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How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
I dont want to think about it
$0
$1-$100
$101-$300
$301-$1000
$1001-$3000
$3001-$6000
$6001-$10000
$10,001-$20,000
$20,001-$30,000
$30,001-$50,000
$50,001-$75,000
$75,001-$100,000
$100,001+

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Infiltrating Hawwa'






Probably in the $10-$20k range. But I've been wargaming for over 10 years and I'm including all expenses (Driving, tournament fees, food, lodging for further tournaments / after game night drinks etc.), not just the cost of my figures / paints.

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Unrelenting Rubric Terminator of Tzeentch





Hmmm... Voted 6-10K as that sounded pretty close, but then decided to add it up for realz.

7199 AUD (~5800 USD) on 40k and general supplies with another 942 AUD (~750 USD) on fantasy. That's in 3 years. Still notably less than a bike (either kind), so it's not really close to my more expensive hobbies. Yet.

That buys you roughly:

3500 of Chaos
2000 of Daemons
1500 of Sisters
5 Imperial Knights
1 Stormwing formation
1 Plasma Obliterator
All required books and enough cases to transport about 1/2 of them.

along with about 2k of Skaven

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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Between having twice worked at a GW retailer (with insane discounts on everything at the time), and all the other games I've bought but never played (or bought and played) and all the branded terrain, I've easily spent at least $50,000+ on this hobby over the past 2 decades. Without that employee discount I don't know that I would have spent as much.

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Waaazag da Kan't Stoppable (ORKS) ~6,000 points
Orks-in-Progress, Finished Orks.
Terrain I'm making.
The Darion Sector War Campaign.
Into the Jaws of Hell 40k campaign.
I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
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Horrific Hive Tyrant






X

So, here's my calculation for Bones minis.

Orc warboss Kavorgh: $3.29
Orc Stalker: $2.79
Orc Archer: $2.79
Orc Berserker: $2.79
Female Dwarf: $2.29
Dain Deepaxe: $2.29
Female Frost Giant: $7.99
Stone Golem: $2.99
Fire Daemon: $10.29

So, that adds up to...
$37.51 (and that's for bones minis)




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Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




$30,000+, been playing for 15 years, and have built most armies I own to well over 10k points, and spent a small fortune on art supplies over that time, and equipped a studio...
   
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Lurking Gaunt







I just broke 1K

http://paintingwh40k.blogspot.com/

Hive Fleet Pyro: 2150 points  
   
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Fluttering Firewyrm of Tzeentch




AZ

I've been into 40K for over ten years but I rarely get into the wargaming side of it, I've easily spent up to $3,000. The Maccrage starter, paints, glues, Tyranids, Necrons, tons of Chaos Space Marines, tons of Space Marines in general... some Grey Knights even. And my recent purchase was a handful of Tau. I've still got unpainted Dark Vengeance pieces sitting around and a lot of guard chillin in my closet. Codexes add up as well. Ugh.

~matty 
   
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Imperial Agent Provocateur




Poland

300-1000$, I think.

Battlefleet Gothic box.
Desolator Battleship
Mega Paint Set
4 blisters of greenstuff
About 30 of White Dwarfes
About 20 BL novels
About 25 Warhammer Monthly comics.
Hordes of Chaos
Champions of Chaos
Chaos Warriors box.

Wh40k Rogue Trader
Wh40k Compendium

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Nottingham

It's near impossible to calculate with any kind of accuracy, the models, consumables like paint/glue etc, furniture for the hobby room, the extra rent on a bigger flat to have a hobby room, the extra electricity used on lamps and airbrush, flowers and gin for the missus so she doesn't mind you painting all weekend...

When do you stop?


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 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
Between having twice worked at a GW retailer (with insane discounts on everything at the time), and all the other games I've bought but never played (or bought and played) and all the branded terrain, I've easily spent at least $50,000+ on this hobby over the past 2 decades. Without that employee discount I don't know that I would have spent as much.


I echo that, I spent x3 on the hobby whilst getting staff discount than I did before or since. It's a sickness.

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Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User





about 5000 ish .. but then again Ive been playing for 20 years
   
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Fleshound of Khorne






GodlessOne wrote:
about 5000 ish .. but then again Ive been playing for 20 years


Same thing here I think.

 
   
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Frenzied Berserker Terminator





Canada

I'd say around the $1500 mark. That's probably very conservative too, could actually be closer to 2...


Kind of staggering to think about really. All I really do is paint and assemble.



Gets along better with animals... Go figure. 
   
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Private First Class




Northern Kentucky

20 years, $500 a year minimum....

Ugh

Firestorm Armada is the new black. 
   
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Hellacious Havoc




Old Trafford, Manchester

How much have I spent so far (since restarting three or four years ago)?

Not enough to buy all that I want, and too much to dare admit to my partner.

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Ultramarine Scout with Sniper Rifle





Canada

Just over $600 if I count my Chaos army that I gave away a few years ago.

750 pts 
   
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Anti-Armour Yaogat




Cookeville, TN; USA

Gotten most of my huge collection of figs through trades when I owned my game store.


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Krazed Killa Kan






Columbus, Oh

As long as postage counts (part of trading online) I am well over 10k

2+2=5 for sufficiently large values of 2.

Order of St Ursula (Sisters of Battle): W-2, L-1, T-1
Get of Freki (Space Wolves): W-3, L-1, T-1
Hive Fleet Portentosa (Nids/Stealers): W-6, L-4, T-0
Omega Marines (vanilla Space Marine): W-1, L-6, T-2
Waagh Magshak (Orks): W-4, L-0, T-1
A.V.P.D.W.: W-0, L-2, T-0

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Raging Rat Ogre






Somewhere between 6k to 8k over the last 20 years. Although its a rough approximate since I started when we still had the Gulden and than moved on to Euro's not taking the Euro to Dollar exchange rate into account.
Divided between approximatly 60% GW and 40% other miniature manufacturers. Not counting paint and modeling tools.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine




crystal, mn

This will be entertaining for ya all.. Ive been a fanbo for years, just havnt been able to afford an army and didnt want to buy one package per few months, or years.

1978-2014:$85 (stormfang)
2015: $412
2016: $577 (at the same rate ill spend around 2400 this year on the chapter.)

At the moment the Dark Angel Chapter has grown to 4750 in just troops/vehicles worth of points, not counting gear. in under a year.

If were counting paints and brushes, ill still under 120 bucks worth of modeling supplies/paints.

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Dakka Veteran




Victoria, BC, Canada

Everything i own is worth around 12-14,000 CAD retail. OMG why haha!

40k Orks 12000 points and growing
Ultramarines 2500
Salamanders 3500
Necrons 4000
Skitarii/cult mech 2500
Vampire Counts 3000 Points


 
   
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Ground Crew





The green pastures of dakka-dakka

Jeez, on and off easily more than £2000. Soooo I don't know what that is worth in dollars now but... A lot

Moo
 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Montreal, Canada

At 1,000$ per year for the last 10 years + 500$ for about 5 years before that.

The big difference is that all the money used to go to GW. Now it goes to Corvus Belli INFINITY (80%) and small indie skirmish games (20%).

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Tzeentch Aspiring Sorcerer Riding a Disc





Orem, Utah

Man, I've been doing this for way too long to be able to calculate that. i might have been able to do it when I was saving up my allowance. Or when I was in college.

At this point, things like convention attendance is a professional expense.

 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz





So Cal. Lancaster

Lol, I jumped in Warhammer in the 80's. With brushes, paints, dice, Rule books, army books, dex's, and Miniatures?

I spent Alot!!

Waaaaaaaaaaaagh! Pass me my Grog!. 
   
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Troubled By Non-Compliant Worlds




Salamandastron

I've only been in this hobby for a year and a half and I've already spent $740.

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https://terraburns.wordpress.com/

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Longtime Dakkanaut





There is no way over 100 people just on this website spent 100k plus lol. That would be like 5 greater daemons a year for 2 years.

For me I would say 10k plus easy.

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Millions of people on welfare depend on me. 
   
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Cosmic Joe





Bulgaria

You realise this hobby is nearly 30 years old at this point, stuff builds up.
I only started in 2008 and am already getting scary close to the 10000 mark...


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Codex Space Marine is renamed as Codex Counts As Because I Dont Like To Loose And Gw Hates My Army.
 
   
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Frightnening Fiend of Slaanesh






i feel bad about how much i spend but at least the dark gods can use the money to invade terra

The mind-curdling cacophony of the battlefield! Shape it, savour it, add to it until your senses shake and your minds quiver with deafening bliss!  
   
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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader





Canada

I have spent about 700 by know.


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This whole post is basically an altar to the GW gods so they can gloat over all the money they have made.

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Astra Militarum: 7,500 Points
Adeptus Astartes: 16,000 Points
Questor Imperialis: 13,000 Points
Legio Titanicus: 10,000 Points
 
   
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Wicked Warp Spider





I've been gaming since about the age of 10 or so, and am a somewhat ancient 43 now, lumping in RPG's, assorted miniatures games and CCG's plus travel to events etc, I reckon somewhat betweeen $50-$70k

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