01-17-2006, 07:34 AM
I have seen in some postings, that the standard for painting of the miniatures is given in "x out of ten".
Does anyone have a link of a page where the "rules for the categories" are listed ?
Paul A. Hannah
01-17-2006, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Markus Steffen:
Does anyone have a link of a page where the "rules for the categories" are listed?I think I can safely say that no such "rules for the categories" exist. Any categorization of painting quality is inherently subjective. My advice would be to make your own assessment, as much as possible, based on what you see in the pictures.
Here's one generalization to keep in mind: It seems that the more a seller boasts such terms as "expert painted!", "professional!!", "superb!!", "9 out of 10", or (my favorite) "painted by hand", the more likely they are merely average. --Ah, but there's another subjective term. Afterall, what's "average"?
More helpful, I think, is when a seller describes her or her method of painting, e.g. "white primer", "acrylics, shaded and drybrushed", "matte coat", etc. How they are based, I think, is also a very important consideration. But, again, the pics should tell much of the story. A painter's reputation, earned over time, can also be useful to you.
If the pics are blurry, then it's riskier; although, sometimes, you can be pleasantly surprised both with the figures and with the bargain you might get (cuz others were reluctant to bid on them). That's been my friend, Andy Hooper's experience on a few occasions, at least.
[ January 17, 2006, 05:13: Message edited by: Paul A. Hannah ]
01-18-2006, 08:03 AM
Another way to look at it is in quality levels. This is usually linked directly to price for painting services.
Eric Brindza at Pigmented Miniatures has the clearest description that I have seen at http://pigmentedminiatures.com/Our_Service.html, describing five basic levels
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