Raistlin Majere miniature.  The nice one.. .Value?
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:43 am 
 

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You don't know me but I feel like I know the lot of you already because my husband is regular poster here and I manage to keep up on the hot topics through his account. :twisted:

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I have a request to paint a model for someone.  Usually there is a standard fee PLUS the price of the figure.
Easy enough.  But the figure is rather uncommon and desirable.  It would be this version of the Ral Partha TSR Raistlin Majere:

http://www.blackmoor.ca/blackmoorimages ... stlin1.jpg

Now what do you think would the (ballpark) value be of this guy?  I have one unpainted and out of the package.  I know packaged goes for more, but that's not an issue here...

Any thoughts on his $$ worth?
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Pretty please?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:11 am 
 

Hi SaxonAngel,

That 11-series figure of Raistlin is the Holy Grail to us collector's. Many a night I have awakened screaming the numbers 11-069...

I would put the price for the loose figure at $200 + the cost of the beautiful painting that you do.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:41 pm 
 

How about 01-084 Evil Lord of Litter. I've been trying to get one since 1993. It wasn't available in the UK through Pal Partha, and I haven't ever found one online. Anyone ever seen one of these for real?


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:00 pm 
 

Ekim Toor wrote:Hi SaxonAngel,
I would put the price for the loose figure at $200


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Sounds a little outrageous for a figure we have three of...
I think I've only seen an 11 series character go for over $100 on ebay once.  That was the FR character Midnight in the package about 2 years ago.
Sorry but... any second opinions?


Ekim Toor wrote:P.S. Tell Blackmoor to quit sniping me :wink:


Geeez  You think he actually listens to his wife??? :lol:   Why the heck do you think I'm asking about something he ought to know about here in the first place. :wink:  :lol:
I can try, but he'll probably tell me to get him a beer or the remote or something.... :wink:

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:14 pm 
 

Sounds a little outrageous for a figure we have three of...


$200 for a loose 11-069 Raitlin. Insanity? Yes, but insanity at it's finest. Place one on ebay and let the fun begin...  8)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:20 am 
 

Looks like this guy has three up at once 8O



We will see what it is worth now:



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem



Including a painted one:



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:50 am 
 

Guh.  Dragonlance.  You'd have to pay me to take this stuff. ;) ;) ;)



All kidding aside that is one gorgeous painting job on yours, saxonangel!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:21 pm 
 

Me thinks someone saw this thread.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:00 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Including a painted one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem


That has to be one of the worst painted 'professionally painted' figures I have ever seen. Or is the professional painting underneath the enamelled crap that he put on to diguise it?


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:40 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:Including a painted one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem

That has to be one of the worst painted 'professionally painted' figures I have ever seen. Or is the professional painting underneath the enamelled crap that he put on to diguise it?




    Ugh!  Too true!  I think I could paint a better miniature myself.  In fact, I know I could, and I am not a professional painter.  Gah!  What has this professional done?


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:50 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:Gah! What has this professional done?

Someone should tell him he should stick to painting bathrooms.


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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:32 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
mbassoc2003 wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:Including a painted one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dragonlance-Raistli ... dZViewItem

That has to be one of the worst painted 'professionally painted' figures I have ever seen. Or is the professional painting underneath the enamelled crap that he put on to diguise it?


  Ugh! Too true! I think I could paint a better miniature myself. In fact, I know I could, and I am not a professional painter. Gah! What has this professional done?




Fortunalty it can be stripped and re-painted. :lol:



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Post Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:36 am 
 

Someone should tell him he should stick to painting bathrooms.


Hey! I make a decent living painting bathrooms!!  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:39 am 
 

Yes, but do you finish off every bathroom with several ink washes and layers of subtle drybrushing?


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:15 pm 
 

It's an unfortunate fact amongst the miniature painting community that the term "pro-painted" is usually a guarantee of an average to below average amateurish paintjob.  A simple search on ebay with this term will bring back primarily crap work.    Many of the higher skill level painters that sell on ebay will actually avoid this term in their auctions, though on the rare occasion there are some obviously misinformed exceptions.

One theory is that if you sell on ebay you must be a "pro". :roll:

Another common misinformation are the ones that say they have painted for Game Workshop.  It gives the impression that the seller might be one of the studio painters for GW, when he is actually one of the minimum wage employees that shit out crap army jobs for the retail stores, or aka "Red-shirts" as we like to call them.

I often find myself looking at "pro-painted" auctions in hopes of finding a desirable figure for cheap that I can throw in my stripping jar and redo. :D

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