Well, the big thing that helped the price was that it was made in India and Trinidad has a pretty common trade pattern with them. So, they probably didn't pay the ridiculous fees we would to import something like that.
The one I got was a middle of the road (although particularly ornate) model, so if I were to compare it to a guitar, it'd be like a S7320 or something of that sort. Designed for somebody who knows what they're doing, and is planning on playing with it. For ~$500 USD they had the top tier of production sitars, which are equally functional but lean more toward show pieces.
It's crazy getting into it, though. There's all kinds of stuff about alternate tunings and bigger or smaller string gauges and stuff. For the price, I would and will seriously consider buying another if this works out.
Good read, that said though, i'd still like to see some NFL players put into a rugby game without their padding Best line in that though; "Rugby is a contact sport, NFL is a collision sport". Very true.
That's the illustration of Nyarlathotep from John Coulthart's book of HP Lovecraft-inspired stuff! Highly recommended!
I'm in the same boat...I'd love to design an army, order the whole lot, and devote a few weekends to painting it, but it's just way too expensive these days, and I don't really have the space in my flat.
Back in the day, I started off with Tyranids (never really played them much though) and Dark Angels, and later graduated to Dark Eldar and Chaos (Alpha Legion).
Yeah i think that would work well for apocalypse games. It gives them some chaos blessings, some nice firepowr, and some extra attacks for close combat. I mean, yeah, they only have a 6+ armor save, but hey, there are 20 of them per unit Theres very VERY little chance that they'll die in one, or even 2 turns.