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    Painting minis for dough

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    Well I don't do it myself, but Google is your friend. I found a page full (at the link) with one search.

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    what do you mean? people that will paint minis fo $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Histati View Post
    what do you mean? people that will paint minis fo $$
    Yes, click the link.

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    Blue Table Painting (BTP to it's fans) is sweet. Check 'em out on youtube.com. They can do alot, or just a little, depending on what you want- fantasy, sci-fi, historical, custom, etc.

    They also play the games they paint for, so there's a whole lotta love.

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    Yes, there can be alot of money in painting miniatures, if you have the talent. My question has always been, are 'pro-painted' miniatures worth the effort? Seems that it would take alot of time to paint up a good miniature, and the more hours you put into it, the less you make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoth-Amon View Post
    Yes, there can be alot of money in painting miniatures, if you have the talent. My question has always been, are 'pro-painted' miniatures worth the effort? Seems that it would take alot of time to paint up a good miniature, and the more hours you put into it, the less you make.

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    It's worth it to me to get an army painted. If someone is willing to give me a price I am willing to pay to paint 50 Eryian Soldiers, I'll pay it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoth-Amon View Post
    Yes, there can be alot of money in painting miniatures, if you have the talent. My question has always been, are 'pro-painted' miniatures worth the effort? Seems that it would take alot of time to paint up a good miniature, and the more hours you put into it, the less you make.

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    If you get a good painter or even an average painter who is organised and dedicated, it can take a surprisingly small amount of time. Of course, most of the figs wouldn't be painted to display quality, but they can still be made to look full of awesome.

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/....php?tid=27266

    This fellow is speed-painting an army, no blending, display quality only on the leaders and certain pieces. Gawd it must be nice to make a living from that sort of thing

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    I wasnt talking about the buyers of the miniatures, of course it's a good deal. I was speaking of the individuals that put in the many hours painting the miniatures then selling them.

    Thoth-Amon

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    I started painting full time 9 years ago, and haven't looked back. I'm not going to get rich doing it, but my bills are paid every month, I have light and heat, and eat once in a while. I can't speak for the rest of the pros, but I love my job and can't imagine going back to a "real job".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinipainterUS View Post
    I started painting full time 9 years ago, and haven't looked back. I'm not going to get rich doing it, but my bills are paid every month, I have light and heat, and eat once in a while. I can't speak for the rest of the pros, but I love my job and can't imagine going back to a "real job".
    Through my life experience, i have found it's better to enjoy doing what youre doing that doing something youre not. Congrats to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinipainterUS View Post
    I started painting full time 9 years ago, and haven't looked back. I'm not going to get rich doing it, but my bills are paid every month, I have light and heat, and eat once in a while. I can't speak for the rest of the pros, but I love my job and can't imagine going back to a "real job".
    Just what I needed. I've been stressing the past few days to find "the right" mini, since being accepted into a 4e group that starts in just over a month. I found a mini I like, but I really want it painted. Just FINALLY figured today...wait a minute, P&PG has to have SOMEONE who can do it!

    Be watching for my e-mail!
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    Well for an army that you're going to use often, do you really want figures that are display quality? Granted, I know you want your figures to look good, but with use, they're going to get damaged, so personally, I don't want my figures painted up to display quality level.

    Course, I do my own painting, so I take it to a level I like. But there's nothing wrong with hiring someone or painting figures for someone else and spending/making money doing it.
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    I've seen quite a few on ebay.. usually the mini's are like $100 and up.

    I can't pay that... so when it comes to painting mini's... I say...

    Where's the SprayCan ???


    "but hey, that's just my opinion... I could be wrong!" - Dennis Miller

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    I haven't got the confidence to paint it myself...afraid it'd look like a 5-year old did it. And I don't want something super-sensational. Just a basic paint job that's functional enough to be picked up & moved (up to) 6 spaces at a time.
    Dave (aka ChaunceyK)



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