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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I paint all my figures in the same mediocre level.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

What zulupaul said…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 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

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Great02 Jan 2018 8:27 p.m. PST

Price doesn't affect my paint jobs. I paint to a level that pleases me.

londoncalling05 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 Supporting Member of TMP05 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…

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