|Zagloba||24 Sep 2011 9:27 a.m. PST|
I'm all for painters charging what they're worth, but $50/hr seems a little much.
|Beowulf ||24 Sep 2011 9:59 a.m. PST|
Good to see Showcase coming back.
|Caesar ||24 Sep 2011 5:41 p.m. PST|
That's just really poor. Base color and dry brush is something you could have done yourself.
|BrotherSevej||24 Sep 2011 6:32 p.m. PST|
Actually it's the photo that's pretty poor. They may or may not be better in person
|Joep123 ||25 Sep 2011 5:25 p.m. PST|
I like the fact that you put some thought in how a Relthoza fleet should look, taking into account who/what they are.
| Sky Captain ||28 Sep 2011 6:55 a.m. PST|
I would tend to say that is the theme for Spartan Games
great models and not so great paint schemes. A number of manufacturers though suffer from box covers that are not what they could be. Either due to photography or painting.
Other than the fact the models are about twice the size in comparison to most other miniature ranges, they are worth the purchase.
| Dr Mathias ||02 Oct 2011 8:44 p.m. PST|
I've been looking for ships that have a Hydrissian (28mm aliens by Mega Minis, previously Alpha Forge) look to them
these might do for that.
|Caesar ||07 Oct 2011 6:37 a.m. PST|
So what do they look like "in the flesh"?
|Chef Lackey Rich ||09 Oct 2011 5:00 a.m. PST|
Those are Relthoza escorts in the photos, not frigates, and unless you've got another battleship or carrier kicking around, there's no way to use all six of them at once.
I'm guessing there are six frigates around somewhere as well, and that the commission was actually for a starter box and a blister of escorts, bought by the painter, assembled and painted. That would make $155 USD pretty reasonable – $80 USD base retail cost, roughly doubled for a basic paint scheme and cleanup/assembly of the models. The free shipping is even a bit of a bargain, and Bill seems happy with the paint jobs.
You sticking with the clear bases?
| Editor in Chief Bill ||10 Oct 2011 6:48 a.m. PST|
I'm guessing there are six frigates around somewhere as well, and that the commission was actually for a starter box and a blister of escorts, bought by the painter, assembled and painted.
No, I sent them a starter box (and nothing else). Looks like I got someone else's models, in my paint scheme
You sticking with the clear bases?
Probably not – wish they hadn't painted the bottoms.
|Chef Lackey Rich ||10 Oct 2011 10:18 a.m. PST|
They may not be painted – all the ones I bought came with sticker paper on one side, and they may simply not have removed it. Peels off easy enough.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||10 Oct 2011 10:27 a.m. PST|
So you're right! (There was a black-speckles-on-white color scheme going on – I thought it was deliberate, but it was just accidental!)
|Mardaddy||25 Oct 2011 8:22 p.m. PST|
I know BTP can do some pretty high end work. I've admired much of their efforts on their website over the years.
I'm sorry, but $155 for that work; unless the pics REALLY belie the quality of the job, I'd be embarrassed to charge that much.
I have a general rule to refrain from being critical of ANY painters work, because we all start somewhere, and I was just as bad as any new brush out there, but I know I am always learning and striving to get better, but Blue Table is a business (damn successful one too) and, "big boys," and their best quality work far outstrips my best quality, so I don't feel too bad bending my own rule there – I just hope I am wrong and that the pics really just do not do the figures justice, I've long admired BTP's work and don't want my impression of them damaged!! I *want* to eat my words!!
MORE PICS so we can better see!!
|OswaldSmiggins ||24 Nov 2011 5:10 p.m. PST|
Well the models this company puts out are pretty nice, not like the new resin garbage from GW (and I think I'm being kind) but the painting price seems too high to me too.
|Scott Kursk ||13 Jan 2012 2:50 a.m. PST|
I agree with Mardaddy. I am a fan of BTP but their work on your armada leaves a good bit to be desired. Still, every painter has his weakness, these may be his. His stuff is usually dead spot on.