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jony66301 Nov 2011 10:32 a.m. PST

My question is who paints your figures?

You paint them yourself
You buy them painted
You hire someone to paint them
You wish you hired someone to paint them
Priming them is enough
You use them unpainted

John the OFM01 Nov 2011 10:33 a.m. PST

I paint them myself. I wouldn't have it any other way.

53Punisher01 Nov 2011 10:36 a.m. PST

Paint 'em myself.

dusty 56201 Nov 2011 10:41 a.m. PST

Always paint mine

Beowulf Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Nov 2011 10:43 a.m. PST

Paint them myself. Otherwise, what is the point?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 10:45 a.m. PST

Paint the vast majority myself, but have acquired some figures nicely painted by others. I haven't made use of a professional service however.

WarWizard01 Nov 2011 10:47 a.m. PST

I enjoy painting my own. But I also appreciate really nice painted figures if they were offered for sale and caught my fancy.

ming3101 Nov 2011 10:49 a.m. PST

Paint myself . All my collection except gifts are my work

nickinsomerset01 Nov 2011 10:51 a.m. PST

Tis I!

Tally Ho!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 11:04 a.m. PST

Mostly paint them myself, have bought some painted figures, and have had some figure painted for me (mostly by friends or fellow TMPers) – out of all my figs, 95% are self-painted

Mapleleaf01 Nov 2011 11:19 a.m. PST

I do all my stuff including terrain That's half the fun and a major reason why I am in the hobby

richarDISNEY01 Nov 2011 11:21 a.m. PST

98% myself.

CeruLucifus01 Nov 2011 11:21 a.m. PST

Paint myself.

Sometimes I buy painted figures but generally they are simple block paint jobs I intend to enhance with better shading and base treatments.

I do sometimes buy ready to play pre-paints, for RPGs mostly.

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 11:58 a.m. PST

Mostly paint myself. Some of the 1:144 tanks are pre-painted

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 1:18 p.m. PST

Painting is best left to others. I like to wargame.


Evzone01 Nov 2011 2:00 p.m. PST

I love painting, i find it relaxing and therapeutic, however I have lost count of all my doomed projects, countless hours spent of half finished armies that never make the table. So I have for a few years now gamed mostly in 54 mm skirmish bought from companies such as JJD and 18 mm bought of eBay. Although not as satisfying as doing it yourself, I do get to play more often and manage to keep the peace at home.

I do envy those of you disciplined enough to see your projects through and with good painting skills.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 2:28 p.m. PST

Paint them myself.

14Bore01 Nov 2011 2:45 p.m. PST

I never had a figure painted by anyone else. Seeing a lot of genuine gems posted on blogs and such on TMP or other like sites I would be proud to own a lot of them. But the one thing I say now or at least think is when someone at work or wherever says I have a lot of patents I always think if you painted 4000 odd 15mm figures, you too will have a get a of patients

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian01 Nov 2011 2:49 p.m. PST

Paint them my self.

Fat Wally01 Nov 2011 2:53 p.m. PST


jay13801 Nov 2011 3:06 p.m. PST

All myself, who else will do it besides I kinda like to

Redcurrant01 Nov 2011 3:06 p.m. PST

3 – I hire someone to paint them, mainly because I am rubbish and very slow at painting.

In my defence, all figures that I supply to the painter have had all the flash and mold lines removed. This is the tedious part of the hobby for me. I work on the theory that I hire him to paint, not waste his time on preparation, besides I then have a feeling for the army as I have put in a considerable effort myself, and not just sent the bags of figures off as they arrived at mine.

I am currently working on Essex Thematic Byzantines and they are taking about 10 mins each piece to prepare – very close to my boredom limit.


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2011 3:25 p.m. PST

I'm more painter than gamer at the moment. And that's not saying much.

vtsaogames01 Nov 2011 4:06 p.m. PST

Paint many myself but have sent some armies out to be painted.

I am perhaps more attached to those I painted but they all fight the same. I note the AB figures run just like the Minifigs.

Tazman4968401 Nov 2011 4:31 p.m. PST

Me Paint mine……..

wrgmr101 Nov 2011 9:36 p.m. PST

I paint most of them myself, but I'm not averse to buying a well painted army.

gounour01 Nov 2011 11:17 p.m. PST

3,5) I paint most of my 25mm because I'm not wealthy enough to have it pro painted.
I'm a lousy painter and relent to be forced to grab my brushes, mostly because I can't reach what I esteem "average" quality. I'm being told continually that what I do is quite good, but for me it's crap.

when I send minis to be painted, I carefully remove Lines and flash, as it is not always well done by the painter.

HammerHead01 Nov 2011 11:24 p.m. PST

now I find painting figures relaxing, to buy others work they would not seem `mine`. still aways to go on painting learning curve but I like what I paint

Chris Rance02 Nov 2011 2:45 a.m. PST

Just me.

Not at all brilliant, not totally horrible, but it's good enough for me. But more importantly, painting time is relaxation time when I get to close the rest of the world out. Even if I wasn't concerned about anything else, I'd keep painting all my figures just for that.

HammerHead02 Nov 2011 4:47 a.m. PST

GOUNOUR what is it you don`t like about your painting? My problem was with flesh tones found secret all positive from then onwards. My other issue is with tidyness of finish thought problem through invested in wet pallette system for odd dabs of colour.regards H.Ps have a look at other peoples figures an` say mine are as good as that.

woundedknee02 Nov 2011 5:03 a.m. PST

I just paint them. I don't game them. They prefer it that way.

KSmyth02 Nov 2011 3:15 p.m. PST

I paint them myself. For me that's a very important part of the hobby. After a tough day there's nothing better than painting to relax.

corporalpat02 Nov 2011 5:13 p.m. PST

Paint them myself unless it's a Flea-market purchase. Even then they often get a touch-up at least, or sometimes a complete re-paint.

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