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    Default looking for commision painters to paint me top quality display case fantasy figures

    hi all
    i am in the uk and looking for anyone round the globe who can paint top class display quality figures,
    fantasy figures only..ie chaos,brettonian,elves etc...pls note i dont mind pay top quality prices for top quality work,
    too add to my collection....mainly single main player pieces and not full armys..stand out pieces
    anyone with any ideas etc pls get in touch to discuss orders,deposits,figures,colours etc

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    why not try looking through the galleries of the top artists? most will accept commission and that way you can find someone whose style you like
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/freak-in-a-cage/freakinacage-1.jpg

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    Put up pics of the style you are looking for.
    That way either painters suited to your needs will get in touch or they will get steered this way.

    And you would be better off giving a rough guide on what you are willing to pay, people won't put crazy hours in for what you may think is a lot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakebrother View Post
    hi all
    i am in the uk and looking for anyone round the globe who can paint top class display quality figures,
    fantasy figures only..ie chaos,brettonian,elves etc...pls note i dont mind pay top quality prices for top quality work,
    too add to my collection....mainly single main player pieces and not full armys..stand out pieces
    anyone with any ideas etc pls get in touch to discuss orders,deposits,figures,colours etc
    Not that I'm one of the top quality painters, but what are you expecting to pay for 'top class' work? We often get young people on here that don't realize that truely top class work (award winning) will set you back a bit more than a Happy Meal - quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airhead View Post
    Not that I'm one of the top quality painters, but what are you expecting to pay for 'top class' work? We often get young people on here that don't realize that truely top class work (award winning) will set you back a bit more than a Happy Meal - quite a bit.
    Listen to the wise. I also suggest you check auctions of said top quality painters just to get an approximate figure of what you are looking for. You know, go to the Gallery make a cut of at, say, 8.0 then sort in descending order and look at average price for 9.5 mini, 9 mini, 8.5 mini and so no.

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    Yep, budget is probably the single most important determinant on what you can get snakebrother and within reason you get what you pay for - to quote something I read just this weekend: good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good.

    If you do have a realistic idea of what top prices are then you shouldn't have many problems - generally people charging those rates will be pros and will be reliable. Before you develop a relationship with a painter you might expect a three-part payment schedule: 1/3 (non-refundable) at the start point, 1/3 at about the halfway mark and 1/3 on completion, although I've heard of people requiring 1/2 (or more) to start work if they don't know you.

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    Hope you have a big budget, or a veeery small display case

    I paint single figures like this, why not check it out:

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a83...ghtwizardA.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by montka View Post
    Hope you have a big budget, or a veeery small display case

    I paint single figures like this, why not check it out:

    http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a83...ghtwizardA.jpg
    Sorry to say, but that's not a top quality display case figure. I don't want to be an ass or anything, I'm just telling you the truth.

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    how about we let the guy who started the thread decide what top quality is... but yeah man alot of great people will accept commissions so you should PM guys like automation yellowone crookedeye tj47 skeeve and many others. they all accept commissions i think and are really top painters. shoot them a message and tell them what you had in mine then they will tell you what the price will be.
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    I'm taking commissions atm, but I have 40 novamarines on the desk to finish and some figs to sculpt so it could be a week or two before I get to your stuff. I mostly to tourney quality minis tho so maybe you should check my deviantart account or website first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minhiriath View Post
    Sorry to say, but that's not a top quality display case figure. I don't want to be an ass or anything, I'm just telling you the truth.
    No offence meant I'm sure...

    One would have to define 'top quality' to have any claim to "the truth" on this matter, anything scoring 7.5 or above is technically in the top bracket.

    Of course the absolute cream are Golden Daemon winners, but filling a cabinet with those would be a costly venture!

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    snakebrother, I completed a Saurus Scar Veteran last night if that the sort of thing you're looking for, here's a pic:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...s-Scar-Veteran

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    check out my gallery. if your interested ill do them all, and beat most competitors on price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montka View Post
    No offence meant I'm sure...

    One would have to define 'top quality' to have any claim to "the truth" on this matter, anything scoring 7.5 or above is technically in the top bracket.

    Of course the absolute cream are Golden Daemon winners, but filling a cabinet with those would be a costly venture!
    I wouldn't class a score of 7.5 in the top bracket at all, the "top bracket" is exactly that - the top, which is scores of 9.0's and above. The score system is obviously not the be all and end all but I think gives a pretty good idea of a mini's rating. 7's are pretty good, 8 is very good and so on to break it down into words. There is a big difference between pretty good and amazing. If I wanted to find stuff to go in a display cabinet there is no point going for anything that scores less than 8/9 and yes those guys will charge alot, if you want good art you have to pay for it but your cabinet will be a fantastic showcase!!! Simples.
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    I agree with you but I like to be pedantic over words.

    Top can be used to say top half, top third, top ten percent etcetera, so I interpret top paint job as meaning 'significantly better than average'. Whether the work has to be amazing is up to the original poster who is paying for the work!

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    Hi Snakebrother,
    Firstly I wouldn't consider myself anywhere near the standard that you are hoping for, however it would seem a good idea that you run a competition, open to anyone who does think they have the skill. make the first "cut" online then the finalists send you the miniatures for final judging, of course the prize you offer will dictate wether the established "top" artists will enter, but it could also give the opportunity for up and coming artists also.
    The rules would have to be established and a caveat that the winner would not have their miniature returned, though could of course mention their success when attempting to get commission work ("Snakebrother gold medalist 2010" etc)
    As you would be the sole judge it would help to give some direction as to your preferences as well.

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    I know it was said earlier, but I think looking in peoples galleries (of those offering) and seeing if you like their work would be the easiest

    If you like what you see PM them

    I'm available btw
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tercha
    ...it would seem a good idea that you run a competition, open to anyone who does think they have the skill. make the first "cut" online then the finalists send you the miniatures for final judging, of course the prize you offer will dictate wether the established "top" artists will enter, but it could also give the opportunity for up and coming artists also.
    There are much more workable ways of doing this (including simply picking based on gallery pics)! Think about the competition idea as you've suggested it, the potential for abuse is huge (no offence to snakebrother), plus it increases his outlay which is already going to be considerable.


    Quote Originally Posted by montka
    No offence meant I'm sure...
    Well I'm sure he didn't. The first mini you posted was not what most people would class as a "top class display quality figure" which is what the OP is seeking. No apology for saying so is necessary - apart from anything this is CMON after all and we're known for our honest, sometimes blunt, critique here - you've been a member long enough to grok this.

    FWIW the second mini you posted a link to is much better and gives a better impression of how well you can paint, you should have posted that one first!

    Quote Originally Posted by montka
    I agree with you but I like to be pedantic over words.
    I do too, and "top quality" is not generally going to be held to mean top third and it's certainly not going to mean top half since that would include just slightly better than average!

    Within the top 10 percentile would be a good cutoff point I'd imagine.

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