Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The £5 Challenge

Welcome to a new Tuesday feature for November, The £5 Challenge

Last week we saw a tweet from @vidpui who mentioned a £5 challenge he had taken part in, where by he bought some model bits for under £5 and had built/converted what he had acquired, and resold them on eBay for a profit of £26.85.

Then we heard about @PaintedbyG who had bought the Space Wolf librarian Njal Stormcaller off eBay as part of another £5 challenge and had then sold it for £177.50!

@PaintedbyG's big profit miniature
So with these two success stories came the decision to do a club £5 challenge, with the following rules...

- Model must be purchased off eBay for £5.00 or less (not including P&P)
- After painting/converting the model, it must be back on eBay by the 23rd November with a one week sale, to end on the 30th November.
- The club member who makes the most profit (not including P&P) will be the winner.

Once the contest is over we intend to pool all our profits and depending on how much it is, either go out for a meal, or buy a bag of chips for a Wednesday games night.

So with these rules in mind, here is what we have bought in order to make some cash.

Chris:

I scoured eBay for something I fancied painting, and even though I already have two of these models unpainted somewhere in my many bits boxes, went for the Chaos Lord from the Dark Vengeance box set.

 
Frazer:
 
Frazer also plumped for a model he already owns, this time an out of production Space Wolf Long Fang sergeant.
 
 
Matt:
 
Matt bounced around eBay with many options to choose from, and eventually went for this limited edition Space Marine Captain
 
Neil:
 
Another model from the Dark Vengeance box set for Neil. Well actually he managed to pick up two, we'll see what one he goes for later.
Simon:
 
Another Chaos Space Marine for Simon. This one has already had one attempt at being painted, so hopefully there wont be any loss of detail to contend with.
 
Elliot:
 
Elliot has bucked the trend of power armoured models and gone for a plastic Ork Warboss
 
Next Door Matt:
 
And last but not least is Matt who has plumped for another model from the Dark Vengeance box.
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. Mine will be librarian so I don't clash with ndm!

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