I forgot to answer this!Rabbit Burner wrote: ↑Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:46 amarsthein anyone can disagree and most are respectful - so its all good
If the paint job is not up to your standards then suggest you buy unpainted and pay a commission painter to get the standard you want. This is not any kind of criticism but a suggestion for you to get the paint standard you want without DF having to increase prices further, probably not easy to source and debatably more expensive.
For me, painting is not on the table, although I am considering tweaking a little all the dwarvenite dungeons and Dungeon of Doom, to change the column vault color and more important get rid of the black with yellow mud spread look of the KS 1. But man that is going to be some long project with my little spare time.
And going through the hassle and expenses of getting someone to paint the pieces, is not really practical for me. It would be ultra-expensive, much more than paying for an improvement int the factory quality I think, and I wouldn't probably have another option but to ship them out of my country to someone and get them back, which would be crazy expensive just for that (to date I may have as much dwarvenite, if not more, than resin).
I started collecting dwarven forge because of the prepainted quality, the simple process of paying for the pieces (even with the old crazy shipping costs and customs), getting them and use them, and in that area, for the time being, they are starting to lose me (a shame, because the painting of the non-bread-and-butter and accesories is very good).
If other manufacturers catch to DF in that area (not 3D prints), no matter how many other improvements they may make, I would have a hard time to find reasons to keep myself loyal. It's just the sad fact of my personal and subjective expectations/needs agains the direction they are taking, I don't mean to sound bitter of "threatening". I'll keep loyal as much as I can, there they are the badges to prove it.