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Building on commission (what price to ask)
QHoneyborne
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 12:39 PM UTC
Hi guys!

I think this can be a very interesting topic to discuss. Recently a guy came into the hobby shop where I work, and was interested in buying my 1/16 Rommel mode, pics of which can be seen in my gallery.

I told him I could build one for him, but it would take a few weeks, and he said he would really like to have my one. Now, my problem is, what price do I ask the guy?

I know there are a few factors to consider, like time spent, materials used etc. but I'm still sort of in the dark. Please share your thoughts.


TIA
Quintin
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 02:44 PM UTC
Hi Qunitin,

You seem to have all the specifics covered ito time, material, etc. I suppose the big question is how much you charge per hour? I dunno, how much do you think your time is worth? The other thing is whether you should charge for a complete tin/tube/bottle of paint or just the percentage used.

My suggestion is to perhaps PM Arthur, who frequents the figure forum, and ask his advice. He is a professional figure painter by trade. I believe his advice in this situation will be invaluable.

Please let us know what he says.

HTH

Rudi
Orffer
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 02:27 PM UTC


Nice looking figure!



Dieter
QHoneyborne
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2006 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thank you for the compliment, Dieter.

Rudi, I PM'ed Arthur and he gave me an idea of what to consider and how to work it out. So, tomorrow I'll make the call.....

Cheers, guys!
Quintin
QHoneyborne
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2006 - 12:08 AM UTC
Thank you for the compliment, Dieter.

Rudi, I PM'ed Arthur and he gave me an idea of what to consider and how to work it out. So, tomorrow I'll make the call.....

Cheers, guys!
Quintin
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2006 - 01:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I PM'ed Arthur and he gave me an idea of what to consider and how to work it out. So, tomorrow I'll make the call.....



Best of luck with your new endevour. I did the model building thing for clients thing while working at Topflyte Hobbies (about 12 years ago) and felt it wasn't for me... I prefered building the RC cars for clients.... quicker turn-about

BTW, what LHS are your working at?

Again, well done on your first sale, great figure, and best of luck with future commissions
QHoneyborne
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 01:43 AM UTC
Hey Rudi,

Thanks, I'm now just waiting for the buyer to return my call, and then we'll see what happens. I work at a HS called Model Mania, in Centurion, Pretoria. A very nice place to work, great people and massive stock!!

Keep well!
Quintin
Bomberman
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 02:03 AM UTC
Great Rommel there, Quintin
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