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Longtime Dakkanaut


Yes indeed come one come all to this thread of good will and Christmas cheer! It's nearly (and might even be for those in future timezones) Christmas Eve! The day of fasting before the feast; the day of last moment panic gift buying; of trying to remember how to wrap odd shapes; of making sure the dog hasn't eaten anything off the tree and of ensuring that one has a Christmas jumper ready to wear for the big day!

So what are you all hoping for, what are you Christmas plans and, for when the big day comes, what did you get? Geeky gifts of glorious wonder or new socks and a tea coasters? Whatever come share, come join in and share the Christmas Spirit!

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Somerset uk

Wahooo that time of year again, well I know for a fact that il be getting bolt action goodness as I ordered the stuff. Other than that I haven’t a clue, hopefully there will be some cash that will go towards an Ares sniper rifle I’ve been eying all year. As for plans well it’s round the in-laws with the kids so it’s their house they will blitz on Xmas day.
But as for now I have more rum to crack on with and watch crappy Xmas romcoms with the wife. It’s early but happy Christmas to all on here.
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Regular Dakkanaut


I know for a fact that I will get a gift voucher (coupon? Not sure what word fits best here) from my brother. Other than that, I am not expecting any hobby goodies. Besides, I still have a not yet built Storm Eagle from last years christmas I hopefully might finally assemble.

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Stoic Grail Knight

drinking tea in the snow

I've been baking various things all day. I just finished a banana cream pie, which is not my kind of dessert but i have the bananas and need to use them up. Plus pumpkin pie, apple crumble and apple cake.

Tommorow they shall all be eaten.

Then, presents! I think that i am getting brushes. Brushes are always good.

realism is a lie
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Cooking up a gammon tomorrow for cold cuts on boxing day, finished the wrapping a few days ago.

Only getting the new Necomunda books for hobby related gifts this year, but i appreciate that with my backlog to clear.
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getting with a bit of luck the smaller 40k starter for the offspring of one of Mrs L's friends, going down second week of the new year with it, some cheap brushes and paints for the day

should be fun
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OKC, Oklahoma

Anyone mind a little holiday music gift?
A little something from a few years ago that I always post to FB around this time of year.
My gift to my Dakka Friends and Family....

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Winged Kroot Vulture

Spending the holiday in Irvine, Ca with the in-laws. Been running around hitting all the food destinations before we leave on the 27th.
So this holiday season has been fulfilling.
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Cary, NC

Driving on Christmas Eve to see my mum, and then the rest of the relations in a big get-together on Christmas Day. She and I will be frying up some oysters for Christmas (old family tradition).

I know she's gotten me all of the new Ork vehicles (outside the Speed Freaks game), plus the dice and cards, as well as the new Citadel painting handles (as we each give pretty specific gift instructions). So, my Christmas looks pretty green!

My mom likes that I have Warhammer as a hobby, as she has been able to continue to buy me toys for Christmas my entire adult life.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Space, near Jupiter

Merry christmas to all dakka users.....here is what i have to work on during christmas -

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First Christmas as a dad, so lots of excitement in the JamesY household. Doing a ham baked in coca cola and some home made stuffing to take to the in-laws tomorrow, and breaking/sacrificing all my beliefs by taking him to the village church for carol singing.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Merry Christmas to all dakka users.
In the new year, I plan to rebuild my Drukhari army.

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Gonna aim to get the bulk of my Sector Imperialis terrain painted.

And the new stuff at least built.

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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!

Off the shoulder of Orion

Wheeee! It’s Christmas morning here in NZ (yes, we live in the future).

A little elf (aelf?) tells me a copy of Blackstone Fortress may we’ll be waiting under the tree for me. That along with a sizeable gift voucher from work will make this a very 40k Christmas! Plans include eating and drinking too much, before hopefully working on a table full of sector mechanicus terrain.

Great idea for a thread MDG - a Merry Christmas to all!

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 Manchu wrote:
We techpriests of Mechanicum are
Bearing gifts from forges of Mars
Tanks and Titans, made to fight in
The Emperor's glorious wars.

Omnissiah's holy light
Conq'ring darkness of Old Night
Gears are turning, traitors burning
Guide us by thy psychic might!

Leman Russ, a million I've made
Shadowsword and mighty Baneblade
Struggling ever, Eye of Terror
Broken on Cadia's Gate

Omnissiah's holy light
Conq'ring darkness of Old Night
Gears are turning, heretics burning
Guide us by thy psychic might!

Sacred Titans I will supply
God Machines to turn the tide
Man prevailing, xenos wailing
But no one will answer their cry

Omnissiah's holy light
Conq'ring darkness of Old Night
Gears are turning, aliens burning
Guide us by thy psychic might!

Armor I forge for the Astartes
Invincible scourge of His enemies
Chainswords and bolters, pauldrons for shoulders
I give them all of these

Omnissiah's holy light
Conq'ring darkness of Old Night
Gears are turning, mutants burning
Guide us by thy psychic might!

Mars and Terra together strong
In darkest era we will march on
Basilisks roaring, Thunderhawks soaring
The sounds of His glorious song

Omnissiah's holy light
Conq'ring darkness of Old Night
Gears are turning, traitors burning
Guide us by thy psychic might!
 Manchu wrote:
Kharne the Betrayer
Was a bloody-minded soul
With a huge chainaxe
And a plasma gun
And two eyes like burning coals

Kharne the Betrayer
Was a Space Marine they say
But when Horus fell
He said what the hell?
I'll just murder folks all day

They knew he had Khorne's favor
When on Terra his body was found
They thought that he was surely dead
But he began to dance around

Kharne the Betrayer
Was alive as he could be
His one goal is still
To maim, burn, and kill
Anyone that he can see

Blood for the Blood God
Blood for the Blood God
Look at Kharn go
Blood for the Blood God
Blood for the Blood God
And skulls for the Skull Throne

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Wicked Warp Spider

I'm really hoping for either of my Nephews get a new phone so I can get me hand-me-down with tech support that'll work for chocolate or vbucks

a proper feed prepped by someone else as my culinary skill are somewhat limited

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A very old-fashioned Christmas -- my sister is over seeing the family in Germany so I'm holding the fort with mother at home.

As for loot, Dust 1/35 Manfred, obtained old stock. The first step on my campaign to acquire the now sadly discontinued models.

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The mention of Loot, like, above, moves me to do some shameless self promotion.

Yes. A plug so shameless it might make Slaanesh tut in disapproval, wishing it would cover itself up.

For the Nerd in your life, why not join the Loot Sharers on FB, and get that Nerd something they may never have thought they’d ever have, without paying any kind of feeBay premium?

We Are Here For You.

Link is in my sig!

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Visiting the folks so I may have to see if I can locate my old late 80s vast gw hobbit horde that's somewhere in the house …. although I think I had to sell the hotpot launcher at one point when I needed cash, sigh, that was cool

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Flew with my partner to visit her family, so the best part of my holiday is already half done. I'm on my own for getting a hobby gift (we're not exchanging gifts), but that shopping list of FW tanks is calling...

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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Visiting the folks so I may have to see if I can locate my old late 80s vast gw hobbit horde that's somewhere in the house …. although I think I had to sell the hotpot launcher at one point when I needed cash, sigh, that was cool

I had one. I even painted it. Head Chef was wearing Marigolds

Happy days!

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Feasting on the souls of unworthy opponents

As a new ANGRY MARINE player, and in honor of the EMPRAH and REJECTING ALL ****ING XENOS, HERETICS, AND NON-BELIEVERS, I offer this:

*edit* Oops, that had swearing in it.

Let me just say, South Park made a great song called "Merrying ****ing Christmas."

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Christmas is just heretical Saturnallia!

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Merry Christmas. I’ll be spending it with the family. Nice to get home now and then.
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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms

Have a great one Dakkanauts

Having a quiet one with the family at my place… taking the holidays to sculpt some commissions and guess what I got the awesome Dark Imperium box set to keep me busy next year… 2019 is going to have loads of mushrooms, Death guard and Primaris

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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy


Merry Christmas dudes

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Never-Miss Nightwing Pilot

Donegal, Ireland

It's a classic family Christmas at the Tyranid Horde household, the grandfather joins us for dinner and we just sit in and watch movies all day.

I asked for my first proper airbrush so I'm keen on using that soon! I was surprised with a big desk lamp that has a magnifying lens which is pretty neat, clamps to my desk and all!

Merry Christmas all, hope it's a good one wherever you are in the world!

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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare

Upstate, New York

Very quiet day here. I was able to borrow The Boy last Friday (it’s the Ex’s year to have him over the holiday) so celebrated then. He got me 5 rievers. Chatted with my folks for a bit this morning. Going to make a lasagna this afternoon, try to finish my painting for the month. Maybe sit down and start my year-end woolgathering and retrospectives.

Might hit Amazon and see if anything new showed up to buy with some gift cards I have. One problem with them as a source of GW is that product is spotty. Not like anything is getting primed or painted until spring anyway. Might splurge and get a mat to play one; that could see immediate use.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

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Longtime Dakkanaut


Loud day with the family here and the new huskies first ever Christmas - which is a very confusing time for a husky, but the appearance of a new treat - wondrous crunchy pigs ears - means he's had a very good time.

Model wise I got a Daughters of Khaine Battleforce so that's going to keep me busy and in a mountain of plastic shavings for a while!

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