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My favorite is a long list and mostly older ones. Typically from around 2nd-3rd ed.


The humble Vindicare. Sure the pose is a tad goofy with pistol and rifle but it has clean lines, the model is pretty WYSIWYG with its rules/gear.

Closely following is the humble Marine Scout. The Sniper Scout and the Heavy Bolter guy are neat as heck.

My next one is the humble Warp Spiders. They looked the part.


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My fav is the Wraithseer. it is everything i think of with eldar. the kits is nicely detailed and the oversize spear you can just see it impaling a tank with grace and ease

https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Eldar-Wraithseer


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- Hostile Environment Cadians: ended up getting a whole army of them.
- Marauder Destroyer
- Greater Brass Scorpion; just love it, a huge mechanical scorpion.
   
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 G00fySmiley wrote:
My fav is the Wraithseer. it is everything i think of with eldar. the kits is nicely detailed and the oversize spear you can just see it impaling a tank with grace and ease

https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Eldar-Wraithseer



Fantastic model as is the FW Wasp Walker...which doesn't seem to be on the site anymore... hmmm.

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Kayback wrote:
My next one is the humble Warp Spiders. They looked the part.


YES. A thousand times, this. I really, really, really hope they get a suitably awesome update this edition.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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 Grimtuff wrote:
 Saturmorn Carvilli wrote:
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My favorite 40k model is the Primaris Reiver. The spoiler is a picture of the 23 I have in my collection. I like Reivers because they encapsulate 40k in a single model. Basically endearingly awesome stupid. They are awesome with their power armor and 1990 Image comics tactical pouches with crazy powerful weapons. Yet they have a spooky skull mask capable of frightening daemons back into the warp. It's that way over-the-top, don't think about it too much action movie logic.


See for me, my favourite 40k model (certainly as a concept) is Terminators. Which might be why I have converted up 30 of the buggers for my DG army. Just like what you said WRT Reivers, they encapsulate 40k for me, a relentless bulwark of armour striding across the battlefield. Something about them just screams "Warhammer 40k", even moreso that power armour does for me.
I am strangely drawn to them, probably due to the fact it was one of the first blisters I laid my eyes on when going into a GW for the first time. 12yo Grimtuff spots a "Chaos Space Marine Terminator with Heavy Flamer" and something in that word salad spoke to him. Not in the 40k contexts, but I knew what a Terminator was, I knew what a Space Marine was, I knew what flamethrowers were. Put them all together and it looks cool in your head.

I went with the 40k starter paint set in the end, but I still got my Terminator. Got the metal Termi sergeant mini instead to go with the rest of my loyalists.


I completely understand. Before I had any Reivers, Terminators were my favorite 40k model so the same reason. I still have more Terminators than I do Reivers with 20 Chaos Terminators, 10 from Space Hulk, 5 Cataphractii terminators, 5 Blightlord Terminators and 5 Scarab Occult Terminators. And I still want to get some Grey Knight Paladins and more Chaos Terminators at some point to finish up my terminator collection. The biggest regret I have starting a Primaris only chapter is that I can't have Terminators. Gravis armor is okay, but it isn't the same no matter what new weapons they get or how close their loadouts get to terminators.

   
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 Super Ready wrote:
Kayback wrote:
My next one is the humble Warp Spiders. They looked the part.


YES. A thousand times, this. I really, really, really hope they get a suitably awesome update this edition.


They definitely deserved a place in Kill Team. Great shame.

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 Super Ready wrote:
Kayback wrote:
My next one is the humble Warp Spiders. They looked the part.


YES. A thousand times, this. I really, really, really hope they get a suitably awesome update this edition.


I loooove the concept of them but I’ll probably only get some when they get a model update

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The 3rd edition horror models that are splitting into blues
Bloodthirster of insensate rage
Chaos terminator lord
Ork nobs
Tyranid raveners

SamusDrake wrote:
Some most excellent models in recent years and not sure which one to pick above all others...

The Chaos Sorceror in Terminator armour. Not only does he look like the ultimate baddass but the kit is fantastic value and a modeller's dream. Quite frankly, it puts the rest of GW's range of models to shame.

A few runners up. The whole Harlequin range, which is something because I dismissed them at first but they grew on me. Absolutely love the AT Porphyrion and really want to get another box but the rules don't support it. The new Keeper of Secrets is friggin amazing and feeling down that there isn't another, smaller model in the Slannesh range that captures it's majestic look. Shout out to Jain Zar for being a great centerpiece model for smaller Craftworld armies...

This list will drag on so I'll leave it there!


I sorely regret that GW didn't go down the chaos terminator/sorcerer lord route with HQ's. It's everything you can want! Beautiful model in its own right, makes two HQ types, has alternate heads, several weapon options, compatible parts with other terminators, it's poseable (admittedly only slightly, but it's a terminator). Why, oh why, do we have the awful CSM HQ's we do now. I detest most of them, and they're none of the above. Single pose, ugly rubbish

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 Snake Tortoise wrote:


I sorely regret that GW didn't go down the chaos terminator/sorcerer lord route with HQ's. It's everything you can want! Beautiful model in its own right, makes two HQ types, has alternate heads, several weapon options, compatible parts with other terminators, it's poseable (admittedly only slightly, but it's a terminator). Why, oh why, do we have the awful CSM HQ's we do now. I detest most of them, and they're none of the above. Single pose, ugly rubbish


One word. Chapterhouse. That's why.

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The Sisters Exorcist. Nothing shouts out how ridiculous 40k is better than an organ mounted on a tank that launches out more missiles the more fervently the armored battle nun playing it jams out.

 
   
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Sister superior Amalia novena.

A beautiful sculpt, a fond reimagining of one of the most classically 40k pieces of art ever. A joy to paint.

The harp lady for slaanesh is just beautiful (disgusting? Amazing? It defines excessive, and that makes it beautiful)

Yvraine. Her model is so beautifully elegant and so very aeldari. For a small model she commands the presence of a primarch.

Magnus the red. His sheer size focuses the whole board he is on onto him.

I ould could go on...

Give us angryon though GW. Please?

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 McMagnus Mindbullets wrote:
The harp lady for slaanesh is just beautiful (disgusting? Amazing? It defines excessive, and that makes it beautiful)

Oh man, that model. Took a second to hit me, on first viewing.
"Ok, I guess that looks kinda cool, not really sure why a harp, or why you'd need a dude to carry- OH GOD IT'S HIS ARMS"

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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 Super Ready wrote:
 McMagnus Mindbullets wrote:
The harp lady for slaanesh is just beautiful (disgusting? Amazing? It defines excessive, and that makes it beautiful)

Oh man, that model. Took a second to hit me, on first viewing.
"Ok, I guess that looks kinda cool, not really sure why a harp, or why you'd need a dude to carry- OH GOD IT'S HIS ARMS"


Exactly. The more you look at it, the better it gets.

So much intricately morbid/beautiful/indescribably excessive detail. So so slaaneshi

 insaniak wrote:

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My favorite model is Ghaz, not the new huge and goofy one, the previous version which I now just use a Warboss or Meganob.

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I have loved all sorts of models made for 40K over the years but the one that i built an army around and stayed playing 40K for was the classic boxy dreadnought. and dreadnoughts in general.

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I think I’d have to choose the new Void Dragon model for the Necrons. Absolutely alien and awesome looking.

Second fave would have to be the new Mephiston, (really hoping for a new Dante though!)

Special mentions to Eldar Wraithguard, Ork Mek Gunz and the new Monolith.
   
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Hoo boy, I've got a lot of favorites! Here's some of them in no particular order:
-All of the plastic Greater Daemons. I started Khorne Daemonkin back in 7th edition mostly because of the new plastic Bloodthirster; it made such an impression on me that I just had to have one! GW really knocked it out of the park on the redesigns on all four of the Greater Daemons, but the 'Thirster is still my favorite of them. I have since parted with my Chaos collection, but I have fond memories of painting that big angry guy. Here's a photo of him if you're curious:
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-Mortarion, Daemon Primarch of the Death Guard. Yet another huge win by GW. All the little disgusting details you'd expect to find on a Nurgle-aligned model are there, from the rotted flesh and armor to little Nurglings frolicking around. I painted this guy as well, and to this day it's probably the most fun I've ever had working on a model.
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-Magnus the Red. The only one of the plastic Primarchs I haven't painted, I had plans to pick him up before I decided to sell all my Chaos stuff. He's just such a cool model with all kinds of little details (and horn nipples, let's not forget those...).
-That new Silent King model for the Necrons that's about to be released (goes on preorder next weekend if I'm not mistaken). Really I could probably lump all the new Necron stuff in here, as they've really made them look awesome (I'm particularly fond of the Skorpekh Destroyers and Lord).
-The Primaris Captain from the Indomitus box (and the Elite and Command Edition starters). Honestly this model fits the Warhammer setting perfectly, with that skeleton attached to the captain's shield. I'll be doing one of this model for both my Dark Angels and my Space Wolves.
-The new Abaddon the Despoiler. An amazing way to bring the Warmaster of Chaos to the new editions of the game. It's a great model and really cool that he's kind of a dark mirror of the new Guilliman model.
-Celestine, the Living Saint. They kept the basic spirit of the original metal model and updated it, and it is totally amazing! I'll also shout out for the whole new Plastic Sisters line; so many players had waited for years to get Sisters in plastic, and when GW finally delivered they did an absolutely amazing job! I've had a blast painting them so far and look forward to eventually putting a whole army of them on the tabletop.
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-All the new Ork buggies. Every single one of these things are so cool! If I was going to play Orks, I would absolutely get a bunch of these as the core of the army. The Mad Max vibes are strong, and the names of the vehicles are perhaps the best part (seriously, how can you not smile when you say "Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy"?!).
Honestly I could go on and on, there are just so many great models coming out lately! GW's been doing well as far as creating cool models, and not just for 40k; Age of Sigmar and Middle-earth are getting some pretty awesome stuff lately as well. It's been a great time to be a Warhammer player, that's for sure!

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Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
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The questoris knight kit. It has so many options, it goes together like a dream, it is broken down into very logical subassemblies and it looks great. It's only flaw is the monopose legs.

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It's a really hard pick but I think the new version of Shadowsun is currently one of them. I really wish GW would put out a generic commander in a stealth suit, it would be pretty awesome. Or more Tau xeno reserves
   
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 jomicl wrote:
It's a really hard pick but I think the new version of Shadowsun is currently one of them. I really wish GW would put out a generic commander in a stealth suit, it would be pretty awesome. Or more Tau xeno reserves


I'm not a huge fan of Tau because of their sit back and shoot playstyle buuuuuut if I was to do an army of them, I would use Shadowsun for sure, great model!

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The first one that comes to my mind would have to be Kaptain Baddrukk for Orks. I just really like the model.
   
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 Luunar wrote:
 jomicl wrote:
It's a really hard pick but I think the new version of Shadowsun is currently one of them. I really wish GW would put out a generic commander in a stealth suit, it would be pretty awesome. Or more Tau xeno reserves

I'm not a huge fan of Tau because of their sit back and shoot playstyle buuuuuut if I was to do an army of them, I would use Shadowsun for sure, great model!

I've gotta admit, while I'm not sure I would collect them as an army, I've been tempted more than once to pick up a Battlesuit just to paint one.

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 Super Ready wrote:
 Luunar wrote:
 jomicl wrote:
It's a really hard pick but I think the new version of Shadowsun is currently one of them. I really wish GW would put out a generic commander in a stealth suit, it would be pretty awesome. Or more Tau xeno reserves

I'm not a huge fan of Tau because of their sit back and shoot playstyle buuuuuut if I was to do an army of them, I would use Shadowsun for sure, great model!

I've gotta admit, while I'm not sure I would collect them as an army, I've been tempted more than once to pick up a Battlesuit just to paint one.


Oh yea, as I get more into this hobby, I imagine I’ll see myself buying some models just to paint or just cause I’ll like the look of them xD

40K - Ynnari

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 Luunar wrote:
 Super Ready wrote:
 Luunar wrote:
 jomicl wrote:
It's a really hard pick but I think the new version of Shadowsun is currently one of them. I really wish GW would put out a generic commander in a stealth suit, it would be pretty awesome. Or more Tau xeno reserves

I'm not a huge fan of Tau because of their sit back and shoot playstyle buuuuuut if I was to do an army of them, I would use Shadowsun for sure, great model!

I've gotta admit, while I'm not sure I would collect them as an army, I've been tempted more than once to pick up a Battlesuit just to paint one.


Oh yea, as I get more into this hobby, I imagine I’ll see myself buying some models just to paint or just cause I’ll like the look of them xD


That's what got back into the game was all the cool new models. Age of Sigmar and Blackstone Fortress also have been great for it.
   
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I'm loving almost anything Legion-Specific that FW have put out for the 30K... up to the point that I will proxies 40k units with their 30k almost-equivalent whenever possible.
For example, I'm planning to take the DA Cenobite squad for a count as Deathwing Knight).

As general 40K lines go, however, I'm not interest in any new kit for my Dark Angel, Imperial Knight or Alpha Legion. First, I'm not on Primaris train: more than 70% of my army is finally painted after many years, there are not chance I start collecting Marine again.

Second: I find third party models extremely more appealing (for example I have a Scibor count-as-Contemptor Dreadnought that I feel is better than the original: this one... but in general I feel that their SF Lion Warrior are better Dark Angel than the real Dark Angel).


That said, what I'd like for my different armies in future may be:

- Dark Angel - nothing: with the 30k range I feel I have more than enough to complete my army. Finally I've even got a Primarch!

- Imperial Knight - some specific infantry for a techno-barbarian or medieval world. I'm planning to purchase some historical Perry Miniatures regiment (War of Roses or Napoleonic) to convert what I need. But any historically-inspired Guards Regiments (Napoleonic War, British Empire, WWI) will make me happy. I couldn't care less for Armiger and the like (I already have 4 Quaestori and a Cerastus fully converted, posed, moveable and with led kit. It's my showcase army, so I don't need any Armiger for the sparse game I play with them).

- Alpha Legion - I'm converting a "not so fully chaotic" version of an AL army using a lot of loyalist (30k) elements, the Black Ops team from Anvil Miniatures (here... again, a better AL than the real AL); a heavily converted Hades Drill (I'm planning to use it as a count-as-Kharabridis) and Cawl as Hellwright on Dark Abeyant. Anyting Dark-Mechanicus related, however, it's something I can think about.

Generally speaking, I feel that mainstream 40K GW models lost a lot of appeal towards me.
Whatever I'm thinking about model-wise or conversion-wise, I inevitably find out something better than the official GW minis to represent or convert it.

I think they really need to step up their game and have to stop to conflate the bling or extreme levitating poses of a model with its intrinsic attractiveness. I honestly forgot when was my last proper "40K" purchase aside from the 8th codexes.

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So many to choose from.

I think my personal favorites that I've painted in recent memory are the Sanguinary Guard.

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Beyond that, I have a particular soft spot for the newer Lemartes, Guardian of the Lost sculpt.

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Though the old version, a.k.a. Chaplain Wind Tunnel, was probably the doofiest looking model I've ever seen.

Of course I love the old sculpt of Dante and hope he gets a new model one day. Similar to Mephiston's new r-sculpt, which looks amazing I'll add. Though painting him up was a challenge for sure.

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Flash gitz are awesome models, and I love their lore. There's a cool story to be made with a bunch of shoota boyz becoming flash gitz pirates roaming the stars looking for fights. Orks truly are the winners of 40k, whatever happens in the narrative

I'd like to add the new flesh hounds and Karanak to my favourite models, plastic flesh hounds were a long time coming but absolutely didn't disappoint. They might be mono-pose but being dogs I think they kind of have to be

 Grimtuff wrote:
 Snake Tortoise wrote:


I sorely regret that GW didn't go down the chaos terminator/sorcerer lord route with HQ's. It's everything you can want! Beautiful model in its own right, makes two HQ types, has alternate heads, several weapon options, compatible parts with other terminators, it's poseable (admittedly only slightly, but it's a terminator). Why, oh why, do we have the awful CSM HQ's we do now. I detest most of them, and they're none of the above. Single pose, ugly rubbish


One word. Chapterhouse. That's why.

As HBMC says "Regardless of who won that case, there would only be one loser. Us, the customer."


I can see why GW are reluctant to have units without models because of third party producers, but I can't see why it would stop them doing kits like the chaos terminator lord.

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 Snake Tortoise wrote:
Flash gitz are awesome models, and I love their lore.
Not only are they great models, they're excellently designed models. The way each gun is basically a skeleton, and you can put three parts onto it from a whole host of random Orky gubbinz. You could build 30 of them with little to no repeats in their set up. Such a clever design.

Then GW released 6 Ork Buggies that have zero options, cannot be built differently ever, and will always be the same. And people still wonder why I keep bringing that up.

 Snake Tortoise wrote:
I can see why GW are reluctant to have units without models because of third party producers, but I can't see why it would stop them doing kits like the chaos terminator lord.
Because a kit like the Chaos Lord, or the Space Marine Captain, have options. And we can't have options now can we. That might encourage those dastardly third parties even though to use the parts from those thieving third parties people still have to buy GW minis...

   
 
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