Miniature Painting

Kuro

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What about 300 Ork boys in yellow ;)

I feel like if I paint one of these a day for the next year I may not suck as much at painting by the end.
 
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Hateyou

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What about 300 Ork boys in yellow ;)

I feel like if I paint one of these a day for the next year I may not suck as much at painting by the end.
I hate batch painting. It kills my drive to complete.
 

Burren

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Hmm It really depends. This one specifically is for an existing client to add to another project I did previously for them, so I gave them a bit of a discount. I am not a full time commission painter, I have a full time career/job and just do commission work on the side for extra cash, so usually my prices are quite high and I am very selective of my projects. I would imagine a project normally this size might run $5-600 USD.

Fuck man, for that price I could buy 8 whole models from GW and almost play a game!
 

Khalan

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Yeah, If you have any concept of the value of your time don't undervalue how long it might take. This project might take me 40 Hours or so, so even at those prices it's barely $11 an hour, thankfully I do it for fun/enjoyment and I also do it as a side gig and not my full time job so it's just some extra income doing what I enjoy. I have thought about doing it full time, but I make 6 figures in my normal job so painting enough to make that would require me to basically be a brush slave.
 

Burren

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Well, that went right over everyone's heads. It was a sarcastic comment on GW model costs, not the commission work. I have zero qualms about paying for quality work.
 

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Well, that went right over everyone's heads. It was a sarcastic comment on GW model costs, not the commission work. I have zero qualms about paying for quality work.
I got that you were kidding around with the jab at almost playing a game at $600 :p

Was just adding to why they cost so much, some people don’t know. I’ve seen big army commissions in the thousands. Pretty crazy to me but hey, hobbies are hobbies.
 

Kuro

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Yeah, see it a lot in Magic alters, people expecting it to be like $5 for a full repaint of a card and wanting display quality at that price.

Choosy beggars and whatnot.

It's fun when people drop multiple grand on a hobby thing, then balk at the idea of paying more than single digits for protection or alteration for that.
 

Burren

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I got that you were kidding around with the jab at almost playing a game at $600 :p

Was just adding to why they cost so much, some people don’t know. I’ve seen big army commissions in the thousands. Pretty crazy to me but hey, hobbies are hobbies.

Its definitely a tremendous amount of work. I remember painting my big models in the past and how many dozens and dozens of hours it took. Wish I had the time (and then the group to play with). I routinely watch experts on YT paint GW and other high end models and I'm amazed at how they turn out.
 

Khalan

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Well, that went right over everyone's heads. It was a sarcastic comment on GW model costs, not the commission work. I have zero qualms about paying for quality work.
I didn't miss the sarcasm, it's definitely expensive for good work. Some people got time, some people got money.
 

Aazrael

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Still painting the other Gundam but took a break to build up this new kit I got in the mail.

Now I just need khalan to paint the wings like his minis...

Any color scheme suggestions? I have no imagination sadly. Usually steal others ideas and make tweak them a little. 😱

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Dashel

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Gundam looks awesome. For some reason I'm feeling a deep desaturated crimson red for the wings. I'm not the best at colors either though.

Here's my latest, I'm working on highlighting. Making it blend in. This is actually good for me, I'm happy with the highlights

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Aazrael

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Gundam looks awesome. For some reason I'm feeling a deep desaturated crimson red for the wings. I'm not the best at colors either though.

Here's my latest, I'm working on highlighting. Making it blend in. This is actually good for me, I'm happy with the highlights

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Yea some red theme might work. I'm thinking they need a lot of shading to look good. If I check Khalan Khalan 's awesome work the shading and blending make it really fucking good. Granted thats living beings and this is a metal robot thingy. Will have to practice on some pieces. :)
 

Khalan

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Been reposting a lot of models I’ve done on my new instagram, now that I have a better camera setup going back and photographing it all.

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