How the miniature painting service works
The Immersive World Crafter provides a miniature painting service with choices on the level of detail. Start by choosing the size of miniature you have from the drop list. If it isn’t listed, find the closest suitable option. Follow this up with the level of detail you would like and then choose the quantity of miniatures at this scale that need painting. It is possible to add different sizes and detail to your shopping basket.
is our lowest level of detail. It will take your miniatures a little beyond the minimum 3 colour requirements of most gaming tournaments. This consists of prime coating before providing a base coat of colours. Next up, ink washes shade and tone the recesses of the detail. Lastly, highlights complete the finish before basing the miniature in a suitable terrain setting.
Still uses washes and highlights. However, it also makes use of blending light tones into dark. Tabletop Plus and the increasingly more complex finishes beyond are much more likely to make use of a wet palette to control the consistency and flow of paint. The overall finish is refined.
Uses some advanced painting techniques. This includes object source lighting (OSL) where light from any light emitting object tints the colour it shines upon. Another technique is Non-Metallic Metal (NMM), making use of standard matt colour paints with stark contrasts and blends between light and dark. This offers an overall refinement and improved aesthetic over using metallic paints. Both of these techniques can and do require an ability to use glazes. A thin transparent or semi-transparent layer that changes the appearance of the underlying paint layer, such as the colour value, hue and texture of the surface. Last but not least to mention is weathering and climatic effects on the miniature. For instance do they hold a freshly forged sword, or a rusty edged cleaver? Centre pieces also take on advanced basing finishes that immerse the miniature in a terrain setting.
Painting preparation takes great care and attention by scrutinising and removing mould lines. Plastic putty is used to fill gaps and seam in the miniatures assembly.
Takes a centre piece even further. It is a vignette, which is a fancy way of saying it captures a moment in time of the miniature model in the setting chosen upon. Each display piece comes with a plinth hosting an expertly crafted terrain habitat. All dependent upon what the vignette is, this habitat may include water features that are created with resin. Or perhaps a woodland with varying ground covers, textures and roots of trees etc.
How long will it take to paint my miniatures?
Scheduling is very important. The number of orders being placed at the time of your order, how large your order is, the scale of the miniatures and the level of detail required will determine timescales. At the time of your order The Immersive World Crafter will provide an indication of when your order may be complete.
Can I send you my miniatures, or can I request you order miniatures on my behalf?
In short, both. You can mail your miniatures to The Immersive World Crafter and make payment for the painting service. Following payment for your order we can discuss If you need miniatures to be sourced or bought. For some of the larger brands, such as Games Workshop or Mantic Games The Immersive World Crafter can purchase at typical independent store prices of up to 20% off recommended retail.