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Would you pay over standard GW retail price for pro-painted models?
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Yes, but only because I want/need that model quickly
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Da Big Mek






London, UK

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Wishing I was back at the South Atlantic, closer to ice than the sun

Please define "pro painted"?

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Andrew

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Does a canoe with a machine gun count?
 
   
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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms





Auburn CA

I like to paint so no

 
   
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Spawn of Chaos




Essex

No way, José. For me, the most fun thing about the hobby is the assembling, converting and painting of the miniatures. So there's no way in the seven hells I'd let someone else attack my model with a brush. But that's just me.

 
   
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Lieutenant Colonel







No way, whats the point? one mans Pro-painted is another mans Table top quality. Are you talking pre-painted mini's such as AT-43? because some were awful.

It's all about ownership, I own my Mini's they represent me, they are painted by me, in my colour scheme and represent my skills and conscientiousness.

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Malicious Mandrake





See for me, it would be entirely cost and miniature dependent. The only answer I can really give is 'sometimes', because I like to paint most of the time, but for something like a horde army... maybe.

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Pious Warrior Priest





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No, Mainly for reasons suggested above but when you a model painted by someonelse it never ever looks right in your army

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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





Leeds, UK

Never, I want my models to be representative of my skills and abilities.

I wouldn't want someone else to have sex my wife because I think they can do it better.

Now there's an analogy! Hahaha

   
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Lieutenant Colonel







kitch102 wrote:I wouldn't want someone else to have sex my wife because I think they can do it better.


Some people actually quite like that, standby for some wierd PM's

I think we can conclude this is an overwhelming no. Yet, we love (at my local club) pre-painted Flames of War terrain? Maybe terrain is different because it is background.

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

el_groovatore wrote:No way, José. For me, the most fun thing about the hobby is the assembling, converting and painting of the miniatures. So there's no way in the seven hells I'd let someone else attack my model with a brush. But that's just me.
and me too^^

and tho i probably never will make a mini above(if at all) tabletop quality...i would never want a mini painted by anyone other than me... well with the odd mini made by a freidn of course...but thats the total exception of the rule...

   
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Student Curious About Xenos




essex

i wouldnt be as 'connected' with my models if they wernt painted by me, i think all the hard work and effort always pays of as you can say at the end (in a smug voice) "yea, i painted them"

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Irked Necron Immortal






Id say no I love to paint aswell but i mean if it was a friend of mine trying to sell their painted models id pay more for it if they needed the support

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I hate painting, and I wouldn't buy pre-painted because I love assembling and converting.Yes, I even enjoy carefully scraping mold lines. Pre-painted would hold less value for me.
   
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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





The Memphis Sprawl

There's nothing wrong with wanting your models painted.
That being said I would imagine that the only people that pay for their minis to get pro-painted are the win at all cost type gamers. If they have the excess money to blow on "pro-painting", then they also have every steamroller and leaf blower list at their disposal.
"I've made sure I have a stable of unbeatable army lists, now they need to look the part."
I assume "pro-painted" means at or near Golden Demon. Why on earth would anyone pay for that level of paint job unless they were going to run them in some kind of painting contest?
I'm rambling. GW is over priced as it is, so no.


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ChaosxVoid wrote:Id say no I love to paint aswell but i mean if it was a friend of mine trying to sell their painted models id pay more for it if they needed the support


I agree with this, though. There are exceptions to every rule.

I think I mis-read the OP. I guess if we're talking ebay or something they would have to be exceptionally well painted for me to pay more than normal for the GW model, because I do so enjoy my conversions. For some reason I thought we were talking about paying for your stuff to get painted. Just woke up. Sorry.


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mingus89 wrote:i wouldnt be as 'connected' with my models if they wernt painted by me, i think all the hard work and effort always pays of as you can say at the end (in a smug voice) "yea, i painted them"


Too true. I have a Daemon Prince I bought solely for a tournament. Painted him up pink skin/purple armor. Was going to run him as a lash prince. Changed my list, ran him as a Tzeentch prince. He's a total beast as a Tzeentch prince, and I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was thinking about repainting his Thousand Sons blue, but the resounding reply was no, because it wouldn't be the same. Long story short I love Pinky, my Slaanesh looking Tzeentch prince. If I had bought a pro-painted Slaanesh prince I could never believably run him with a different build, whereas when I look at Pinky all I see is Tzeentch prince (wings, warptime, and BoC or WoC, depending, in case anyone wanted to know )

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Yes, if they are 'eavy metal standard. Otherwise no...


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If it was a friend in need of some extra money I would offer pay for a paint job on a model to help him out.

I wouldn't want to hurt his pride by offering charity.

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Yellin' Yoof






NO!!!!!!!!!!
I love the painting

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A Place

No, Its almost guaranteed that you won't get them in non-standard color schemes, and I like to paint my own models, Its just better that way.
   
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Michigan

I voted yes solely on the basis I despise painting kroot, and would love to have kroot that actually looked decent.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Glad lots of people on ebay think differently! I can usually get twice to three times the cost of the model
   
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London

I see some of the commission painters here, and yes if I was rich I certainly would pay them more than retail for their work.

There's a scale on eBay, most 'painted' work is actually fit only for stripping. The models are devalued because their new owner actually has more work to prepare them. But once the standard goes above average and the figures are being bought to keep their paint job - then they get their value back, and when they genuinely painted to a high professional standard then they are worth many times their retail value because the value is all in the painting and not in the figure. You might as well ask if a good landscape painting is worth paying more for than the canvas on which it is painted!

I'm unlikely to see something randomly on eBay and feel the need to pay more than retail for it. I have bought painted figures in the past, but they have always been cheap. Even well painted figures often have little value as I have seen at wargames shows. I wouldn't have bought them for a lot, but now I have them, I'm very happy to keep them as they are. The only way I could imagine paying a lot for is to hire a commission painter to paint something specifically to my tastes.
   
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New England, U.S.A.

Creating unique paint schemes is half the fun, so no.


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I enjoy the painting far too much to have someone else "professionally" paint them for me. Plus, the way the "professional" paints them might not be to my liking and then it would be wasted money.

 
   
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USA - Salem, OR

I would prefer to be the professional painting others' miniatures, although I take too long to make it a career.

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ild buy them if they a different selection of clans, chapters, septs, kabals, etc. and only if they were painted well and had a clear protective coat already on them. but at the same time i still want to paint my own army.

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The only reason I haven't had certain armies painted for me ( See: Eldar and me being terrible at painting the smooth colors on their tanks with an airbrush ) is because I always change my army lists around .

I'd never be able to match the paint job, so I'd be dependant on my painter to always be able to be ready to paint my new additions.

If I really liked it, I might buy an HQ or a IC painted by someone else.



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I can understand for people who don't enjoy painting or want a certain style they cannot achieve alone. Personally I got into this for the painting so if i buy a pre painted model it is to get it cheap and strip it.



 
   
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Only if I wanted it on display in a cabinet, or for a really special game.

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I would, but only if it was master-class.

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