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Brian1810 Inactive Member05 Oct 2016 11:09 a.m. PST

Just getting back into the hobby after 20 years. Have bought a starter force of 400 French Front Rank, now just need to find someone to paint them. Any thoughts or recommendations gratefully received.

JimDuncanUK05 Oct 2016 11:13 a.m. PST

Yourself, painting your own figures is at least half the fun of the hobby.

4th Cuirassier05 Oct 2016 11:19 a.m. PST

What did your last boy die of?

Timmo uk05 Oct 2016 11:38 a.m. PST

James Roach is a professional painter.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2016 11:44 a.m. PST

ask us at Lancashire Games for a quote

Darrell B D Day05 Oct 2016 2:05 p.m. PST

Why the snarky comments for a perfectly reasonable question?


Jeffsueu05 Oct 2016 6:39 p.m. PST

Tabby does excellent work


fernandopainting Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2016 2:51 a.m. PST

Not in Uk. But we can do a good job for you.
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Chad4706 Oct 2016 6:08 a.m. PST

Mickey's Minis

Marcel180906 Oct 2016 10:06 a.m. PST

Mili- Art Run by Hazlehurst in Cornwall. Good prices (around 3.00) fast turn around, reliable and knows his stuff and has lots of experience painting Front Rank (he painted thousands for me)

Brian1810 Inactive Member06 Oct 2016 11:00 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies. Does Milli-Art have a website? Have not been able to find them…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2016 12:15 p.m. PST

Must say I thought Jim Duncan's comment was perfectly reasonable, even if you do not agree.

My pastime is modifying figures or scratchbuilding vehicles for the era. The painting comes second for fun, for me. As for actually doing something with them, well….. I have never thrown a dice yet, but thank God for those that do. Without them I would have nothing to work with.

There is room for us all. JD said at least half the fun is painting yourself (I think I have expressed that wrongly, sounds messy)….I'd go further than that….personally

JimDuncanUK06 Oct 2016 12:31 p.m. PST

I know some guys who paint and don't play.

I know some guys who play but can't/won't paint.

I know some guys who paint and play.

Think they are all having a ball.

gunnertog06 Oct 2016 1:07 p.m. PST

I use Rob Goodyer


Excellent painting, reasonably priced & accurate time scales.

Thoroughly recommended.

Marcel180906 Oct 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Mili-Art does not have a website as far as i know, You can send him an E mail at (I think he is on holliday this week but will be back any day now

gunnertog06 Oct 2016 2:28 p.m. PST

Latest commission Rob has finished for me


gunnertog07 Oct 2016 2:02 a.m. PST

Not sure what happened to the link, here's the photo



Major Function07 Oct 2016 2:19 a.m. PST

You will also need flags for your units. I recommend Maverick Models flags. Just get the plain ones, they are the better looking ones.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2016 6:03 a.m. PST

Many would suggest GMB I think. Slightly overscale, but ideal for wargaming and deliberately some exaggeration to ease recognistion

Brian1810 Inactive Member20 Oct 2016 11:24 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the suggestions. 3 other painters I have looked into are Mark at MT Models, Chris at Marching in Colour and Neil at Wilson Miniatures. All very responsive, good painters and good value. In the end I decided to try Neil Wilson, who a friend has also used.

Totally agree that painting is part of the fun of the hobby, but given the limited free time I have, it would have taken years before I could get to my first battle!

1815Guy21 Feb 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

Mili-Art? Is that the same Mili-Art that was painting Essex armies in the 1980s? Acrylic paint straight to metal, no undercoat, high gloss varnish and figures based on corrugated cardboard? The owner of tge business came to shows in Napoleonic costume…..

I have some of those from back in the day…..

Standards sure have changed over the years.

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