View Full Version : CreganTur's Paint for Profit thingy

Cregan Tur
05-05-2011, 08:36 PM
I think by now everyone knows what this is about, so I'm going to skip all of the general stuff we all know by now, but I will specify:

Starting pot: $10
Goal: $500

Now, I was originally going to paint up the Frog Wizard from Darksword, but I thought I'd let you guys tell me which of these three I should work on:

Frog Wizard
Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)
Diorama: wolf stalking a bunny
The wolf in #3 is from Darksword and the bunny is from one of Reaper's familiar packs.

You've probably already guessed this, but I'll also be using whatever I finish here as an entry in the Darksword competition. So, drop in a line with your vote and I'll get started in a couple days!

05-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Not sure what kind of draw you'll get on those minis though... Mainly game minis are best for sleazbay. I'd paint what you want at this point. Maybe the Game of thrones since its really hot right now?

Captain Sprout
05-05-2011, 09:00 PM
I like the idea of the wolf!

05-05-2011, 09:09 PM
Go for Sansa Stark, I think that would be the easiest to sell as well. And besides, I like the minis of her, so wouldn't mind seeing one painted for this competition :smile:

05-05-2011, 09:15 PM
Yeah Game of Thrones is pretty current so I would go for that.

Certain manufacturers will always do better than other but dark sword is a well like company with a strong following - any well painted mini will sell

Cregan Tur
25-07-2011, 06:54 PM
I haven't completely forgotten about this. In fact, I've just gotten more motivation to work on it again, but I'm going to be changing things around. I'm going to start with a $0 balance and just go up because I'm going to finish and sell off minis that I already have. Currently I'm finishing the set of Grey Knight Paladins I bought a while ago, along with the Space Marine tac squad, Terminators, and leader from AoBR. Once they're all done i'll be posting the lot on eBay along with my old Grey Knight Terminators and Ultramarine Dread. Once they're all sold off I'll paint up all of the Orks in my AoBR box.

Cregan Tur
19-08-2011, 05:08 AM
I've put up 3 items on ebay. Whatever I make from them will be what I use as the pot for the rest of this challenge.




19-08-2011, 08:59 AM
good luck matey. I have popped these onto the front page for you

19-08-2011, 05:53 PM
Nice looking gaming pieces. I bet you do well with these CT.

Cregan Tur
30-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Sales went much better than I expected!

Valkyrie: $102.50
Grey Knights: $102.50
Dreadnaught: $28.00

After Paypal and ebay fees I've got a profit of: $201.28

Out of this I also will be getting a commission from someone who viewed the Valkyrie. He's still trying to finish his army list, but it's going to end up being a whole army project, which means a really nice amount of money.

I'm currently finishing up some Grey Knight Paladins, who will be my next sale. I'm also painting up a powerclaw ork for a contest at my LHS, so he'll be going up after the contest as well.

All in all, it's been a great experience to sell off some stuff.

30-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Nice $$ man, grats!

30-08-2011, 06:22 PM
Awesome CT! Way to go!

30-08-2011, 09:30 PM
Great news, Cregan! :D

Cregan Tur
20-07-2012, 04:11 AM
I'm starting up this again. Painting up a number of 40k units for sale. My goal is to have them done and on ebay next Thursday.

Here's what's going up:
Grey Knight Paladin Squad on custom lava bases
Ultramarine squad on custom asphalt bases
Ultramarine Terminator squad on custom asphalt bases
Ultramarine Captain on custom asphalt base
Ultramarine Rhino

I'm also thinking about selling off some of my competition dioramas as well, but I'm not certain on that point yet.

20-07-2012, 09:55 AM
Good luck with them.

Cregan Tur
27-07-2012, 09:19 PM
I'm having trouble getting the Ebay widget to work. Below are the links to my auctions. Anyone know how to make it work?


Spectral Dragon
28-07-2012, 12:23 AM
Space Marine Terminators

Apparently I can't figure it out for you either.