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i would say yes for the paiting because i kind of hate that, but i do like coverting and assembling so the best option for e is to sell pre-painted bitz.

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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Oxfordshire UK

Absolutly not, not in a million years would I even consider buying 'Pro-Painted' models.

One of the major parts of any miniature hobby is the assembly and the painting of the miniatures themselves. Paying someone else to do this for you mearly implies that you cannot be bothered or dont have the time to do this. Whats the point in starting the hobby when you are willfully missing out on a good 60% of the hobby itself

Besides this, I look at so called 'Pro-Painted' models on Ebay and the like and 80% are table top standard, if that..... If you think you can do better then whats the point



 
   
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Westchester, NY

I love painting and converting, and probably for models in my own army couldn't ever buy one. However as an appreciator of the art, if i had more $$ I would really enjoy collecting examples of other artists I like, but the paintjobs would have to be something worth paying for and different than what I could do, and also something I could learn from.

Also I can only paint/convert so fast, so if I had the money I would pay for a fully painted army from a painter I like, probably of a different faction.

 
   
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Outflanking

Nah, paintings too fun!

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Considering the exorbitant prices of GW products, they should already be painted to a high quality at the current prices.

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New Hampshire

I would if a needed a difficult to paint/assemble model, especially some of the metal ones.

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UK

Just picked up a lovely painted army for Hordes at less than the price for unpainted - all win

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San Francisco

I really enjoy painting the models and assembling them the way I want so I don't think I would really pay for it. If it wasn't for the painting I might as well just be playing the dawn of war video game.

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Regular Dakkanaut





I wouldn't pay anyone to paint minis for me,since that half the fun of the hobby to paint your stuff.

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Regular Dakkanaut





Like alot of people, modelling and painting is the main thing i enjoy about the hobby so the answer is no.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




UK, Derbyshire.

Id like someone to produce mould-line free/flashless minis perhaps with a primer applied - oh hang on that happened 30 years ago but everyone bought GW instead-oops!

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Modelling and painting is the best (and for me the most time consuming) part of the hobby.

A box of plastic dudes may cost $45-$50, but 5+ (bare minimum) hours at home getting them ready, and then a lifetime of gaming. I can live with that.

Paying more, for far less time spent on (plus less control over finished product), severe negative for me.

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Stubborn Hammerer





That really depends on how much more it would cost, and if I could choose the paint scheme.If it is way more than the cost of paints+brushes then no. But if it is under that, then possibly.
   
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Australia

If I were to need the models as soon as possible maybe. Other than that like others have mentioned, painting is all part of it.


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London

 kitch102 wrote:
Never, I want my models to be representative of my skills and abilities.


This makes your models yours and shows your development- surely the best aspect of the hobby??



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Central Pennsylvania

Yes, but only for a 'secondary Army' that I'd like to field without having to paint. Because I spent plenty of time on my primary army with those paint brushes...

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Mountain-Breaker wrote:
That really depends on how much more it would cost..


Thus far I have spent way over a grand on ebay and not only have 95% of models been as described and well painted but have ALWAYS been less than the cost of buying them unpainted

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"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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USA

Other-- I'd pay only if I had the extra money (which means usually no) I trusted the person doing it to actually do it in a timely and professional manner (which also means usually no). Otherwise... no thanks.

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I don't see a reason for anything other than TT standard except for characters and perhaps vehicles. Even then...eh, I'm cheap. Even with money to burn I'd doubt I'd fish out the cash for a master class figure or army.

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personally i would. as i am not a painter. to be quite frank i am possibly one of the worst painters out there. give me a few kits or some GS and i'll whip up a storm. never really liked unpainted models nor understood the need to paint them yourself
   
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Gangly Grot Rebel



Scotland

Don't paint, never have in over 15 years playing so I either have unpainted stuff, pay commision or buy fully painted.

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Calgary, AB

It being the case that I have more armies to paint than time to paint them, I see the value in receiving these models finished. I love converting and assembly, but the painting is tedious, as I've had to find ways to sneak more painting into my day to get things done. I'd love to either hand my army off for painting, or get the army finished, but I don't have that kind of money

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Iowa

No because even though I don't do a good job, I live on a college budget, and can afford a model every few months. Even my conversions are usually to save money.....
   
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No way, painting is my favorite part of the hobby!

I hate it when people call my models "action figures."
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Uk

Wouldn't pay for a pro painted model,
1stly it would be mega expensive
2ndly it's unlikely it would be in the style/scheme I'd want.
3rdly why take half of the modelling work/fun/pleasure out of this hobby??


However I think if people wan to go for it, feel free. I know I don't have that much fully painted and finished due to the time it takes and the huge volumes of models I own, ha!

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UK

 Mad Boss Morgrot wrote:
Wouldn't pay for a pro painted model,
1stly it would be mega expensive


Most of the ones I have bought at very high standard have been less than (the ever increasing) retail price..............the few exceptions tedned to be rarety of the model.

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"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
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"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

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Eastern US

No, because painting is an integral part of the hobby (even if it is my least favorite part).

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Yeovil

 mwnciboo wrote:
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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I paint my own.
   
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UK

 Jordan wrote:
No, because painting is an integral part of the hobby (even if it is my least favorite part).


Only if you enjoy and/or have the time - otherwise its a aspect of the hobbey that is optional and often inconvenient - to me at least.

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"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
Inquisitor Amberley Vail, Ordo Xenos

"I will admit that some Primachs like Russ or Horus could have a chance against an unarmed 12 year old novice but, a full Battle Sister??!! One to one? In close combat? Perhaps three Primarchs fighting together... but just one Primarch?" da001

www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/528517.page

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