Kinda takes some of the spontenaeity out of the hobby when you can't realistically buy models and build them the same day. Impulse buys used to be a lot of fun, and dropping $12 on a character could snowball into a much larger project very quickly. Now everybody is so damn deliberate, and the army lists tend to dictate the purchases because you don't want the project to cost $600 when you could have a better list for $400 (or whatever the case may be).
Forgeworld though, they make a killing off me lately. The HH announcement made my wallet very sad
Meh, I guess I'm a rarity for GW. The last two years I've had a huge uptick in my buying as I returned to the hobby and found myself in a rush to get the metal figs (usually through eBay, sometimes from GW when available) before everything was shifted to Finecast.
Now that I've got what I wanted my spending in the last 6 months has dropped a lot and will continue to decrease as I start to work on the massive piles of models I have now. The only things I'd possibly need are some hobby supplies which I usually purchase from other companies and possibly a realm of battle board or a battle mat and some scenery.
Blue scribes are $73NZ, this is insane. I was expecting perhaps $40 to 50 max.
Looks like I'll be sculpting up some custom ones.
No wonder the recasters are doing awesome business.
There's one whose Kickstarter to fund their transfer to a new plastic medium has made, oh, 230k of its 30k goal - in other words, about 7 times what it originally thought it would need and/or want. Over eleven hundred people have contributed at the $100 dollar level, which gets you 100 minis - or more, because about every other time they put up a new stretch goal, they add more minis to the $100 dollar level's reward. They even have pledge levels up for the store level, because they know that stores like having nice, cheap minis to sell to folks too.
I mean, 230k of 30k? That's just... insane.
You only need to look at the McVey's Kickstarter - they pulled nearly a million dollars I believe. Intense.
Those who know don't care any more, and those who care don't know.
Luckily, all one need is two horrors, a disc and some random books and scrolls.
I will still get some of the plastics though. Because I'm an addict.
I'm shocked at those Nurgling prices! £15 for 3 bases! 3 BASES! I can't see how anyone in their right mind would pay that!
And they're scheduled to be released in their "Bones" white plastic. Unlike finecast, when Reaper changes something to plastic, the price is halved (or goes even lower).
Remember to take the time to enjoy your hobby. If GW isn't doing it anymore for you, look elsewhere. There are lots of great miniature games out there now.
Hey, and they look 100% better, as well.
By the way, the new flamers appear to be 3 for $20 here in the states. Is that cheaper than they were, for a change?