Lots of Cool New Models

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Lots of Cool New Models

Post by Sharkbelly » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:49 am

There are some very cool new models coming out for Warhammer right now. These are all warbands for the Underworlds game, but have rules for the main game as well.

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And then of course there is this fellow from Forge World:

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Post by Angel Tarragon » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:55 am

Those are gorgeous! Love the dragon!

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Post by Tim Baker » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Those are beautiful. Are they sold already painted?
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Re: Lots of Cool New Models

Post by shesheyan » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 am

Tim Baker wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Those are beautiful. Are they sold already painted?
Sadly no because part of their business model is to sell you the paints, brushes and modeling tools. It is a hobby experience and not just a game... but I see too many gray plastic (unpainted) armies on the tables these days. Used to be you needed a fully painted army to play in a tournament now it's not enforced most of the time.

My observation is that the more beautiful and detailed the models become the less paint I see. It is as if the players are intimidated by the amount of work necessary to do the model justice. They are not wrong...

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Post by Tim Baker » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 am

shesheyan wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 am
Sadly no because part of their business model is to sell you the paints, brushes and modeling tools. It is a hobby experience and not just a game... but I see too many gray plastic (unpainted) armies on the tables these days. Used to be you needed a fully painted army to play in a tournament now it's not enforced most of the time.

My observation is that the more beautiful and detailed the models become the less paint I see. It is as if the players are intimidated by the amount of work necessary to do the model justice. They are not wrong...
I wouldn't mind owning a few minis for the games I play in, but I have zero desire to paint them, nor do I want to deal with the hassle of mailing to them someone else to paint, hoping I get them back, and figuring out what's a fair rate to pay them.
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Re: Lots of Cool New Models

Post by shesheyan » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 pm

Tim Baker wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 am
shesheyan wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 am
Sadly no because part of their business model is to sell you the paints, brushes and modeling tools. It is a hobby experience and not just a game... but I see too many gray plastic (unpainted) armies on the tables these days. Used to be you needed a fully painted army to play in a tournament now it's not enforced most of the time.

My observation is that the more beautiful and detailed the models become the less paint I see. It is as if the players are intimidated by the amount of work necessary to do the model justice. They are not wrong...
I wouldn't mind owning a few minis for the games I play in, but I have zero desire to paint them, nor do I want to deal with the hassle of mailing to them someone else to paint, hoping I get them back, and figuring out what's a fair rate to pay them.
Its best to ask at a local gaming store to find a painter. They can give you indications for fair rates. In my area it starts at 15$-20$ per infantry model. Its not cheap. ;)

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Post by Tim Baker » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:44 am

shesheyan wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Its best to ask at a local gaming store to find a painter. They can give you indications for fair rates. In my area it starts at 15$-20$ per infantry model. Its not cheap. ;)
That's a good idea. At least it saves on shipping, which can add up these days. Considering how much work goes into painting a mini, that's a reasonable rate for someone's time and materials. But man, that would add up quick for anything more than one or two minis. I have a summoner that regularly summons three types of creatures. But I can't see buying 4 minis and then paying $80 to have them painted.
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