Article updated: 2021.08.25
Miniature painting commission services: If you don't like to paint, don't have the time or don't have the patience, there are others who can help you. You don't have to wonder "who would paint my wargame or board game minis for me?" any more, just check these commission painters. I've listed the commission miniature painting services by area.
- From the Warp: How to find a good artist for commission work: Guidelines for ordering commissions.
- From the Warp: How to find a good client for commission work: Guidelines for those who take commissions.
- Spikey Bits: Cheap is Not Enough! Painting Studio Study: Review and comparison of miniatures related services.
- How To Commission A Painting: Although it's a guide to painting pictures, but I feel most of it is useful for commissioning miniature paintings too. (2020.03.29: The article is offline.)
- Atom Smasher (from Tabletop Minions): Finding a Commission Painter: Video about commission painters.
- Sarkadi Sándor (Kaba) (from Gates of Hell - The Beardy and the Fluffy): Kabaman's personal opinion about Hungarian commission painters (in Hungarian): Guidelines article in Hungarian.
Before you order your miniatures to be painted, decide on your miniature related philosophies, and check with the painter to do the miniature according to your wishes: Games Nexus: Painting miniatures - Design concepts
- Fernando Enterprises - Fernando Enterprises (Facebook) - Price list : The studio of Sanath Fernando.
Australia - New South Wales
Canberra (it's technically not in NSW, but the Australian Capital Territory)
Australia - Victoria
Australia - Western Australia
- RedRavon Studios - RedRavon Studios (Facebook) - RedRavon Studios (Instagram) - Price list: Painting service run by Kerstine Haudenhuyse. Not accepting commissions since 2016.11.
- Dark Iron Studio (Facebook) : The painting studio of Seb Lavigne. He is not available for private commissions.
- Woodstone Mini's Studio - Woodstone Mini's Studio (G+) - Woodstone Mini's Studio (CoolMiniOrNot) - Price list: Painting service run by Idrissa-Flo Touré.
Sarkadi Sándor (Kaba) (from Gates of Hell - The Beardy and the Fluffy): Kabaman's personal opinion about Hungarian commission painters (in Hungarian): Guidelines article in Hungarian, and opinions about a couple of Hungarian commisssion painters.
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Bérfestést keres/kínál - Figura/tereptárgy (Looking for commission painters - Miniatures/Scenery): Facebook group for commission painters.
- BeerYou Miniature Painting (Facebook)(in Hungarian) - Price list (in Hungarian) : The studio of Bérci Róbert.
- Figurafestés.hu - Figurafestés.hu (Facebook) : The studio of Prágai Tamás.
- Baladincz Jenő's Commission Gallery (Facebook) : The studio of Baladincz Jenő.
Szada (near Budapest)
- FishNet Miniatures (Facebook) : The studio of Halász-Szabó Dániel.
- Beerzerks Painting (Facebook) : The studio of Tombi Tibor.
- Bertyák Miniature Painting (Facebook) - Bertyák Miniature Painting (YouTube) : The studio of Bertyák István.
Garwolin (near Warsaw)
- Fantasygames - Fantasygames (Facebook) - Price list : The studio of Łukasz Grzyb (C'tan)
- Mihausz - Commission Painting (Facebook) : The studio of Michał Szymeczko
- Noki Painting Studio (Facebook) - Noki Painting Studio (Instagram)
- Complaint (2016.11): Ross Sterratt received his minis painted with a basic one-layer paintjob instead of the high-level standard he paid for.
- Oidut Studio - Oidut Studio (Facebook) - Oidut Studio (instagram) - Oidut Studio (YouTube) - Price list
Västra Torup, Skåne
Armthorpe, South Yorkshire
- Inside Out Terrain (Facebook) - Terrain maker, but probably also does painting services
- JTP Painting (Facebook)
- Warp Art Studio - Warp Art Studio (Facebook)
Burton upon Trent
- ScorpiusGLC's World of Wargaming (Facebook) (offline) - ScorpiusGLC's YouTube channel - ScorpiusGCL's Twitter - The studio of Dave Barfield.
Comberton (near Cambridge)
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (near Coleford)
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Isle of Man
- 8th Deadly Sin Studio (Facebook): Painting service run by Marc David O'Neill.
- Golem Painting Studio - Golem Painting Studio (Facebook)
- Hotdrop Studios (Facebook)
- Winterdyne Commission Modelling - Winterdyne Commission Modelling (Facebook) - Price list : The studio of Maz Wiernikowski (Winterdyne), John Harrison (Dark Messiah), Mark Rodgers (Mako), Andy Dean (Orki), George Dellapina, and Chris Straw.
- Paul Scott Miniatures (Facebook)
Pembrokeshire, South West Wales
- Muzz's Masterstrokes (Facebook) : The studio of David Murray.
Ryton, Tyne and Wear (near Newcastle upon Tyne)
Swansea, South Wales
Upton, Wirral / Merseyside (near Liverpool)
- Raven's Nest Painting - Raven's Nest Painting (Facebook) - Price list: Painting service run by Ben Johnson.
- Volley Fire Painting Services - Volley Fire Painting Services (Facebook) - Price list
- Yggdrasil Painting Studios - Yggdrasil Painting Studios (Facebook) - Price list
Canada - Ontario
USA - California
Martinez, San Diego
USA - Indiana
- Kefa Paint Studios (Facebook): Painting service run by Kevin Fannin.
USA - Massachusetts
Greenfield (Franklin County)
USA - Missouri
USA - North Carolina
Jamestown, Guilford County
USA - Texas
Dallas / Fort Worth area
- Hamster Cage Studio - Hamster Cage Studio (Facebook) - Mary Profitt (Facebook) - Price list : Painting service of Mary Profitt.
USA - Utah
- Titan Terrain Studio - Titan Terrain Studio (Facebook) - Titan Terrain Studio (YouTube) - Price list : The studio of Matt Thompson.
USA - Somewhere
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Do you know further commission painting commission services? Would you like to add your own miniature painting service? Do you have experience with the listed services? Tell us in the comments!