Commission Painting and Pricing

Yes, I do take commissions.

Infantry is $10 a model, regardless of size, up to 40mm round base.
Large Infantry and Cavalry is $20 a model, up to 50mm round base.
Vehicles are based on size:
$100 for 40k dread sized (60mm base)
$150 for 40k Rhino chassis or similar, smaller fliers (Storm Talon)
$300 for 40k Land Raider, larger fliers (Storm Raven).
Forge World and Collossals - prices vary

These prices include all assembly and basing. If you already have models assembled, primed, or want to do the basing yourself, please contact me and we can talk about reducing the price.

What you get for your money - models will be cleaned of any mold lines and flash, assembled, primed, painted, based, and matte varnished for protection. Will always be beyond the 3 color minimum for tournaments, and will include the little details that we all want. I will paint an army for you that I would be proud to play with myself. I will do custom color schemes, as well as traditional "from the book" schemes. I only have one level, and that is fully painted.

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About Me

I paint models and have been doing it since I was 12. Over the years I have learned tons of tricks and painted loads of models. I have ran a very successful Miniatures studio, and owned a Retail Game Store. After closing those, I decided to get a little smaller with the operation and I am back to a one man show.

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4/10/09

Step By Step Article: How to speed paint Dire Avengers

Dire Avenger Step By Step!

Okay, new Step by Step Article. I love Eldar armies. They have some of the best looking models in the entire range from GW. Nice, elegant models, really nice sculpts, plus the best variety in actual infantry units. The part I hate is painting them. I have in my stockpile, probably about 6 x 10 man squads of Dire Avengers. So I am putting together a simple guide to follow to get Dire Avengers painted quickly and nicely. Total paint time on the sample model for the tutorial is about 15 minutes. While painting a whole squad, the paint time will be cut in half, because block painting will be used.

Paint Manufacturers Guide:
  • GW - Games Workshop
  • VGC - Vallejo Game Color
  • P3 - Privateer Paint


Step 1 - Prime Black
  • I know, every one wants to paint Eldar with white primer. With the current ranges of "one coat" paints, like Foundations by GW and almost every color by P3, there is no reason to prime white unless you really need to, like lots of flesh colors, or painting yellows or something like that.

Step 2 - Armor Base Coat, Wash
  • I picked Mordian Blue (gw) for the base coat. It covers black primer really nicely and really compliments the next step in painting
  • Wash all blue areas with Azurman Blue (GW) wash

Step 4 - Helmet Crest
  • Paint the helmet crest in whatever color you want, I am going with Iyanden Dark Sun
  • Wash with Gryphon Sepia (GW)

Step 5 - Clean Up/Weapon details
  • Reblack with Chaos Black (GW, VGC, or P3) out the hands, feet, tabards, and avenger catapult
  • Pick out a few areas to pick out with Mithril Silver (GW)
  • Wash those areas with Badab Black (GW)

Step 6 - Main Helmet Color
  • Base the helmet main areas in Astronomican Grey (GW).
  • with a really clean brush and water - layer on thin layers of white (GW, VGC, or p3), leaving the racks and crevasses the lighter Astronomican Grey (GW)

Step 6 - Basing
  • Paint over the basing material with Beastial Brown (GW)
  • Wash the base with Devlan Mud (GW) Apply liberally
  • Repaint outside of base with Chaos Black (GW, VGC, or P3)
  • Using small dots of superglue, apply static grass in a few spot on the base
  • Matte Varnish and play the game!

4/8/09

Kyles Cryx Models, An Ork, and a funny thing about white balance

Funny thing about digital cameras. They normally have a setting for white balance. White balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. So monkeyed with the white balance on my camera. I set my normal blue background, with my lights set, and set the white balance. The two pictures of the warjacks are taken with the white balance set with the blue background. When the blue background is removed, the sepia tone background shows up. This should actually be white. The picture of the ork is with the white balance set to the white background of my diffuser box.

I have also gotten smart and MARKED MY LIGHTS! Before I had 10-15 minutes of adjustment to the placement of the lights to get it all right. Now, I just have to get the marks on the lamps to line up, and place the top lamp on the "hook" fromthe end of my shelf bracket. That gets the lights back to where they should be. Next thing to do is replace the "daylight blue" incandescent bulbs with "daylight blue" flourescents so that all three of my lights are the same type. This affects the lighting on the pictures too.

Enough jabbering - here are the pics

Bane Thrall
Bile Thrall
Nightmare
DeathJack
My New Ork Nob



4/3/09

New Model Pictures


One of Kyle's Bile Thralls. 10 models - 4 hours total paint time

Flames of War American Rifle Team - Total paint time, about 10 minutes.

Major Katherine Laddermore Mounted

Major Katherine Laddermore on Foot

General Adept Sebastian Nemo

Squire
All 4 Cygnar models took just under 4 hours to paint!

4/2/09

Shane's Cygnar Models, All Done in 4 hours!

So I decided to carry through with the momentum last night and get Shane's Cygnar stuff painted. From Prime to Matte Varnish, I have a total of 4 hours into all models combined. I used the bulk paint method even though they were all different models. Now if I can remember how I based them I would be super happy as I can drop them off to Shane tonight whilst gaming!

Woot, Flames of War US Armored Rifle Company Painted in 1 day

Okay, so I have never been a fan of 15mm gaming miniatures, but let me tell you, I liked painting these.

I painted a US Army Armored Rifle Company Starter Army (about 400 points) in just over 8 hours!

A detailed list of what was painted:
4 Carbine teams
7 Bazooka teams
1 Jeep
9 M3 half-tracks
8 Rifle teams
2 M3 37mm guns with crew
2 M2 60mm mortar teams
4 M1919 LMG teams

Of course, these were for Ebay, since I never really got into playing much, and my current life leaves much to the imagination when it comes to gaming. But nice to get a chance to paint a bunch of different stuff for a change. And I finally found a use for Devlan Mud :)