Workbench Warriors is a Commission Painting service. I am now switching to part time in my day job and am opening up the painting service from personal acquaintances to the readers here and followers on twitter. Here then is a first draft of prices. These are not set in stone as some minis are infinitely easier/quicker or more complex to paint and no fixed price list can reflect this accurately without running to 20 or 30 pages. I will be publishing photos to illustrate as many of the different categories over the next few days. In general though the 3 levels are as follows;
level 1. Basic airbrushed colours with a couple of highlights, oil washes, details picked out. Good tabletop standard
level 2. Same as above but with edge highlights painted in, eyes picked out, glow effects where appropriate, final highlights and shading picked out with a brush to make the models ‘pop’ . This is a good tournament level of painting and should inspire your armies to greater feats on the table
level 3. This is the standard I paint for myself. Each model is lovingly finished on a model by model basis. Figures have varied facial expressions and facial hair where appropriate. Free hand details are added. Weathering is added to vehicles and clothing can be distressed to show wear and tear. Tattoos and scars are added. Metals can be corroded; rusted, or oxidised. This level should hopefully get you in the mix for nomination for ‘best painted’
here then is the price guide.
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X-wing re paints would count as;
‘small monster’ for the small ships.
‘Med vehicle for the large base ships
‘Large monster’ for the epic ships. Obviously discounts would be applied to larger fleets/swarms of similar models
Level 3 shuttle. The intricate Cog stencil, weathering and star field reflected on the cockpit push this to L3. The base would be a special case.
A level 2 paint job although it is only the use of the stencils that pushes this up from level 1. The base would be a special case and would need to be evaluated on enquiry
Level 2 small monster. This is a good example of a level 2 that is quite a quick easy paint, having no real detail other than the three different tone/texture areas. This would be a case for a discounted level 2 price.
This is a level 1 model. Basic highlights done on all surfaces. However the attention to detail on the weapon and training on the gun are probably above what would normally be there. The base is type 1, just sand and static flock.
Level 3 med vehicle due to the attention to detail on the weathering, freehand insignia and use of various medium (powders, oil paints etc)
This is a good example of a crossover between level 2 and 3. The tartan and weathered rusted weapons take it above a level one and the attention to detail on the gut eye detail push it towards level 3. For a large army this could be discounted down to a level 2 price while on an individual model would be priced nearer level 3
Level 2 Grey Knight on Type 1 base. Only the freehanded purity seals and shoulder pads push this above a level 1
Level 2 space Marines. These marines are level 1 with the addition of the edge highlights mad the freehand insignia and back banners. Without those two elements they would be level 1. The bases are type 1, texture paint base coated and dry-brushed.
This is a special order all the way, from the intricate paint scheme to the attention to detail on the base and the conversion carried out
Level one Saxon Warband. These models have been given a couple of airbrushed highlights, oil washes and a final highlight picked out. Equipment has been picked out and faces painted with dark shadows for the eyes. They are based with cork, sand and highland tufts. All the basing elements have been base coated, oil washed and dry-brushed. The shields would add a small premium to the price. A type one basing cost?
Khador jack level 3 on type 2 basing. The extensive weathering and oxidisation on the metals and armour are what push this from a level 2 to a 3
Level 1 Japanese Infantry with type 2 basing These have been given two airbrushed highlights through the airbrush, skin is a base coat, wash and one highlight. The bases are cork, sand and highland tufts. The bases have then been airbrushed, oil washed and drybrushed.
Level 2 small/medium monster on type 2 base. The attention to detail on the metals and multi- medium approach to the skin tones almost push this to a level 3 but the simplicity of the sculpt keep the price lower
One off converted models like this can be done on request and price will depend on intricacy of the work and discounts can be applied if it is part of a larger order.