There is a whole community of people dedicated to building and painting miniatures for fun. This group includes Superman and Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill. One of Hollywood’s biggest stars, a man so tall he looks like a real superhero, spends his spare time carefully building and painting. Warhammer 40,000 rooms. But there are other ways to show your love for these miniatures without wasting hours finishing one. Like the person who showed appreciation with his wallet. They spent a record amount of $ 35,000 on a rare Warhammer 40,000 figure.
Emil NystrÃ¶m and the gang behind YouTube channel Squidmar Miniatures have shared the news of what they see as a very unexpected, but much-loved, godsend. They reunited a rare 1997 Games workshop Warhammer 40,000 miniature. The Thunderhawk Gunship model is one of the hardest to find. It is also one of the most complex and expensive. The company produced only three during its initial production in 1995. In 1997, it brought the total to just 500 units. The 204-piece model, presented in a wooden box and weighing 22 pounds, also sold for a hefty price tag at the time: $ 649.99. And getting an unopened one now costs a lot more.
These are peanuts for what he finally went to get from a buyer in Australia. Buying an unopened kit and completing it was time and money more than well spent.
After the team put it up for auction (a sale we first heard about at Polygon), they hoped it would cost a few thousand dollars. They knew that its construction could even lower the price. Instead, it sold for more than any other Warhammer 40K miniature ever.
Squidmar Miniatures has shared the full story behind the construction of the expensive gunship, its history, and its surprising sale in a series of videos.
Building and painting miniatures is a fun activity for many people. For some of us it seems like the most stressful thing in the world. It takes patience and a steady hand.
But we’re betting even Superman himself could be a little nervous applying paint if he knew the miniature in his Kryptonian hands could potentially sell for a record high price.