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MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

Anyone ever use these seemingly sister painting services? Any comments or photos of projects you received?

I am having a bit of a hard time finding a painter who can do German three color schemes to my taste. These people seem to do a good job but I've never heard of any reviews of their work. Never heard any complaints either.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Take a look at Wee Warriors. They have done a 6 tanks for me in German 3 color and I was very pleased.

https://weewarrior.com

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

Wait, you paint professionally and you got things painted professionally for you!? Dude, you're freaking me out, as they say in in the movies.

Did they paint the Tiger's?

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

I'm not a professional painter. I am a particularly bad unprofessional painter who would rather hire when possible:)

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

Oh, I see, you're plugging Wee Warriors! I am sorry, I thought you ran Wee Warriors.

You do understand that I was asking about specific experiences with two comapnies with the generic names "Miniature Figure Painter" and "Flames of War Painting" and not looking foreither a miniature figure painter or a flames of war painter?

In any case, after de-confusing myself, I do appreciate the input and shall send them an inquiry.

Teppsta04 Sep 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

I used FoW painting service a few years back. In my opinion the cost was reasonable and the quality of what they delivered was very high. However, delivery was ridulously slow and I had to spend a lot of time writing many emails to chase them up. In the end half the figures were returned unpainted (my choice) as frankly I gave up.
I believe the proprietor was dealing with an ill family member at the time so things may have changed since that time.
If I were to consider giving them another go it would only be with small amounts until they could restore my confidence.

Teppsta04 Sep 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Might just be my tired old eyes but many of the pictures on the weewarrior website look annoyingly out of focus. Not a great start for a painting site.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 5:10 p.m. PST

It's not just you. My eyesight is just fine and I also cant really see the details of the Wee Warrior stuff. That's not isolated to them, though and quite a few painters make sure you cant really see their work. Are they based in Spain? That's another problem not necessarily because of the painters but I understand the mail is a toss up for your package ever getting to you.

I hear you about Flames of War Painting. I suspect that because they do a nice job on German camouflage they get inundated with desperate gamers like myself. I dont mind a wait but the year long odyssey aint for me.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

MiniPigs.

Yes I was confused as to what you were asking. Sorry for that.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

@GatorDave,

It's not your fault at all. Both of those company names are hyper generic and I dont think that's an accident.

Please, tell us more about the process and experience with Wee Warriors.

dflament11 Sep 2018 1:51 a.m. PST

I mailed them (Flames of War Painting) 2 years ago for a commission and after we agreed on a price I had the minis (28mm US Marines, they're on his FB somewhere) send over. At first everything went ok but after a while no updates anymore and progress became very very slow. Sporadically he updates his FB with finished commisions but never my stuff. Now 2 years later we agreed he send the half painted minis back with no extra payment. Lost half my money… Too late for PayPal claim.

Not recommended…

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 4:37 p.m. PST

Thats a long time to wait. And nothing is worse than a painter not finishing a job, except of course disappearing with your minis and money.

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