Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:49 am Post subject: Pre-painted Miniatures
So a friend of mine paints miniatures for a living and is a master of the quick n' dirty methods of doing so.
He has offered to try a pre-painted miniatures deal for my company on a trial basis.
Is this a good idea to any of you? I am not in a position to make any extra money per sale, the cost different would go to Matt (the painter) so my interest really only lies in seeing if it would be something you guys (gamers) would want.
Costs would be like $10.00 or so per miniature, but the quality would be far higher than wotc. Far higher.
Regardless, I am going to give it a go, just because Matt says he wants to do it.
Great idea... i just wished i didn't lived so far away.
I can ship to Denmark. First Class Mail usually is not too pricey, you just have to dig around with options. The most reliable I have found for from the US to anywhere is Priority Mail Flat-Rate International, which ships four pounds of stuff for about $13.00. Four pounds is a lot of miniatures.
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:53 am Post subject: Clearing the Painting Table
Hi all -
I'm all for this. Just the past couple days I've been re-arranging my gaming room (despite what the Evol WifeFIEND says, our other kid is not moving in and taking my room - unless he sleep on the floor).
With my tons of Reaper and other mini's - on the wall painted, and far too many just painted base coat white (plastic WotC's are in organized bags in a box). In fact, last night I had to take acetone to one mini because I painted it white 10 years ago (date on mini says 1997) and wish to utilize it for my Wizard in an upcoming Kingmaker game. So I'm all for pre-painted mini's - plastic or metal. Not sure how it all works. Plus - if you're selling a War Hound for $5 as is - and my time at painting (it'll take me a good 8hrs to paint a mini the way I want it) I'm way ahead by buying it pre-painted at $10. Even a fast job by a good artist is much better.
Besides, lots of people don't have a paint room and table and some 300+ paints (those cheap Folk Art/DecoArt and others). So I think this could very well be useful. And I've never been real good at painting dogs.
Another reason for having them pre-painted...a lot of times (whether I'm using the generic $1 Walmart brand or the $10 Citadel brand) I'll get the dustying looking to my base coat. Not sure how to prevent it. Shake can really well, shake can as I spray, don't do it when it's 110' outside. I don't know - but as a pre-painted mini, it shouldn't have that. So yet another bonus.
Now I really need a job to pay for all these mini's that you and Mick are doing.
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