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 Post subject: Commission painting questions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:59 am 
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So, I see the thread up there for a few people offering it, albeit a wee time ago. I suppose my questions are, does it happen often? That is, do they get much work? I remember seeing one nz painter on facebook that was booked months in advance, but he was an absolutely gorgeous painter. I'm tempted to through my hat into the ring for commission painting, but I'm a much lower standard, so my next question would be would this be worth it for anything?

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 Post subject: Re: Commission painting questions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:13 pm 
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There is definitely a market for good tabletop standard as opposed to display standard in NZ.
Comes down to how fast you can paint as to whether its viable as an earner. More so if you're including assembly and prep in the cost. Most commission painters offer different levels eg basic, character etc. Check out their sites for what they charge for standard of painting and that should give you an idea if its viable for too.


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 Post subject: Re: Commission painting questions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:58 pm 
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There is a local market for Historical Figures.
I get figures painted in Auckland, Christchurch, Scotland and lately, Spain.

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 Post subject: Re: Commission painting questions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:35 pm 
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I got my Roman and now the Knights Templar painted in Sri Lanka, look here-

http://www.miniaturelovers.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Commission painting questions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:20 am 
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Tony M Ormandy wrote:
I got my Roman and now the Knights Templar painted in Sri Lanka, look here-

http://www.miniaturelovers.com/

Tony

Man, I can't help but feel that it's a sweatshop from the picture they had in the FAQ. I guess if it is a sweatshop, they'll get a good grasp of heraldry and military history.


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 Post subject: Re: Commission painting questions
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Chomo-Uri wrote:
Man, I can't help but feel that it's a sweatshop from the picture they had in the FAQ. I guess if it is a sweatshop, they'll get a good grasp of heraldry and military history.


Check out ZAK in the Commission Painting Folder, a great Spanish 'One Man Band', no sweat there as you pay in Euros.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1497


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