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How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
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Fresh-Faced New User

I have spent about $7,200(USD) just for the models for my 4 armies. My Marines have the lion's share with over $4,100, followed by my Tau at over $1,600. In third place is my Inquisition army with over $700 and in last place is my Grey Knights with almost $700 worth of models.

As for the paints, anyone know where I can get Ral Partha's "Dragon Scale Red" and "Dragon Scale Blue"? I'm almost out and I still have 7 more companies to do for my Space Marine Chapter "The Lord's Disciples"
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Fresh-Faced New User

southeast Michigan

does that include what we sold online

working on it
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Who even has $100,000? Can I have some of your money?
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Longtime Dakkanaut

I'd be interested in what one of the bigger spenders has got for their tens of thousands. I assume at that level that it's not just run of the mill models but includes casting equipment, desktop mills etc and large models like titans.

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Plus expenses like having someone else paint your army for you.

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Screaming Shining Spear

Central Pennsylvania

LoL at people with the 100k+ mark. You'd need a warehouse just to store your miniatures unless they are simply 20 Tau Mantas. :-P

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7,100 pts Yme-Loc Eldar(Apoc Included) / 5,700 pts (Non-Apoc)
Record for 6th Edition- Eldar: 25-4-2
Record for 7th Edition -
Eldar: 0-0-0 (Yes, I feel it is that bad)

Battlefleet Gothic: 2,750 pts of Craftworld Eldar
X-wing(Focusing on Imperials): CR90, 6 TIE Fighters, 4 TIE Interceptors, TIE Bomber, TIE Advanced, 4 X-wings, 3 A-wings, 3 B-wings, Y-wing, Z-95
Battletech: Battlion and Command Lance of 3025 Mechs(painted as 21st Rim Worlds) 
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Crazed Savage Orc


30k at least but that includes everthing and a timespan of ~22years now. Started with revell stuff when I was 8 years old and while I never had much money when I was a child I spent every single bit on models and minis. It rapidly increased when I get older and nowdays it's kinda an obsession

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Been Around the Block

somewhere around 20-30k

7500 points of blood angels roughly - lots of forgeworld updgrades
7-8k of chaos space marines, again roughly and numerous forgewolrd pieces
6k of eldar - 1 forgeworld avatar
6k in Tyranid models - 2-3 forgeworld models that i havent even cracked the zippy bag on - this unit was primed and packed away
3 forgeworld rhinos
20 forgeworld heresy jump models
6k in metal sisters (like ther are any other kinds
8-10 k of Chaos demons including
Forgeword Ku'Grath, 2 thirsters and a keeper (picking up at adepticon)
Plague Hulk
approx 20 forgeworld terminators
Tons of greenstuff
3k just in paint set up
2-3 k in brushes tools, hot knifes and desks
citedel game board
4x6 custom made gaming table
lighted glass desplays for the miniatures
1k of WH fantasy models (some to paint and some just for god ole kit bashing)
about 1k in mantic models
LOTR models here and there
LED kits
about 1k in marine bits alone.

thats just off the top of my head. There are many boxes of model i buy at a good deal and squirrel away for a rainy day.
I look and say, well i could spend it on a negative hobby like crack.


Sisters - 6k
BA - 9k
Tyranids - 5k
10k and growing
CSM - 7k
Deamons 5k and growing 
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine


I'm pretty sure the guys who voted 100k are just trolling.
Pics or didn't happen....

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Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot

Fenris, Drinking

I've been lucky.

When i started playing Space Wolves my friend Ruari (who has spent at least £1000's ($1300-$1500) on stuff gave me alot, all i had to do was get a space wolf battle force, at %20 off and a drop-pod (£10's) all the other things that i have bought add up to around £20's. So in total around £78's so ($100-$120).

"They can't say no when they are stunned "- Taric

5000(7 drop-pods)pts (15/10/4)
1500pts (10/0/0)
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Brisbane, Australia

There are at least 49 members of this forum that have spent over 100kUSD... my anus is puckering at the mere thought.

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Eldar - 105,000pts (Estimated), Tyranids - 15,000pts

Dras'Volharr Craftworld Project http://wcwdb.blogspot.com.au/ 
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Fresh-Faced New User

holland the country around amsterdam

3001-6000 easy! All the books , models , tools , and paint , model cases, cookies i like to eat whit the coffee it takes sometimes.....All worth it!

3500 / 7000 / 2000 / 16.000 WAAAGH!!! 
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Dipping With Wood Stain

York, UK

A shiver goes down my spine just contemplating it.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

Northern California

Maybe under $10,000... Maybe....

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Commoragh-bound Peer

Started my Warhammer 40K addiction around the end of January this year and I've spent about 4,000$~
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Loyal Necron Lychguard

1000 dollars a month is bad....

Experience is something you get just after you need it
The Narkos Dynasty - 15k
Iron Hands - 12k
The Shadewatch - 3k
Cadmus Outriders - 4k
Alpha Legion Raiders - 3k  
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Bloodthirsty Chaos Knight

Been doing it over 2 decades... a hell of a lot, especially before the past decade.

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Aspirant Tech-Adept

LOL, like others I have been collecting for decades (since about 83) not going to even think about it.

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Lethal Lhamean


Assuming that everyone spent exactly the mid-point of the amount of money they wrote and that those that put $100,000+ meant $100,000, that totals at $16,068,750 spent so far.

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Loyal Necron Lychguard

p-gray99, bringing useless information to DakkaDakka since 2011.

Experience is something you get just after you need it
The Narkos Dynasty - 15k
Iron Hands - 12k
The Shadewatch - 3k
Cadmus Outriders - 4k
Alpha Legion Raiders - 3k  
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman


Why oh why did I answer this poll?

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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions

Isstvan III

Had I bought all my models from GW today, it'd probably be double the cost I'd originally paid.

13th Black Crusade Force 5,000+ pts Horus Heresy 1,500 pts WIP


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Ichor-Dripping Talos Monstrosity

Had I bought all my models new from GW I'd have spent over 5 times what I have...

Your average GW army, bought new is roughly 5 points per pound (5p/£)

My collection stands at roughly 27p/£ atm.
I shudder to think what I'd have spent... (or what I wouldn't be able to get) had I bought all new from GW.

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Lurking Gaunt


I don't think so!
I think I've gone overboard with about £5,000
That equate to about 3,500 pts of each of my 4 armies. So anyone saying they've spent $100,000 on war gaming needs to redo their maths. Additionally they should rethink their finances!
One last point, it's a good thing my wife doesn't have a profile or see what I write on here. She'd skin me for spending what I do!!

Clan Grimgor 12000
Brotherhood of redemption 4000
Children of the grave 8000
Errendor militia 3500 
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Dakka Veteran


I dont even wish to think about how much money I have spent on my 40k hobby. Between a total of 7 different armies for 40k, a GOTHIC fleet, an EPIC wagh, GW store buys, Forge World items (remember when you could buy from a GW Bunker and have them ship it??), the items I got at my one GamesDay, EBAY, local club auctions, overseas fund raisers for a kid, charity events, BL books, and local mom and pop stores.

Yea. I should have a new truck.

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Enough too have fun
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Repentia Mistress

Glasgow, UK

Around 4.3k USD.. around 1k per annum. Like gobbsmacker I am unrepentant as I've had far too much fun over the past 4 years or so. Girl-pursuit at University was fun, but toy soldiers is so much better for a married soon to be dad!
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Beast of Nurgle

In the $3000-$6000 bracket. Probably closer to the higher end of the bracket though. Makes me wish I never made those spur of the moment purchases on new armies which never got anywhere near completion.

2500 Warriors of Chaos
1500 Chaos Space Marines
2000 Grey Knights  
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Powerful Spawning Champion

Shred City.

Under 3 grand. Maybe 1500 - 2k. I built a large SM force many years ago, probably spent about 700 bucks with codexes and rulebooks, etc.

Then I had a long hiatus. I'm back, and since rejoining I've started several new armies, bought a lot of stuff secondhand and have expanded exponentially. 90% of my purchases were off eBay/Dakka/Bartertown, the only things I've bought from GW directly are paints, and a couple of direct-only heroes.

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Aspirant Tech-Adept

LOL, I am not buying into the idea that 56 people have spent 100 grand or more on this hobby. Totally calling BS on that.

What are they doing taking their metal figs down to the gold plating service???

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Powerful Spawning Champion

Shred City.

I know a guy who lost his house because of his obsession with the hobby. He literally had to sell his crib and move into an apartment, where a lot of his miniatures couldn't even fit.

Some people take it to a whole new level, and if you factor in the passage of time, it's possible some people are indeed spending 100K+ over the decades.

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Wondering Why the Emperor Left


So far only 60$ Can. Dark Vengeance was a gift so I have only bought my CSM Codex.

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