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Matt Highfill
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I would really like to have these miniatures painted for a more realistic feel, but I can't seem to justify the cost. In order to get everything painted (not including the diorama, furniture or personal figure), the price is more than $300. There's only 26 figures to paint, by my count. So, they are charging about $12 a piece for painting. I understand that they are "upgrading" to resin, but PVC is perfectly fine for board games these days. Plus, they are only painting "standard" or tabletop quality. Thoughts?
 
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Nigel McNaughton
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How long do you think it takes to paint a mini, even to a basic or table-top standard?
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You can easily paint them yourself quickly and easily by just giving them a black or white base coat and then simply dry brushing them with a dark brown or various shades of brown to give them a more warlike survival feel. If you use too much color IMO they will not look like wartime survivors struggling from day to day.
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Matt62702 wrote:
I would really like to have these miniatures painted for a more realistic feel, but I can't seem to justify the cost. In order to get everything painted (not including the diorama, furniture or personal figure), the price is more than $300. There's only 26 figures to paint, by my count. So, they are charging about $12 a piece for painting. I understand that they are "upgrading" to resin, but PVC is perfectly fine for board games these days. Plus, they are only painting "standard" or tabletop quality. Thoughts?


Take a look at Awaken Realms website for what they call "standard" quality:

http://awakenrealms.com/commisions/
http://awakenrealms.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_6968.jpg
http://awakenrealms.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_8699small.jpg

I don't know the mini community very well (read: these will be my first minis ever), but that's pretty awesome quality to me…

That said, I'm going for unpainted plastic myself.
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Wow, no doubt even at "standard" quality, they are far better than many painted minis that come with other games and definitely nothing I can even come close to replicating.

But still...that's a LOT of money to spend on a single game.
 
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Robert Mair
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You're not really getting a normal game though. If you go for the deluxe package with the painted minis and everything else it's like picking up a Deluxe version of a game. Absolutely, no reason to spend that kind of money unless you're a board game café who wants to catch the eye of the walk-in traffic or if you're planning to give it as a prize for a tournament.
 
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SpecularRain wrote:
Matt62702 wrote:
I would really like to have these miniatures painted for a more realistic feel, but I can't seem to justify the cost. In order to get everything painted (not including the diorama, furniture or personal figure), the price is more than $300. There's only 26 figures to paint, by my count. So, they are charging about $12 a piece for painting. I understand that they are "upgrading" to resin, but PVC is perfectly fine for board games these days. Plus, they are only painting "standard" or tabletop quality. Thoughts?


Take a look at Awaken Realms website for what they call "standard" quality:

http://awakenrealms.com/commisions/
http://awakenrealms.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_6968.jpg
http://awakenrealms.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_8699small.jpg

I don't know the mini community very well (read: these will be my first minis ever), but that's pretty awesome quality to me…

That said, I'm going for unpainted plastic myself.


Those are quite nice, but also much larger and more detailed figures. AR already has sample pictures on the KS page. They don't look anywhere near that nice.
 
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See if you can find someone at TMP: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/topics.mv?id=34
 
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