Rare Warhammer 40K Model Sells for Record-Breaking $35,000

5k Away From Greatness, But Who’s Counting?

Anyone who’s into the mannequin facet of the Warhammer 40k pastime is aware of how costly it may be. Model kits can simply attain 100 {dollars} apiece, brushes and different instruments are costly, you must purchase specialised paints… it’s no easy feat. But no less than it doesn’t value $35,000, proper? One Australian recreation retailer was decided to vary that.

But first, we’ve to rewind just a little bit. The mannequin in query is an outdated Thunderhawk gunship, comprised of metallic – slightly than the standard plastics that trendy Warhammer units are comprised of these days. Being a big car, and being simply one in every of 500 ever made, the unique set wanted to have a suitably giant price ticket – coming in at $1050 USD (adjusted for inflation, after all. The unique price ticket was round $650 {dollars}, in case that feels a bit extra affordable).

One youtuber determined to choose one up, construct it, and paint it, as a part of a video taking concerning the mannequin. Once all was stated and accomplished he bought able to promote the freshly-painted mannequin off, however didn’t count on the ebay public sale to get so… aggressive.

Stunned on the closing price ticket, the youtuber determined to name up the client, to have a chat. On the opposite finish of the video name was an Australian couple that owned a small video games retailer, who have been excited by “buying a bit of historical past.” Not solely that, however that they had additionally picked up two different Thunderhawk fashions, and meant to make use of them in a bigger diorama.

Even forgetting the historical past of the Thunderhawk (which is surprisingly in depth, to be truthful), the couple made their very own want come true. Soon, they’ll be the proud homeowners of the most costly mannequin in a recreation full of high-priced fashions. Their retailer: the War Room, has seen extra consideration than ever earlier than, and can enter Warhammer’s historical past books as the house for a really unforgettable second.


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