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Pleasure Sacrifice to Slaanesh

Oldbury, UK

Hi all, just thought I'd let you wonderful people here on Dakka Dakka know that I've set up my own miniature painting service!! Very exciting times.

Details can be found either on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/oguominiatures) or on my blog (link is in my signature). I also accept commissions through this site and any other that y'all can find me on. I'm UK based and would really love to hear from you

My blog: http://childrenofthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/

My store:
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Lady of the Lake

Don't be shy about posting pics of your work in that post as well to drum up some extra interest. And good luck.

Made in gb
Pleasure Sacrifice to Slaanesh

Oldbury, UK

Thanks, and I didn't think of posting images *slaps own forehead* Here they come now
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Iron Warriors Helbrute

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Converted Herald of Khorne

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Skull Cannon of Khorne

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Seeker of Slaanesh

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Pre-Heresy colours Thousand Sons Sorcerer

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Burning Chariot

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Chaos Cultists

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Pre-Heresy colours Emperor's Children Sorcerer

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Word Bearers Dark Apostle

My blog: http://childrenofthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/

My store:
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The Main Man

Beast Coast

I'm pretty sure this is on topic for a wargaming forum. Shouldn't this thread be in Dakka Discussions or Painting and Modeling or something?

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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan

Pleasant Valley, Iowa

You've started 3 threads in 2 weeks; in one you say you're thinking about opening a FLGS and this one about starting a painting service. I'm going to answer both of those things here.

For starting a FLGS, you are going to need a lot of money, and a lot of time. There is a series of articles you have to read that you can find here. I can't find a good index of these articles, so just change the number in the address bar to go to the next article. Long story short, you're gonna need about $100 grand or have that in equity somewhere - if you've got those sorts of numbers available, read the articles. If you don't, concentrate on the painting.

So far as the painting, now. I don't think your painting skills are at the level that you can reliably turn a profit with. On some of the miniatures, you've achieved a mid-tabletop quality standard - the Tyranid, and the DV miniatures. Some of them - the Word Bearers Dark Apostle - I think you're delivering a product people are probably not going to want to pay money for. I think you need more practice to deliver more of the former and less of the latter.

People will definitely buy models in a tabletop standard as long as you can crank them out consistently, and very rapidly. You won't get rich, but you can probably earn some pocket money this way. My advice is to pick one specific unit and really hone your skills at it and sell those repeatedly until you can sell them on ebay for a good profit, including shipping. After that, look into the painting service.

Finally, your photography could be improved simply and cheaply. Read this article, and also this one.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.

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Old Sourpuss

Lakewood, Ohio

Don't take this the wrong way, but with the exception of the Skull Cannon and the Seeker, all of this looks like it was painted by different people.


Ask me about Brushfire or Endless: Fantasy Tactics 
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Civil War Re-enactor


Here's a thread crammed with useful advice. Give it a read.

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