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Ender Shadowkin
20-02-2008, 16:14
I have always wanted to play warmaster, but have never motivated my friends to play with me. One reason is overyone always has a huge backlock of Warammer mini's to paint and convert, and I for generally enjoy painting the larger scale figures.

Other manufactores now are selling prepainted mini's. Does anyone else think this would be a good thing for warmaster? You could purchase and buy a compelte set that you are ready to play. I think it would vastly improve the accesibility and would pull in other war-gamers who do not play warhammer. Plus, if you are a painter, you can always repaint the mini's however you want. . .

Llew
20-02-2008, 16:21
If they sold Warmaster pre-paints, that would be one of the few things that would get me dropping large chunks of money on GW again.

None of my friends play it, and I hate painting small scale. But give me a bunch of simple, plastic rank and file that I don't have to paint and I'd have army upon army. I'd force my friends to play then. ;)

Of course, this is all predicated on them keeping costs reasonable. If they could do them for $3 to $5 a stand, I wouldn't think that was too much. (And let's be honest...the painting isn't going to be that outrageous at that scale. Black plastic. Drybrush metal. A couple swipes on tabard, hit the weapon and dots of flesh color on the face and hands.) They'd have to produce them overseas to keep them cheap enough though, so that could be an issue.

azraelezekiel
20-02-2008, 22:03
If it is that simple to paint them, why not do it yourself?
My 3k lizardmen force has taken 4 weeks in total with judicious use of inks and dryrushing.
3k of dwarves took a similar time.

Ender Shadowkin
21-02-2008, 22:10
If it is that simple to paint them, why not do it yourself?
My 3k lizardmen force has taken 4 weeks in total with judicious use of inks and dryrushing.
3k of dwarves took a similar time.


I guess I don't have 4 weeks to spare, I have plenty of other things to paint. Especially when I have to convince somebody else start a new game system with me. And playing a game with painted mini's is much more fun and engaging, espcially when they are the small scale, its really hard to make out the unpainted bases in warmaster.

BTW, I have painted Warmaster models, I like to use them as spites for my WE :D

Llew
25-02-2008, 14:57
If it is that simple to paint them, why not do it yourself?
My 3k lizardmen force has taken 4 weeks in total with judicious use of inks and dryrushing.
3k of dwarves took a similar time.

Because the level of painting that I'll accept in a pre-paint and the level of painting I'll accept coming off the tip of my brush are entirely different things. :)

Plus, I'm getting old and my eyes are going bad. I can't paint for more than an hour without getting double-vision. I'm not willing to spend that hour on teeny, tiny minis that right now I have no call to use.

Notice -- I don't want to find a way to make myself interested in collecting Warmaster minis. I want GW to find a way to make me want to do it. That's sorta what they're in business to do.

Crazy Harborc
26-02-2008, 00:27
How about spray painting followed up with dry brushing? Just a thought, I had to get it out of MY head;)

I do think about Warmaster from time to time. Don't know anybody who plays it. I might check closer IF pre-painted (heck, different colours of plastic) minies were available.......My grandchildren might want to try it out with grandpa.

fracas
26-02-2008, 11:10
it really isn't as hard to paint Wm as it may seem

NemesisCH
28-02-2008, 23:17
PP in Warmaster, great idea but i dont think GW will spend money on that!:(

Frep
28-02-2008, 23:55
Maybe if they sell specialist games to a third party, but GW holds a death grip on all of it IP.

Ender Shadowkin
29-02-2008, 23:41
it really isn't as hard to paint Wm as it may seem

I agree, but its a big psychological barrier. I also think it would not be that much more expensive.

I also know if they were prepainted my friend and I would buy a set and give it a go. And if I wanted to change the color or otherise them my set I would overpaint the mini's. And I could see how people not under the GW wing of games so to speak, picking up the game and playing it if the look of it was more polished. Possible leading them into other GW products.

I would think a starter set that has two prepainted armies and a couple pieces of prepainted terrain would greatly increase the number of warmaster players. Also, I think something like that would have more generl public apeall and even easily be sold outside of GW stores.

Crazy Harborc
01-03-2008, 00:13
I can imagine that painting WM size blocks of minies is easy. Likely it takes "some" time at the least. THAT'S.....the thing.....I've got a big back log of 25/28mm minies to paint. Ihave a couple of opponents who might be interested in splitting the cost of a starter set of Warmaster....IF it was ready to go with a basic paint job done.

stonehorse
13-09-2008, 17:30
One trick to paint quicker with Warmaster is glue the 2 strips of figures very close, this way you can leave the area where they meet black as it will be shade.