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Cunning Chieftain






Totes random I know.....

But before I head off to beddington, a quick topic. Hopefully the title is self explanatory. And it's open to any wargames miniatue range.

For me? Hands down the Imperial Knight. As a sad old grognard, to see the resurrection of an Imperial faction is one thing....but Knights is proper top banana.

And the basic kit is beautifully executed.

Easy to paint for people like me, but enough blank space for those with artistic talent to go to town. Yes your Knight will look better than mine, but my paint job is still flattered by the sculpt.

The pose and design also works for me. It's braced, but also stomping forward - and both in a heroic stance. Which given the static nature of its weapon sculpts is important. Such a large model could all too easily have turned out staid and static.

But for my money, they knocked it square out the park?

But enough of my fancying around and wimbrilng, yeah, I said wimbriling..... what's your nomination, and why?

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Regular Dakkanaut




Reynoldsburg Ohio

I would Say the Storm Raptor from Privateer Press. I may have lost all interest in the game, but I still got that thing when It Came out.
   
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Powerful Orc Big'Un




Vigo. Spain.

Very hard to pick one, but if I had to chose...


The perfect mix between heavy armour, pose, proportions, and realistic sci-fi.

 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

ERJAK wrote:
Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

I really love the (relatively) new Osiron Dreadnought released by Forgeworld!

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I don't know if I could pick one...but it's a good question and I'll be thinking about it.
   
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Agree with the Imperial Knight.
Though my absolute favorites that I can think of on the top of my head is probably Eldrad from Death Masque box set and genestealer cult Magus.
   
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Firstly excellent use of the word wimbrilng Doc, it's a word most people would let lie, but some wouldn't let it lie

I think Veteran Katalyst for Guildball is a strong contender for me in all his 'not Bane' glory

Also kind of like the new Sky Dwarfs for AOS

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UK



Kahar the Walrus man from Figone (Sculpted by Alan Carrasco)

and if we're talking plastic

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That walrus is superb.
   
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Boosting Space Marine Biker




Midwest USA

Oh man, that's a tough call. There are so many that look cool to me that I have a hard time picking just one... I'll break it up into categories:

40K Vehicle - Imperial Knight, for all the aesthetic reasons mentioned before. I have 3 of the the beauties. The fact that they are decent on the tabletop is just a bonus.

40K Infantry - the plastic Ogryns/Bullgryn kit. One of the reasons I fell in love with the Imperial Guard so many years back was for the Ogryns, and I always wanted them in plastic (converted some out of Fantasy Ogres a long while back), and I always like the idea of giving them Power Weapons and an Invulnerable Save. I never played them back in 6th or 7th Edition, but with 8th Edition coming, I will be implementing them in a big way!

40K Other - Thunderwolf Cavalry kit. It is just AWESOME to me. I started playing with them back when the kits first came out and enjoyed the playing them back when no one knew how they performed. Awesome kits, and solid rules (though I quit playing them when everyone considered them OP cheesy).

Age of Sigmar - Megaboss on Maw-Crusha. Big, cool, and lots of cool details that shades and drybrushing can make look phenomenal. I don't own one yet, but it's pretty high on my list! Need one to finish my Ironjawz

Warmahordes - Butcher 3 and Ruin character Warjack. While I don't enjoy the game anymore, and can't stand my local "meta", the Butcher 3 model is pretty cool, and I managed one of my best paint jobs on it. Ruin goes with him, and I also managed an above-average-for me paint job on it. I'm getting rid of a bunch of my Warmahordes models, but I am keeping them. (the dogs that came with Butcher 3 dont' inspire me at all, sadly, I had my big dog fill taken by my Thunderwolves )

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Reaper
- the Ma'al Drakar model from the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter is cool. Mine came in yesterda, and I am so excited to paint it up. It will be my second largest model I own, right after my old Armor Cast Reaver Titan.

GW
- the Militarum Tempestus kit is cool. While I miss the Kasrkin aesthetic, the new Stormtroopers are still cool in their own way.
- the Dark Imperium Starter Set is full of (IMHO) awesome models, and I plan on starting an army of both factions present in the future.
- the Glotkin model is also really cool. I want to make a Renegade Knight out of one!

Current projects:
- Ironjawz - Necrons - Imperium of Mankind - Death Guard

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Vigo. Spain.

 BunkhouseBuster wrote:


40K Infantry - the plastic Ogryns/Bullgryn kit. One of the reasons I fell in love with the Imperial Guard so many years back was for the Ogryns, and I always wanted them in plastic (converted some out of Fantasy Ogres a long while back), and I always like the idea of giving them Power Weapons and an Invulnerable Save. I never played them back in 6th or 7th Edition, but with 8th Edition coming, I will be implementing them in a big way!



I have read many people talking gak about the Ogryn/Bullgryn kit. "Those tank-track armour is absurd! They are ultra ugly!"

But to me they are the most beautifull unit of all the Imperial Guard range. I have always had a sweet spot for monsters and all of that but...

Just look at this beauty:
Spoiler:


Is like having a squad of Banes!

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 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

ERJAK wrote:
Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

Seconded, that Walrus is both repulsive and enrapturing, a sure sign of a good kit.

"My friend, you would not tell with such high zest, to children ardent for some desperate glory the old lie, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori."
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Midwest USA

 Galas wrote:
 BunkhouseBuster wrote:


40K Infantry - the plastic Ogryns/Bullgryn kit. One of the reasons I fell in love with the Imperial Guard so many years back was for the Ogryns, and I always wanted them in plastic (converted some out of Fantasy Ogres a long while back), and I always like the idea of giving them Power Weapons and an Invulnerable Save. I never played them back in 6th or 7th Edition, but with 8th Edition coming, I will be implementing them in a big way!
I have read many people talking gak about the Ogryn/Bullgryn kit. "Those tank-track armour is absurd! They are ultra ugly!"

But to me they are the most beautifull unit of all the Imperial Guard range. I have always had a sweet spot for monsters and all of that but...

Just look at this beauty:
Spoiler:
Is like having a squad of Banes!
Plus, it helps that I like their fluff, and was able to use Ogryns to decent effect in late 5th Edition. Now that the new Edition is out, I may grab me a larger unit of them now. I do have the new Nork Deddog to lead them around somewhere...

@ Aetare - Yeah, that is a captivating model for the right and wrong reasons.

Current projects:
- Ironjawz - Necrons - Imperium of Mankind - Death Guard

I support Narrative and Open Play! 
   
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Powerful Orc Big'Un




Vigo. Spain.

If you like Ogryn fluff, I recommend you to read this.

https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Gav_and_Bob

Is 1d4chan wiki but is safe to read. This story is better than 70% of HH novels.

 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

ERJAK wrote:
Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka




UK

 Galas wrote:
If you like Ogryn fluff, I recommend you to read this.

https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Gav_and_Bob

Is 1d4chan wiki but is safe to read. This story is better than 70% of HH novels.


thanks for that, pretty cool

 
   
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Midwest USA

 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
 Galas wrote:
If you like Ogryn fluff, I recommend you to read this.

https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Gav_and_Bob

Is 1d4chan wiki but is safe to read. This story is better than 70% of HH novels.
thanks for that, pretty cool
*reads part 1*
Bob! No!

*reads part 2*
At least he killed those daemons...

*reads part 3* Well, that's the best outcome, isn't it?

Yup, I change my list. For lore AND aesthetics, the Plastic Ogryn kit is now my favorite kit. I will be loading up on them next time I can afford it.

Current projects:
- Ironjawz - Necrons - Imperium of Mankind - Death Guard

I support Narrative and Open Play! 
   
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Vigo. Spain.

Yeah, after reading that, Ogryns become one of my favourite races in 40k too

Gav is just... so epic in a human and humble way. Much different that the "OMG I'M A SPAS MARIN AND I'M A KILLING GOD!"

 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

ERJAK wrote:
Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Going to go for the Perry foot knights myself.

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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

My current favorite is Geigor Fell-Hand from Burning of Prospero. I hate the ostentatious backpack, but I had tons of the old Space Wolf double-headed backpacks (basically what he has but with no icon), and now he's perfect.

Not only does he have great character and lots of balanced movement, but he's actually a character with a boltgun for a ranged weapon! Great example of how marines thought in the Heresy, but with Space Wolf flair.

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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

I'm of two minds. The Dropfleet UCM cruiser is an amazing model that goes together precisely, yet retains enough flexibility to encourage conversions. It hits all my buttons.

However, the miniature that has inspired me the most is Reaper Bones' Mangu Timur. It's a humble mini to be sure, yet I can't help spinning backstory after epic backstory about him. He just captures that Darth Vader/Sauron vibe where I know he is the center of all the biggest stories.

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Sydney, Australia

My favourite at the moment is the Ben Affleck Batman from Knight Models. Simple, yet characterful pose (also one piece so dead easy to build), the suit design is one of my favourite Batman designs, and it helps that his rules in game are pretty great too


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1250 points Calibanite Jaegers 30k
180 Points Cryx (Goreshade1, Deneghra1, Skarre1, Aiakos2, Asphyxious3 and Agathia)
Malifaux Outcasts- Jack Daw/Parker Barrows/Tara/Misaki/Viktoria/Von Schill- 505 Stones before upgrades
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Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






New Delhi, India

Great topic idea.

And a tough one. For 40k I would echo those saying the Genestealer cultists, great design, so many options, I already have two of them. The Scion/Storm Troopers also deserve a mention, but only if bought as part of the Start Collecting box because the price for the 5 man box is INSANE.

But for the last year or so I've been doing space ships so my vote goes to the Drop Fleet Commander UCM Frigate box.



I already bought 2 boxes and I don't even play Dropfleet!

It's one of the rare sets I opened the day I got it and and had assembled and painted in a week.



Very simple design, a T shaped hull with different parts to drop into the sides to make 5 variants.



Even better after building the big ships I used left over bitz to make some gun boats.



Fun kit with a lot of uses.

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Newcastle NSW

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On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Great idea for a thread, but like 'best album' and 'best film' surveys almost impossible to choose.

If I had to pick one, Penthesilea from the Infinity/Aleph range.
This is a painted example from Century1 right here on these forums



Just so many neat touches with the miniature, it's not only aesthetically pleasing but thought has actually gone into how the bike and the rider on top of it would function. The two-fingers hovering over the brake, the way that the swingarm is a stressed member coming off the engine, the latter in particular is a real cutting edge piece of concept design in the automotive industry at the moment. Love the way it's balanced perfectly, as though she has swung the bike round and is scoping out her next target. Really, just the fact that you can tell so much thought has gone into it, which makes me appreciate it even more.

Spoiler:








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 Galas wrote:
 BunkhouseBuster wrote:


40K Infantry - the plastic Ogryns/Bullgryn kit. One of the reasons I fell in love with the Imperial Guard so many years back was for the Ogryns, and I always wanted them in plastic (converted some out of Fantasy Ogres a long while back), and I always like the idea of giving them Power Weapons and an Invulnerable Save. I never played them back in 6th or 7th Edition, but with 8th Edition coming, I will be implementing them in a big way!



I have read many people talking gak about the Ogryn/Bullgryn kit. "Those tank-track armour is absurd! They are ultra ugly!"

But to me they are the most beautifull unit of all the Imperial Guard range. I have always had a sweet spot for monsters and all of that but...

Just look at this beauty:
Spoiler:


Is like having a squad of Banes!


"Once we have have passed our 4++ invuls... Once our unit is activated in the Fight Phase... Then you have our permission to die."

In all seriousness though, I've always found Bullgryns to be underrated.

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





United Kingdom

Miss Terious from Malifaux



I just love the attitude in the pose and how fine the details are.

   
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Japan

It's hard to pick just one, but I'm a big fan of Oathsworn's "Sensible Shoes" set and Bad Squiddo's Ghosts of Gaia.




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Painting total as of 6/28/2017:140 plus a SF building and two specimen tanks.
Hobby resolution 2017: I will buy no new models this year.
Painting total for 2016: 380 plus one set of Dungeon Saga dungeon dressing, a Kryomek Goliath, a Jabberwock, four Dreadfleet ships and three Mantic walkers. 
   
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 JoshInJapan wrote:
It's hard to pick just one, but I'm a big fan of Oathsworn's "Sensible Shoes" set and Bad Squiddo's Ghosts of Gaia.





Oh my god, YES! The Dungeon delvers especially! Rationally attired realistic females are awesome enough but characters with torches and lanterns even on them are rare and Oathsworn hits both!
Bad Squiddo's are also a nice change but I personally find the sculpts a little too 80s/90's for my taste.

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Japan

The 80's/90's aesthetic is part of the appeal for me, but I recognize that not everyone feels the same. I agree that the dungeon equipment really does make the Oathsworn models.

A man who sips beer is not trustworthy.
-Robert B. Parker
My latest entry in A Tale of Several Gamers. Check our progress!
Now showing off Oldhammer elf wardancers!

Painting total as of 6/28/2017:140 plus a SF building and two specimen tanks.
Hobby resolution 2017: I will buy no new models this year.
Painting total for 2016: 380 plus one set of Dungeon Saga dungeon dressing, a Kryomek Goliath, a Jabberwock, four Dreadfleet ships and three Mantic walkers. 
   
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St. Albans

This mini singlehandedly got me into Infinity; just incredible. No matter what the gameplay was like [it was similarly fantastic as it happens] I knew I needed to play a game with this quality of sculpt.

 
   
 
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