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I'm looking to get my Sisters of Battle army painted, and I know some web site stores offer their painting services for a price, but I'm just not sure who to talk to.
Now I've looked up a few places so far, but I wanted to get some opinions from other people on any sites they may have used.
Has anyone ever sent their models to get painted from an online painting service?
"When Blood Speaks, Shadows Answer."
I have painted quite a bit for people.
I know there are at least a few others on here that paint as well. Some things that I would find important are:
1. Good Communication
2. Good examples of work done previously
3. Fair pricing for quality of work provided
Most importantly a detailed workup of work to be performed and for what price it will be performed for.
I too have a commission site up, http://www.powerklawkommissioning.com
however, i don't have any squads or really recent pictures up yet, but feel free to email me for any questions...
To sort of go along the above poster's lines, you'll most likely be better off with smaller commissioning sites (eg not bluetablepainting) like the above poster's, or possibly mine...
Last edited by Bajorito; August 27th, 2009 at 00:23.
I haven't used them, but if you haven't checked out blue table painting yet I would try that. They have a big gallery, and if you go to their youtube account they have LOTS of videos (over 800 ), so you can get a feel with what their work is. Good Luck in finding a place
Last edited by Wallace Grover; August 27th, 2009 at 00:23.
eh it seems that since they do so many commissions, the quality of the job goes down...if you look at their gallery the models really arn't all that impressive...
I have also started to foray into army painted for hire--- have done some dreads and sold them, you can check the skills of the painter in my brush of the concilliator thread
just send me a message if you havent found anyone yet
Looks to me like it is your site. Take some pride and acknowledge that it is yours... Or are you trying to be sneaky?
How many people do you have working at your studio? 3-4 weeks to get figures cleaned/assembled, and painted with multiple people working on it seems like a long wait?
Also by setting out a vague timeline without specifying an average project size you set expectations in your clients... I would suggest removing or revamping your Procedure section of the website. Also on your rates and services section I would consider removing or rewording your discount policy. It comes across that you don't really want to do the work unless it is your color scheme. If you want to offer a discount for letting you pick the color scheme that is fine but the way it is worded it sounds negative to have the customer pick what he wants. Also it is not very professional to say that you only want to do 40k and warhammer fantasy as that is all you are familiar with. That is fine if that is all you want to paint but it looks better if you address that with potential clients in private rather than stating that you are only familiar with that one niche of miniatures...
Last edited by slorak; August 27th, 2009 at 20:08.
I think it can be a good Idea to go with a smaller service, if you know/think you can trust them. As for painting skill, the price is important, the more you are willing to pay the better quality you will get, most of the time any way. I think you shod avoid dipped minis, that is quite fas and easy to do your self. Also look how thick the paint are, some try to paint faster and use thicker paint, thick paint is never a good thing. Check the finish as well, for example Slorak has a nice dull finish on his minis, that is not always the case, shiny models is a big no in my book.
edit: I can do it for you, only 150$ a model + the actually price for it. a army of 30 models will be finished in 15-20 years, sounds good?
Last edited by Zentradi; August 27th, 2009 at 20:15.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
(first rule in Zentradis book of painting)
XD Slorak youve caught me XD. Ill try and improve my site with the the prices etc... Also if any one can help me on how to advertise it id be more then happy for your answers. Also i have about 5-6 guys in my studo working out of my basement for now. As for the offers i thought it was resonable to give discounts to people who didnt realy care about color etc... And remeber slorak we are working on more then one project so we are usually split up and we also want to take care of the models and not rush through them.