I can work from several different sources such as photos or sketches even digital media. The subjects do not have to be in the same poses that you wish them to appear in the finished model, they just have to give me enough infomation to extrapolate from. I can combine several different sources into one figure as well, such as this pose with this other coat pattern but these other eyes, etc. All source material you supply me will be returned to you.
The body model can be supplied by you, or I can try to obtain a body model similar to the pose you require and re-sculpt. In this case, you will be billed the additional amount for the purchase of the body model, prices subject to availability. My fee for painting a model is $150, regardless of color or coat pattern, and includes standard sanding and prepping, base coat, color coat, and the final coats of sealer. Extensive prepping and/or re-sculpting will be extra, price to be determined by the amount of work neeed. Standard prepping includes removal of visible seams, removal of small visible bumps and dents, and finish sanding. Extensive prepping would include major sanding of extremely bumpy model, removing material from filled in ears, shaping blocky hooves, adding frogs etc. Mane and tail changes are considered as minor re-sculpting. Position changes of legs, neck and head are considered major re-sculpting. Mohair mane and tail is $30.00. (Original mane and tail must be removed and neck and dock resculpted to accomodate new mohair mane and tail.) Metal shoes are $15.00, and include custom fitting and glueing onto the hooves, with metalic clinches (nail ends) painted on hooves with 3d shadowing.
I require payment in advance to begin any custom work. I guarantee my work by providing photos for your approval, and I agree to keep working or re-work the piece until it meets your satisfaction. Any changes decided upon that were not included in the original quoted price will be billed out seperately. Piece will not be shipped until it is paid in full. If damaged in shipping, you may return it for repair. If insurance is purchased prior to shipping, item will be repaired free (insurance claim for damages will be made to shipping carrier -they will pay for repairs. Sometimes they just confiscate the piece.) If not insured, repairs will be billed to you, but at a discount whereever possible.
Turn around is relative to the amount of work to be done, usually 2-4 weeks plus shipping time. Time can be delayed by excessive humidity or bad weather as it can effect the clarity and quality of the final sealer coats. Sometimes it is best to wait until the conditions improve.
For more information, please inquire via e-mail.
Repairs done to both plastic and resin models, including re-hairing. repainting, broken legs, ears etc. Some can be restored to Original Factory condition per NAMHSA rules, and still be eligible to show in that division. Some repairs will need a full repaint, and therefore would no longer be considered OF. Cost is determined by the amount of work done. Usually ranges from $20 - $150, plus shipping. E-mail for detailed quote.
My fee depends on the amount of work to be done. Minor changes will be less, major changes will be more. Usually ranges from $10 - $100.00. If you e-mail me with a detailed description of what needs to be done, I will provide a quote. Photos help.
Painting fee includes standard prep. Extensive prep or re-sculpt are priced additionally.