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40K-wise, there are a few builds that you can do that are relatively cost effective. Any of the marine variants tend to get you a full army for the least cash. Xenos armies tend to have much cheaper point cost units that are still equivalent to Marine cost in cash money. Of the marines, Space Wolves and Grey Knights are probably the cheapest to build. ...


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Sealing a model means applying a coat of a transparent and durable protective layer after painting. Normally this is a clear varnish. After leaving your painted model to thoroughly dry, you brush or spray it on. This helps prevent chipping and flaking of your paint job during subsequent transportation and gaming. You have a basic choice of gloss or matte ...


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Quick rundown what I think would be some good options from a modelling perspective: Warhammer Fantasy: Skaven Battalion - Something like 70 models in the box. Fur and "raggedy cloth" are pretty easy to learn to paint to a nice standard, good for starting out on. Plus you get two Rat Ogres which are nice big mean-ugly models that are a lot of fun to model/...


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The last expansion for the game was Lords of Madness in 2010. The release of the Dragon Collector's Set this December -— a 5-figure fixed set -- suggests that the future of the line will be in the arena of figures to assist the play of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. This evidence supports the idea that the "popularity trend" for this game is declining, if ...


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I recommend you check out the Modelling Section of the Advanced Tau Tactica forums. This will probably be more helpful for their great magnetization guides, but there are a TON of other guides linked there... if you stick with Tau it will be an invaluable resource. If you can find a copy of some of the older codexs they often have better pictures of what ...


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You don't. The site you linked to explained they are meant to be used for other games. There aren't any rules specifically for these pieces. We designed these 3d-printable files to be optimized for home printing and cover a wide (and expanding) variety of themes and genres. Whether you use them for RPG dungeon-delves, wargaming scenics, or anything else,...


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See that yellow starburst to the left of "U.S.S. Enterprise-D"? See also that there's no yellow starburst to the left of "Federation Starship"? That starburst is the "Unique Icon" which denotes that the card is unique, which means you can only have one copy of it in play at any given time. Being a Unique ship, you just can't have multiple U.S.S. Enterprise-...


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Aslum answer is good. ATT can be a bit pretentious at times, but there's some good stuff on there. As for your Missile Pods vs Smart Missile System - the missile pod is the one with three (it's the same as on the Crisis suits) while the SMS has the six (just like the Broadsides). As far as WYSISWG - most people are fine with every last bit of wargear not ...


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Alright, I have done some more research, asked around and I have come to the following conclusion regarding the Power Weapons on the sprues of the regular Space Marines. Some are entire arms, others are just hands. Likewise some weapons have one bladed edge, the others two. Tactical Marines Squad 1 left-handed double-bladed Power Sword, hand. Assault ...


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I usually have the exact opposite problem, I can never keep mine from cracking and peeling. If the model wasn't sealed, you could have tried pressing some masking tape over the decal and peeling it off. That may take off the decal with out taking off the paint underneath. Once the model is sealed, I don't think there's a good way to get the decal off ...


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ZOD says it's “digital files of modular 3D-printable terrain for tabletop miniature gaming”. These are the tiles, not the miniatures on the tiles, just in case that's not clear. That said, they're cool tiles. When ZOD is talking about tabletop miniature gaming, it doesn't seem to be talking about board games. It's talking about tabletop role-...


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With the most recent box sets and codexes, there are images for most weapons. Within the weaponry sections and in the second half of the book, there are images that show what each weapon or piece of equipment looks like. Likewise, the back of the box that the models come in will often tell you what the weapons are that come in the box with an example of the ...


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Another option is to buy your bits individually. There are tons of options out there, one example is Hoard O Bits though you might want to dig around a bit, this was a fairly quick search. You can also often find bit sellers on eBay.


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Assault on Black Reach. This starter set will provide you with a large number of Marine and Ork units, which will give you a variety of different unit sizes and types to paint, and even simply arrange in a suitably dramatic diorama if you so choose. If you decide to actually play, Assault on Black Reach comes with everything you need to get started, and ...


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If cost is your primary concern and which army is a secondary concern, consider a local dealer-sponsored auction or eBay. One local dealer has 2-4 auctions a year where local players offer armies they don't play anymore or armies they started but never finished. Some models offered are already painted, some are not. I understand that a product called "...


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