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    Hi everyone

    I was having a chat with my Mrs about chasing the dream etc. and it got me thinking about miniatures. And I thought, what miniature would you want? ie: what miniature shape hole is left in your collection? I had a list of 20 odd, but narrowed it down to two the Ilyad Vorag Champion and Figone's Rhinotaure.

    I did manage to get hold of the Ilyad a few years back, but Rhinotaure remains elusive

    What is your miniature holy grail?
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    Not the prettiest but something I hunt for and would love to find one day, GW's old metal Zombie Dragon

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/173657?browseid=12220434

    Would also like to add either the stone bridge or the mansion from Tabletop world *sigh*

    http://www.tabletop-world.com/stoneBridge.php

    http://www.tabletop-world.com/mansion.php
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    hard question.
    If you've asked it a month or so ago, i'd have said: freebooter miniatures 5 year anniversary vignette.

    but right now... nothing really. There is a few that I'd want to have, but hard to get (nutsplanet's mother of dragons, nocturna's luna, pegaso elf archer), but nothing impossible.
    The hardest may be getting a Battlefleet Gothic Ramilies Fortress, but even that I've seen quite a few times on ebay, just passed because of price and while I know I won't put it together in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozymandias View Post
    This http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/...-bonner.55341/

    And if anyone wants to sell one, please do let me know.
    http://legendarion.com/goblin-wanderer.html
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    all of them,...
    It's only a flesh wound!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    Hi Max, thanks for the link. I have tried legendarion, but its not the same scale.

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    well that's a problem, because Legendarion's is the only one ever made for sale.
    One off sculpts... well you have to sculpt them yourself to get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    well that's a problem, because Legendarion's is the only one ever made for sale.
    One off sculpts... well you have to sculpt them yourself to get it
    ...just like a Cassar

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    that big bonnier piece was a limited run of 50x. i was actually offered to buy one but turned it down, kind of sucks but not like i ever was going to paint it anyway.

    about the rhinotauros, it was never released from Figone, but a private casting of a few x by carrasco himself, thik it was 30 copies or so. ive never understood why he never realeased it somewhere.

    as for a miniature i crave ... i just bought the cmon limited undead king ive been seraching for ages, yeeeeey
    and the unreleased forgeworld ogre model

    right now im really not searching anything, except maybe some suitable goblins/grots to put on my tanks

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    Mine are minis that haven't been made.
    The Demogorgon as illustrated here:

    Or...a decent Cthuhlu!
    One with LONG tentacles. And not "bloated corpulance"...because that description was of the statue...NOT Cthulhu himself!
    And, yes I have seen that one you want to link me..and NO I don't like it.

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    Anything i havnt got , or even if i do have it i crave it . Its like fishing lures arnt made for fish there made for fishermen .
    If i walk into a hobby shop ,garanteed i will walk out with a figure wether o need it or not.
    But i would like a decent emperor of mankind figure.

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    I managed to find another of my 'wants'. Someone put a Mproyec Grünful on eBay with a decent buy it now. So I did!
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    Lots of stuff on my wishlist.

    When I started painting minis last summer, it was a result of stumbling across a local game store. I bought a mountain of GW kits and have been having fun painting them. After browsing the CMON gallery I am discovering how much really great stuff there is out there.

    Daisy Reed from Scale75 is the latest addition to my list: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...6-News-Scale75
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    Here is a link to the stuff I have painted:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/MrJim

    Here is a link to my WIP thread:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...rJim-s-ADD-WIP

    Here is a link to my favorite Miniatures Website:
    http://www.competitionminis.com/
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    for me it comes down to cost vs current skill level, for example there are lots of scale 75 minis i like the look of, and nocturna, but i'm not going to drop £40 on a single model until i'm confident i can do an extremely good job on it

    i think the only things i can thing of that are OOP would be for nostalgia reasons mainly, for example classic blood bowl minis for a trip down memory lane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicks View Post
    for me it comes down to cost vs current skill level, for example there are lots of scale 75 minis i like the look of, and nocturna, but i'm not going to drop £40 on a single model until i'm confident i can do an extremely good job on it
    I'm going to suggest that you do by a "Target Level" figure NOW, that will mean you have a specific and defined target to aim for.
    It also means you hedge your bets against going OOP or price increases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicks View Post
    for example there are lots of scale 75 minis i like the look of, and nocturna, but i'm not going to drop £40 on a single model until i'm confident i can do an extremely good job on it
    I'd still advise to get them if you have the extra cash for 2 reasons:
    1. some models may go oop. From a company standpoint if the sale/month(year, whatever) drops below a certain point it's a 'good idea' to stop with the product (less cost for shelf, boxes, etc)
    2. scale75 is mostly metal (some busts and the smogriders are not), so they are easy to strip. This way you can try to paint them and if you don't like it, then you can strip and restart. It can be furiating to do this, but is a good way to learn.
    I have 2 people as examples:
    - one is "Bloodfather of Karnagh". I have no idea how many times did he repaint his blue chaos warrior, but it was taking months to do it. In the mean time he learned a lot about gradients, nmm, whatever.
    - the other is a local player, who in the last 10 years(since I know him, since he plays WH) didn't paint a single figure because they are not good enough(ok I'm exxagerating here, he painted a total of 1) as he wants the army painted to a very good standard (but without practice it will never happen). What's worse most of the figures are not even built correctly (just blue-tac-ed) because building them may interfere with painting later (that will never happen).

    So I say buy at least one of the figures that you are not confdent yet, have a go at it. Worst case scenario you'll strip and retry a few years later. Best case it will turn out much better then expected, but either way you'll learn a lot from it, that you can use later in your projects.


    edit: ninja'd by DR... So much for age vs speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    edit: ninja'd by DR... So much for age vs speed
    'Cos I'm practised at being A Sneaky Bastard.
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    I just ordered one of my dream minis, boudica from origen. http://www.origenart.es/index.php/ti...boudica-detail

    Also wish i could get my hands on a copy of the beautiful hush by chris clayton... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-HU_sbZgW4

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