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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2016, 04:14:10 PM »
Sorry for not posting guys, last few months were little too chaotic...:D












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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2016, 06:44:25 PM »
last few months were little too chaotic...:D


Only in the best way, it seems. Well done!


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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2016, 09:08:58 AM »
These guys are positively disgusting. I have that Chaos Sorcerer model from Warhammer Quest, but your conversion and paintjob made him really cool. :smile2:
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« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2016, 02:34:50 PM »
Nurgle would be so proud of you.  steveb

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2016, 09:25:45 PM »
Thanks again guys! Some more progress...












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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2016, 07:53:08 AM »
Oh man, that's just disturbing as hell! I love the models, but they're giving me the creeps. :-P
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2016, 07:43:13 PM »
 Thanks Xathrodox! Yeah, it is pretty hard for me - not painting all neat and clean...:D

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2016, 08:29:59 AM »
Guys on the second pic look, like they'd belong on an Iron Maiden album. :biggriin:
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« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2016, 09:53:27 AM »
This chaotic interlude has definitely been worthwhile. I really like the basing you have done and the green makes me want to go get some nurgle.

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« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2016, 02:40:24 PM »
nice
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2016, 03:26:53 AM »
They look too good, you know what I mean. They look really demonic, all Im saying is Im not putting them on my bedroom shelf to watch me sleep, they give me the willys  :evil: but seriously nice job
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2016, 08:33:55 PM »
Love the bright pink bases, such a great contrast with the nurglesque colours  :eusa_clap:

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2016, 10:57:47 AM »
Thanks again guys for your comments and notes. I would be glad to hear some constructive critics to.
At first I was a bit worried about the colour scheme, but I think they have turned out nice, with high contrast suiting well for this faction. My client was happy too...

Here is the rest of the group...







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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2016, 04:00:47 PM »
Hello again! Getting a little pause between two bigger commisions...

I would like to ask you guys - either those of you who do paint minatures for money, or even those who paint only for themselves - what dou you think is the proper fee, lets say for one hour of paintwork? Im not talking about some insane stuff you can see sometimes, but about models in tabletop quality or so. Thanks for your opinions!

So glad to paint some humanlike models again...:D





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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2016, 07:29:52 AM »
These guys have that eerie Discworld vibe. Dunno why. :-P
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« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2016, 03:23:24 PM »
by the hour is not a good way to charge, myself and my friends used to charge 3x the cost of the figure, but at current costs that is not realistic either. 
There are so many factors that affect cost, complexity of the figure, number of colors being used, has the figure already been prepped (mold lines etc) and primed?, has it been assembled and mounted on a base? is it something you want to paint. Is there a time frame requirement?  Is it going to be basic tabletop, somewhat higher level, or very display quality?  How badly does the owner want it?   I personally for a long time requested 3 of each figure (3 complete units) when I got done the owner got to pick the figures he liked the best and we were both happy.  I hope this helps.   steveb

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2016, 06:11:25 PM »
That first wizard is very Discworldly what range is he from?


Ive only really done commission work for people I know and its usually been a figure that I wanted to paint, even if I didnt want to own, so I normally asked for twice the value (no one pays full GW prices) of a metal infantry/cavalry figure or equivalent if plastic.

I think you need to agree a set price rather than by the hour. If you know one figure will take more or less time than usually better the customer knows in advance than trying to explain why youre charging twice as much for one infantry compared with another.

From comments from those Ive known who have tried to do it as a business I dont think I could be bothered with the hassle they have had. Most of their customers idea of an average tabletop standard ranged from a high tabletop to Golden Demon with a lot of aggravation to resolve the issue.

Largest thing Ive painted was a plastic dragon - for twice its value I built, converted, painted, and kept all unused parts but it was something I wanted to do. If I didnt want to paint it and it was just a job I think Id lose heart and give up unless I could join the heavy metal team.



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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2016, 08:43:04 PM »
Thanks for your opinions!

This wizard is from rackham minis range (http://s914.photobucket.com/user/RackhamMiniatures/media/Lions%20of%20Alahan/MigailtheSelenite.jpg.html). I really like lot of these models, they somehow differ from most of another miniatures.

About the price - charging 3 times the price of the model - really never thought about it. Ill definitely try to count the money I would have gotten in this case :D
I understand that it is differnet to paint, than to get rid of mould lines or making the base. But I really meant pure time spent by painting actual model and in this case, I cant really try harder if a paint a nice and more herolike model, than painting rank and file model. That is why, I guess, only counting the time really works for me - Im doing it since I started to work on commisions, witch is like 4 years or so.

Im from Czech Republic - wages and prices in general are a bit lower, than in another countries (Western Europe) - so you will be probably surprised, if I tell you, that i charge 100 czech crowns for hour - witch is like 4,17 US Dollar. I know it might look a little, but Ill charge more if I get any better and It still really amuses me...

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2016, 10:01:20 AM »
Lovely looking models Silvero :::cheers:::

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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2016, 08:41:48 PM »
Its almost a month since my last post. Really no time to paint now, sadly. Exams are coming and Im going to  ::heretic::

Some previous progress though...





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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2016, 10:54:58 PM »
Hello there again.
Finally got some free time, I decided to paint this mordheim ogre - I have played with him for like 5 years, so I belive he deserved it...





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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2016, 11:46:34 AM »
I always thought the mordheim ogre was a great model, your painting really does it justice.  :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2016, 08:02:42 AM »
I always thought the mordheim ogre was a great model, your painting really does it justice.  :::cheers::: :::cheers:::

It's my favorite Ogre ever made. Great paint job. :blush:
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Re: They pay, I paint, they play
« Reply #73 on: August 19, 2016, 09:40:50 PM »
Hello. It was pretty hard to find this thread, but I have tried it anyway. I have notice facebook or something is slowly trying to erase my pics one by one. I just wanted to share some new stuff, some of them non-empire, so sorry in advance...

Some dark elf fellblades





...and dreadlord




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« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2016, 09:45:30 PM »
finally something that might interest you a bit more...

flaggies (for mordheim as well)










also STank Engineer, painted just for my like a little painting break...




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