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Commissioning prices
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:53:14 PM »
I've been thinking for a while about possibly getting into doing commission work.  I like to think that I paint to a decent table top quality.

The one barrier I keep coming up against is, if I do decide to jump into this business, what to charge?  How do I come up with the numbers?  How do I justify the price?
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Re: Commissioning prices
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 11:28:48 AM »
This is a very good question.  Is there any way you can find out how others do it?

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Re: Commissioning prices
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 11:36:58 AM »
I'm sure if anyone knows around here, it would be Cavalier since he is a commission painter. I would try to shoot him a message or an email and see if you can get in touch with him. Other than that, I'm stumped on the subject ;).
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Re: Commissioning prices
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
It's all relative. What are you willing to charge for your time that still makes it worth it? Everyone wants a lot for nothing but you need to make an acceptable profit. For a tabletop standard I've seen anywhere from $7/fig to $15/fig (for something like a Space Marine).

You could send some make believe quotes out to a few companies and see what they're going to charge for different types of models.

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Re: Commissioning prices
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 06:23:33 PM »
Here is a video from a commission painter on how to set your prices.
How To Price Miniature Painting - YouTube


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