View Full Version : Has anyone tried Jive Turkey Painting?

11-09-2009, 22:12
I want to start a new imperial guard army, but I don't feel like painting it. I don't like painting and I just want to play. I know about blue table painting, but it seems very exspensive and the quality seems a bit low. After searching around on the net, I ran into a site called jive turkey painting that seems a lot more affordable and has better paint jobs. Link (http://www.jive-turkey.net/~whit/)

Has anyone used this site or know anyone who has? Is it a scam? Any personal reviews?

13-09-2009, 04:21
No one's tried it?

13-09-2009, 04:31
Never even heard of it, of course I always paint my own models.

13-09-2009, 05:45
Well he didn't even remove the flash lines from those models - thumbs down from me...

Rat Catcher
13-09-2009, 05:47
Seems decent enough for table-top quality; and with a name like Jive Turkey I say go for it.

13-09-2009, 22:44
I.G. is relatively easy to paint. I painted 100 valhallan infantry figs over a 2 week vacation.

13-09-2009, 23:20
Why pay for someone else to do it when you can make a social occasion out of it. Get some buddies, get some food, some dvds that sort of thing and just have yourselves a paintathon! Hell even give yourself prizes for most productive, best painted, and "all things considered" awards lol.

Sarah S
13-09-2009, 23:23
Because painting is a hellish exercise in torture?

It's a complete waste of my time to accomplish something so small and pathetic. If I can pay someone to do something I hate so much, I certainly would!

13-09-2009, 23:24
some nice painted models on there (especially those daemons), saying that i kinnda like to paint my own models, it just seems more personal that way

even if i can only bring myself to paint 1 or 2 models then leave them for a while (somtimes days) before going back to them, the secret is to only paint what you want, dont force yourself and say "just one more model then ill stop" as thats when you start getting frustrated and making mistakes trying to rush through it

anybody else see the title for this thread and have a "semi pro" moment?

14-09-2009, 04:22
I Enjoy building the models but dislike painting them. Imagine my surprise when I overheard someone who I think is a decent painter admit that he dislikes building the models.

We have a deal right now - I build his, he paints mine. You may want to consider something similar.

14-09-2009, 10:47
Well painting is a bit of a chore but the result is well worth it. I work on the premise that I will never use unpainted models - this forces me to get stuff done because I want to use it on the battlefield.

The think with 40k is that half the hobby is about painting/modelling. Besides, we pay enough money for the stuff it may as well look good.

Joey Dunlop
14-09-2009, 10:55
Basic base coat drybrush job and a pot of Army painter dip........ And how much does he charge?!

14-09-2009, 14:11
The prices are very reasonable for the apparent quality of the output, allowing for the fact that a good deal of washing and drybrushing is in evidence.

I charge rather more than they do, just to achieve minimum wage.


14-09-2009, 16:08
That looks horrendously expensive to me. I completely understand why, I think there's enough work involved to say that the prices are fair, IMHO. However, Imperial Guard armies have huge numbers of models in them normally, and it's staggering to think how much this is going to cost you. My advice would be to let them paint your characters and specialist models if you must, but to pick an easy to paint Guard choice, like Cadians, and invest in a decent airbrush! You could undercoat, basecoat, wash and roughly detail a hundred infantry in a weekend.