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Hi guys - my first post here!
I got all dizzy from all the studios around the world - can anyboody into the topic give me some info about some decent studios?
What specific information are you looking for? Decent how? By studio do you mean a group of painters or simply websites for painters?
I'm looking for people's opinions - customers, other painters.
I have recently found this on bolterandchainsword:
Prof. Painted Grey Knights - BOLTER AND CHAINSWORD
Was thinking about sending some minis to Blue Table - now I know not to choose them
Looking for a decent advice whom to write about painting.
If you think that's bad you should have seen the Word Bearers!!
And you can get their mistakes at their low, low prices!!!
To go back to the thread though, I believe KC has a point. I see the painting forum as a place people come and discuss painting and seek help from amatuers and pro's alike. I don't see it as a place to show off an expertly painted miniature then stalk the forum to lap up the praises of the sycophants in your group.
I say if you want to share ideas or seek help with painting, this forum is perfect. Want to show off? Then use the gallery where you work can be rated.
Last edited by Phormio; November 22nd, 2006 at 01:36. Reason: point of forum
Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem!
At the end of the day, the best way to find out which companies and individuals are the best is to look at the minis they have painted.
That horror story about Blue Table is pretty stupid, because Blue Table have hundreds of pix all over thier website, which show what thier minis look like.
You are never going to be able to find out if the person/company you hire is going to work out for you until you actually do hire them, and start getting minis back.
Browse around CoolMiniOrNot, here, etc etc, click on peoples sigs, email people. Ask if they have been doing work long, how much they have painted, how much positive feedback they have had, how happy people normally are with thier work etc.
It seems pretty obvious to me, but then I would *never* get anyone to paint my minis for me. It is too fun and too integral a part of the hobby for me to want to bypass it.
If you take one thing from this post, then let it be this:
*TRY* painting your own minis. Stick at it, and see how long it takes until you produce something you are proud of. It won't be very long; and it is *so* much more satisfying to use an army that is entirely yours.
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"Never before has another man made me want to go out and buy vasaline"~The Paint Monkey
"All I can remeber is Hazard stripes and -T's dusty brushes. ~danjones87
While I will freely admit that I will paint for hire I completely agree with -T! Shop around, if you see what you like from someone and the price seems right can't hurt to at least start with a single figure from them. See what they can do. Ask a ton of questions and go with someone that will hold a good dialogue with you and get all of your questions answered. Find someone who is friendly and fits your personality and goals.
Barring that - it is true painting can be a very rewarding part of the hobby. However it is indeed not for everyone. It might be worth your time to find out if you do indeed enjoy it however.
As for the comments on Blue Tables quality... Never seen there stuff in person. Can't really comment on it. The pictures in the link are small and I am not entirely convinced they painted all of the grey knights on the page so... sounds like a bit of hate mongering to me. They might rely a lot on ink washes but then again think of the level they are painting for. It is all relative. I know I wouldn't paint showcase stuff for $8.50 a figure!