When you commission a War Machine or Hordes army of thirty-five points or greater you can pick Secret Weapon bases at no charge.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote
Here is the selection of Secret Weapon bases
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 8:02 PM
A Zen Story
Gessen was an artist monk. Before he would start a drawing or painting he always insisted upon being paid in advance, and his fees were high. He was known as the "Stingy Artist."
A geisha once gave him a commission for a painting. "How much can you pay?" inquired Gessen.
"'Whatever you charge," replied the girl, "but I want you to do the work in front of me."
So on a certain day Gessen was called by the geisha. She was holding a feast for her patron.
Gessen with fine brush work did the paining. When it was completed he asked the highest sum of his time.
He received his pay. Then the geisha turned to her patron saying: "All this artist wants is money. His paintings are fine but his mind is dirty; money has caused it to become muddy. Drawn by such a filthy mind, his work is not fit to exhibit. It is just about good enough for one of my petticoats."
Removing her skirt, she then asked Gessen to do another picture on the back of her petticoat.
"How much will you pay?" asked Gessen.
"Oh, any amount," answered the girl.
Gessen named a fancy price, painted the picture in the manner requested, and went away.
It was learned later that Gessen had these reasons for desiring money:
A ravaging famine often visited his province. The rich would not help the poor, so Gessen had a secret warehouse, unknown to anyone, which he kept filled with grain, prepared for these emergencies.
From his village to the National Shrine the road was in very poor condition and many travelers suffered while traversing it. He desired to build a better road.
His teacher had passed away without realizing his wish to build a temple, and Gessen wished to complete this temple for him.
After Gessen had accomplished his three wishes he threw away his brushes and artist's materials and, retiring to the mountains, never painted again.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 9:05 AM
I'm only taking two clients for the month of March, 2013. The price is not for me, it's for you. You will get value where you place value. I want to find a student who will take it seriously.
UPDATE: March is now closed. Contact me at email@example.com if you want to set up for April. First come, first-served. I might have only one slot as we have some travel in April.
Business Consultation with Shawn
Initial Consultation no charge no obligation
Five Hours $1200
Ten Hours $2200
Alternatively, you can go $300 per month for six months and I'll be open on an as-needed basis to help you get set up.
I will give you all the insight and information that I can, based on your questions. I am extremely creative. I am very good with numbers. This will be by Skype or by phone.
The time is not all in one shot, I will guide you through the process. For the ten-hour package, if you choose business setup as your topic I will take you through all the various stages and topics of getting set up.
This is not one giant session. I will guide you through, helping you with obstacles as they come up.
Cheerfulness for Hire
$40 for an hour of just shooting the breeze plus an increase in your cheerfulness level. You can ask me various questions as you please. I'll be doing one of these per night. Schedule yours now.
Or... Come out to Utah and be my companion. You will see my life and be able to get new ideas. I will explain the ropes of how to get a business started as well as point out potential pitfalls. This is meant to be a life-enriching experience.
Three Days $1100
Five Days $1800
Either way, you and I will tailor the visit to what you are interested in. It could be business-oriented, or more about getting insights into life, or wargame oriented (playing batreps, learning to paint, etc.)
UPDATE: for a limited time, I will also take care of your lodging and food, including going out to eat and having dinner with me and mine.
I have pioneered the miniatures painting industry, having survived nine years in the savage jungle. I built it up from my garage. I know the way step by step. Also, I encouraged and advised the owner of the next largest painting company (Nick from Worthy Painting) when he was getting started. I think there is no coincidence there. Solid know-how is a must when getting started.
Contact me at 801 372 7661 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Be one of the first three people and get a $100 break.
Why am I doing this?
First, I believe that my counsel is incredibly valuable. Especially if someone is doing something in the wargaming industry. I want to benefit others with my experience. You can lose tens of thousands dollars in business just by not knowing what you're doing.
Second, I want to make improvements to my home. I want to provide an excellent and amazing life for my wife and kids. This is what I have to offer to make money. It is right. I am offering part of myself, my time and talents, to better the life of another human and in turn my life will be better.
You assume responsibility for what you do with any advice I might give. I don't guarantee results of any kind. It is up to you to get further advice for other specialists, if needed, such as a lawyer or accountant.
Testimonial from Ryan
"I have had a tremendous experience working with Shawn. At the age of 31, with a family to care for and with school finished, I was basically unsure of what to do with my career. All paths seemed to lead to a life of monotony. I decided to talk with Shawn because he seemed to actually be living a dream. As a result of our discussions, I have found a way to make my mind up about what it is I want. And I'm not afraid to go after it! I'm no longer worried about what is realistic or what anyone says I can achieve. I have been feeling happier and less stressed from day to day. I feel better about myself and about the future of my family. I would recommend Shawn's "Life Mentoring" for anyone who is appalled at the idea of settling for a bleak future and who is ready to break from convention and live life to the fullest. Thank you Shawn!"
Testimonial from Troy N.
"Speaking with Shawn was a breath of fresh air. Pleasant, highly motivated and very intelligent. Shawn's enthusiasm and his ability to explain his ideas in a clear and concise fashion was inspiring. I look forward to not only implementing some of his suggestions but also later in coming back and taking full advantage of his mentoring and experience - a true joy to talk to."
Testimonial by J. Shore
I had my first session with Shawn yesterday and it went extremely well. Skype did not work so well for us so we continued our conversation via phone and we talked for about an hour about different things ranging from what a normal day was like in the life of Shawn to how Shawn wakes up each day and how he goes about managing and running his business.
I got a great idea of how to manage a miniatures painting business and began to understand how much time and effort must be put in to work. Whether or not it is something that you love it was good to get perspective on how Shawn handled his daily routine and how the different influences such as his kids and his wife play an important role in the way that he goes through his day.
It was really good to hear the different techniques that Shawn uses to conduct himself in day to day activities and how keeping a positive mindset is the key to having a positive day. As well as understanding the different techniques that Shawn uses, I also received some advice on what i should personally do. It was" very refreshing to hear a different perspective on the way that Shawn thinks about things and the way i have normally thought about them.
I will take the advice that Shawn has given me and use it to the best of my knowledge but I look forward to learning more about the business aspect of running a miniatures painting company. Overall, the advice and knowledge that I have gained from Shawn has given me time to reflect and understand how my way of doing things might not always be the best and that i need to work on understanding myself and what i want to do before I continue in the direction of either college or starting my own miniatures painting company; i look forward to talking with Shawn again in the future as his advice was very helpful in a plethora of different ways.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 2:11 PM
If you set up an army (minimum 50x models) and order your models through BTP you will get 40% off the cost of your base models. This is for the actual model kits, not the assembly and painting cost. It has to be part of a commission.
This special is running through the eve of Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 4:07 PM
Here's how it works.
- You have a painted army.
- You send us a description or pics of your army.
- You decide your price.
- You send us the models.
- We do touchups and pictures.
- We list them on our website, setting whatever price we want.
- When they sell you get paid your asking number.
A) cash option.
B) trade credit option (we will order models for you or do assembly/painting or you can get things from the webstore)
C) webstore credit.
While you can set whatever price you want, note that we will be selling them for an amount higher than that and the higher your price the longer it will take to sell your models.
We're only looking for decent armies/collections. If your army is crusty or not painted then you should refer to our regular trade program. We don't mind if there are some unpainted models sprinkled in there.
All inquiries should go to email@example.com
We are allowed to use the models for demo games. This helps sell the models. You allow us at least twelve weeks to sell your army. If you want your army back you just pay our regular shipping and we send them back to you.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 2:28 PM
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 3:52 PM
Airport is Salt Lake City (SLC), or Provo, UT. The Train Station is in Provo. The location is about twenty minutes out of Park City. The lodge overlooks Deer Valley Reservoir, a small lake in the mountains. Witt's Lake is also nearby.
We cater to Warhammer Fantasy and 40K, War Machine and other notable systems. Between guests and staff there are plenty of people to play almost whatever type of game you like.
April 29 to May 4
Monday 3pm to Saturday 8pm.
You don't have to have to have an army, we can usually provide a studio army, or create a special commission for you- available for pickup at the event.
Book your air travel into the Salt Lake City airport (SLC) or Provo airport for Frontier Airlines. The local train station is Provo.
Tickets available on our webstore. You can also make special payment arrangements or ask any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
A ticket gets you the room for the six days (five nights), as much food as you can eat, event, and some limited transportation. We make a few airport runs the start day and the end day so you don't usually need a rental car.
Find your own lodging, but eat and play with us. All events, meals and on-site amenities are included.
Shuttles to and from Zermatt resort in Midway TBA. So, you can buy and event pass which is everything except lodging, you stay at a local location of your choosing. Zermatt is a great place for this. It is 15 minutes away from the lodge. Zermatt Youtube channel.
This gets you a single or larger bed, probably in a two or four-bed room with one, two or three other gamers. We put you in the best place that's open.
Captain or Master
Single or Double-occupancy, 1 Queen or King bed, luxury accommodations. This includes food and lodging for up to two people.
There will be plenty of wargaming tables all set with lavish terrain. There is also a game room with a billiards table, or similar games. Goodies to be had at any time you like. Want to come out at 3am and make a plate stacked with delectables? Go on ahead! (just be sure to have your robe on!).
Tickets do not include airfare. Some transportation is provided gratis; we're making a few pickups at the airport and train station and may be running shuttles from the lodge to Park City.
Food is an important part of Valhalla. We serve three meals a day plus extras and snacks. You don't have to purchase this, it's part of the ticket.
Over the four days we offer a variety of custom terrain to play on, rotated in according to the needs of the guests. We are emphasizing friendly play. The boards will be world-class and with plenty of space to move around.
Painted armies only. You don't need to have an army, you can use a house army if you want. We bring up a variety of armies.
We will have other games available such as Space Hulk, Necromunda, Game of Thrones (for example). All painted up of course. While initial events are geared to 40K or Fantasy, there is no reason not to play some of the others as well. We will have studio armies available for use (no charge of course) for casual play. The plan is to have all sorts of games up there. A lot.
We are interested in doing something different than a typical tournament where a small handful of people come out on top. We would prefer to do a spectacle with an element of storytelling. The various table represent key battlefields on a particular planet.
Bring your own army to the event if you'd like. (That will be the normal thing.) Also, you can have your army created by BTP in advance and ready for you to use at the tournament. We have studio armies as well, limited quantity, for common use.
Terms of Service
- We reserve the right to refuse service.
- If on account of some act of nature or unforeseen circumstance we can't use the main facility we will have a backup location of comparable nature.
- Utah taxes may apply.
- Pictures in this post are of various locations that we might have the event. Actual locations will be comparable and may vary!
- You will agree to a code of conduct, which is basically "be extra courteous to others". With so few people everyone needs to be on best behavior. You are an honored houseguest and so guest-like behavior is the order of the day.
- 18+ yrs is recommended, however please call us if you are interested in bringing a 14-17 year old (must be accompanied by an adult).
- We do not serve alcohol. However, if you are discrete, you may bring your own. This is a non-smoking facility. Areas are available for smoking outside.
- You will not be sold to or solicited while at the event. You are welcome to "talk shop" with Shawn, but you won't be approached by vendors.
- Food will be provided buffet style for all meals. Snacks and beverages are included in the ticket cost and available self-service throughout the event.
You make your own guest list, bringing out family and friends (even kids).
We can host you in Sundance, the location that you are familiar with.
Four days, up to sixteen guests: $11,800
Six days, up to sixteen guests: $17,400
We can add an adjacent cabin (schedule permitting) at +$4600 (four days) or +$6400 (six days) which would accommodate up to six guests (three rooms).
We would get additional information about guests such as special diets and what games you like to play. There is a whole tailoring process.
Alternatively you can come to our new location. Here is a playlist
That would accommodate at thirty-six guests and have a tag as follows:
Four days $22,800
Six days $31,900
This is thirteen bedrooms with a total of twenty-three beds plus six queen-sized sleepers. Some guests would be two to a bed, couples typically. Six of the rooms could be considered suites and would be the higher end of a very nice hotel. In fact, not even available as the views and acre-age is just out of this world.
Posted by Blue Table Painting at 1:00 PM