|robert piepenbrink ||02 Jan 2018 3:48 a.m. PST|
Very rare that I paint minis. Minis tend to come from GW or its imitators and be very expensive. I paint a LOT of miniatures, figures or castings, which are much more affordable.
But it's the quality of the figure, not the price, which affects the paint job.
|ZULUPAUL ||02 Jan 2018 5:29 a.m. PST|
I paint all my figures in the same mediocre level.
|Cerdic ||02 Jan 2018 5:52 a.m. PST|
|Frederick ||02 Jan 2018 7:09 a.m. PST|
Much like ZuluPaul – but I do spend more time and effort (washes, my pathetic attempts at drybrushing, etc.) on specific figures such as commanders- but this is pretty much independent of price
| brass1 ||02 Jan 2018 8:39 a.m. PST|
Going with Zulupaul on this. Regardless of quality, my miniatures inevitably appear on the table looking like they were painted by a blind man with a spray can.
|Skeets ||02 Jan 2018 9:56 a.m. PST|
Like ZuluPaul I try to maintain the same quality of painting regardless of cost of the figure.
|VCarter ||02 Jan 2018 11:53 a.m. PST|
Same paint job on all.
I'm of the impressionistic school of miniature painting.
That explains my results.
|Rallynow ||02 Jan 2018 12:49 p.m. PST|
At first I thought the OP was talking about a car. My Mini is painted British Racing Green. My Mini comes already painted. Non-stock color is extra.
|Rallynow ||02 Jan 2018 12:57 p.m. PST|
Other: Same paint job on all figures. Price does not affect it.
I don't care if they are "cheap" or "expensive". Cheap or expensive is in the eye of the beholder. One man's cheap is another man's expensive. I buy whichever miniature I need to complete the project.
For AWI it is Perry, Foundry or Eureka. For FPW I generally buy OG. For ACW I have in the past bought mostly FKP. So unless prices go really crazy, I am ignoring the price and buying what I want and need, which is usually one and the same.
|Cyrus the Great||02 Jan 2018 8:27 p.m. PST|
Price doesn't affect my paint jobs. I paint to a level that pleases me.
|londoncalling||05 Jan 2018 6:19 a.m. PST|
In fact the "cheaper" the mini, the more lavish a paint job I feel that poor mini deserves :)
|langobard ||05 Jan 2018 11:10 p.m. PST|
Actually, I try to buy the 'best' (usually the most expensive) minis that I can afford, as my painting style, while barely being above 'wargame' level, does seem to get better results on better minis, while a bland mini results in a bland paint job.
Sooo, what do I mean by 'best'? That's probably harder to pin down, in 15/18mm I try to buy AB/Eureka and in 28mm I usually get Perrys (including plastic) or Front Rank. These seem to have enough detail and animation to suit my style of painting…