Painting Levels!

Painting level costs are merely an example of fees to be expected.  An actual quotation will be delivered to you by Grimdark Live! for actual costs to produce the project.
 
Paint Level Ratings             
        
1. Tabletop Level # 1                              
     - Paint applied to whole model
     - Two levels of shading
     - Standard base
     - Looks good at 36” away * (across the table the unit as a whole has a good appearance)
     - No eyes

2. Tabletop Level # 2                            
     - Three levels of shading (see below for explanation)
     - Standard base
     - Looks good at 18” away
        * (on your side of the table the models have an attractive appearance, you might note some              minor errors on close inspection, but not the kind of examination the models will                                typically get during a game)
     - Zero or one form of embellishment                                                     
     - Basic Eyes
     - This is the recommended level for models for large-scale games
        like (eg Warhammer).

3. Tournament Level # 1                      
     - Four levels of shading (see below for explanation)
     - Standard base
     - Looks good at 9” away
        * (any closer and your eyes couldn’t focus properly, errors if any are very minor and only                    evident if the model is photographed and blown up to six inches tall)                          
     - Clean Eyes
     - This is the recommended level for models for large-scale units
     - Two or Three of the following:
          * Embellished or Decorative Base
          * Embellishment
          * Detailed Embellishment (counts as two)
     - This is the recommended level for models for small-scale skirmish games (eg Confrontation,             War Machine, Mordheim, Rezolution).

4. Tournament Level # 2                       
     - Five levels of shading (see below for explanation)
     - Decorative base standard
     - Looks good at 9” away
                * (any closer and your eyes couldn’t focus properly, the model
                   is embellished and detailed more—something to look at for
                   a minute)               
     - Detailed Eyes
     - This is the recommended level for models for large-scale units
     - Three or Four of the following:
          * Embellished or Decorative Base
          * Embellishment
          * Detailed Embellishment (counts as two, for example: highlighted
             runework, dual layer weathering) )
     - This is the recommended level for Hero models for large-scale
        wargames (eg Warhammer).

5. Tournament Level # 3                     
     - Six levels of shading (see below for explanation)
     - Decorative base standard
     - Looks good at 9” away
                * (any closer and your eyes couldn’t focus properly, colors are
                   bright and details are clean, the model is embellished and
                   detailed—something to look at for a few minutes)    
     - Detailed Eyes & Face
     - This is the recommended level for models for large-scale units
     - Four or Five of the following:
          * Embellished Base (for example: added foliage, bloodstains, runes
            on rocks)
          * Embellishment
          * Detailed Embellishment (counts as two, for example: highlighted
             runework, dual layer weathering) )
     - This is the recommended level for single Hero models for small-
        scale skirmish games (eg Confrontation, War Machine, Mordheim,
        Rezolution).

Grimdark Paints does not currently offer painting services above Tournament Levels, which would be the Trophy Level.  Trophy Level paint services would be that for 'Golden Demon' or 'Crystal Brush' or further type accredited awards or publication levels. Please be aware of any painter or painting service that claims to offer that type of level, without the credentials to back up that type of statement!  Grimdark is currently working to offer Trophy Level services in the near future.

 
When we use the word "Embellish", "Embellishment" or "Embellished", etc - we are meaning the definition of it "a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive."