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Made in us
Been Around the Block





My Hobby White Whale would be my third copy of Wiz-War.

My first copy of wizwar was custom made using hirst arts blocks and it was stolen from my storage unit only a month after I completed it.
My second copy was stolen by a girlfriend after we broke up.
My third copy is still in the process of being made, except this time using Archon fantasy dungeon tiles to make the board and Reaper minis for most of the minis in the game.

Each time its heartbreaking to have to redo it, since its hundreds of dollars in materials and hundreds of hours of my time to accomplish the final result. But the alternative is not having wizwar in my life, and that simply isn't a sane option.

Maybe the gods will have mercy on me and allow me to keep this third try since I have put in so much effort already in all these attempts.
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

 Wiz Warrior wrote:
My Hobby White Whale would be my third copy of Wiz-War.


I have no idea what Wiz War is or why you need it in your life but this the most touching thing I have read all day. May the hobby gods smile on your project.

 
   
Made in ca
Sneaky Chameleon Skink




Michigan

Third time's the charm, right! Good luck with your Wiz War!
   
Made in jp
Been Around the Block






Shaggoth, Dragon Ogre Champion of Nurgle

i first saw this model in my old copy of Realm of Chaos Lost and the Damned. i have spent the last 25+ years looking for any information on it or how to acquire it. the most i have found is that it was a conversion from golden demon winner Ivan Bartlett that currently (as of 2014) was with someone known as Orclord in the US. the original model the conversion was based off seems to have been released in 1987 and is still impressive. i see them occasionally show up on ebay in various conditions but are generally quite expensive. sadly even if i were to acquire one i would be hesitant to do anything with it due to my lack of ability to do it justice.


Spoiler:
   
Made in jp
[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Peterhausenn wrote:
Shaggoth, Dragon Ogre Champion of Nurgle

i first saw this model in my old copy of Realm of Chaos Lost and the Damned. i have spent the last 25+ years looking for any information on it or how to acquire it. the most i have found is that it was a conversion from golden demon winner Ivan Bartlett that currently (as of 2014) was with someone known as Orclord in the US. the original model the conversion was based off seems to have been released in 1987 and is still impressive. i see them occasionally show up on ebay in various conditions but are generally quite expensive. sadly even if i were to acquire one i would be hesitant to do anything with it due to my lack of ability to do it justice.


Spoiler:


I have one of those, only very slightly converted. Along with my Elven Attack Chariot, it's one of the prizes of my collection.

Josh kicks off the New Year with Chaos Familiars

Painting Total as of 1/2/2022: 3

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
Made in au
Axis & Allies Player




Wiz Warrior wrote:My Hobby White Whale would be my third copy of Wiz-War.

My first copy of wizwar was custom made using hirst arts blocks and it was stolen from my storage unit only a month after I completed it.
My second copy was stolen by a girlfriend after we broke up.
My third copy is still in the process of being made, except this time using Archon fantasy dungeon tiles to make the board and Reaper minis for most of the minis in the game.

Each time its heartbreaking to have to redo it, since its hundreds of dollars in materials and hundreds of hours of my time to accomplish the final result. But the alternative is not having wizwar in my life, and that simply isn't a sane option.

Maybe the gods will have mercy on me and allow me to keep this third try since I have put in so much effort already in all these attempts.


As a fellow Wiz-War fan, reading that caused me physical pain. Good luck with the third copy.

(I have the now-OOP Fantasy Flight edition, which has its flaws but can be modded with classic rules pretty easily.)

Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I have no idea what Wiz War is or why you need it in your life


This also caused me physical pain Until you've mind-controlled someone into hopping back and forth through a wall of fire until they kill themselves, or walled up someone else in a cupboard on the first turn (only for them to go on to win despite being unable to move for the rest of the game), you have not known the true heady beer and pretzels of gaming.

Among other things, Wiz-War by Tom Jolly was one of two classic games that inspired Richard Garfield to design Magic The Gathering. (The other was Cosmic Encounter.)
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block





 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I have no idea what Wiz War is or why you need it in your life...


Behold mortal! The power of the Labyrinth!






Yes, thats right. It's okay to be slackjawwed by awe. Don't act like you're not impressed. Are you not entertained!?!?!

.

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Made in us
Keeper of the Flame





Monticello, IN

Don't they frown upon creating alt accounts here?

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For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Missed a vaguely whale-shaped Helms Deep Fortress the other day. Was a more then a bit miffed too as it was 1/3rd of the price they normally go for.

My Blogs -
Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
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My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
Made in fi
Calculating Commissar







The metal Thunderhawk is an obvious white whale for me, but they don't even really come up on sale anymore - I remember some 10 years ago they were still regularly on ebay. As I'd attempt to build the damn thing, I would want it still in that original wooden box, too. I don't expect to ever find the thing, of course, that's not really what this kind of quests are all about

Dig me a grave where I can nurture a hatred most sublime
For the fools who made this mess and think it not a crime 
   
Made in ca
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.


These were Heroclix figures from 2013 that I found on eBay, Titanomachina-scale. Except the one on the left, for scale.

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Made in ca
Enigmatic Chaos Sorcerer





British Columbia

Chaos in the Old World: Horned Rat expansion.

 Crimson Devil wrote:
That's what 7th edition is about. Yelling "Forge the Narrative Pussy!" while kicking your opponent in the dick.
 BlaxicanX wrote:
A young business man named Tom Kirby, who was a pupil of mine until he turned greedy, helped the capitalists hunt down and destroy the wargamers. He betrayed and murdered Games Workshop.


 
   
Made in pl
Screaming Shining Spear





Mine is Forgeworld's Falcon Type II upgrade pack. I have managed to hunt down Wave Serpent Type II and you can still get the tail fin for the Falcon from Warp Hunter, but I still haven't got lucky with the turret.
   
Made in gb
Deadly Dire Avenger





nou wrote:
Mine is Forgeworld's Falcon Type II upgrade pack. I have managed to hunt down Wave Serpent Type II and you can still get the tail fin for the Falcon from Warp Hunter, but I still haven't got lucky with the turret.


Weirdly I've just found 3 of these in my loft! Once i decide what I'm doing with them I'll let you know!
   
Made in au
Owns Whole Set of Skullz Techpriests






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

I may have just managed to find this guy.

Industrial Insanity - My Terrain Blog
"GW really needs to understand 'Less is more' when it comes to AoS." - Wha-Mu-077

 
   
Made in us
Keeper of the Flame





Monticello, IN

A random pair of bits as I don't want to pay current ebay prices:


Two of those circular Chaos icons from the plastic command sprue from the monkey back Chaos Warriors.

www.classichammer.com

For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
Made in ca
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






I guess mine would be, Skullz techpriest set, Armourcast Warhound and Reaver, and a Forgeworld Warlord. I have a Warhound, Reaver and Warmaster so a Warlord to finish off the set. I know I would never paint it or put it together ( my Warmaster is cleaned and primed with most of it assembled just needs the final assembly) so thats why i've never pulled the pin on the Warlord.

I'd love to get some of the RT era Space Marines but shipping from Canada to the rest of the world is stupid expensive now so I guess that will wait and again what would I really do with them? I have tons of 'display models' but less and less shelf space.

LE SIGH first world problems.
   
Made in pl
Screaming Shining Spear





 Fraggle wrote:
nou wrote:
Mine is Forgeworld's Falcon Type II upgrade pack. I have managed to hunt down Wave Serpent Type II and you can still get the tail fin for the Falcon from Warp Hunter, but I still haven't got lucky with the turret.


Weirdly I've just found 3 of these in my loft! Once i decide what I'm doing with them I'll let you know!


Be sure to PM me when you decide
   
Made in gb
Slippery Scout Biker





Terra

I have no white whales on a miniature front... I am fortunate to have been around for the birth of 40K and I still have all the mini's I bought then.
My white Whale is a book.
Chapter Approved: Book of the Astronomican.
I can't seen to find it in a decent condition for less than £300.
I have all the other books from that time except that one... Still... Ahab has nothing on me... I'll get it. one day

"Life is not measured in years, but in the deeds of men." 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

It is serendipity that I came back to Dakka to see this.

I have been a fan of Mamoru Nagano's Five Star Stories manga and models for 30+ years. Back then models were only are available from Japan, at atrocious ForEx rates and saddled with all international shipping issues. At the time, there there was an organic beauty and exceptional detail that didn't exist in any other series. The FSS mecha were the first to have the concept of a detailed inner frame supporting baroque armor, slim-waisted and (comparatively) organic proportions. In the decades since then, many of Nagano's design concepts have permeated mainstream mecha design, which is why Gundam now have inner frames, but I digress. One of the first models that really made an impression on me was the elegant and refined SSI Kulvulkan "Bang Doll". Last year, I found out that Volks had a USA branch, produced the Bang Doll in plastic, and was reprinting them for general sale. I preordered with Volks, and finally got it!



Right now, I'm building a related kit to get a feel for how Volks engineers their kits, and it's going pretty well. I'm enjoying building again.


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 Polonius wrote:
Kasrkin, while delightful, are arguably the most “near future” sci fi models in 40k.


Mark Bedford's 3E metal Inquisition Stormtroopers seem like they would basically pass for Moderns, aside from the oversized 40k guns.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/945748-Imperial%20Guard%20Mark%201%20Stormtroopers.html

Paint them in any modern uniform, and nobody'd bat an eye.

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka







Whoever labelled them as "Mark 1" Stormtroopers, however, does need to refresh their miniature knowledge, given they're missing the beret guys from 2nd edition out of Stormtrooper history...

2021 Plog - Here we go again... - my fifth attempt at a Dakka PLOG

My [url=https://pileofpotential.com/dysartes]Pile of Potential[/url - updates ongoing...

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.


 Kanluwen wrote:
This is, emphatically, why I will continue suggesting nuking Guard and starting over again. It's a legacy army that needs to be rebooted with a new focal point.

Confirmation of why no-one should listen to Kanluwen when it comes to the IG - he doesn't want the IG, he want's Kan's New Model Army... 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




NE Ohio, USA

 Dysartes wrote:
Whoever labelled them as "Mark 1" Stormtroopers, however, does need to refresh their miniature knowledge, given they're missing the beret guys from 2nd edition out of Stormtrooper history...


Amen.
   
 
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