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How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
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Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say

Definitely a couple of thousand. Maybe more...

“Because we couldn’t be trusted. The Emperor needed a weapon that would never obey its own desires before those of the Imperium. He needed a weapon that would never bite the hand that feeds. The World Eaters were not that weapon. We’ve all drawn blades purely for the sake of shedding blood, and we’ve all felt the exultation of winning a war that never even needed to happen. We are not the tame, reliable pets that the Emperor wanted. The Wolves obey, when we would not. The Wolves can be trusted, when we never could. They have a discipline we lack, because their passions are not aflame with the Butcher’s Nails buzzing in the back of their skulls.
The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does.
That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer."
– Eighth Captain, Khârn 
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Focused Fire Warrior

I try not to think about this, but I'd say $3-6K is my window, dropped off a lot in recent years do to me being a broke uni student now.

I enjoy it though and I suppose I'd spend that money on some hobby anyways, so I guess that's not that bad.
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Dark Angels Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries

By Asmodai's Side

Closer to the 1k mark, counting my vague attempt to get involved back at the end of 4th edition. This time around it's being fairly affordable, though that's due in no small part to the fact I'm building a Deathwing List and the local hobby store sells not only Dark Vengeance boxes, but also sells each DV army individually and the book/templates individually which makes it even more affordable.

"I bring darkness."

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Kabal of Night's Terror: Dark Eldar 
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Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity

12,000+ Pts of DE, 3000+ pts of Tau, coming up 1000pts of Chaos, a few hundred of Eldar and 2000+ pts of Skaven... through frugal spending / luck / ebay can't have spent more than 1/3rd retail for the lot : D

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Salem, MA

Up over 1k in discounted (online) retail in models alone.

Warmachine/Hordes- Cryx Blindwater Congregation Convergence of Cyriss Khador Thornfall Alliance
Infinity- Haqqislam Warzone: Resurrection- Capitol Mishima Deep Wars- Ancients of Atalan

I paint things occasionally. Some things you may even like! 
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Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Liverpool, england

Probably about £3,000, so about $5,000 I think?
That includes buying stuff second hand, including a 125pts Cryx army, 6000pts of Orks, 5000pts of CSM, 3000pts of Daemons and a 2000pts Warhammer Goblin army.

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Troubled By Non-Compliant Worlds

South West

Probably about £500 ish total so around $750 dollars. That will be increasing though, guranteed!

10000 Pts 30k and 40k

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Infiltrating Broodlord


Added it up and it was not as bad as I thought!

about $12000 AUS which includes 10 years of being the hobby, 1500 I spent on my friend, a few forgeworld bio titans and loads of IA books and some other goodies, loads of spray paint and other modeling supplies, lord of the rings crap and my beastmen army and a bunch of unique models from 3rd party sellers! And considering I bought a fair amount of that at my FLGS for aussie prices... not too bad

Of course baring finecrap my entire necron army, beastmen army and like 250 of my gaunts came from ebay sellers.

oh and throw a realm of battle board into that at aussie prices... >< not my finest moment..

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Goffs Orks
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Armored Iron Breaker


A couple of thousand, between 2-5 grand.

Banished, from my own homeland. And now you dare enter my realm?... you are not prepared.
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Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores

Clifton Park

I plead the 5th

: 2000
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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control

North Carolina

I voted I don't wanna think about it...then I thought about it...

Across my armies I have, including FW models and 4 Sabol Designs Army Transports, spent roughly $3793.50. Some of my models were 30% off some were not, some where pewter some were finecast but I think this gives a good estimate at what I've invested in the last 3 years (not including my massive amount of paints).

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Frenzied Juggernaut


YAY MY POST IS UP!!!! I wanna know who the insane guys with $$$100,000+ spent!

37,500 pts Daemon Army of the Gods

35,000 pts - X - Iron Tenth

15,000pts - Firehawks

7,000 pts - Nighthaunt

Dkok - 1850
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Member of the Malleus

Hutto, TX

10 years in the hobby i'm at least 10 grand into this. it gets deeper. I think I spend at least $100 a month on wargaming material. usually terrain items for my table. we just dropped $140 on Hirst Arts molds. needless to say, there is some serious casting and table development being done

yea i'm at LEAST 10 grand into it. but across the years, thats not so bad really.

I'm at LEAST $80K down from motorcycles. (over the years)

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Fresno, CA

Wow, shocked at the number of people at $50k+. That's a hell of a lot. I hope none of you got caught in the recent hurricane on the US east coast. Damn.

I'm in for around $5k I'd say.

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Rogue Daemonhunter fueled by Chaos

Macon, GA

I thought about this for a while before simply giving up.

Between buying and selling used, trading, acquiring stuff at reduced rates from closing stores or quitting players, gifts, and simply being in the hobby for over a decade, I couldn't do more than guess. I'd imagine around $10,000.

I mean, I have spent well over a grand on paints, brushes, battlefoam, and other supplies alone...

My Painted Armies
: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 21,000pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
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Possessed Khorne Marine Covered in Spikes

New Hampshire

I can't imagine it being any less than a couple thousand. there were a few weeks this summer I spent $100+ a week. And that doesn't include the 100s in gifts.


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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

Northern California

Probably about $2000, but you just don't realize it when you're "Only buying a $30 set every week, that couldn't add up"

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Fresh-Faced New User

i spant under £100, buy and sell on ebay for cheap models, although it may be more dissapointing to get the models.

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Dakka Veteran

I went over my current collection, and I'd estimate that I've put close to $20,000 to it. But then I've thrown away a lot of my early collections (early 90s) that I had when I was young, and my entire collection of White Dwarf and early army books (which would be around $1500-2000 worth). Painting supplies, etc. while not that much also adds up. All in all, I think I've spent around $30,000 during my aprox. 20 years of being in this hobby.

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Sniveling Snotling


Easily 1k, probably closer to 1.5k. Mostly 2nd hand though, probably be up around 5k otherwise

Jotenheim 137th - 2500pts
Shadow Angels - 3000pts
Nakhti Dynasty - 3000pts
WAAGH! Stomp Noggin - 2000pts

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Grey Knight Psionic Stormraven Pilot

New Lexington, OH

Lets see. 10 years of gaming + various price changes + ebay deals + random bits deals adding in trying different armies comes to......... maybe 5 or 6 grand. Ok, or even 7.

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Wight Lord with the Sword of Kings


Oh god way to much - spent at least £500 this year and been collecting for more than 20 years.

So say around £10-£15,000


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"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001


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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle

Oxfordshire UK

I genuinely don't want to think about this... I suppose at a rough guess, since 1994....ummmm errrr, £3000-4000, possibly more. Just spent £50 today actually...So in US $'s I guess around $5500....

On a side note, are there really people out there who have spent $100,000 plus?!?! That's a supreme amount of money guys.

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Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity

Recently 'catalogued' everything I have...
A total of 18018pts of models.
451 on 25mm bases, 43 on 40mm bases, 14 60mm bases, 14 Bikes, 20 Vehicles and 6 (scratch built) Super Heavies and have spent probably £700-800 between models, paints, books and cases over 3 years.
I can live with that.

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Splattered With Acrylic Paint

Lost (and possibly Damned)

I have multiple armies - i realy dont want to think about it

 M@MAX wrote:
If it's free it doesn't count as a hobby :-)

if you voted $0, why are you here??

Automatically Appended Next Post:
That came out wrong, i dont mean you M@MAX, i mean the 9 or so people who picked '$0'

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Regular Dakkanaut

I would say over 3k but not by much

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Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu

Norwich - England - usually in the pub

WTF! People have spent over $100K? really? You'd need a special room - no, a special house to fit all that in! I'm guessing around $3-4K for my lot though (quite a few FW goodies).

My chaos army thread & http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/389912.page

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok


440+ on my Fantasy
710 on my Marines
210 on my CSM
500 on my IG

Including hobby supplies, Jebus, that's almost 2.3k


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Parachuting Para-Commando

Auckland, New Zealand

I recently had to calculate the value of my models for insurance purposes. I started adding it all up in my head, but that was a little difficult - I have models I bought in the early 90s. Instead, I just tried calculating the value of the models I would like to replace should they all be destroyed/stolen, but that was also pretty difficult.

In the end, I settled for about NZ$2500-NZ$3000. Only a fraction of the total.

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Irked Blood Angel Scout with Combat Knife

money well spent
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