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Offline Vermis

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2013, 01:43:42 AM »
No idea, but I'd personally rather wait for Vic Lamb's versions.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2013, 03:00:13 AM »
I thnk I've heard of those IG models before. You're not the first to ask after them, but the maker has long disappeared. Vermis probably has the best advice there.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2013, 05:32:47 PM »
Anyone seen the latest Space Marine release? Among other things, the plastic commander box will be £18.

EIGH-TEEN POUNDS for a single plastic 28mm figure.

For that I could buy, say, forty Perry WOTR infantry, fourteen figures from Copplestone, twelve from Foundry, a platoon plus support weapons from Flames of War, etc, etc, etc...

Whatever the head office at GW are on, I want some. It most be lovely living is such a state of detachment from reality.  lol

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2013, 05:39:03 PM »
Seen it, and the commander has a grand total 8 (or was it 9 or was that the librarian) different parts.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2013, 06:17:25 PM »
I know this is not strictly not GW but can anyone help me to trace theses. I believe they were made by someone called doc thunder but can find anything beyond 2009.



  


Check out the work in progress forum moderated by Grey Death. Doc Thunder also did some female marines too.

Quite a while back though so good luck finding them.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2013, 01:48:50 PM »
Anyone seen the latest Space Marine release? Among other things, the plastic commander box will be £18.

EIGH-TEEN POUNDS for a single plastic 28mm figure.

For that I could buy, say, forty Perry WOTR infantry, fourteen figures from Copplestone, twelve from Foundry, a platoon plus support weapons from Flames of War, etc, etc, etc...

Whatever the head office at GW are on, I want some. It most be lovely living is such a state of detachment from reality.  lol

Sorry. I'll leave now.  ;)

People are buying them and the £70 army books, so I'd say their on something good.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2013, 02:05:41 PM »
People are buying them and the £70 army books, so I'd say their on something good.

Yup, it's the ppl buying them who's on something.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2013, 03:59:18 PM »
Some of the changes are welcome.  The tactical squad now has five squad/heavy weapons and a combi-weapon, and a decent range of close-combat options.  The plastic Sternguard have a really good mix of weapons and 8 combi-weapons.  Both are long-overdue.

Centurions hideous, but I like the idea of using them as mining rigs.  Not enough to buy them, mind.

Price increases not so nice, but 'twas ever thus.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2013, 06:30:20 PM by Westfalia Chris »

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2013, 08:44:53 PM »
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EIGH-TEEN POUNDS for a single plastic 28mm figure.

yup - glad I was sitting down when I read that (and not drinking anything).

When I first saw the price I thought it was FailCast, but nope. Interestingly, neither of the character figures are FailCast - perhaps they've quietly given up on it, and this is a sign of things to come...

I wonder if they'll break the £20 barrier this year. Got to be one of the signs of the apocalypse - the real one, not the GW one ;D

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »
IIRC finecast was only meant to be a stopgap between metal abandonment and total plastic production. How long that 'stopgap' is meant to last, I've no idea; but for the single army that outsells each other 40K faction and the entirety of WHFB, I would guess they'd invest to hurry it along a bit.

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2013, 05:34:35 PM »
yup - glad I was sitting down when I read that (and not drinking anything).

When I first saw the price I thought it was FailCast, but nope. Interestingly, neither of the character figures are FailCast - perhaps they've quietly given up on it, and this is a sign of things to come...

I wonder if they'll break the £20 barrier this year. Got to be one of the signs of the apocalypse - the real one, not the GW one ;D

It does not surprise me that much. I've been watching (and playing part of the time) GW products for some years now. Back when i started I bought single metal minis for less than 10€ and even cheaper when i was in the UK. At least they cannot blame it on increasing pewter prices anymore  :) .
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2013, 07:37:13 PM »
I remember getting my 50p pocket money and going down to the toy shop each week to buy a new miniature. Prices for a general adventurer type (Citadel, Ral Partha, Grenadier) started at around 30p, rising to a whopping 80p for some of the ogres.

If I was really disciplined I would save up my pennies for a 'Regiment of Renown' box - £3 for 8 troopers and a character model (choice of leader, champion, musician or standard bearer).

Them were the days.
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2013, 08:21:53 PM »
I remember getting my 50p pocket money and going down to the toy shop each week to buy a new miniature. Prices for a general adventurer type (Citadel, Ral Partha, Grenadier) started at around 30p, rising to a whopping 80p for some of the ogres.

If I was really disciplined I would save up my pennies for a 'Regiment of Renown' box - £3 for 8 troopers and a character model (choice of leader, champion, musician or standard bearer).

Them were the days.
Sadly I wasted those Days of Glory with reading textbooks (I guess I was a very weird child).

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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2013, 08:25:55 AM »
Just spotted on the GW site the Chapter deal. $20,000 (a bit over actually) NZ $.  I then looked to see what the markup is for the southern hemisphere and saw for the UK it is 7000 pounds. Roughly leaving $6000. For that price (if I was insane enough to buy that) I could buy a ticket to the UK, have a nice holiday, and ship the stuff back. I sincerely hope anyone down this way that does buy into this deal does exactly that.  o_o
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Re: The LAF Games Workshop Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2013, 12:23:48 PM »
I sincerely hope anyone who buys into that deal anywhere in the world has their friggin head examined cause it aint cheap anywhere!

 

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