The Tournament Standard paint level is what it says: it gets your models painted to a typical tournament standard of 3-4 colors and based. The reason it is so cool is because not only does it get you ready to go to an organized play event without any extra effort on your part, but it does so at a very reasonable price point. And, if you so desire, you can go back at a later date and do some detail work on the models yourself if you enjoy that, or send them back to us to have us bring them up to a higher level of painting.
These armies look good, too. You don’t sacrifice quality. The primary difference being we don’t invest the time into extensive highlighting and low-lighting (thus allowing us to offer you the lower price point) but get you a nice clean base coat and your models based so that your army looks great on the tabletop at, again, a very reasonable cost.
Check out some more pics of Frankie’s “Aliens” themed Tyranid army! It is a very simple paint scheme but it looks awesome on the table and has been based with some really cool custom bases (this would be level 3 basing) to really set them off. Frankie went with a flat grey/black and a lustrous black as his two primary army colors in keeping with the Aliens theme, with green or purple accent colors to make the models pop and silver for the teeth and claws. As you can see, the end result is simple, but clean and as an army viewed on the tabletop during a game it looks awesome.
Here’s the entire army in one of our collapsible display trays with mat! The mat is Infested Spaceship 1, which the army has been based to match. When you play the army on this mat it looks awesome, they feel like they belong there.
Here are some more examples of a Space Marine army painted to Tournament Standard.
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