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Do you, or have you ever, bought models that ahve been painted already? Personally I would never buy models that have been so called "professionally painted". I can't see the logic in it.
Sometimes they are so good painted that they are redefine logic..., anyway if you buy Pre-Painted Models is a bit risky cause of the damage that might happend to the paint during the transfer or if the picture you saw in the site that you have order it is actually the real one.
MEAT IS MURDER
I purchase a good chunk of my IG army through E-Bay. Some of the units came painted. When I took it to the GW store it was the best painted IG units there. However, they weren't my colors, so while they look awesome they really weren't somthing I could be proud of.
I'm one of the people who sell painted armys as pro-painted They're usualy my old armys that I don't play any more though, or something I painted for the hell of it. People pay me to specificaly paint their armys though so why not.
The only reason I would buy a pre-painted model is to soak/strip it ^_^ My bf saved $300 doing that with a vallhallan army. Expecialy sence GW keeps raising their prices every year
Tomb Kings, Marines, Eldar
It makes sense to buy professionally painted miniatures if you can't paint but appreciate a well-painted mini; if your interest is in wargaming but painting fills you with dread; if you have money enough to commission an army and dictate the scheme/theme; if you are too busy to paint for long periods of time..... the list of "logical" reasons goes on and on. What was your point?
About 70% of my enjoyment of Warhammer 40k is the conversion and painting of my own personal models. I personally could never buy prepainted models, they just wouldn't be mine.
I wouldn't dislike someone who bought pre-painted. But this just isn't my way.
Each model I paint has my style, and a little of my flavor. I look at my models and feel accomplishment, and thats a good feeling
The guilty laugh while the innocent suffer.............WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!!!
Whenever i buy pre-painted minatures i strip them back. I like to see my models on the table & be proud of them cause i painted them, i dont see why anyone would get their models painted, even if you are a bad painter. I used to be a horrible painter but i stuck it out & just gradually picked up techniques & experience & now im not a bad painter. I cant see why anyone would get their minatures painted by somene else
"I'm gonna stomp 'em to dust. I'm gonna grind their bones. I'm gonna burn down dere towns and cities. I'm gonna pile 'em up inna big fire and roast 'em. I'm gonna bash 'eads, break faces and jump up and down on da bits dat are left. An' den I'm gonna get really mean."
well, theres a ton of reasons. maybe someone really likes gaming but doesnt want to frittle away his time pianting instead of playing? or maybe he just has one of the best painters in Austin do it for him. either way, i dont care. hell, half of both my armies is still in the works, and ive bought a bit of prepainted. i dont see a problem with it, but its your perogative.
I love to paint models, I have painted 30 - 40 eldra models and I have newer played 40 k.
Anyway I think its better to play whit painted armys even tho you have not painted them your self. Its not that fun if u have half your troups un painted and the rest just realy messy and and ugly. If u dont like to paint there is no reason to do it. But the only way to get better is to paint.
One alternetiv is just not to use any higligts, thats a fast metod that dosent look so bad...
I can understand how some people would buy pre-painted models, but it really doesn't do it for me. I spend more time painting/modeling than I do actually gaming. If I buy pre-painted models off ebay or something, it's becaues they're about to get re-painted lol. (and they were mass cheap compared to retail)