RNP Christmas Break Period

A quick word on our Christmas Break period.

From the 22nd our team will be taking our christmas break and downing tools until the 1st of January. As mentioned in my December update, we’ll be doing our best to complete a few more projects before that occurs. I (Matt) will be personally heading back to work on projects a little earlier, at the 28th however I’m giving my crew a week to spend with their families.

From all of us at Raven’s Nest Painting, we wish you a merry christmas and hope you all enjoy the holiday!

December Studio Update

It’s time for our December studio update!

Quite a few projects have completed in the last few weeks including no less than three full Adeptus Mechanicus armies;

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Not to mention another detachment of Emperor’s Children;

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We’ve also cleared a number of our smaller orders;

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So, huge amounts are getting completed, and we have yet more projects hitting the work tables during the last week. If you’re still waiting on your project, hopefully the above will show you that we’re clearing through the work at a burning pace. It’s probably mostly down to the Ork Runtherds we hired to keep their whips at our backs!

So what next I hear you ask…

Currently, Ben having completed his deathwing above is working on a few ebay orders including a Tesseract Vault and completing his Dark Talon soon. I’m working on various character orders, along with a Biel Tann eldar army, some deathwatch orders and a Skitarii army soon to begin, while Paul is handling a number of Horus Heresy Characters. Sam’s table is covered with Dark Angels and more Emperor’s Children, and if that wasn’t enough we more lined up and have deposits paid now on several new armies for January and a few fresh ebay orders.

A few of you have asked the obvious question of whether your order will arrive for christmas. If anyone is pondering that, get in touch and we’ll let you know as best we can. A few of the smaller orders will indeed be completed in the next few days and may fit in, with others popping in at the end of the month or the beginning of January. We’re burning the midnight oil and will do our best to get shiny plastic creations under your christmas tree if we can.

So keep em coming everyone!

November Studio Update

While the gretchin crew are prepping their whips to get me back to the painting desk, I want to get in a quick word on our current workload and crew situation.

This has been a very good year for us. We’ve carried on building our crew up, launched the new website and put out a huge body of photography of our work output. However, you’d be amazed how much work has begun to come in.

We currently possess more than thirty open or queued projects, ranging from a single character or squad up to mid sized army projects. It’s common for our painters to work on anywhere up to several projects at one time, however this is indeed a heavy workload list.

At the same time Paul is still shrugging off injuries from a car accident, Sam recently relocated to the north to work with us, and Gemma and myself just finished moving house. This has cost us a little working time in recent weeks, so in light of our surge of project orders recently we’re working additional hours and burning through the work. I have a few clients who are also over their estimated project times, so to those of you, please bear with us and you can expect updates on your work in the next couple of weeks.

With our current status as of two days ago, I am stating to all current quote requests that the waiting time before work can begin on new projects will be four weeks to properly accommodate current work. Anyone considering a new project, please bear that timeframe in mind.

For our work this coming week, Paul is currently painting up a mixture of heresy characters, while Ben has a number of our ebay orders inlcuding 40k Deathwing Knights and a Dark Talon. Sam is working through a fifth batch of heresy Emperor’s Children and among other things I’m covering a mixture of Eldar, Sisters of Battle and some space marine vehicles and infantry.

I’ll be issuing more updates like this over the next couple of weeks, including specifics on individual projects. On that note, the gretchin runtherd tells me they have their whips oiled and ready. I’ll be back soon!

 

Who We Are

Hey everyone! Matt here from Raven’s Nest Painting.

It’s been a little time now since we’ve launched the new website and this blog has been needing some love since then. I’d like to begin with a few words on who we are. You’ll be hearing more from us over the coming weeks.

RNP started out several years ago as just me on my lonesome working from home on commission work for a few friends, and moved quickly to doing work for clients on ebay. Since then we’ve expanded to having hundreds of listings upon ebay covering nearly the entire warhammer 40k catalogue, which led to so much work incoming that I had to bring in new faces over the course of 2015 and 2016 to help us keep up.

Now our crew numbers five, with myself being joined by our resident biker dude Paul, mighty ex-boxer Ben, football manager addict and ex-Games Workshop employee Sam and most recently our trainee painter and photography student Gemma. Between us we have a wealth of experience in various model games and can cater to any of your painting needs, whether it’s a rack of bolt action infantry or a mighty warhammer 40k titan.

I’ll be releasing frequent updates on the state of our workload queue and waiting times via this blog to help our clients plan ahead. You’ll also find regular photograph updates on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RavensNestPainting/

As always, if you have any questions or quote needs you can get answers from us directly via our Contact Page.

As for me, I have a ork gretchin crew tasked to whipping me if I stop stroking my brush against things so I best get back to it. Have a good one all!