Why am I selling my Eldar?
I’ve loved Eldar since 3rd edition because they’re such great specialists. With the more recent editions, they’ve become more well-rounded and just overall better. Frankly, they’d be an upgrade to either army that I have and use–but those armies are painted, and my goal when I play isn’t just to win. Besides, I picked up a bunch of Eldar off a friend of mine, so I combined his models with what I had left of my own and put them up on ebay this week.
Ok, well not all of my models went up. I am still holding on to some key models that I may wind up using for an Exodite force that I have been kicking around over the years (though that was in 2009 when I made the only concept models, so I should probably just let it go).
Anywho, I figured I’d post some of the more unusual models that I’m selling this week in the hopes of drumming up some interest in the bids. Today, I thought we’d look at some of the “oldhammer” models from the days of 2nd edition and beyond.
It’s worth noting that I’m not going to post links to all of the models that meet these qualifications. After all, there are 200ish aspect warriors, almost all of which are from that era. So, feel free to poke around and look at everything I have for sale here.
Perhaps the most unusual of the models I’m selling are some of the classic Armorcast tanks. This includes not one, not two, but three “polyurethane resin model kits.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with Armorcast, they (along with another company called Epicast) used to have a license to produce 40k IP from the “Epic” line of models for use in games of 40k. This was before the days when GW really made many vehicles, and long before the days of Forge World. The most sought after models are certainly the titans (of which I did actually have one each of the Reaver and the Phantom, but sold those to local friends). What I have left are the three “Tempest Grav Tanks,” which are not in the game anymore. I’m not sure what the official history is, but they seem to have been replaced with Forgeworld’s Scorpion Type II Heavy Grav Tank. Both feature two giant linked cannons and a smaller pintle-mounted weapon.
Another armorcast tank that I’m selling is the Falcon Grav tank. Like all of the armorcast tanks, it is brand new, unassembled and has never seen paint or primer (which is fairly absurd to think about, seeing as they’re in excess of 20 years old). Unlike the others, this one doesn’t have the original box. It’s the classic style/shape, which is longer and skinnier than the more crescent shaped line that’s currently in production. By the way, I also have a bunch of Epic versions of these models if someone is looking to pick those up (in fact, I have a bunch of Epic Tyranids, Squats, Chaos, Eldar, & Imperials that I’m currently taking photos of for the next round of Ebay). Of course, there are plenty of newer style models for those of you who are into that too, including three primed (but unassembled) falcon grav tanks.
Otherwise, I have two Harlequin Jet Bikes from yesteryear. These guys have seen better days though. The good news is that their canopies are in great shape, but I sadly can’t say that about the rest of the models.
I also have a couple of select auctions for really old style guardians, including one lot of 10 and another lot of 20. Both lots come with anti-grav platforms that I think might be the oldest variety ever produced. The vast majority of these models are unpainted/unprimed, and a good number of them are still in their original blisters (although, to be fair, the blisters are from 2nd edition). There’s even a few blisters/sprues of extra arms and weapons for Eldar from back then (actually if these interest you, I also have an entire bits box of these weapons–though they’re missing all of the powerfists and chainswords).
And though not Rogue Trader era, I figured I’d also point out that there are a good number of older models from over the years that are still in their blisters, including Wraithguard and Dark Reapers.
In other news, I’m officially at the break-even price for these auctions as of this morning, so now I’m at the point where I’m no longer losing any money on the auctions (well, assuming I estimated the shipping costs correctly). This morning, the auctions were up to a total of $127.44, and the break-even price is officially $123.52 (based upon a 15% ebay/paypal fee estimate). So, I’m sitting on a pretty $3.32. That’s almost enough for me to make a run for the border!
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