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What do you guys think of this and how much would you pay for it?

Trying to get an idea of how much i should sell this table set for? (Models aren't included.)

Thanks for your time.
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I could see you getting at least about £230, probably a fair bit more. It's certainly a very nice table.

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3000 -3500 points. 50% Painted.
150 points (Work in progress) 40% painted
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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

First off, that table is ace. I love to see homemade terrain. Hopefully, you're getting rid of it because you want to, not because you have to. As for selling price, you have to realize that the buyer will have to take into consideration shipping costs which might bring the actual value of the table down a bit. Unless you can find a local buyer who can pick it up (or you can deliver), then you might not get what the table is worth.

Considering that, if I was in the market and shipping wasn't a consideration, I'd have to take into account the limited utility of the table. A fortress assault could be fun for a special scenario, but having this sort of setup in every game is actually not ideal. Again, this might negatively affect overall value.

Not trying to be Debbie Downer on such a great table, just trying to be objective

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Regular Dakkanaut

Leicester, UK

I couldn't possibly comment on value, but props on the gorgeous table. Lots of attention to detail, and it looks very natural. I particularly like how the flock has so many different shades of grass, and it's all blended very nicely. It would be a joy to play on this board.

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First and foremost it is very well done. Love the story it tell.

That being said, selling it may be a bit of a problem:

1. I it is a very specific type of table, By this I mean, it obviously has a theme, It would be one thing if a buyer asked for a fortress, but finding a buyer who would happen to want the specific theme may not bring in as much as would tailoring your build for customers.

2. As said, shipping is an issue. I only know about US shipping, but for me to ship that US-US it would cost me around $70-$100. At least. If you could find a way to piece apart the tower and battlements so they could all ship flat and then be easy to re-assemble, it would still be around $50 if everything was stacked flat.

3. As said, not very many people would want to play on this on a regular basis. Having that big fort is just such a piece to have to play around it would either give some armies a huge advantage or give some a sure defeat. The fortress also takes up such a big portion of the table, there really isn't much place to play as you usually would, since you would not usually play with such big scenery and would have to considerably alter your army and tactics.

4. Complexity: While it is very nicely done, the fortress itself and 90% of the table is very basic in terms of detail. The top of the fort has no detail, but is just painted. The large majority of land, while nicely based, is either flat or minor bumps, etc. And while I cannot find fault in the land (it is very well made), at its core it is simple, and thus would't add much to your piece versus simply a flat table that has been based.

5. If anything this seems to be a show piece. Very similar to what you have done in your second pic with the imperial guard armory. I could see a person wanting this type of thing in order to display there collection or wanting to make a cool scene.

Keeping those things in mind, I think a fair price would be $150 total. I looked at a few ebay auctions for large areas of nicely made terrain and they sold for around $125-$200. Your piece simply is not playable to extent a table should be,

However, I think you do have a talent, and I would suggest a couple things. First, post pics of this in every wargaming forum you can find, however leave out the part where you are asking what people think and how much they would pay. Also post this in the sales section of said forums and put a price you would like or say "make offer". Second, if you want to continue to do this, either make pieces that can be moved around on a board, make a board that is more open which can have other terrain placed on it, and/or make custom made boards which you tailor to specific customers when they place an order.

Good luck, and keep up the great work!

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Cary, NC

I can't suggest a price, but I would sell the Fortress piece(s) separately from the other four tiles. I would, of course, mention each in the other sales listing, but that way, you might get buyers who want a fortress (but already have a board) or buyers who want a board (but don't want or need an Imperial Fortress).

Fortunately, you've used 'standard' sizes and a pretty commonplace basing scheme, so the tiles are applicable to a lot of potential buyers. Very cool, by the way.

The fact that there's not a lot of detail, to my mind, is a plus. Not only could someone easily add detail to suggest an IG or SM Fortress, it wouldn't be hard to convert it to Chaos or Orks either. On top of that, it's not even obviously Warhammer 40,000, so you could sell it to people playing other scifi tabletop games.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Firstly to everyone thanks for the informative, constructive and all round nice comments.

I completely understand that it is very specific, that being said it can be used as a 4ftx4ft table with a fort added on the end. Hopefully that would create a unique game, like fighting through the trenches etc. What do you think?

The idea was to create a relatively flat/simple area so I (and people) could use there existing terrain. Shipping isn't too much of a problem I've got a nice big box that fits the boards and the fort and a smaller box for the gate housing itself so shipping would cost around £15-£20 in total. I completely agree about the table being a simple/basic i sacrificed detail for size and time.

£200+ would be lovely but i highly doubt i could fetch that much. I will be happy with £70-£90 to be honest so i might just start it around there and hope for the best .

Thanks again everyone.

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Dublin, Ireland

I love it.

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Great stuff!

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You'll need a local buyer. Shouldn't be too much of an issue if you live in the UK though. In fact, you might want to check local stores who might give you a good price of store credit in return for it? They'll often be happy to get a ready to play table at a discount cost for them.

Unless of course, you need the money for something else.

Anyways, ace work. I'm sure whoever buys this will have a great time with it.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Brilliant cheers guys,

Yea i will get on the phone to some local stores if it doesn't sell.

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Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan

Bristol, England

I sold lots of terrain out of my store that was to a similar standard and with a similar level of playability.

Generally for a fully landscaped table such as yours I'd get £100 ish.

The more modular tables with a flatish board and individual scenery pieces I got between £150-£300.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Sweet i will be happy with that.

I will keep that in mind

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Blandford, MA

I don't care what was said by "others" I think it is a fantastic gaming table...

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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster

North Denver

I want to see a shot of the back side of the fortress, looks like you have some underground areas and cool stuff we aren't seeing.

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Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot

Los Angeles, CA

That sir is THE JAM, TOPS, RIGHT ON.

Excellent DIY, reminds me of the diy terrain of yore.

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Anti-Armour Yaogat

Cookeville, TN; USA

I love it, just a couple of things.

1.) There is exposed foam core on the buildings, most notably pic 4 and that turns me off. What I do wit pieces like that is take some 3x5 index cards, trim them down so they overlap each side by 5mm to 1cm and add rivets.

2.) It is great as is for stronghold games, but I rarely ever play games like that as most people around here just aren't into that.

3.) If you could add two more squares of flat terrain like the fours squares not occupied by the stronghold, then I would be a lot more interested in a piece like this.

So in conclusion, as is, I might go $150 USD, add in the two other squares mentioned in #3, I would be willing to go $250-$300USD and willing to pay about $50 for shipping.

And I know about 100 pounds of Magic the Gathering cards costs about $90-120 USD to ship through UPS using a mid-size U-Haul box. You could probably get all that into 1 box if done right, maybe take 2 boxes but weight wise it should not be too bad.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Thanks again everyone.

Yea a lot of great tips and pointers, i will definitely consider them for my next build.
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Powerful Spawning Champion

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I want iiiiiiiiiiit waaaaaaaaaaaaah. No space for such an item, though.

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Heroic Senior Officer

New Zealand

Just make an extra 2 bits of the board, so the person can remove the fort and use the replacement tiles instead (for a standard game).

All in all the board should be 6 standard tiles and 2 fort tiles. Modularity has the advantage of being able to do this.

Great work though dude.
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Gargantuan Gargant

New Bedford, MA USA

Great looking board.

I love the buildings.

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