When I came in contact with the first line of prepainted D&D miniatures a few years ago I pretty much hated them because they looked really awful. But they got better and the bigger miniatures like the dragons were quite nice and with a little work and repainting some miniatures like the beholder looked really cool.
When Rackham had a huge sale last summer with prices dropping like flies, I bought 10 boxes of various fractions. Of course I knew that there had to be some work done like putting them onto new bases, do some paint touch-ups and ink them one or two times. But all in all it was a very good deal. When the minis arrived I was surprised on how good they looked (for prepaints, of course). I even used some of them without touch-ups in my game but now the time had finally come to start the improvements.
|An hour worth of work...|
|...just to get the bases of.|
|Right now it's just a mess...|
|...but they could look quite nice with a little more paint and ink.|
|The rebasing has begun...|
I'm going to need these miniatures for the next chapter of the Dark Prophet Chronicles. But since the ongoing adventure will last for at least another 5 to 6 month of gaming, other projects like painting the new ghouls (which hopefully arrive tomorrow) will have priority. But I will update any further progress and since I'm quite eager to see the touch-up end results myself it could be quite possible that the next installment of the Miniature Spotlight is not so far away. :)