and they ceased production after GW cried foul.


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Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:18:04


Post by: SickSix


Definitely regret not buying things more than buying them.

Regret not buying: more Dreamforge Eisenkern troopers. Now that I have built and started painting what I have. I want 30 more. The plastics are OOP for now and I really don't want resin ones. I regret not buying the second set of metal Space Marine Veterans. Probably my biggest regret was not buying a FW Titan while my wife was deployed lol. Was my best shot and I didn't take it.

Regret purchasing: I have a Storm Raven still in the box with a Chapterhouse extension kit still. I have plans for it but it is always the last on priority list. Maybe I just need to cut it loose.

Also Marine scouts. I was never really a fan of their look and only used my half painted snipers like once in 6th ed. Probably just need to sell those and the regular scouts and their speeder I still have on sprue from the old mega-force.

Oh and maybe my regular speeders for my Silver Skulls. They have sat in the bottom of my carry case for years and only got used a few times. They are only basecoated and just don't fit my style. I like infantry, tanks and dreads.

Now I will never regret painting them, but back in the hay day of 7th I bought models for an Anvil Strikeforce and was going to paint them as White Scars just to push my comfort zone. Well I painted 1 squad of Heavy bolters and one squad of Grav guns and then 8th dropped. Who the he'll wants two squads of White Scar Devastators? They are basically worthless now. I have tried to sell them. They look great but... The two drop pods will get moved to my 30k army and the two assault squads will get built as Silver Skulls now to help me get to a full Company. But those dang beautiful Devastators are just paperwieghts now.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:20:19


Post by: Not Online!!!


phillv85 wrote:
I read the Night Lords trilogy


No, i meant why are you not fielding them?
Size? Or just the fact csm suck?


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:22:53


Post by: phillv85


Yea the scale of them, they stand the same height as my guardsmen, and I just can’t get past it. Maybe one day I’ll come back to them, but they behind just about everything else.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:25:04


Post by: Asherian Command


Regreted Buying : Those stupid Aggressor Kits, I hate them they look so silly.

Regret not buying : I saw a cheap heavy tank from forgeworld of my favorite pattern the Hellblade from a friend for really cheap but I relented and someone bought it from under me when I was thinking about purchasing it.

Regret Selling : My Entire Rogue Trader Marine Army. I sold off a Predator Tank, the old dreadnoughts, and several amazing figurines that I wish I kept.

Not Regreted rebuying : I kept the entirety of my classic Eldar Collection and was able to buyback most of my former uncle's eldar army before they were pawned after his death. And I've never been happier as i go about repainting the whole army.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:32:56


Post by: angryboy2k


Regret buying:
- Forge World's Storm Eagle: Similar issues to Chromedog's valkyrie. I gave it to a friend years ago and it's still in a box.
- Speed Freeks: I should have known I've not got any interest in painting ork vehicles - if only I'd realized BEFORE chopping a few pieces of a sprue here and there for conversions.
- Tooth and Claw: I'm no longer making Genestealer cult and the marines aren't useful for me as I'm overflowing in marines.

Regret not buying:
- A copy of Looncurse (I got half a set and was extraordinarily lucky in that - now I want more of the overpriced Kurnoth Hunters)

Regret selling:
- My nearly fully painted Praetorian Guard army.
- Marauder Miniatures Dark Elves. I bought these once back in 1991? right before a big price rise, and again a decade later from eBay. I had the full set but could never get beyond painting more than a few figures.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 21:48:24


Post by: TheCustomLime


I regret buying the Warlord Games Panzer IV kit. I wanted to build the H variant but it can only make a weird G/H hybrid because it only includes an early commander cupola's hatch and front armor plate. I'll just call it a retrofitted late production Panzer G but, still, if I knew the kit would have these obvious inaccuracies I would have bought something else. As for what I regret not buying? Some of the old Cities of Death kits. I wanted to get the Sanctum Imperialis before it got discontinued but, oh well.


Regret Selling: I gave away my entire guard army to a friend. This was during 6/7th Ed. when guard had two really lame codices in a row. I wish I kept them to be allies for my Imperial Knights army.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/23 22:17:34


Post by: LunarSol


Most of my regrets come from a desire for variety. Buying a faction to play 1-2 models I think look cool, stuff like that. Some of my regrets come from just having too much in my painting backlog and result in me buying things but not getting to it in time to really enjoy it for the reasons I bought it.

Both are why I've been trying to limit myself to a single faction in a game and generally limited my purchases to things that go to the top of my painting queue.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 12:56:03


Post by: cuda1179


There is one kit I was super depressed I never got, but glad when I missed my chance.

I've been trying to collect every Armorcast, Epicast, and Forgeworld USA resin model ever made for 40K. I even tracked down the unreleased Knight Paladin from Epicast. (Yes I use it when I play Knights)

About 12 years ago I found a guy wanting to sell one of the unreleased Armorcast Warlord titans. I jumped for joy, as this is basically the Holy Grail of Armorcast models. But then the guy dropped off the face of the Earth and stopped returning emails. About 2 months later I found out this guy was a scammer. He promised the Warlord to at least 3 people, including me. He took payment from the other 2 guys and never sent it to either of them.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 13:45:26


Post by: Lum


There are two things I regret not getting, one more than the other.
First, there are the old storm troopers which I warmed up for only until they were not available anymore. I want to get a similar look using scions and Anvil Industry bits, but still, great models imho.
But the thing I REALLY regret not getting is the Mk IV Ironclad Dreadnought from Forge World. Maaaaan, this is without a doubt my favorite dreadnought chassis. Reaaaaally bummed I did not realise it went oop. Ah well.

One could say I regret buying my old cadian army since I am building up a new IG with Anvil Industry parts but eh, there are worse things.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 15:35:09


Post by: Stormonu


My regret is primarily the WHFB armies I picked up; high elves, vampire counts and seraphim, as the fact is I will never play them now. Doubly so the elf army, as I had bought a (metal) elf army, sold it (due to frustration with “Herohammer”) and then bought up a replacement a mere couple of months before End Times dropped.

Also, investing into Warmachine and Runewars turned out to be a dud as my friends have sold off their collections.

As for 40K, I sorta regret buying Centurions, mine are still incomplete (bought when first released). Also went a bit overboard with overall marine purchases over the years and wished I had stuck to just a small collection around 1200 pets worth (instead of the 3 companies worth of stuff I’ve accumulated).

On the subject of regretting missing, I wish I had the old 1E space Hulk boxed sets, including Deathwing and Genestealer.

And Aeronautics Imperialis.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 16:08:46


Post by: Platuan4th


I regret not getting the Forge World Chaos Mammoth and Destroyer Tank Hunter.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 19:31:02


Post by: Lum


Edit from what I said: I am now a proud owner of an ebay'd Mk IV Ironclad Dread xD


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 19:37:41


Post by: LunarSol


 Lum wrote:
Edit from what I said: I am now a proud owner of an ebay'd Mk IV Ironclad Dread xD


No Regerts!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 23:26:10


Post by: 123ply


I regret not buying Kasrkin.
I also regret that made to order is only a week long. It should be permanent. Made to Order should be available on their webstore, and how it should work is people fun/order their item, and once a certain amount of people put in an order (Like, as soon as they make a profit) then they can start making the models and sending them out. It might take a while to get your models but atleast youll get them.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 23:40:52


Post by: Argive


123ply wrote:
I regret not buying Kasrkin.
I also regret that made to order is only a week long. It should be permanent. Made to Order should be available on their webstore, and how it should work is people fun/order their item, and once a certain amount of people put in an order (Like, as soon as they make a profit) then they can start making the models and sending them out. It might take a while to get your models but atleast youll get them.


Man that would be awesome!
I would love to be able to buy all the old rando fantasy generic models they had kicking about 15 years ago. Elementals, giant spiders etc.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 23:41:34


Post by: Sentionaut


Only regret is not having bought the Sector Mechanicus Killzone box while it was still in production, for 15% off standard retail in online stores.
Amazing deal for a buttload of stuff.

Didn't know all the Kill Team stuff would be limited run at the time :/


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/24 23:44:19


Post by: Bookwrack


I can only imagine that would be a real pain to manage. Like, some thing like Kasrkins would probably go fast, but other metal models, someone orders, pays, and it takes months for enough people to buy in to make it worth it. GW then has to manage people who decide they don't want it while waiting and cancel the order, there's no idea how long it will actually take...

Speaking of metal, I regret buying the Ogre metal scrap launcher. A kit so bad, and for the use I got out of it, it would've been better to wait the- what was it like, 15 years?- for the plastic kit to come out rather than ever have touched that POS in the first place.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 00:22:54


Post by: Argive


 Bookwrack wrote:
I can only imagine that would be a real pain to manage. Like, some thing like Kasrkins would probably go fast, but other metal models, someone orders, pays, and it takes months for enough people to buy in to make it worth it. GW then has to manage people who decide they don't want it while waiting and cancel the order, there's no idea how long it will actually take...

Speaking of metal, I regret buying the Ogre metal scrap launcher. A kit so bad, and for the use I got out of it, it would've been better to wait the- what was it like, 15 years?- for the plastic kit to come out rather than ever have touched that POS in the first place.


It is doable. I remember GW/Citadel essentially running a bits store (at a very decent mark up)
I remember buying the very old metal dragon model(the one that looks very similar to the current one leaping of a cliff) and a separate dragon prince rider without the horse plus Imriks lance arm. This was all costly but was still cheaper than buying Prince Imrik the dragon lord kit...

I can only imagine as their profits run up so much from IP and other revenue streams that part of the business was no longer worth the Trouble for them. Same reason why their current kits are so overpriced. Because they can be.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 05:13:00


Post by: Just Tony


Easiest one to answer ever.


I regret buying every pewter miniature I own that was ever offered later in plastic. Period.



I regret passing up on all the different premade GW terrain pieces.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 05:30:43


Post by: bullyboy


This post just makes me realize that the Sylvaneth half of the Looncurse set that is just sitting on my shelf (I just need the Gloomspite) might be worth something


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 09:49:24


Post by: Overread


 Argive wrote:
 Bookwrack wrote:
I can only imagine that would be a real pain to manage. Like, some thing like Kasrkins would probably go fast, but other metal models, someone orders, pays, and it takes months for enough people to buy in to make it worth it. GW then has to manage people who decide they don't want it while waiting and cancel the order, there's no idea how long it will actually take...

Speaking of metal, I regret buying the Ogre metal scrap launcher. A kit so bad, and for the use I got out of it, it would've been better to wait the- what was it like, 15 years?- for the plastic kit to come out rather than ever have touched that POS in the first place.


It is doable. I remember GW/Citadel essentially running a bits store (at a very decent mark up)
I remember buying the very old metal dragon model(the one that looks very similar to the current one leaping of a cliff) and a separate dragon prince rider without the horse plus Imriks lance arm. This was all costly but was still cheaper than buying Prince Imrik the dragon lord kit...

I can only imagine as their profits run up so much from IP and other revenue streams that part of the business was no longer worth the Trouble for them. Same reason why their current kits are so overpriced. Because they can be.



I think GW basically retired their bits service when they shifted from mostly metal models and some plastic into using both finecast and also producing most of their stock in plastic. My understanding is that with metal they could pop a mould into the machine, cast out what they needed and then dump the bits that weren't needed back into the melting pot to make more models. So basically they didn't have to store waste parts nor throw them out.

With finecast and plastic my understanding is that they can't do that, or that its also not practical. It might also be that alongside production material differences, the scale of GW has grown so that bits services are simply not economical for them to do now with their production and packaging setup. Ergo it would be a service in such high demand that it would require restructuring that side of the company. Heck when you get a miss-pack or error on models GW generally just resolves it by running a zero cost order through their system and sending you a full replacement kit rather than interrupting production and sending you juts the part you need.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 13:08:38


Post by: Commodus Leitdorf


I guess I'm lucky in that i don't regret buying anything I own! Even stuff that's lying in a box with no intention for me ever really getting too.

That being sad their are 2 thing I regret not buying when I had the chance

1) Mighty Empires
2) Watchtower terrain piece

Trying to get either on Ebay means emptying my wallet and using my whole gaming budget.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/25 15:20:52


Post by: privateer4hire


I bought a Necron scorpion---a model sculpted by some internet guy who thought they would be a cool addition to the army/way to make cash---and later got rid of it.

It fit in very well with the look and feel of the 2nd edition metal necron miniatures. I look for one all the time on ebay and have googled myself crazy trying to see if the guy/somebody might be selling, without success.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 02:17:42


Post by: Gitkikka


 cuda1179 wrote:
Biggest regret I never bought:

A Dreamforge Games Leviathan Blockhead. Want a 24-inch tall Warlord titan for $600? I almost jumped on it when first announced, but decided to wait until it was too late and they ceased production after GW cried foul.



God yes.
I also regret not buying the DOOM miniatures that Reaper made back in the 90s. Kept telling myself that I could get them any time.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 02:25:06


Post by: amazingturtles


I generally find i regret getting any monster sized models. I like the small ones! i like the infantry, and the little guys, and with space also being an issue for me i tend to regret anything bigger than small mounted units more and more.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 03:08:59


Post by: Argive


 amazingturtles wrote:
I generally find i regret getting any monster sized models. I like the small ones! i like the infantry, and the little guys, and with space also being an issue for me i tend to regret anything bigger than small mounted units more and more.


Pretty much the main reason why my wraith knight is still on sprues...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 04:12:49


Post by: slave.entity


 Argive wrote:
 amazingturtles wrote:
I generally find i regret getting any monster sized models. I like the small ones! i like the infantry, and the little guys, and with space also being an issue for me i tend to regret anything bigger than small mounted units more and more.


Pretty much the main reason why my wraith knight is still on sprues...


I get around this by building really competitive lists and using big, overcosted models to 'water them down' for casual games. It... sorta works?

I guess it's pleasing to see the big stuff out on the table even if all they do is eat some gunfire for a turn or two. Just let me take some cool photos before you shoot them off board, okay?


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 04:57:09


Post by: Just Tony


 amazingturtles wrote:
I generally find i regret getting any monster sized models. I like the small ones! i like the infantry, and the little guys, and with space also being an issue for me i tend to regret anything bigger than small mounted units more and more.


The longer I game, the more my forces evolve to being almost completely made up of Core or Troops choices.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 06:59:56


Post by: Eadartri


I regret all Space Marine purchases as Strike From The Shadows was given with one hand and taken with the other. Throw the Codex and Datacards in with them.

I regret not buying full squads of Howling Banshees (metal, tall masks) and Fire Dragons (metal, cut out crests). Would have liked a second boxed set of WFB 5th ed. too.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 07:36:09


Post by: posermcbogus


Ooh, I regret not getting...

Chaos: The stuff from DV, old Typhus, the FW 40k Deathguard Dreds
Genestealer cults: the cults side from that one boxed game, forgot the name
Admech: start collecting before they bumped the price up and then I moved to Japan where the price is doubled anyway.
Space Marines: the 30th anniversary marine, and those 'master of' minis, they oozed character

Regret getting... Hmm, trickier...

kinda regret building my centurions as grav, just because they're pants now, and I didn't finish them before 8th dropped, kinda sad bc I quite like them... my one powergamer move backfired on me completely :(

regret picking up a chinese version of Gangs of Comorragh, because I never got good enough at chinese to understand the rules, and the minis came at a time when 1. I had too many minis anyway 2. I had kinda run out of steam on my D Eldar project.
Slightly regret getting resin eldar rangers, because I sank SO MUCH TIME into cleaning them up. Utterly horrid resin casts, so disappointing, and so much damage done to the detail that I had to do some pretty radical converting in places.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 08:14:26


Post by: Ratius


I regret buying my Eldar Revenant.
It never got finished and then fell off a shelf so its in pieces in a box.
Bit of a waste

I always wanted a FW Marauder bomber. Still on my watch list.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 08:19:49


Post by: CragHack


More Killzone:sector munitorum. Such a great deal it was...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 08:41:50


Post by: Jadenim


I regret not getting the Aquila Strongpoint; re-reading Taros campaign, realising that it would be perfect for the missile silo and bunker missions, only to be gutted to find it had been quietly discontinued


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 10:40:06


Post by: Ouze


Regret buying: I would call this a tie between the 2 warhounds (which never left the box) or getting in on the raging heroes TGG kickstarter, adding a bunch of addons (all of which never left the box).

Regret buying in pewter: no question, thunderfire cannon. What an epic pain in the ass. The converse of this is the Ork Nob with Waaagh Banner, which I explicitly looked for in pewter when it was released in Finecast - I love the weight of it when holding it, even if it tends to fall over and break the banner.

Regret not buying: unquestionably the FW Ork Battle Fortress. Even after scratchbuilding an arguably better one, I still long in my heart for it.

It just occurred to me I could probably design and 3D print a pretty good facsimile, though...



Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 11:42:42


Post by: Stevefamine


 Jadenim wrote:
I regret not getting the Aquila Strongpoint; re-reading Taros campaign, realising that it would be perfect for the missile silo and bunker missions, only to be gutted to find it had been quietly discontinued


I planned on buying this in the next month. Crap


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 13:59:11


Post by: Frankenberry


Regretted: Three drop pods, three death company dreadnoughts, and 30 death company.

Why you ask? To use with Angels Blade, a month before 8th came out and invalidated the entire experience. Now, no one wants these models...and neither do I, heh.

Regretted NOT buying? Renegade. I've been a knight fanboy since they launched and I missed BOTH times GW released this.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 14:23:23


Post by: amazingturtles


 Just Tony wrote:
 amazingturtles wrote:
I generally find i regret getting any monster sized models. I like the small ones! i like the infantry, and the little guys, and with space also being an issue for me i tend to regret anything bigger than small mounted units more and more.


The longer I game, the more my forces evolve to being almost completely made up of Core or Troops choices.


Yeah, me too. For me it's honestly a personal preference thing, i'm not too worried about competitive or not, i just like the basic troops a lot more!

I realized that i hadn't put down something i regretted not buying... i don't have too many regrets in those regards but i do regret never getting into battlefleet gothic way back in the day.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/26 14:33:00


Post by: balmong7


I regret not buying most of the kill team stuff. I had all these plans of which sets to grab when. Then boom, out of stock, no refreshes.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/27 18:14:04


Post by: xKillGorex


The Elysian drop troops. That range had it all for a sci-fi military kick ass theme. Was totally gutted when they went but hey crap happens i guess.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/27 23:58:16


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


"little things i should have said and done
i just never took the time
You were always on my mind
you were always on my mind..."




Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/28 00:27:34


Post by: Elbows


As a military brat (who still continued to move often after college - as did my family) I more or less regret losing some old stuff. I'm jealous of stuff people have in their parents' attics etc. My family ditches everything we don't need when we move. So over the past 20-25 years all of my childhood stuff disappeared. Things like Warhammer Quest (the original, good one), Battlemasters, Hero Quest, etc. All that stuff that is nostalgic gold and still fun to play.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/28 11:28:32


Post by: BrookM


A lot of stuff I regret buying, especially several years ago when I was talked into trying a lot of other games, which ultimately went nowhere locally. Stuff like Infinity, Dystopian Wars, Warmachine. I bought big on a lot of these, only to wind up with stuff that only saw the table once or twice before everybody dropped it and moved on. More recently, it's been the Horus Heresy boxed games and Necromunda. It looks ace and great deals, but nobody really plays it, so again stuck with quite a bit of stuff that never sees any play.

One thing I regret not buying is the Solar Auxilia medicae set, it's always been outside of my budget, as gorgeous as those models were, but are now sadly discontinued. Another one would be Hasslefree's most recent KS, where they did these gorgeous Artemis models, but alas, outside of my budget when it ran.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/28 12:57:33


Post by: AegisGrimm


 privateer4hire wrote:
I bought a Necron scorpion---a model sculpted by some internet guy who thought they would be a cool addition to the army/way to make cash---and later got rid of it.

It fit in very well with the look and feel of the 2nd edition metal necron miniatures. I look for one all the time on ebay and have googled myself crazy trying to see if the guy/somebody might be selling, without success.


Oh God! I've never heard of anyone else getting those! Is it the one where the front pincers have a gauss rifle look-alike for one of each pincer? God, that was like 20 years ago, lol. I use mine as Tomb Spyders.


On other things, I regret buying the Sedition Wars Kickstarter. The first instance of restic on the market, and boy, do those take forever to clean mold likes from. Also the actual game was really underwhelming, but I was cought up in the insanity, and the kickstarter ended the night before my wedding!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/29 15:12:47


Post by: LunarSol


 Frankenberry wrote:

Regretted NOT buying? Renegade. I've been a knight fanboy since they launched and I missed BOTH times GW released this.


This is in my vaguely regret buying category. I still dream of painting it, but right after its release GW eased up the restrictions on running Armigers, which dulled a lot of my need for a 3 knight lance. I still run it on occasion, but I struggle to get it painted.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/29 15:51:54


Post by: ProtoClone


I regret everything I bought until just recently.
My first dive into 40k I bought without direction and ended up with a lot I didn't like or ever finished. I wish I had a better idea of what it was I wanted before I had just jumped right in.

What I regretted never buying?
Tomb Kings - I always really liked these guys and wished I had bought them when I was thinking about it.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 00:03:26


Post by: Wagguy80


Regret buying - everything.

I mean I enjoy painting, but in hindsight I should have just bought individual models I wanted to paint, and just stuck to board games.

Right now I just sort of keep at it hoping it will become "fun" again.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 00:21:52


Post by: Just Tony


I somewhat regret selling everything. Some of the armies I'm kind of glad that I'm getting a do over with, but there were lots of others that would work well with my current retrogaming, and is going to cost far more than I'd like to replace.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 03:02:19


Post by: privateer4hire


 AegisGrimm wrote:
 privateer4hire wrote:
I bought a Necron scorpion---a model sculpted by some internet guy who thought they would be a cool addition to the army/way to make cash---and later got rid of it.

It fit in very well with the look and feel of the 2nd edition metal necron miniatures. I look for one all the time on ebay and have googled myself crazy trying to see if the guy/somebody might be selling, without success.


Oh God! I've never heard of anyone else getting those! Is it the one where the front pincers have a gauss rifle look-alike for one of each pincer? God, that was like 20 years ago, lol. I use mine as Tomb ...


Yep! You nailed it. Here's a picture of one:


Closest alternative I've found is Rebel Minis 15mm scale mech that is somewhat along the same lines but still just not the same:
https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-51356505839231/scorpion-mech-3.gif


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 03:07:05


Post by: Genoside07


balmong7 wrote:
I regret not buying most of the kill team stuff. I had all these plans of which sets to grab when. Then boom, out of stock, no refreshes.


This was my feeling also... I thought they would be in stock for a few months.. but kill team stuff seems to be one and done... Kill zones on Ebay are crazy.. you would think GW would see
this and do a simple reprint.. I know a number of people including myself that would pick up sector munitorum at retail price.

As for regret purchase, I see stuff everyday I want...

but I think my regret is the opposite.. I spent a bunch off money on limited edition rule books only to have the rules thrown out a few years later.. now they are just dust collectors.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 03:44:36


Post by: Argive


 ProtoClone wrote:
I regret everything I bought until just recently.
My first dive into 40k I bought without direction and ended up with a lot I didn't like or ever finished. I wish I had a better idea of what it was I wanted before I had just jumped right in.

What I regretted never buying?
Tomb Kings - I always really liked these guys and wished I had bought them when I was thinking about it.


I feel for you man.
I always say to people getting into he hobby to follow your inner geek child and buy the awesome models you will enjoy looking at/modelling and painting. Rules change. Cool models you like will always be cool models you like.

I do regret not hoarding up a sizeable High Elf WHFB army back in the day instead of giving up and selling all my stuff for pittance beer money..

I think a lesson from me and others echoing the same sentiment has been learned; don't be too eager to sell off collections/painted models. Nobody wants a big pile of shame but at the same time its a hobby that you might take a break from and return to. Its nice to break stuff out to enjoy every now and then.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 06:44:29


Post by: Schmapdi


Mostly I just regret buying things like new games/new lines to paint that I still to this day - years later - haven't even touched. I bought a smattering of models from the first KD Kickstarter for example - all of which still sit in a box. That didn't stop me somehow from pledging for more in round 2. :(

I don't really regret not buying anything so much as I regret how much the "buy now buy now extremely limited edition" mentality has taken over the mini world. Such abusive crap to pull with your customers.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 06:52:44


Post by: nareik


I regret not buying more storage space!

I'm seriously considering picking a few extra hours at work so I can rent a room on the cheap side of town for use as my 'gaming dungeon'.

Miniature wise I regret not buying more empire free company kits. Don't get me wrong; I must have bought half a dozen boxes at least! I just love their simple charm and versatility, despite their whacky proportions and chunkiness. This is especially true as I'm on a bit of a Mordheim kick at the moment!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 07:39:16


Post by: Hawky


I regret buying many kits, mostly for failed conversion, like Land Raider or Sisters of the Thorn. I made it a mess and then sold it for cheap.

I can't think of anything that I regret never buying. Maybe some Kickstarter minis, but they surely weren't that important.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 15:01:53


Post by: Strg Alt


Selling all my Epic armies.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 17:29:00


Post by: Rybrook


I always wanted the Imperial Fist Supremacy Force, my dad wouldn't get it for me which was probably the price

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Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 17:38:27


Post by: Das_Ubermike


I regret not picking up any of the Alex Hedstrom Pink/Blue horrors, which are light years ahead of the current parrot style horrors they sell. I also regret not picking up more Warmaster armies.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/07/30 20:46:26


Post by: leopard


In 40k terms, more of the excellent Cities of Death building range, didn't buy more than two as they take a while to paint so didn't want a stack of boxes.

and then they were gone

overall though, the one I regret the most.

Airfix TRS2


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/01 00:34:31


Post by: Elbows


Do you miss the TRS2 as much as the Canadians did?


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/01 11:44:32


Post by: Crispy78


At the moment it would be really un-diplomatic of me to order the Warcry starter set. I think I will regret it though, if it's a one-off thing like the Kill Team starter...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/02 13:35:10


Post by: balmong7


Crispy78 wrote:
At the moment it would be really un-diplomatic of me to order the Warcry starter set. I think I will regret it though, if it's a one-off thing like the Kill Team starter...


Ebay already has the sets parted out at huge markups. I'm hoping to catch just the terrain at a reasonable price. I love the look of those ruins.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/02 13:43:01


Post by: Ratius


all of my childhood stuff disappeared. Things like Warhammer Quest (the original, good one), Battlemasters, Hero Quest, etc


Ouch
I have no idea why my parents kept mine (literally in the attic). Maybe they knew the games had such a good and fun influence they kept them out of nostalgia.
Still got crossbows and catapults, axis and allies original, risk original, heroquest + expansions, battlemasters and 40k 2nd ed box.
Space Crusade got lost however :(


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/12 19:48:28


Post by: Easy E


Regret what I have bought? Nothing! It has all found a home!

Regret Kits I did not buy? More Aeronautica Imperialis models!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/12 22:38:57


Post by: SamusDrake


Regret not buying boxes of Tzeentch horrors before the recent price increase...

...in a small way I regret buying into Adeptus Titanicus, but mostly glad I did.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/16 13:47:20


Post by: Dynas


Fire Raptor. I was chasing the meta, then then the thing came in. I cursed and swore the whole time i built it. then it got nerfed. And its sitting on the shelf, clad in grey.

Edit: I regret not buying more Dwarf Doomseekers way back during the Storm of Chaos campaign.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/17 08:40:14


Post by: Gordy2000


I regret nothing...despite how much the cupboard of grey plastic and resin bulges...


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/17 08:53:18


Post by: Maréchal des Logis Walter


I regret not buying Shaeffer's last chancers while they were available.

I don't regret my first imperial guard buy from le bon coin (pretty much french ebay), that provided me not only with a fonctionnal IG army, but also battlefield terrains i still use to this day, old codices (even warhammer fantasy ones!), paints..... That was a great start i say!


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/17 11:13:19


Post by: Bellerophon


 Argive wrote:

I think a lesson from me and others echoing the same sentiment has been learned; don't be too eager to sell off collections/painted models. Nobody wants a big pile of shame but at the same time its a hobby that you might take a break from and return to. Its nice to break stuff out to enjoy every now and then.

Yeah, I've never sold any of my stuff. Traded a few new-on-sprue items for other stuff that I wanted more, but never sold or thrown away any minis that I've actually built/painted. They're mine, and I'm not getting rid of them unless faced with no other choice. Though my attitude has always been much more collector/modeller/painter rather than gamer, so I can understand the folks who care more about game rules selling off things that are no longer valid or no longer have good rules. For me, all my old stuff is proudly on show in a display cabinet.

So, unlike some folks I don't have anything I regret selling. Those few new-on-sprue things I traded off, worst case if I suddenly get a desire to do them I can buy a new one.

Regret buying - not much, to be honest. Everything I've bought is because I've thought it's cool or fits the collection. In the last year or so I got a sudden desire to expand my WHFB High Elf army, so I bought some stuff for that (new in box phoenix and shadow warriors, and lots of metal swordmasters from ebay), which has mostly languished untouched while I've worked on 40k. So at some times I've regretted buying those. But given the recent discontinuing of quite a bit of the remaining WHFB High Elf range at other times I've been glad that I bought them when I had the chance - and the phoenix just got me a good finish in the painting challenge! Perhaps at times I also regret buying as much stuff as quickly as I have. The backlog can sometimes be a bit daunting.

Regret not buying - linked to the High Elf stuff above - I regret not buying more of the WHFB stuff when I had the chance, before it was discontinued. Like the bits that I did buy they might have sat on the shelf untouched for ages, but I'd rather have them and not need them than need them and not have them. At least if I fancy expanding my old Lizardmen, a lot of the stuff is still available in the Sigmar range.

I somewhat regret not buying into metal Eldar before finecast came in. My first brief foray into 40k as a kid I fell in love with Biel-Tan, but never built a proper army. Years away from the hobby and I came back at university where I bought into WHFB - when all the cool Eldar metal stuff was around and I didn't buy it. Some more years out, and when I finally get around to doing Biel-Tan properly all the aspect warriors are finecast and I find myself scouring ebay for the metals. I've managed to get a decent amount of them, but it's at the whim of what models people are selling at the time, some have missing parts, the ones with good rules go for a premium, and nearly everything needs paint stripping. So much more hassle than just buying new boxes/blisters.

Maybe regret not buying more BFG when it was around too. I've got a decent sized Chaos fleet, but it could be bigger...

 Ratius wrote:

Still got crossbows and catapults, axis and allies original, risk original, heroquest + expansions, battlemasters and 40k 2nd ed box.

Man I love crossbows and catapults! Still got our old copy in a wardrobe at my parents' house somewhere. May have to rescue it and bring it over to my place at some point.


Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/17 16:26:20


Post by: Cruentus


Regretted buying: Robotech Tactics. Sedition Wars. Couldn't give them away.

Regretted not buying: Forgeworld Anphelion Base. I had it in my cart on FW's site, decided not to pull the trigger, and shortly after that it disappeared. Would love to get my hands on it.





Kits you regretted and regretted never buying @ 2019/08/22 19:34:52


Post by: Bonegrinder


Regret not getting into WH Fantasy after falling out with 40k during the switch to 3rd ed. I wish I never sold my Island of Blood box set to buy into Konflikt 47, the fluff didn't grab me in the way I though it would and I ended up going back to BA and enjoyed it way more.