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  2. Hey Guys - i'm looking for some spare pox walkers. I only need about six or seven of them, but if i have to take the full 20, i will. I'm willing to pay, or i'm willing to paint in return. Lemme know if you have them as soon as you can - otherwise I'll just order some as i want to start painting all this stuff in October. T.
  3. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I have armies on both sides of this discussion and I play with both. I believe painted armies should be recognized at events and awards/prizes handed out to those who show up with painted armies. I don't think people should be turned away from playing in said events because they don't have things painted. Life gets busy and gets in the way of the hobby sometimes, so not everyone has the time to get their models done up in time for events. I see offers of priming peoples models for them or "get someone else to paint them" thrown out there. Not everyone wants to pay someone to do their models for them. Like its been said, this is a hobby and everyone has their favorite parts of it. I like to model/convert/do bases, play and paint pretty much in that order. I personally hate playing with just even primed models but enjoy rolling dice more. I also like working on my own stuff as when its on the board and in action its something that "I did" and not someone else, and even if it takes me longer to do than others and I know things will look the way I want them to and not come out the wrong color or based wrong. But enough rambling, the writer of the article did come off a an elitist and should look at how they approach fellow hobbyists and gamers as well as taking some time to look at what this hobby is really about.
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  5. Have MDF GW Ovals Bases

    Hey guys Irvin and I are moving away from MDF bases, so we have the following for sale. All for $40 26x 60mm 21x 75mm 17x 90mm 19x 105mm 1x 120mm 5x 170mm 50x Missized bases
  6. The Beer and Pretzels Open 2017

    I sent a message or two...but I was a little late on the signing up...so can i go on the waiting list?
  7. My Last 3 Weeks of the Hobby...

    The title suggested to me that you only had three weeks left to hobby for some reason. Had me worried for a second!
  8. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I can concur with this completely. I find it really does take me out of the game. Is it forgivable? Sure - but like @MisterAG said, it's not a ton of effort. I've even offered to spray people's army a base coat to help them out. In a game like 40k, I get it. There are a LOT of models. I'm a lot less forgiving with games like infinity.. where there are only 10-14 models. We all know someone who paints. Offer to buy them some models in exchange or something. I used to do it all the time for friends. I don't think there is one painter in this community that wouldn't paint for a good friend to help them out.
  9. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    Everyone is entitled to enjoy the hobby how they want. I much prefer to play fully painted, as is my perrogerative. If you don't want to paint your stuff then so be it, as far as I am concerned. I do, however, feel that you are missing out on a big party of the hobby by not participating in the modeling and painting side. Plus, let's face it, From 3' away everyone's army looks good. Tabletop standard can be achieved by anyone with a bit of patience. Painting your models also acts as a game aid for your opponent. Glowing plasma guns and bright flamer tips are super easy to identify. Blue powerswords and steel chainswords are easy to determine too. A Space Marine army with Green Salamanders and Blue Ultramarines also identifies who gets what special rules. My point is, your games will also be enhanced by playing with painted models. Should players be banned from attending small events for not having painted models? No. In fact, I'm not sure that prize support should be restricted to painted armies at all. You don't need to be painted to be a good Sportsman, for example. However, I do feel that players who have put in the effort to get their models painted should be recognized and rewarded for doing so. The 'Best Overall' should definitely be awarded to a player who excels at both the gaming side and modeling side of the hobby (as well as being a decent person to share 3 hours with)
  10. My Last 3 Weeks of the Hobby...

    Thank you @Interrogator_Chaplain!
  11. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I love fully painted armies, so much sometime choose not to use units that arnt painted.Now I do enjoy playing more then painting by far, and if I had to choose one it would be playing. Now I am not an elitist and think everyone should have their models painted because mine are, nor do I think it should be a requirement to enter tournaments.I do however think people should be awarded for using painted armies, and it does make for a better game. One final thing, I feel like there should be a definition for 3 color minimum, which in my mind is a reasonable effort was put into painting the miniature regrdless of what it looks like. Which means a primer and 2 dots of color does not count.
  12. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I play my stuff painted because it brings me much more enjoyment to field an army that is fully painted to a good standard. It also brings me much more pleasure when I play against an opponent because now I can start picturing the engagement in my mind's eye and it becomes a little bit more than just a game at that point. Playing someone who hasn't painted their army kind of sucks me out of it, not that I'll completely refuse to play against an unpainted army, but I'd rather play someone who's got an army that really helps set the mood. I'm also a disappointed when tournaments don't do a "Best Painted" award for the purposes of inclusion for those who haven't painted their army. I get it, you want numbers and opponents to show up, I'm all for that, but it's disappointing for those of us who have put in the time and effort to get our stuff looking good for the table not to be recognized because some people can't be bothered to even prime their models. Tournaments don't have to make painted armies mandatory to include a Best Painted award. A 3 colour minimum would be nice, but it doesn't take into account peoples circumstances, so it shouldn't be enforced but there should be recognition in the tournament scene, regardless of whether painted mini's are mandatory or not, for people who did take the time to paint their models.
  13. My Last 3 Weeks of the Hobby...

    By far the best looking army at the North Bay Tourney in my opinion, followed closely by that Dred Mob army.
  14. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    It really depends on what you gain from the hobby. For me personally I love having nicely painted models but not having them won't stop me from playing. I love the game first and the hobby second. I wish I had the time/patience to paint more but honestly, it doesn't even register on my radar. Now with that said, painted models definitely help make the game more enjoyable (not to mention easier to discern models from each other -- a sea of grey is always a game of asking what this is and that is). I personally don't think tournaments should enforce 3 color minimum purely based off the fact that some people just don't enjoy painting(or have the time/funds to get stuff painted) and asking them to do something they hate just to play a game seems a little crazy. I go to a tournament to play games and socialize, not to win painting prizes (if you do, that's great -- but there are plenty of painting events in the world you can go to without playing the game). While I do think it's nice for someone to enjoy every aspect of the hobby, it doesn't make or break an event for me personally. I will say that I think people should at the very least prime their models though. To the article, i'm not really sure where he's getting his numbers -- almost all tournaments have high attendance that i've been to (20+) and the larger tourneys frequently get 50+ players in Canada (much more in the US I have to assume). Maybe it's a local problem for him but he kind of sounds like a snob the way he writes his articles. Our hobby is supposed to be inclusive of all sorts, no matter what side of the fence you're on, you shouldn't be excluded because you made a choice to not paint your models -- you still built them. I mean christ, I was listening to a podcast where some wieners were complaining because someone did their army in a hello kitty bright pink and complained it took away from the hobby/atmosphere... give me a break - the hobby as a whole is an artistic expression of yourself, or at least parts of yourself and if someone doesn't have a painted army I just assume they aren't good painters.
  15. My Last 3 Weeks of the Hobby...

    It is a vinyl stencil. It is thin enough that I curved and taped it. It was not a super clean line when I Air Brushed it. I needed to clean up with freehand.
  16. Three Colour Minimum - discussion

    I think it was this line that caught my attention.
  17. Hey Guys- I read a great article today on BoW and wanted to link it. http://www.beastsofwar.com/painting-and-hobby/threecolours-minimum/ It's basically about the three colour minimum scheme that once determined if you could attend a GW tournament. Over the years, I've had a lot of conversations about using 3rd party miniatures in tournaments, and how a good selection of the gaming audience supports that, but what about painting? I mean, if someone brings a fully painted 3rd party models with proper representation be better than a grey (or pewter) legion? Just looking to stir up some conversation. I'd suggest reading the article first.
  18. Warmachine - King Beyond the Wall

    Except that his attendance is a heavy maybe if the stars align. I'm personally very excited to have him. It would be nice to see how we measure up against the competition down south. We actually do have players that I think have a decent 30 to 40ish percent chance against him. That includes you T Besides ... he plays Khador and they suck now. Just play cryx and auto win
  19. Warmachine - King Beyond the Wall

    Ahahaha we are all fucked. Time to shoot for second.
  20. It's Soo Logical

    I don't think @Justicebeaver is complaining. He owns a helluva lot of GW product. He's just pointing it out. As for me.. I don't care what GW prices their stuff at. I get it second hand or from other sources (including 3rd party models). Once there is paint on it, it all blends in particularly well.
  21. It's Soo Logical

    Also it is basic and smart business practice. I call it the first hit is free rule. Get them started with a great deal, and they will come back for more.
  22. It's Soo Logical

    Logic is pretty sound from a sales point. Get everyone hooked on the armies with a cheap intro than make special characters pricey. GW gives deals and doesn't, it's almost like they have a proper marketing team now. Between these sets, start collecting, the vehicles bundles, the Xmas bundles, and the boxes coming out next week people really will find almost anything to complain about. Oh I saved 50-60% by buying this box but now I pay 15$ extra for a character, the sky is falling. As always, it's pretty simple, if you don't like it don't buy it.
  23. WTS Ghouls & Skeletons

    Geoff is @hazard30 - he was interested in vampire counts I remember.
  24. WTS Ghouls & Skeletons

    I want to get ride of my older Vampire count army I was beginning. I have the following lot to go in one shot. Geoff not sure your forum name however if someone could tag him as Brandon said you might be interested in this specifically? 1 GW metal Banshee 36 Ghouls (all magnatised square bases) [ 26 painted] 7 OOP metal GW Ghouls, 14 plastic GW Ghouls, and 15 GW Gnoblars which make excellent Ghoulies (ghoul kids lol) 40 Mantic Skeletons with spears, shields or hand weapons [10 unassembled] (primed black) in my opinion superior to GW as they have more detail and don’t break as much. Their scale is more realistic as a skeleton should be smaller than the human it comes from 😉 also comes with decals. I also have 3 Mantic troop boxes which act as troop storage or what have you. They resemble old VHS tape boxes lol. Asking 70$
  25. It's Soo Logical

    Yeah. That sounds about right. Lol. 🤔 Yet GW wonders why they are victims of IP Theft and Recasting.
  26. 40K Tournament

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