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Looking for someone to paint a large Black Templar 40k Army for me. I can provide an army list when needed.
Anyone interested please shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please send some pictures of your previous work.
What standard are you looking for? I can do tabletop/gaming easily. I'll send you some pics by PM cause I don't have access to my email right now.
Last edited by Rimciv; April 12th, 2007 at 16:59.
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Let me make a suggestion. I would advise you BOTH to so this in stages to avoid financial exposure - i.e. maybe only do a quarter of the commission at once - get paid for it - purchase the next quarter etc.
In fact, Spyrit, I would send your army list and an example or link to the sort of colour scheme you want - or ask Rimciv for an example (i.e. one plastic Marine in your preferred colour scheme). This allows Rimciv to work out in advance the scope of the project.
Then decide between you what the production schedule should be, and the prices involved. Maybe Rimciv might prefer to do all the infantry first, or maybe Spyrit would prefer to have a small but playable force within the first two installments.
Let's assume that the first 25% of the project is three units of Marines, to be done within 6 weeks for a fee of $200. Either Spyrit mail orders (paying for them) and gets them sent to Rimciv OR Spyrit sends Rimciv the money for the purchase up front OR Spyrit buys them (and maybe assembles them) and sends them to Rimciv. ALSO Spyrit sends half the agreed payment for painting this 25% up front too (in this example £100). Once the commission is done, Rimciv sends them to Spyrit, who (if satisfied) sends the remainder of the fee for that segment of the total order (i.e. another $100). This of course could be combined with (half) the up-front fee for the next segment, along with any purchase monies for the next segment.
This way, neither of you is financially exposed for more than the value of 25% of the total commission at any one time.
I certainly havn't heard anything about either of you that might lead me to suggest caution, this is just a general suggestion that I would offer anyone. As far as I am aware, you are both as trustworthy as anyone else you might encounter on the Internet.
However, in my experience projects like this can backfire and people can be left (even due to force majeur, or unavoidable and blameless acts of god) either with a load of minis that they cannot use or easily sell, or having dispatched the minis - no payment.
Certainly you guys ought to discuss paying for half the commission up front and half on completion, dispatch and receipt.
Last edited by Hard A**; April 12th, 2007 at 17:55.
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I really don't like to whore myself out... but... Since you were asking...
I sent you a PM with more details. I do this kind of stuff all the time. Had nothing but postive feedback from clients.
As Hard Aun said, as well as a bunch of other really usefull stuff, You might want to consider breaking your army down into groups, get the most important stuff painted up first, then fill out your army. A good sized army will probably end up costing you nearly $2000 if painted to a good quality and that is being quite conservative. Breaking it up will ease your pocket book of the stress of all the money at once! :w00t:
Another piece of advice is to have a clear vision of what you want... down to how you want them based. The more information you can get to your painter the more satisfied you will be with the results...
Also in regards to finding painters... Find someone who fits your personality and goals. There are tons of sites out there in cyberland (mine included), find an artist you like, pricing structure you like, and make sure that they way they do business is compatible with your schedule, your likes, etc. It will make for a much more pleasant experience all around for both you and the painter.
Best of luck!
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