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.


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 also plumped for a model he already owns, this time an out of production Space Wolf Long Fang sergeant.
Matt bounced around eBay with many options to choose from, and eventually went for this limited edition Space Marine Captain
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.
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 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!