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dave8365 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2022 8:25 a.m. PST

I'm looking at sending a large number of 15mm Dervishes (Ansar and Beja) to Fernando to be painted, but I am very curious about how they paint the Jibba patches.

Has anyone ordered any of these in the past who would be willing to share pictures?

Cheers,
Dave

raylev310 Apr 2022 9:22 a.m. PST

I've used Fernando off and on for 10 years and I've never been disappointed. They do good work.

Just make sure you include an image of how you want the figures painted. Personally, I copy a picture of the uniform I want for the figures and put the image into a baggie with the figures I want painted. Multiple uniform types mean multiple baggies, but they're very good at painting to the image you provide.

doc mcb10 Apr 2022 9:27 a.m. PST

I have had excellent work from Fernando, but it has been "regulars" whose uniforms are all the same. Raylev is correct about their being able to paint from a pic very precisely.

HOWEVER if you want "irregulars" in which each figure is a little different -- barbarian warband, or Confederate veterans, say -- I am not sure you will get the variety you want.

Not sure where dervishes fall in that dichotomy.

syracusepops10 Apr 2022 2:14 p.m. PST

I have had Fernando paint thousands of 28mm Dervish, Zulu, Afghan, Boers or Boxers over the last 15 years. Quite happy with the results.

Provide a sample picture as suggested and then list what possible color combinations you are looking for.

I know of others who take the time to separate their native figures beforehand in smaller groups with specific color instructions. This way, Fernando paints them as "regulars" each figure in the bag with the same paint scheme. Then when you receive the figures, you can mix the groups as you see fit to get the irregular look you are seeking.

dave8365 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2022 4:02 p.m. PST

I know of others who take the time to separate their native figures beforehand in smaller groups with specific color instructions. This way, Fernando paints them as "regulars" each figure in the bag with the same paint scheme. Then when you receive the figures, you can mix the groups as you see fit to get the irregular look you are seeking.

Thanks! I've used Fernando for a lot of things a while ago, but they were pretty uniform. I was always very happy. The idea of dividing out groups by Jibba patch designs and then mixing them together seems like a winner!

Cheers,
Dave

dave8365 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2022 4:04 p.m. PST

Ok…so much for figuring out how to quote prior text.

Oh well…

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2022 11:06 p.m. PST

Hi Dave,

My guess is your concern over the proper placement, shape, and colors of jibba patches being done correctly?

If so, you can send them either pictures, drawings, or both. My experience of sending them thousands of 15mm and 28mm taught me pictures are best if you can find what you are looking for. Otherwise you might have to draw a basic example.

Best of luck!

They will duplicate what you send them – right or wrong. They are painters and not gamers so have almost no idea what to do if not specifically told. Sometimes they ask, sometimes they make a best guess.

I advise asking for lots of pictures from multiple angles and look them over carefully. It is easy to miss something in the picture. They usually do this by default and then you request any corrections. Look over the corrections carefully to make sure they fixed what you requested. You may have to make the same request more than once for them to get it right.

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