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DJCoaltrain25 Aug 2022 3:15 p.m. PST

I've lost my two 15mm painting services. I have 15mm ACW Blue Moon and SYW figures Blue Moon, occasional Old Glory.
ACW – Adding to: USA & CSA
SYW – Adding to: Prussian, Russian, Austrian,
Building: British, Hanover, Brunswick, Hessian, French
Future – Reichsarmee,
Good for $300.00 USD to $500.00 USD per month.
Nothing is need immediately. I plan my needs months in advance.
What I will do to the figures before shipping:
1. Deburr and deflash figures
2. Flatten the bottom of the base (sandpaper med-fine grit)
3. Clip off Bayonets
4. I will send the figures sorted by regiment, artillery crew, or group of generic skirmishers. Mounted/dismounted officers will not be specific personalities
5. Other stuff – Hussars, skirmish infantry and converged grenadiers have no flags, I use two flag carriers per infantry regiment.
6. If needed, I can provide uniform info.

SPECIAL NOTE: When rider and horse are separate, I prefer to leave the attachment to the painter.

What I need from painter:
1. Prime Figures
2. Paint Figures – better than wargame quality
3. Seal figures – Dull Coat/equal quality sealant/fixative
4. No mounting, No Flocking – I will do that
5. No flags to attach – I will do that

If interested, please contact me: djcoaltrain AT

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Aug 2022 4:50 p.m. PST

Just curious. Who were your last two painting services?

DJCoaltrain25 Aug 2022 7:23 p.m. PST

Change of Command & a friend who can't paint anything anymore. I used to paint a lot but cataracts and a tremor shot the crap out of my painting days.

Cormac Mac Art26 Aug 2022 5:13 a.m. PST

I've got three painting services that look like they could work for your needs. Disclaimer: I haven't personally used any of them. Check the out and see if they could work.

Bay Area Miniatures:

Old Guard Painters:

Mitten Miniatures: link

Mars Miniatures26 Aug 2022 5:21 a.m. PST


Commission painter here, based in northern Virginia.
Please see my commission blog to see if it fits your paint needs.


The first post has pricing and paint manifesto here:



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2022 7:54 a.m. PST

I think Bill uses Old Guard, so he might be able to comment.

DJCoaltrain28 Aug 2022 5:14 p.m. PST

Thank you for the leads, I'll run them down.

grambo12 Sep 2022 8:21 a.m. PST

May I just leave this link here for you DJCoaltrain.
Thank you.


fernandopainting Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian30 Sep 2022 6:26 p.m. PST

We can paint your figures. Visit my website for more information.
My email:

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