Painting // 01
I'll keep it simple - prices are based on the figure's largest dimension if its not a regular scale. So a 28mm long space - frigate will cost the same as a 28mm foot figure. Groups of 8 or more of the same figure in the same scheme are discounted 10%.
2mm @ 50p per block
6mm @ 25p per foot, 50p per cav, £1 vehicles / guns
10mm @ 50p per foot, £1 per cav, £2 vehicles / guns
15mm @ £1.50 per foot, £3 per cav, £3 vehicles / guns*
20mm @ £2 per foot, £4 per cav, £4 vehicles / guns*
25/28mm @ £5 per foot, £10 per cav, £10 vehicles/ guns*
54mm @ £15 per foot, £25 per cav. £50 vehicles / guns*
* This is for more complex guns and vehicles. Basic artillery and limbers are priced as per foot figures.
Basing is included - if you provide the bases. Otherwise at cost.
I supply base textures , flocks and tufts etc included in the price.
I can also provide magnetic basing at 10% of unit cost.
Flags, camouflage and heraldry hand-painted at Vehicle price, pre-printed flags and decals applied at foot figure cost.
I also paint highly detailed figures to a display standard for role players and those special 'character' miniatures. Double the normal rates.
Post and Packing is 10% in UK, Minimum of £5 and orders over £100 are sent free.
Terrain . buildings, special projects etc - drop me a line.
Cleaning & Assembly // 02
Generally, cleaning and assembly is included with the painting cost for simple items such as multi part figures, limbers and simple artillery pieces. Of course, it also includes cleaning the castings, which in some cases can take a lot of time. For example: a box of 12 Strelets 1/72nd cavalry can take up to 2 hours to remove the mould lines!
Some kits are becoming more complex, requiring gluing , filling, sanding etc before I can even prime the figure. I used to build display kits for Airfix and I've built competition winning models for many years. Building more complex kits takes time - and you can guess what comes next - that's right! - time is money! If you have a more complex kit, I'm happy to build it for you, but we will probably be talking day rates. Of course you are welcome to build it yourself and send it to me for painting, but have a chat with me first so that we're both happy with the project and the outcomes.
Unique Selling Point // 04
Where would any business be without a USP? This is my offer to you -
If your project takes less time to complete than I estimated I will deduct the difference from your final payment. I do this because I believe in charging only for what is due. If it takes longer than I estimated , I will take it on the chin! If I complete and post the project late (after we've agreed any extensions for additional work you request), I will reimburse you 10% for every week overdue. How's that for commitment!
Special Projects // 03
Where would we be without terrain? If you want your pre-made terrain painted I can do that whether it's 1/3000th or 1/32nd. I can scratch-build just about anything you need from planets and asteroids to cathedrals and castles. The pic above is a dinosaur excavation in 20mm. The shopping for parts took longer than the actual modelling. Two days shopping to 1 day's modelling! ( I won't charge you for the shopping)