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Please note: Prices reflect the significant investment in time it takes to paint quality miniatures. Many painting services paint to “levels” of quality, but I prefer to paint each and every figure to the highest standard possible. This demands loads of time and patience, and more than a little skill. I refuse to just slop paint on minis and call them done. Because of this, my services are generally reserved for characters and single minis.

Commission Prices

Reaper Miniatures Fixed Price
Dark Heaven Legends Line $85
Warlord Line $115
Monsters $115 and up (sorry, no dragons)
GW, Rackham, or equivalent Starting Price*
Standing $125
Mounted, or otherwise large/complex $175
Monster Price varies

* These are standard prices. Due to the incredible diversity of minis and their complexities prices can vary. Each order is handled individually and a satisfactory price is agreed upon before any work begins.

I can purchase all unpainted miniatures to be commissioned at 10% off retail. When I am providing the miniatures I require the cost of the minis up front. Alternatively, the buyer can supply the minis. Please take into account the time required for the mini to reach me if you choose this method. The other acceptable option is to purchase the minis online and have them sent to me. Buyer is to pay all shipping costs for miniatures ordered either online or personally sent to me. Dragon Miniatures is not responsible for any lost mail, and it is the buyer’s duty to purchase insurance should they choose to do so. My supplier takes a week to fill my order so please take that into account when determining the timeframe for you miniatures’ painting.
Shipping method can be agreed upon with the buyer. For domestic shipping I usually prefer USPS Priority Mail, and for international either the same or Airmail. For most individual figures domestic shipping is $3.85 – $5.00. International can vary quite a bit. I will ship the item in a box large enough to adequately and safely hold it as well as sufficient packing material. I do not charge a handling fee – only the price of the shipping service itself plus any additional shipping services such as insurance. As of yet, I have neverhad figures become lost in the mail when they are shipped via USPS.
For payment I welcome money orders, cashiers checks, and credit cards via Paypal. I can also take checks but they require up to 10 days to clear so I am reluctant to do so. International buyers are required to pay via Paypal for reasons of security and speed. If for some reason you are unable to pay for your painted miniature then it will be held for 30 days. If, at that point, you are still unable to pay for your mini then it will be sold on eBay to someone else. I am a very conscientious person and it offends me when the people I do business with are anything less than that. You are welcome to check my eBay feedback here as a testament to my honesty.
Because of the demand on time, I do not do conversion work. However, you are welcome to make conversions yourself and send the mini to me for painting. Be reasonable with the conversion work though – if a human sized figure ends up being a 6″ tall giant then I can only refuse to paint it or charge more.

All bases are sanded and flocked with static grass. I can do a little more or less such as using a round base instead of a square base.

I no longer accept commissions on miniatures I have previously painted, nor will I accept commissions to “duplicate” another painter’s mini.

In general, I do not apply sealant sprays to finished miniatures due to the risk of altering or damaging the look of the mini. However, I will apply a layer of Testor’s Dullcoat at no charge should the buyer request it.

With all commission work I reserve the right to apply the Dragon-Miniatures copyright to images of it and to post those images on this website as well as various gaming websites in order to promote my services. Note that this can be seen as an assurance for the buyer that all my work will be of such quality that I am proud to place my name on it.

Any questions the potential buyer may have concerning painting services can be sent [email protected]

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If you have, and still desire the custom painting services of Dragon-Miniatures, then please send an email to Mayne Thiele by clicking here.