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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:53 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Holy moly

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Fredy is a good painter but wow.  Record price for a single mini! 8O




   Wow...there were 34 bidders on that auction....which is odd, because $34 would have been about my bid.



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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:02 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:Holy moly

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Fredy is a good painter but wow.  Record price for a single mini! 8O


   Wow...there were 34 bidders on that auction....which is odd, because $34 would have been about my bid.

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Lets not get insulting here, freddy is one of the worlds best.  Miniature painting is an emerging art form.  I would have guessed this one to go in the $700.00 range.  The previous high price was $980.00 IIRC for a Matt Verzani painted miniature.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:18 am 
 

I had no idea such a market existed.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:24 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I had no idea such a market existed.


My wife paints miniatures as a full time job for miniature companies and private commisions.  Check out her site:

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:11 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:I had no idea such a market existed.


My wife paints miniatures as a full time job for miniature companies and private commisions.  Check out her site:

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yeah jeff i view there now and then. my daughter thought the mini's were absolutely amazing :)

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:44 pm 
 

Any idea why this went for $73?



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8798957914



Edit... Nevermind, I get it now.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:56 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I will bet on that horse...I think it will sell.   :lol:

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The seller lowered the starting bid to $5... maybe he lurks here...

Anyway I'm still a horse's patoot if it sells for even $5... I mean, come on, it's an empty box, and not woodgrain, for crying out loud...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:24 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... egory=2537

You gotta be shitting me.




Someone has way too much money or too little common sense. Has anyone ever seen another mini sell for anything close to that?


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:38 pm 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:I will bet on that horse...I think it will sell.   :lol:

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The seller lowered the starting bid to $5... maybe he lurks here...

Anyway I'm still a horse's patoot if it sells for even $5... I mean, come on, it's an empty box, and not woodgrain, for crying out loud...  :wink:

Geez, I just figured out it's an empty box.  I was trying to figure out what all the fuss was about.  :oops:

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:18 pm 
 

Oh...well...lowering the cost nullifies all bets.  I doubt now that you will turn out to be a horse's patoot.  :D

The box might be valuable to someone, though.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:39 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:
MShipley88 wrote:I had no idea such a market existed.


My wife paints miniatures as a full time job for miniature companies and private commisions.  Check out her site:

www.blackmoor.ca

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I have checked out her site several times and I have always been very impressed.  The one she did of Radagast the Brown has been my personal favorite until I saw the Goldberry.  That is some stunning detail!!!

  

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:09 pm 
 

I've no doubt that there are some good miniatures being painted out there.  Most of them do not seem to be better than I could do myself.

Not saying that the elf horseman isn't great, or that other professional painters aren't really good....just that some of the "great" paintjobs out there are not as good as I could do.

One example would be the crappy miniatures used for the Lord of the Rings movies.  What a place to save money!  They had great costumes and sets, and they had pretty good acting and directing...but apparently they bought their miniatures people at Goodwill...or whatever equivalent is available in New Zealand.

All through the films...particularly at Isengard and at Osgiliath...I wanted to say to the miniatures painters: "Hey, let me have a brush.  This is called 'dry brushing' and it works in colors other than gray!  You should probably learn some basic techniques...and how to use colors other than gray.  For instance...here is how to use brown and blue to enhance all that gray you have there...lets also try some green..."
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:55 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:I've no doubt that there are some good miniatures being painted out there.  Most of them do not seem to be better than I could do myself.

Not saying that the elf horseman isn't great, or that other professional painters aren't really good....just that some of the "great" paintjobs out there are not as good as I could do.

One example would be the crappy miniatures used for the Lord of the Rings movies.  What a place to save money!  They had great costumes and sets, and they had pretty good acting and directing...but apparently they bought their miniatures people at Goodwill...or whatever equivalent is available in New Zealand.

All through the films...particularly at Isengard and at Osgiliath...I wanted to say to the miniatures painters: "Hey, let me have a brush.  This is called 'dry brushing' and it works in colors other than gray!  You should probably learn some basic techniques...and how to use colors other than gray.  For instance...here is how to use brown and blue to enhance all that gray you have there...lets also try some green..."
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Post a few pics, please. Build up a surge of interest, get a thread going  and flog your minis on ebay.



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:34 pm 
 

But, of course, my point is that I am not that overwhelmingly good.  :lol:

I can't imagine that there is a market for my old Warhammer 40K miniatures.  And, as if I could bring myself to sell off the famous old regiments in my lead and pewter forces!   :lol:

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The Law Givers
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The Abishai Death Masque
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   Just the battle flags make me weep with bittersweet memories!  :lol:

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:00 am 
 

"All items are in great condition"



Starting bid: $25.00



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dungeons-Dragons-D- ... dZViewItem





. . . of course, one picture is worth a thousand words . . .


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:25 pm 
 

Is it possible that the seller just doesn't know what great condition means?  I mean, if they were trying to be tricky, wouldn't they have used more tricky pictures to conceal the real condition?

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:04 pm 
 

Heres one for the serious collector.  Only $200.00 starting bid:



http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Boxed-Set_W0QQi ... dZViewItem



I wonder if that is one of those special edition gold plated ones. :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:20 pm 
 

Well, to be fair, the seller is also offering quite a few hardbacked books and a few other items — although the listing is so poorly written that that information is difficult to pick out.

That's not to say that the listing doesn't deserve a place on this thread, though — it most assuredly does. His odds on getting a legitimate bid are long-ish, to say the least.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:14 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:

Heres one for the serious collector. Only $200.00 starting bid:

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Boxed-Set_W0QQi ... oryZ44114Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I wonder if that is one of those special edition gold plated ones.




Don't worry Brian it's been put up again, same start bid as before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/D-D-Boxed-Set_W0QQi ... dZViewItem

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:16 pm 
 

faro wrote:Yeah, that trumps the (presumed?) 5th OD&D, plus odds-and-sods, just ended.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8795961336
Nice, perhaps, but $315 and reserve not met? :D


Only $310 and "reserve not met", second time around;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8800905877

(Intriguingly different bidding list at the high end, btw!)



Really sweet trick setting the reserve that high- otherwise might've gone for $200ish; but not so smart to keep forking out those eBay fees...

  
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