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Offline joshuaslater

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Brand X painting: Firstborn
« on: March 24, 2008, 12:02:54 PM »
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 03:51:26 PM »
It's looking pretty good, but why does it say Brand X painting?

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 04:40:14 PM »
Looks good to me.  I like the red trim, it stands out nicely.
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 05:34:20 PM »
Brand X painting is the place he sent them to be painted. Thats not his paint job. His scheme but not his handy work. He sent them to Utah to be done for him.
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 05:38:02 PM »
The fig looks great BTW! Im sure it will look glorious in death ;D Ill have to come over and see sometime soon.  ;D
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 05:44:29 PM »
Well then, I have to ask, how much was it to have that figure painted?

I mean, it is decent table top quality as best I can tell, but for a professionally painted miniature, that doesn't seem that impressive.

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 11:19:08 PM »
well, i think it is very good!

very nice shading (see leg).
and the gold is amazing!

->how did he do the gold?? what brand? i want it!
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 05:57:34 AM »
That's their "basic level": five bucks.  Basing will be included but isn't done yet.  I could have spent more in 1/2 increments upwards for different levels.  Go see their gallery at www.brandxpainting.com and see if you like their work.

I'm finding them very pleasant and professional to deal with, and I'm keeping this as a log of the experience, in case anyone decides to use a painting service.  'Never thought I would, but now instead of spending all my coin on even more models, I can spend it on getting some armies painted, spend the time painting on armies I should have done, learn new techniques on individual character models that are slowly getting applied to my other armies, and clean up the house!!

My goal is to have any Chronopia army available to play at my spot.  Whatever list you come up with, I want to pretty much be able to have it.

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 06:09:20 AM »
Ok, that standard looks a lot better.  And for $5 that seems to be a pretty good deal.

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 08:56:47 AM »
The grunts at the basic level are better than almost everything I've done.  I'm working on finishing my Dwarves, as they are my favorites, and I may spend a few more bucks on the individuals to bring up the quality.  I've no wife and kids to worry about, and I'd rather pay for painting than new metal!!  Models are skyrocketing; I've taken to picking up stuff almost exclusively from ebay and closeout sales, and always try to get free shipping on anything newer.
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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 11:06:25 AM »
I've been doing the same Josh - found a great painter to knock out a load of my grunt troops and saving characters for myself.  I just don 't have time to paint ALL the stuff I have AND have a life.  :D

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 11:18:19 AM »
 Nice paint jobs on those so far Joshua.They are cheap too.I have some miniatures away getting painted.The quality on my ones is Great  and I will post pictures sometime.Cant wait to see the full units.

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 11:25:28 AM »
They look really good for a basic level.

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008, 07:58:07 AM »
Hello all! My name is Thomas and I'm the one painting Joshua's Firstborn. He said I should go ahead and post the WIP pictures we have so far here. You will be able to see them below. I want to thank everyone for their kind words thus far.

The models should be completely finished by the end of this week so you will get to see finished pictures as well.














As Joshua mentioned, these are at our Basic Level which is right around tabletop quality. If you're curious about getting something done, feel free to let me know. Turnaround time is fairly quick. With an army this size (around 100 figs), it's usually about 2 weeks. That allows us to inventory the models, assign a painter, paint it, photograph it and send it to you. We can do assembly as well.


Thanks!

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Re: Brand X painting: Firstborn
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 08:19:00 AM »
Welcome to the boards and I must say.....well done. 
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