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Alluring Sorcerer of Slaanesh

Reading, UK

I think the Imperial Knight is up there and Cypher is probably my favourite.

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Dakka Veteran

South Africa

Not sure how old the Mutalith kit is, but it's great.
Fun to build, great to paint. Proportions are good for colour schemes.

The Garuda tacbot from Corvus Belli is the nicest metal models I've built, From the way the joints are keyed to the look of the model.

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Powerful Pegasus Knight

Most of the Finecast Chaplains

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws

United Kingdom

 Stevefamine wrote:
Most of the Finecast Chaplains

You appear to have misspelt metal, finecast was a sure fire way to ruin those great sculpts. The only less than stellar one was the bareheaded guy. The current plastic GW Chaplains don't even come close.

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Violent Enforcer

Los Angeles

There have been so many, hard to pick one. But i'd say the following are strong contenders for me:

imperial knight
plastic nurgle lord on foot with axe (I think he came out within the past 5 years?? I can't quite remember..)
anything in dark imperium

anything nurgle related in plastic has been pure gold for me.

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Terminator with Assault Cannon


The Dreamforge Leviathan is the best kit I have seen in the last 5 years (maybe ever). I really need to finish it.

For like single 28mm mini, Cypher and 30k Ahriman are at the top.

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Norn Queen

What Terminators should look like.

And this beautiful beast.

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Dominating Dominatrix

Dublin, Ireland

From a GW pov definitely this guy

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Longtime Dakkanaut

I know it is a very recent kit but it blew my mind when I first saw it and now that I finally have my hands on the kit (Took 6 Weeks to ship from GW) all the little details just make it better.
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Airborne Infiltrating Tomcat

Although this is a recent release it was a love at first sight. The design and the menacing pose is pure genius. The details are prolly the sharpest I've seen.
Imo not many minies can match the quality of Infinity miniatures

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Longtime Dakkanaut


5 years is one heck of a long period, but I'll go with the one that has given me, without a doubt, the most motivation

I made myself a promise I would only buy it after I have painted my entire current Ironjawz army as a reward for my efforts. I have never, ever painted an army before, but with this guy in mind? I'm missing a gore-grunta and a mega boss, everything else has been slowly but steadily painted. Never before I felt such a painting commitment .

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Wondering Why the Emperor Left

Edmonton, AB

Sort of an odd one, and I think it just skims in (pun intended) the 5 year cut off point, but the Dark Eldar Raider still embodies everything I love about the DE and that whole model revamp in general.

That model alone changed my opinion of the DE from "S&M Edgelords" to "Pirates that hit hard and don't leave a trace". Its beautiful.

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Unshakeable Grey Knight Land Raider Pilot

Pittsburgh, PA

Either the Glottkin or the Genestealer Cults Patriarch. Both great models, in very different ways.
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets

A Protoss colony world

Hard to pick just one favorite. Here are my top 5, in no particular order:
-Plastic Khorne Bloodthirster: the release of this model is what caused me to play Khorne Daemonkin in 7th; it's a pity that Bloodthirsters are kind of meh in 8th because the model is kickass! I had loads of fun painting mine as well!
-Mortarion: Such an awesome sculpt; looks very Nurgle-y, and yet not over the top with all the exposed entrails commonly seen on Nurgle models.
-Plastic Cypher: A great update to a very cool character from the fluff.
-Tau Ghostkeel Battlesuit: An extremely cool model; shares some aesthetics with the Stealth Suits, but on a much larger scale. I need to paint mine!
-Plastic Lord of Change: Just like the Bloodthirster, GW really knocked it out of the park with their updated Greater Daemon of Tzeentch, and the ability to build it as Kairos Fateweaver is just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, just as with the 'thirster, the LoC and Fatey are trash in 8th competitively, but they are cool models nonetheless.

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Dark Angels: ~9700 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~1400
Inquisition: ~120 | Officio Assassinorum: ~175 | Imperial Knights: ~Coming soon!
Tau Empire: ~5500 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~5500 | Death Guard: ~1200 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2200
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Fresh-Faced New User


Demon Primarch Magnus, I loved that kit and painting it.

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Abhorrent Grotesque Aberration


Ork meganobz are my fav models. TWC immediately after them.
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Legendary Master of the Chapter


This one stumped me for quite a while, there were 5 or 6 I couldn't pick between. Then I remembered one that, for me, beats the competition hands down and is one of the finest minis ever produced...

Forge World's Horus Lupercal:

This model just works on every level. From a technical PoV it's superb, the lines of motion and the detailing that's impressive without being overdone. The variety of textures and surfaces that must make it joy to paint (one day... one day.) and the pose and base are bang-on. More than that, it totally nails the character in a way few minis ever do; Horus is stoic yet imposing, inspiring but terrifying, brutal but elegant, and so is that sculpt. Simply perfect.

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Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

East Yorkshire

This absolute beauty:

It's the only model that GW/FW have produced that I have just completely fallen in love with, of course it helps that the the paintjob they gave it is amazing too. (The sad thing is that I still haven't managed to save enough money to buy it and I've yet to find a scorpion that is being given away to a good home)

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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Omadon's Realm

There are several really good reasons I chose the Dark Mechanicum for my 30k Army... BEEP BOOP!

I think this entire range, tbf, is one of the few I can honestly say I look at and find no 'stinkers' in.

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Cunning Chieftain

Another nomination from me....

Ork Flashgitz.

Don't care if they're much cop on the field, the kit is just great fun.

The snazzguns are ded modular, and come with more bits than you need. You can even choose the glyph plates!

Just s corking kit to put together in my opinion.

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit

Northumberland, England

I couldn't pick just one if I tried - so I'll shortlist 5:

Character: FW Corvus Corax

Vehicle: FW Sicaran

Flyer: FW Fire Raptor

Walker: FW Leviathan

Other: Victrix Macedonian Hypaspists/ Greek Hoplites - These guys are the real winners. Tiny compared to my other suggestions, but the detail is crisp and authentic, the proportions are perfect and they are genuinely fun to paint, with so much scope for individualisation. The best thing is, they're merely the first in a line of truly excellent sculpts coming out of Victrix - easily equal to or better than any other historical miniatures on the market.

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Saw slain was the lord Percye,
He bare a bent bow in his hand,
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