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This is how I won wife approval today:

"James, you spent 200$ on... plastic men?" :scratchhead:

"Yep, sure did. Used to do this back when I was younger. Figure it will probably take me a few months to get these painted up the way I want" :so_happy:

"...200$? For plastic... :nono:"

"Well I could go back to target shooting as a hobby. I'd probably need about 1500$ for a short action Rem 700, maybe around 600 for optics and right now .308 is about 50c/round. I can spend 200$ in ammo in a weekend..."

:shok::shok:

"I like this warhammer thing".


WIN.
 

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Epic Win!!!!!
 

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Make sure she doesn't find out about reloading spent brass.
 

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ha I just pull the whole "You spent how much on make up and perfume yesterday?....Yeah I think we can afford another box of Ork Boyz."
 

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^this.

After 20 years, there's not a lot of gaming stuff I want.
I bought the Valkyrie because the model is cool. When the wife found out it had moving parts as well (she likes things that move) she let me buy another one.

If it's within reason, I'm allowed to get it.
If not, no dice.

She pays for it, so I don't quibble. In a lot of cases, I can probably scratchbuild it given time and materials.
 

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Nah, the money wasn't the real kicker it was the way she said it. I got out of shooting (sold all my dillon press equipment a few months back) mainly due to it

1) being way expensive to enjoy anymore
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2) not enough time (when I'm home, I want to relax...)

I've bought a lot stranger stuff... being a SW fan I've got all sorts of stupid toys littering of my office :laugh: She's just glad a I have a slightly more manageable hobby.
 

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Ha epic win i like that this or shooting ha keep that up
 

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Good lad, gotta love that sort of persuasion :) My missus, just lets me get what ever i fancy, so long as i dont go overboard, Tho last christmas, i did manage to get a Sister Immo spam army in a oneer.... well chuffed :)
 

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Nicely done.

I just recently said to the missus that I was thinking of getting a second army so she can play against me. She never will, but she at least thinks I'm thinking of her.
 

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I was lucky, my girlfriend liked 40k, so I was free to express my inner geek.
 

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This is great now if only i could find a way for this to work on my parents... maybe paintball is more realistic for me.
 

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Lol, best laugh of today! +rep!
 

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Fortunately for me i have been playing warhammer since before we met so she's known about it from the start, she has a small chaos army and nids which are barely even opened. She doens't mind my hobbies though, in fact a few birthdays ago she bought me a FW shadowsword to add to my traitor tank company. I might add pictures when i find my camera.
 

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...She doens't mind my hobbies though...
I think a fair bit of that is about them feeling it is better for us to be playing Warhammer with a bunch of (let's be honest...in their eyes) geeks than going out to the pub or whatever and getting into all sorts of bovva!
 

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My wife just watches me buy stuff. After that she starts to try to persuade me not to buy any more. I just tell her how much I love her and want to buy her something because she understands my "childish needs". This is enough for her to forget I bought more of my toy-soldiers. :)

Nice WIN BTW!
 

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For me as long as I'm not annoying her or blowing the money set aside for kids uniforms or food shopping. Wargaming stuff is my thing and my wife leaves it to me.
 
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