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Sir Able Brush24 Oct 2019 4:11 p.m. PST

for one figure?

It seems to work!

Yesthatphil24 Oct 2019 4:46 p.m. PST

'Free postage', though …


Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Oct 2019 4:49 p.m. PST

Interesting. This is idea. I may sell my painted 1:100 and 1:72 figures with even higher price then.. 110 eur per figure perhaps.. postage included.. ;-)

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Oct 2019 5:18 p.m. PST

I see "0" bids ????

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Oct 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

1:72 Old Guard Officer available! Only 110 EUR, postage included!
Who want it? :-)

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

It seems to work!

There are no bids. How is it "working"?

Grimmnar24 Oct 2019 9:19 p.m. PST

For those who want to know how it is working……


Prince Rupert of the Rhine24 Oct 2019 11:42 p.m. PST

The mind boggles. They aren't even that nicely painted a solid tabletop job but hardly top quality. Still a fool and his money and all that.

Sir Able Brush25 Oct 2019 1:32 a.m. PST

they've sold figures – here's the feedback

John Armatys25 Oct 2019 2:27 a.m. PST

Strange that most of the feedback in the last year is from h***c (4388). Perhaps he has built an army of them….

YogiBearMinis25 Oct 2019 4:29 a.m. PST

Could be a tax dodge scheme or money laundering involved

Black Hat Miniatures25 Oct 2019 4:59 a.m. PST

I suspect he has found a regular customer who likes the style and collects the figures.

I have a regular customer who spends £350.00 GBP a month with me on 12 foot figures and 6 mounted in 54mm painted and based…

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2019 7:43 a.m. PST

It's like 4 colors!!!!!!!!!

Tyler32625 Oct 2019 8:39 a.m. PST

Good paint job but way overpriced. Not worth that kind of money.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2019 2:02 p.m. PST

The approximately 75 eBay sales annually probably aren't enough to live on. I'm betting his website also generates some commissions as well. Or perhaps this is just a side gig.

There are some pretty nice looking figures in the galleries on the website.

Kudos to Carl at Raven Painting for finding clients willing to pay.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2019 4:27 a.m. PST

The gallery has some lovely work in there, particularly the 15mm and 10mm. The 15mm guide is also useful.

People will pay what they want to pay.


wmyers26 Oct 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

They are 28mm, metal and all have the same shrubbery!

I suspect it has something to do with the shrubbery!

Sir Able Brush27 Oct 2019 11:06 a.m. PST

mmmh shrubs

The H Man Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2019 4:52 p.m. PST

Perhaps the buyer is reselling them with a huge markup?

wmyers30 Oct 2019 9:23 p.m. PST

They are nicely painted and there is a consistency in how they are painted/based. They would go well together.

Sir Able Brush31 Oct 2019 4:51 a.m. PST

It is possible to achieve similar prices, this ended a day or so ago

but it's a different proposition.. (I think?)


bilsonius31 Oct 2019 2:40 p.m. PST

Interesting to note that the kern is described as "brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item." Shows how reliable ebay descriptions are…

Volleyfire08 Nov 2019 4:04 a.m. PST

All the Irish have a single bid on them from someone who has bought 2048 items on eBay thus far. I wonder if he has a mate bidding on them in order to try and get others to bid? They aren't £75.00 GBP paint jobs in my eyes, you just have to look at some of the work on eBay by bugsda and others to compare prices and the finished product to see that these are way overpriced.

wmyers08 Nov 2019 12:55 p.m. PST

My experience on Ebay has been the photographs are what sell an item.

The description is the icing on the cake.

The David Imrie figure shown just above has an amazing face painted on it.

Mithmee08 Nov 2019 1:34 p.m. PST

Well it seem not to get any bids so it would appear that they didn't.

Sir Able Brush11 Nov 2019 1:30 p.m. PST
wmyers11 Nov 2019 9:52 p.m. PST

I am glad he's got a regular buyer who obviously really likes his work.

Calimero30 Nov 2019 11:03 a.m. PST

@ Doctor X, are you sure that Ravenwife (eBay) and Raven painting (on the net) is the same person? The painting seems a lot better on the Raven painting site…

Back on topic, I also wonder if it has something to do with money laundering on eBay

whiterose06 Dec 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

Look all of you, I was selling figures on ebay for a few years and the prices they sold for got higher and higher as I had established long term bidders who seemed to compete with each other, needless to say I discovered threads like this on wargame forums attacking me( rather more nasty and very hurtful than this thread is Ravenwife i must say!) Accusations of a 2nd bidder, money laundering and even accused of bidding on my own figures!
The reality is there are wealthy people who like this hobby and will part with what is clearly pocket money to them in order to get the figure!
We live in a bad world full of con merchants and thieves and shady bogus companies, all trying to hurt and rip people off, this painter as with most in this hobby is doing nothing to anyone except paint little figures and sell them on Ebay and if he has got a customer who is willing to pay his asking price then bravo for him!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

Well, I made this official..

Bowman02 Jan 2020 7:19 a.m. PST

I have a regular customer who spends £350.00 GBP GBP a month with me on 12 foot figures……..

You sell 12' figures? I didn't know scale creep was that big a problem.

Volleyfire08 Jan 2020 3:38 a.m. PST

Now ones like this are worth £35.00 GBP in my eyes. This is fantastic painting. auction

Terry Naylor08 Jan 2020 2:38 p.m. PST

No mate .
I can get that quality for way under a tenner at 28mm.

Simo Hayha08 Jan 2020 11:31 p.m. PST

these aren't even that good. Those prices are ludicrous. You could commission someone to paint them for less. That 1/72 figure isnt impressive at all.

go to a figure or armor modeling expo and you'll will see real talent

Marc at work03 Feb 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

Isn't this American capitalism at its finest? I'm confused. Someone sells something, and someone buys it. Free market economy surely? Or are we looking for socialism in the painted figure market

Keith Talent04 Feb 2020 2:07 a.m. PST

Simple fact:
(Most) War-gamers are notoriously tight when it comes to buying painted figures. I'm no different, just saying.

Bowman06 Feb 2020 5:10 p.m. PST

Marc, no one is attacking capitalism or the free market economy. We are simply questioning the ridiculous prices for these figures.

CFeicht Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 2:19 p.m. PST

Value is in the eye of the beholder.

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