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One of my favourite things about collecting models is owning rare out of production models. Not so much so that I can brag about having something that my friends probably don't (although there is definately an element of that in it) but because In some cases I prefer the old style model to the current one avaliable or because the model has so much more detail and character to it, even unpainted they look amazing.
The first OOP model (or model set really) I got was a Battle for Skull Pass (and for those of you wanting one of those things, ask your GW store manager, If they have them in stock or know of a store that does they can special order them for you but they'll still be full price which is like £50 ). Considering it was'nt that old it was more time and patience in order to aquire a copy that was'nt busted up rather than it being hard to find.
Eventually I tried to be more specific over what I wanted as well as fill out my army lists and managed to get a metal High elf repeater bolt thrower at a cheaper price than the current plastic one (as for aesthetics I think it's cool but I admit it's not to everyones tastes) this means I only need 30 high elf archers and to stop being a slacker in order to have my army at full strength and fully painted.
Recently I got a Marco Columbo model which will hopefully go with a Pirazzo's Lost Legion if I ever get the set at a cheap enough price.
As for the future i'm still scanning around for a Harry The Hammer Model, the 30th aniversary of white dwarf model, Brazinga's Galloper Gun (to go with my other dog's of war which I'm building up around a lustrian explorers theme), and a rare necron lord that was released as part of a special army deal a few years back that is unfortunately rare as rocking horse shit.
So what models that are hard to find or extremely expensive due to their rarity do you guy's lust over? I'd love some ideas for the future...
Well thanks for wasting your own time as well as mine, I forgot I even made this thread.
I think it's a spambot, lowelife. Perhaps we should call @Rabbit .
Back on topic: looks like I happen to own a few OOP models. Having started the hobby like 11 years ago, many things I had have been updated, and some I went hunting on eBay. I had a few WoC, namely Warriors, Knights and a Sorcerer that you could not find anymore but I sold them. Quite a few of my HE models are not available anymore: metal RBTs (still uncertain if they're better than the new ones, but if they were plastic I'd simply love them), old PGs (waaay better than the news), old WLs (not better than the new ones but hey, they're 4th edition models so if you keep this in mind they really rock), an old metal Tiranoc Chariot (new one is better but that reminds me of the nineties ), a mounted Prince... I think that's it. Unless Imrik is OOP now
I am, truth be told, a terrible horder of toys. I've got most limited edition models that have been released over the last decade. Everything from the GW 54mm Troll to than poncy Mordheim elf. From Borgio th Besiger to Sergeant Centurius and so on. Plus all the old Chaos Warriors and metal Chaos Marauders.
I always get them thinking about cool conversions I can do with them, then get scared I'll ruin them. Put them into a box to 'think about it' and forget about them. I've got a GW case (no foam!) full of blisters.
As for my Favourite.......er, all of them?
well i'm glad i'm not the only one who's nostalgic (And i've reported the spambot, we'll see where that goes)
I totally agree about the phoenix guard, my local store manager typically lets me construct the new models when the black box gets delivered (unless it's something crazy big), the moment I saw the new PG models I instantly thought 'pain in the arse to put together' truth be told they totally were and considering all the trouble I had, I definately don't think they were worth the effort in the slightest, far too fussy and overcomplicated for my tastes. The new white lions on the other hand although equally as annoying to build were definately worth the effort.
As for older chaos models I love those guy's purely for the rediculous amount of retrofunk on them, they look exactly as they should if you take the era in which they were made into account, the same goes for the old high elf chariots.
At the moment my dad is constructing an old metal dreadnought, I think the sheer amount of horror stories surrounding them has forced him to take on the challenge, I remember the previous GW store manager buying 5 dreadnoughts and constructing just the 1 with all the parts because the rest were all completely busted up, I can't wait to see how my dad gets on.
Oh you're definately not alone. Hell some of my mates are even worse than me. One mate of mine has a whole regiment with Dwarves with Spears!!! Now that's going back.
Old metal Dreadnaught? Which one? The Rogue Trader one or the 'new' style ones? I've never had the chance to build the RT ones (I'm old but not that old!). I've got loads of the 'pre-plastic' dreadnaughts. The ones you can put in a sock and kill someone with.
I prefer them in metal, they just seem more substantial than that plastic rubbish they make them out of now a days.
Rogue trader era, the lead content forced my dad to wear a breathing mask when cleaning it XD
I prefer a lot of models in metal but I do have to agree with my dad, they had a short period where tons of models were hybrid kit's and it was just so hideously frustrating putting really heavy metal bit's to flimsy plastic. We have an old hybrid land raider kit that still need's sorting out (it looks amazing but jesus christ is it annoying).
I'm hoping that eventually i'll be able to get some more of the old gamesday only models to go with my chaos sorceror from last year and maybe an old galloper gun kit from the dog's of war range, I still want them to bring that army back.
More fool you then
Lowelife: Good luck with that. They're on Ebay quite often but hardly any are below £25. I dread to think how much that case full o toys is worth in monetary terms. I dread to think what will happen if my Mrs finds out how much they're worth.
Reminds me. I must hide them somewhere.
Oh. I just remembered a model I don;t have but really would LOVE to own. The limited edition Chaos Battle Standard Bearer. *sigh*
BSBs...If I owned the limited edition Beastmen BSB I'd start an army of them. Seriously, I think that model is a great one.
Borak, which chaos BSB are you referring to? The WoC metal one with mace?