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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1/18/10

Speed Painting 101

Here are just a few of my hints for being an effective speed painter.
  1. Keep a simple, restricted pallet. My normal pallet of colors per color scheme will be 4-5 colors, not including washes.
  2. Keep multiple water jugs handy.  I use 3 - one for dark colors, one for light colors, and one for metallics.
  3. Use multiple brushes - Again, same as above.  1 set for dark, light and metallics.
  4. Accelerate drying times - invest in a little high velocity fan. After each base coat or wash, position the fan about 8 inches from drying models and then flip it on.  Speeds up paint drying times by about 50%.
  5. Get and use a tank brush or equivalent - GW stopped making them, but there are regular art store brushes that are the equivalents. This one here is a favorite of mine.  Its a flat, making painting large areas easy and smooth, and with the narrowness, makes it easy to base coat rank and file.
  6. Know your paints! - Know which washes shade what colors and what colors highlight them.  By grouping these colors together, you can base 2-4 colors and then wash them all at once.
  7. Heavy pigment - Heavy pigment paints are best, and allow for cleaner coverage.  P3 makes a really nice range of paints and they are heavy pigment, just steer clear of their metallics unless you like really heavy flake.
  8. Always prepare a test model. - Always assemble an extra model or two just to get a feel for the paint scheme to make sure it is looking the way you want it to.
Just remember, speed painting is a technique and may not work for everyone.  It is also a very nice base for more advanced techniques like highlighting, etc.  These are just a  few tips to help all of us out there get more painting in so we are fielding painted units faster!

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