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Been Around the Block




Baltimore, MD USA

I discovered some really cheesy but really cool minis recently. I want them. They look cool, but I would never use them so cant really justify getting them.

Are there any miniatures that you want, but because they don't serve a purpose have not gotten?

Here are the ones I found that inspired this... The Valkeeri from Hydra miniatures. Space girls with ray guns in bikinis...

The yellow paint scheme on these look nice... If I ever did get them, I would probably try to mimic that.
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Baneblade. It's -1 cp just to use it and you need 3 of them to get regiment bonuses - but damn, it looks so nice.

Malifaux models, hate the game, love the models.

I'm buying the Bones 4 Space Dinosaur troopers. I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with them.

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Ancient Ultramarine Venerable Dreadnought





Southern California, USA

Stormcast Eternals. I really like the look of them. I have too much stuff already to paint, though.

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Denver, Colorado

I want a warlord titan just so I can loot it, and thereby basically tell everyone "Yes, I spent ~$1700 dollars and then covered the model is spikes, scrap plates, and rivets just for kicks."
   
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Stalwart Space Marine





Most things from Forgeworld.. A Sicaran or a Fellblade or anything. Or a 28mm Abrams. Or a Baneblade, an Imperial Knight, there's so many.. The Forgeworld Vulkan. An Imperial Guard Tank company.

Mostly big or impressive things I wouldn't have much use for in a real game.

Into the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war! 
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator



Leominster

Sokar Stormbird.

I want to be able to use it once or twice a year and have it be a centerpiece for my 30k/40k army.

A lot of the Warmachine miniatures and Infinity miniatures look great, just no one to play with lol.

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Luna Wolves 4,000 Points
Thousand Sons 4,000 Points. 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

I can't justify any of my minis. Every trip to the FLGS is a rollercoaster of lust and shame.


Those retro space heroines look fantastic. Are there any in resin or restic or plastic? I kind of want a squad of Commander Cressida and the Galactic Astronauts.

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Executing Exarch






There's nothing I hate more than not using a painted miniature, so this helps curb my desires. I will go to extreme lengths to justify fielding certain miniatures though (i.e. build an entire army around them...)

 
   
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Hellacious Havoc





Hamburg

20-30 Gal Vorbak.

I love Possessed in 40k, but even with converting the standard model, the Gal Vorbak would look much more awesome than normal possessed - but 50€ for 5 models or 200-300€ just for some Possessed count-as? Nope.
   
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Xenomorphs and Colonial Marines from Prodos. I don't have many board games and play even fewer, and since they are both specific and recognizable models, I can't bring myself to buy any for some other game.
   
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Powerful Pegasus Knight






Aliens vs Predator

Ancients / 10mm Pendraken Classics and medieval - no one to play with

eBay hunting OOP metal models for WHFB



 
   
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I really want to get into the Warlord Games historicals, either Bolt Action or the Revolutionary War set, but there just aren't enough people to play where I am at. Plus, I swore to myself I would read McCullough's 1776 before buying anything...
   
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Thunderhawk....
   
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Evil Spirit of the Barrow Downs







I would quite like a Warhound Titan - they're easily my favourite kind of Titan. And I'd love a complete collection of LOTR models, but I'm never going to collect all of them.

There is no silver bullet and frankly you probably don't need one. It is far more important to be able to find the right kind of gun, be able to load the gun, and perhaps most importantly, be able to figure out where the werewolf is... 
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

As someone who paints way more than games, I have no qualms anymore about buying stuff that I don't have a 'use' for, if it'll be a fun or challenging experience to paint and look shiny on a shelf that's all it takes. But some stuff is just too expensive to justify. FW's Horus is possibly my favourite model of all time, a truly wonderful sculpt, but the £75 it'd cost after shipping is just too much for one model of that size. Similarly, FW's Dain and Thranduil from the Hobbit revival are awesome, but just too expensive for small models.

In general, I'm against spending more than around £13-15 on single 28mm model, and more than around £30 on something Dreadnought-sized. Models larger than that I tend to avoid anyway as I don't particularly enjoy working on tanks or monsters or such. I also struggle to justify anything with ridiculous shipping attached, even if the model is at a price I'm happy with, if there's a huge postage charge attached then I'll usually pass.

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 anyname121 wrote:
Most things from Forgeworld..


Essentially this. Especially huge transports like the Spartan. Or the Mastodon.
But boy those are awesome and I wish I could build a list around 1 spartan.

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"One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to such heresy" - Nietzsche 
   
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Emboldened Warlock




This is easy for me: I don't play AoS, but I'd love to buy a ton of Seraphon and convert them to Eldar Exodites.
   
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stroller wrote:
Thunderhawk....

Yep
   
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Thanks op, now i want those space girls.Ahhh the guilt!
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

I'd really like a skirmish force of Fyreslayers, but they are so, so stupidly overpriced.



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Norn Queen






Antenocitis Workshop dropships for Infinity. They're gorgeous, but too rich for me for what amounts to just terrain.
   
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Vigo. Spain.

 AegisGrimm wrote:
I'd really like a skirmish force of Fyreslayers, but they are so, so stupidly overpriced.


They have now a SC! box. Is actually cheaper than how the Magmadroth was costed before, and it brings you +10 fyreslayers (Plus you can build two foot heroes with the Magmadroth kit)

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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.

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Tail Gunner





British Colombia



These bad ass infinity bikers I've been eyeing for a year. But I'd have absolutely 0 use for them. But damn do they look cool.

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Half of the X-wing stuff is amazing looking and would love to get it, even more with the big ships, but I don't play x-wing. I just love me some star wars goodies.
   
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Fixture of Dakka





West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

 Galas wrote:
 AegisGrimm wrote:
I'd really like a skirmish force of Fyreslayers, but they are so, so stupidly overpriced.


They have now a SC! box. Is actually cheaper than how the Magmadroth was costed before, and it brings you +10 fyreslayers (Plus you can build two foot heroes with the Magmadroth kit)


Yeah, but I don't have a use for the Magmadroth in my project. Unfortunately, all I really want/need for 90% of my force is a box of standard Berzerkers and a box of Hearthguard, but thats $100US for 15 freaking dwarf models. I would still need the Hearthguard after buying the SC! Box, which ends up being even more.

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A Protoss colony world

For me, pretty much any kind of Titan. I do want to join the "Titan Owner's Club" eventually, but right now I could not justify spending that kind of money on a model that would very likely never see any play, to say nothing of being completely beyond my hobbying capabilities. If I could afford a Warlord Titan, I'd buy a used car instead as I do need one of those far more than a giant chunk of resin.

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Japan

I just got a box of the Japan-only Space Marine heroes. I don't even enjoy 40K anymore...

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Painting total as of 10/12/2017:214 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree.

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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Mississippi

A Stormsurge and Wraithknight.

Only last week did I finally get to use my Armorcast Baneblade and Imperial Knight - both were purchased when they first came out. My regular opponent essentially told me he never wanted to face them again, and (at least on the baneblade), I can completely understand.

Outside of 40K, the Star Trek Borg Cube w/ Sphere port. It's lovely to look at, but can't ever see me really using it.

It never ends well 
   
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Dakar





Rhein Main Gebiet

Skorne for Hordes.

I thought about playing Hordes some years ago, got the books and started collecting Skorne. I struggle to get any paint on them, but for some reason I feel like catching them all (all the metal one anyway).

So I am still slowly buying Skorne models here and there despite having a Titan on my paint desk for 3+ years now.

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Sheep Loveland

I'd love to own a Marauder Destroyer.

Storage however, would be problematic for such a cool model.

- 195pts 
   
 
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