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for me the rule is I can use models that are anywhere from 1% to 99% none GW, simply because I don't care, my money, my army, my choice of opponents and where I play
Do you have this view on life too? because you are going to get a rude awakening in the near future.

if the model needs to be around 50% GW then just make sure you use GW paint and a GW Base or something..... that should cover it

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Around 70-80% of my IG army is non-GW.
Around 20% of my SM are non-GW.

I don't play in a GW store (don't play 40k in ANY stores) and GW don't tell us what we can use in tournaments, either.

Hey! Where'd ... Everybody ... go?
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for me the rule is I can use models that are anywhere from 1% to 99% none GW, simply because I don't care, my money, my army, my choice of opponents and where I play
Unless of course you want to play in a GW store and use their gaming and painting areas. But it's obvious you don't do that.

Remember it only has to be 50% GW on the outside, you can use whatever base model you want as long as it's tooled up on the surface with GW bitz.
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Do you have this view on life too? because you are going to get a rude awakening in the near future.
my views on toy soldiers cannot be compared to my views on life, to even suggest the two are connected is desperate, very very desperate indeed.
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Unless of course you want to play in a GW store and use their gaming and painting areas. But it's obvious you don't do that
well you can't play in GW stores anyway, or paint or model, all the ones round me are 1 man stores, so gaming is not allowed, not even demo games if more than 2 people are in store, same for painting or model making, so thats fine by me, not very nice places to game anyway I find.
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Huh, my one man store has 2 gaming tables and a painting table and is packed every day after 3 o clock except sundays.
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If I wanted to use bits from another company, for example scibor lion shoulder pads with GW Space Marines, would I be able to use them in the store? Is there a definitive rule stating what you can and can not use or something in between?
What, you didn't believe me?
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What, you didn't believe me?
I did I just wanted more opinions, as it differs from store to store and I was wondering if there is a definitive rule on the issue
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In each of my armies there's approximately between two to five models which aren't 'pure' GW. Those might be models from other sources which have been spiced up a little with GW parts, even if it's only for the base design, or they are total conversions with parts both GW and non-GW. Latest project was a warshrine of Slaanesh - only the beasts of burden actually were GW steeds of Slaanesh, everything else was scratch build or converted. Thus far no one complained.
I'm also using a lot of older models (especially from the chaos and / or eldar range) which todays younger players wouldn't instantly recognize as GW models.

40k Armies: Dark Eldar / Adepta Sororitas
WHFB Armies: Vampire Counts / Empire / various Elves
Horus Heresy: Alpha Legion / Warp Cult

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well you can't play in GW stores anyway, or paint or model, all the ones round me are 1 man stores, so gaming is not allowed, not even demo games if more than 2 people are in store, same for painting or model making, so thats fine by me, not very nice places to game anyway I find.
Sure they didn't just tell you that because you're such a little ray of sunshine on the topic of all things GW?

My local stores a one man band and has games and allows use of the painting table.
As for playing games there it's pot luck whether you get the older regulars or the snot noses in. (Not all the kids are snot noses btw there's a couple of em that know more about the current rules than I do lol.)

Saturdays are to be avoided as the place is a dumping ground for annoying kids that the parents have got fed up with dragging round shops.

I must admit he had to have a good hard think about allowing me to use my scratch built Ork vehicles in the store, but was ok once he worked out that the only pre-made mini parts were GW even if it's just a couple of glyphs.
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I must admit he had to have a good hard think about allowing me to use my scratch built Ork vehicles in the store, but was ok once he worked out that the only pre-made mini parts were GW even if it's just a couple of glyphs.
That seems common everywhere though. GW are very antsy about letting other companies get any publicity on their turf.

That said, you can scratchbuild whatever you want so long as it has a gw model at its core or foundations.


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