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Gw and re-using models (do you like it or hate it?)
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 13:51   #1 (permalink)
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Everytime a new codex or campaign comes out I allways get annoyed seeing the same old army being used to represent a race (mainly Dark Eldar OMG I hate seeing those models over and over again). I admit the marines vary and some races like the nids have new models for different campaign. The Tau models I was happy to see the blue models (sorry don't know the Sept) but I thought they should have repainted the models that were used in the old codex. I don't know if this is just me or there are others out there that hate to see those GW armies over used.
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I actually don't like seeing the exact same models and armies being used for several years in a row...I actually regularly buy White Dwarf and this annoys me. It's not asking much to see something different every few years...
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I actually don't like seeing the exact same models and armies being used for several years in a row...I actually regularly buy White Dwarf and this annoys me. It's not asking much to see something different every few years...
Thank you I thought it was only me, also cheers for raising the White Dwarf issue.
I should not be able to say that around 8 years on, I can say "I remember when they brought out those models with the codex itself" and see them now facing off against new armies...it's really saddening. Not the end of the world, but lazy and unimaginative.
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well id like an armies entire model range to be re-done for every codex update, but the strain it would put on GWs pcket would be so huge we'd be paying twice what we already are. so i dont mind using the same firewarriors.
dark eldar are different though, since they've been stuck with the same models since forever, and deserve a full new range.
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It's a good money saving technique to re-use the same models again, but at the same time it's cheap.

You spend about $20 to $30 on the codex so you expect to see some new material.
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I like them reusing models, because some of the old models don't go with the new ones (i.e. nids) so you have to overhaul a whole army or the new models won't fit. Humanoids work better because they dont change as much.
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well id like an armies entire model range to be re-done for every codex update, but the strain it would put on GWs pcket would be so huge we'd be paying twice what we already are. so i dont mind using the same firewarriors.
dark eldar are different though, since they've been stuck with the same models since forever, and deserve a full new range.
It wouldnt cost them that much they own the models, but the Dark Eldar do deserve a new range
And what, you think models spring fully painted from their molds? Sure GW could higher more 'Eavy Metal painters but they would up prices to cover it. Personally I would rather the money be put into hiring some editors and technical writers.
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no i mean it would cost them alot to have new models sculpted and molds made.
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So basically, are we talking about new molds or just newly-painted versions of the existing models? One other thing you may have noticed is that GW has taken to photoshopping some of their large army pictures. The same exact model appears four or five times in the same image. The first time I noticed it was in some of the Scouring of the Shire pictures.
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So basically, are we talking about new molds or just newly-painted versions of the existing models? One other thing you may have noticed is that GW has taken to photoshopping some of their large army pictures. The same exact model appears four or five times in the same image. The first time I noticed it was in some of the Scouring of the Shire pictures.
its also in the imperial guard codex. that huge spread with 12 full companies only actually consists of one company and a conscript platoon copied over and over again(check the paint chipping on the chimeras, its the same ones over and over again)
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