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The Workbench

What is the TMP Workbench?
It's the part of TMP where we run articles showing people painting, building or making hobby-related items, located here.
So your articles are written by only the world's best painters?
Not necessarily. We try to feature a range of talent, and not every miniature in a wargame needs to be painted to perfection.
Why do you run so many fantasy articles?
A lot of people want to write those articles for us.
Why don't you run more articles on [fill in the blank]?
Email or PM me, and we'll add that to our ideas list.

Writing for the Workbench

Can I write a Workbench article?
Maybe - drop me a PM or an email, and we'll talk.
Does TMP pay for Workbench articles?
If the author desires, we can offer payment in advertising credit, Supporting Membership credit, or cash via PayPal.
How much do you pay?
It depends on the project, and whether or not TMP is commissioning an assignment as part of the article. We usually ask the author to propose a price, and then we negotiate.
So, say I want to paint for Workbench - what next?
Let me know what your general interests are, and we'll see what we have that you might be interested in. For instance, if you tell us that you only do 28mm WWII, then we'll look for those kinds of projects.
And when I find a project I want to do for you?
Then you name your price, we strike a bargain, and we ship the figure(s)/model(s)/whatever out to you.
How should I send the article to you?
Email works best. Send the article in any normal text format (plain text, email text, MS Word format, PDF), but do not place pictures in the article. Instead, put notes where you want the photos and what the photo captions should be. Send the photos as email attachments.
When do I get paid?
When the project is finished, and the Workbench article submitted.
What happens to the Workbench items after the article is published?
Generally speaking, painted items go into the TMP vaults for use with future website projects that we can't talk about yet...
Can I plug my painting service in the article?
If you have a painting service, we usually mention that at the start of the article. You can mention it again at the close of the article, if you want.

Manufacturers & Workbench

I'm a manufacturer, and I want to see my products featured in Workbench. What do I do?
Contact us by email or PM, and we'll provide the shipping address.
And that guarantees getting a Workbench article?
Well, no. That means your products are in the list of possibilities that we'll mention to future Workbench authors. However, we receive more figures and models than we can feature. (And sometimes an author will accept an assignment, then drop out of sight...)
But I really want to see my product in Workbench.
In that case, you can offer to sponsor an article - which means that you're volunteering to pay most or all of the cost of commissioning an author to do the Workbench article. We'll propose an author (or two or three), and you can select the one you want.
How much does that cost?
Depends on the project - anywhere from $30.00 USD to $300.00 USD.
Who keeps the finished mini?
You can keep it, or you can let it go into the TMP vault, or you can auction it off... it's up to you.