First off, a bit of background. (feel free to skip...)
With the recent changes to the GW paint range, I started looking around for another manufacturer. At first, I seriously looked into the Vallejo Game Colour Suitcase (all 72 colours). This was also encouraged by a local gamer buddy, Churchless. Then, I spoke to a friendly retailer, Slave To Painting through their Facebook page.
I have followed their development ever since clicking a facebook link ages ago, and they're a real friendly bunch. I saw that they were planning to stock Vallejo paints and asked about the Suitcase set. The fella explained that his boss had the set himself, but only used about half of the paints consistently and wasn't going to be stocking it as it wasn't good value for money. I then started looking for another paint range, and came across a reference from Mike Mcvey (ex 'Eavy Metal, PP and now Studio Mcvey) for the Army Painter paint sets. The Army Painter is a company run by another two ex-GW staff members who want to speed up the painting process to get more of our plastic/resin/metal cocaine onto the table.
I've had a bit of experience with the Strong Tone Quickshade with my Nids. So, I'm thinking that with my base colour painting style (with an occassional drybrush or wash), the Army Painter method may be just what I'm looking for. I'm even considering redoing my entire Warhammer collection using this method, probably around 1000 soldiers!!!
Secondly, the idea.
Not bad for only three colours and Strong Tone Quickshade! I like the gloss effect for alien skin!
With my new love for The Army Painter products, I've started to dream about the possibility of offering a painting service to get models to a decent tabletop standard quickly and cheaply for my fellow gamers. I've spoken briefly to Mark Logue about the idea, as he has a bit of commission work history, and he thinks there would definitely be a market for getting more models on the tabletop as a cheap and effective service.
Thirdly, the question.
I would like to hear any expressions of interest for Scotty Wazza's APS
(Army Painting Service). I'm currently working on getting some samples made up to demonstrate the quality that can be achieved with The Army Painter products. I'm thinking that if this little idea of mine actually becomes a reality, I would like to create a website to showcase and advertise the APS. I am even considering becoming a retailer for the product in the future, even if it is just a small online store and/or at tournaments (with the TO's approval, of course!) Would it be something you would consider using? What would you be looking for from the service?
Finally, a demonstration.
I'm currently in the process of painting up a sample piece to demonstrate part of The Army Painter process (Colour primer, basic colours, quickshade, anti-shine). For the time being, have a look at the PDF put out by the company:
http://admin.thearmypainter.com/files/d ... _guide.pdf
Any feedback, interest or suggestions are welcome!