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Hi all.

So I have this Artscale Deathwatch mini (Imperial Fist) that I made for commission a couple of months ago and unfortunately the client hasn’t got back to me. Rather than just try and find a buyer, I’m going to auction it off and give the money to a local RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre who are running an appeal at the moment.

First thing to decide is how to paint it up as I’m sure it’ll raise a higher final price if it’s painted. It was commissioned as a member of the Deathwatch, but I can easily paint it up in Imperial Fist or Crimson Fist colours. I’m leaning toward yellow as I’m pretty good with yellow paint and that looks great with battle damage. I’ll also provide an alternative 40mm base so this can better “count as” Lysander.

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on the best way to go regarding painting please leave a comment or email me.

Also once it’s finished and goes up for auction (eBay obviously) any help promoting it would be extremely helpful and appreciated.

EDIT: Since I posted this I’ve been talking with Volomir and he’s kindly agreed to paint up this miniature for me. Obviously this means the mini will be 100 times better than if I painted it myself and hopefully it’ll raise a fair bit more money.

October 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    I would say combine the 2 ideas – an Imperial Fist in Deathwatch colours. Black and yellow would work well together and if you have the patience, then NMM would bw a nice touch.
    As for promoting the auction, how about speaking to the mods on Bolter & Chainsword or go to the Brotherhood of Hobbyists as we have a trade section on there. Although the trade section is on a swap basis, I’m sure that they wouldn’t mind you promoting it on there.
    Link – http://brotherhoodofhobbyists.freeforums.org/

  • http://www.facebook.com/Arthran Michael Bradbury

    Once Its up I’ll let everybody on DevGaming.net and the 3++ blog know about it Lamenter. Great cause, and great to see somebody giving back!

  • http://colshofer.blogspot.com/ Colonel Shofer

    Not sure on Ebay rules, on this one, but can you say painted or unpainted – and you select which to take?

    Of course, if you could really get it out there (and I can help, there), you would not need Ebay at all.

    Would love to consider it ‘naked’ … no offence to you or your painting !!! :)


    • http://masteroftheforge.com Lamenter

      Main reason I think I’ll go with eBay is simply because the money side of things is then out of my hands, and everyone knows it’s all above board and that I’m not trying to con anyone.

  • Erich1234562002

    I would keep it death watch black aromor yellow right shoulder pad silver death watch side would look slick, i would be very interested in bidding on that. not as much on imperial fist or crimson but death watch would be perfect!! please keep me/ us posted cause I cant wait to bid on it!!

    • http://masteroftheforge.com Lamenter

      You have a good point. I’ll discuss it Volomir, see what he thinks.
      I’ll be promoting this far and wide once it’s ready to go so you won’t miss it :-)

      The charity I’ll be supporting is Birmingham Dogs Home.


      Difficult to choose between so many but this is one of my local charities. My own dog came from a rescue centre very much like this so it’s a cause that is close to my heart.

  • NOA

    Heya Lamenter, I let the good folks at reddit.com/r/warhammer know of your charity auction. Keep up the good stuff!

    • http://masteroftheforge.com Lamenter

      Cool, thanks. This is going to be a while before it’s painted up, but as soon as it’s ready to go I’ll be promoting it everywhere.

    • Erich1234562002

      Just dont sell my Big Al!!! =)

  • humbrade

    Hey, is this still happening? Or has it already happened and I didn’t know? I would love to have this model as a part of my Artscale Deathwatch Army… Especially painted, that way it would give me something to work towards with the rest of my models.

    • http://masteroftheforge.com Lamenter

      Yeah it’s still happening but the painting has been delayed. I’ll be making a lot of noise about the auction when it happens and it’ll last at least a couple of weeks, so there’ll be plenty of time.

      • humbrade

        I just noticed that he’s painting it yellow? It wont fit into my army unfortunately… Would of loved some of your work to call my own though. lol.