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BTP Elite


Blue Table Painting Trade Program

We trade in models. We will take them painted/unpainted, new/used.

Unload your tons of second-hand dust-collectors out in your garage without any trouble. Get new shiny models in return.

Have you been thinking about trading in some of your old or unused minis? Any trade-ins postmarked in 2014 get a bonus!

NOTE: The webstore is currently Going through an inventory update, this has led to confusion about what products are available.

If you have questions about a product please contact us prior to purchase. incoming trades have not been affected.


Trade-In Value Bonus
$1-$50 $5
$51-100 $10
$101-200 $15
$201+ 10% of total Trade-In Value


 Here’s how to do it:

  1. Send a list of your miniatures to store@bluetablepainting.com.
  2. We’ll get back to you with a quote of how much BTP credit you will receive.

  3. If you accept, carefully pack the miniatures and mail them to the BTP Studio.

  4. When the Trade comes in, we will contact you and confirm your credit.

When you send your list please tell us the condition and quantity of each unit:

  • painted/unpainted


  • primed/unprimed, black/white


  • assembled/unassembled


  • number of complete models


 Not painted by BTP? Pictures are very helpful. If you do not send pictures we will assume they are painted poorly.

The amount of the credit is usually 20-50% of the retail value of the models, depending on the condition and quality of the miniatures. Most of the time the credit is in the 20-30% range.

Hot items like recently released armies and Forge World will be at or near the top rate. We sometimes go above the 50% of retail for things that are done very well.

We offer three main types of credit.

    • Service Credit

      This credit can be used for: Services from BTP, i.e. assembly and painting. Credit can only be used to pay for up to 50% of the total cost of a single project. 


    •  Pre-Owned Store Credit

      This credit can only be used to order from our Web Store at BlueTablePaintingStore.com.


    •  Master credit

      This credit may be used to order anything from the BTP Web Store, both New and Pre-Owned items.  This Credit may also be put towards a project in the same way as Service Credit. This credit is given at a rate of $2 Pre Owned credit to $1 of Master Credit.


 Service credit is given at a lower rate, while Pre-Owned Store credit is given at a higher rate. Master credit is given at the lowest rate. When you send in an email, you will receive more information about what options are available to you.

The advantage of trading in with us is that you are likely to be able to unload disparate items without a lot of hassle (taking pictures, various buyers, questions, payments.).

If you send models and they are painted or primed too thickly to be useful except as scrap, or the models are notably damaged in transit, the trade value reverts to 10%. Or they will be returned. Best to tell us up front.