Yeah, I know Blue Table Painting.
It's not only one guy, but a whole crew. There are some videos on YouTube made by them.
Some of their creations are really nice, but all in all, I think most of
their creations lack some originality (not all, some are nice, but most). I don't mean to be condescendant and I really like the fact that they provide such a great service to some people, but I just feel that for a professional studio, painting and modelling 20h a day and charging what they charge, the result could be a little
Compare it to the 'Eavy Metal painters from Games Workshop for example. I am not saying that BTP can or should have a stadard as high as these guys, but I would expect them to paint miniatures that are at least "very pleasant" to look at and/or "somehow original".
And that is not always the case in my opinion. Most miniatures look as if painted in a rush, and with mainstream color schemes. I actually think that some "pre-painted", mass-produced miniatures (like AT43
by Rackham) look better than expensive custom ordered projects at BTP.
Let's look at some pics
Does this orc regiment seem in any way special to you? Is the paintjob REALLY something you could not do yourself with just a little effort?
Is there any individuality to the way these orcs are assembled? Would you be willing to pay $180 (or €128) for these 16 miniatures?
Same goes for the bases. Does this look "realistic" to you? Do you feel like standing in a moist, cold, enchanted wood in autumn when looking at these?
I really hate bragging, and I detest it when people quote themselves, but I know
that with the same amount of time and effort you can make autumn bases that look way better... I know it, trust me, because I tried myself.
And you can say what you will, but I definitely smell some "fanatic army painter" here! And I think it is a bit dishonnest charging loads of money for a miniature you have dipped in paint and is "finished" in 5 minutes...
Here's an AT43 miniature for comparison:
Please feel free to disagree with me!
I might be too harsh in my judgement.
Conclusively I would like to add that even though I would not order anything from them, i think BTP is a good thing, and anyone who thinks he needs their help (and has the money) should gladly make use of their services.