Custom Commissions Sales and Requests

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In light of the current mini-trend, I thought I'd ask:

Has anyone tried to get a single thread for commissions up and running?

Some sticky thread, where the first post includes some common etiquette, prices (sort of a rule-of-thumb general guideline spiel w/ disclaimer), and a list of our fine fellow customizers who take on commission work (w/ PM links?)?

Would any of you (Glass, SF30, Owen, etc) be willing to participate in it? Could it even, perhaps, be looked at like free advertising? The thread could offer updates as to who's taking what. Who has time right now & who doesn't?.

I'd like to hear from each of you that offer this service, as to what you think of the idea. No matter what your opinion is.

Thanks for your time. Sorry if this has been tried before.
And please keep your posts thoughtful & constructive!

-Pen
 
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Re: How About a Commissions Sticky?

I'll second that. Or third it. Whichever order I'm in.
 
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I don't find it to be a bad idea at all...although I have zero time right now to do any commissions. I think it would be great to have a place where customizers can help each other out with their creations from something as simple as a paint modification to more complex jobs like a full figure workup. Prices would be posted and times given...seems like it would be very cool!
It's something I'll think about!

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P3NDR4G0N said:
In light of the current mini-trend, I thought I'd ask:

Has anyone tried to get a single thread for commissions up and running?

Some sticky thread, where the first post includes some common etiquette, prices (sort of a rule-of-thumb general guideline spiel w/ disclaimer), and a list of our fine fellow customizers who take on commission work (w/ PM links?)?

Would any of you (Glass, SF30, Owen, etc) be willing to participate in it? Could it even, perhaps, be looked at like free advertising? The thread could offer updates as to who's taking what. Who has time right now & who doesn't?.

I'd like to hear from each of you that offer this service, as to what you think of the idea. No matter what your opinion is.

Thanks for your time. Sorry if this has been tried before.
And please keep your posts thoughtful & constructive!

-Pen
I love the idea. Just opens another great mini universe of SW collecting- Love learning about new things like how much commissions cost, the time required, what people ask to be made. etc...
 
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sith_fire30 said:
I don't find it to be a bad idea at all...although I have zero time right now to do any commissions. I think it would be great to have a place where customizers can help each other out with their creations from something as simple as a paint modification to more complex jobs like a full figure workup. Prices would be posted and times given...seems like it would be very cool!
It's something I'll think about!

sith_fire30
I think that's a great idea Sith...

A comissions sticky would be cool too.
 
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Re: How About a Commissions Sticky?

Okay, let's give it a shot. This thread is now sticky!
 
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Yippee! I feel like quoting Pinky Lee, but I shall refrain.

Okay, for the record, I will occasionally take commissions, based on how much time I have to spare, whether or not the project is within my capabilities, and whether or not I have access to the right materials. I'm not that terribly good at sculpting (in my whole nine-year customising career, I think I've only ever sculpted two really, really simple droid heads and some insignificant greeblies), but like to think I'm fairly competent at parts-swaps, paint jobs (but not great at weathering), and soft goods.

For an idea of what I can do, you can check out The A. Nonymous Gallery for customs done under yet another pseudonym of mine, and for my latest (and to date, only) commssioned work (with feedback!) you can see it at the bottom of the Blitzkrieg's Kustom Kaos page.



BEEDO'S TERMS:

1) PAYMENT: Considering how bloody inconvenient it is to swap currency and how much I distrust online or bank fund-exchanging, I prefer to be paid in toys, usually action figures. Blitzkriegtrench came up with a system I like very much: one action figure in payment for one commissioned custom, though I might want to renegotiate for larger orders (as in, slightly modifying a standard "beast" is no biggie, but repainting a squad or more will cost you). Send your payment with the raw materials (see Point 3 about Materials), and I will start on your custom as soon as possible.

2) SHIPPING: You pay the shipping to me, I'll cover the shipping back to you on all action figure projects. Anything larger than standard action figures, I'll decide on a case-by-case basis.

3) MATERIALS: I'm happiest if the commissioner provides all the action figure parts necessay for a custom, though I do have a huge parts bin that might be able to cover any shortfalls. As for soft goods, paints, and greeblies, all that's covered in my fee. If you want your figure gloss-coated, that's also covered, but if you want dull-coat, you're on your own. I haven't found any of the stuff in England yet (but if there are any other British customisers out there who could point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful).

4) VEHICLES: I've never done a custom vehicle before (the weapons clips on my AT-RT were so damn simple, I don't actually even count that as a proper custom), and I wouldn't feel comfortable taking any commission on a project I could screw up so catastrophically. Unless you actually want a wrecked ship, in which case, I'll have a crack at it, but you'd have to pay for shipping both ways.


5) TIME FRAME: I try to get projects done as quickly as possible, but sometimes unforseen circumstances can crop up in life. Once I get a figure, it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a week to finish a custom, depending on the complexity. I'll send customs back by surface mail, which varies a lot in shipping time, but once mailed, you'll usually get your custom within two to six weeks.

6) COMMISSIONING: Simply PM me or post on this thread what you want done, what you're willing to offer for recompense (a list of figures from which to choose is best, and they need not necessarily be Star Wars figures but those are preferred), and I'll let you know if it's within my capabilities. If it is, we'll do business. If it isn't, at the very least, I'll try to recommend someone who can do what you want.

Sound good? Cool beans.
 
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Re: How About a Commissions Sticky?

Erm... OK!
Must've been this that did it:
CasusFett said:
I 58 that!
Thanks Cas'!

So, what do you guys think should go into the first post? I'd like to clean it up with a spiel on the whats whos & hows, but seeing as how I don't do commissions, I'm gonna need a little help


Beedo's made a good start, but I'd still like to see some rules-of-thumb. And how do you feel about me putting up an index of links to your PMs here at RS?

And thanks Curto!
 
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P3N your welcome! I like commisions I might be able to do some I can repaint and part swap but not much and not till after school.
 
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heres a pretty good Idea, I'm glad it got stickied , now people that want a commission can post here , and people can't complain....mods approved it...and made it a stickey.
 
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Rules of thumb sound like a darn good idea, mate, and I take it by "index of links to your PMs here at RS"? you mean just a list of straight-to-PM links for the various people offering commission services?
 
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Beedo said:
Rules of thumb sound like a darn good idea, mate, and I take it by "index of links to your PMs here at RS"? you mean just a list of straight-to-PM links for the various people offering commission services?
Thanks man.
And yup, a nice index of the folks offering these services would be what I had in mind. I see it including the level expertise, the Private Message link, and maybe a link to the web site (or an example thread) of each person who feels like taking on commision work. And if you understood that, then congrats, cuz I've had a long day


Here's a real loose example of what I'm trying to say:

All the Basics (part swaps & paint jobs with pride & perfection
) :



Special Ops (big jobs, vehicles & specialist commissions) :
  • Fritzkrieg: (if he took commissions, which I believe he doesn't)
    Web Site - unlisted
    Staus? - No sir, I don't like it.
    PM


Witha Cherry On Top (... and sweet, sweet sculpting ...) :
  • Sith_Fire30:
    Web Site - unlisted
    Staus? - freakin' busy! but you can try
    email - unlisted
    PM


I'm just throwin' stuff out here, so this is just a mock-up. Those titles, the layout, the info included, etc certainly don't need to stay.

So, thoughts? Info? Darth_Nirvana? Glassman? Bantha5? Owen? Bueller?
 
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Looks nifty so far, mate! I also do soft goods.


I'm trying to figure out why my e-mail isn't showing up in my profile. Enh, people can e-mail me from my site or PM me, no biggie.
 
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I'm not sure I would want to do this, being that most of my customs are completely fan-fic and I've never done one movie custom ever, but I might. The thought of comissions has never come across to me.
 
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Enh, we ain't gonna twist your arm, mate, but it does seem to be a good way of getting a bit of spare cash or some toys, if you're considering it.

Anyway, I've only done one commission so far, and that was for a couple EU Clone Commanders Blitzkriegtrench thought up. Nobody said they had to be all movie-specific requests.
 
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Opinions::: maybe we should also allow customizers in here to post there custom creations and let them sell it. Not a bidding--because you my as well go to ebay. Just let them post there custom--set a price--and first RScummer to PM wins.

whatcha think?
 
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Hmmm.... That's a actually a nifty idea, mate, but it might do better under its own posting, sort of an "Original Art For Sale!" post, perhaps.

I'm thinking it would be a different enough subject, because the artist would choose the subject matter for your idea, while it's the customer who chooses the subject matter for commissions. I dunno. Just a thought. It's all up to the Mods, in the end. But still, a nifty idea!
 
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I'd be interested in two of these, or at least the heads.
 
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I do Commissions as well. So far I've been requested to do a delta squad and a passel argent repaint.
 
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Glad to see you're still around, CloneCommander1! How often do you check your PMs, mate? 'Cause I think you should. Hint, hint.
 
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P3NDR4G0N said:
Beedo said:
Rules of thumb sound like a darn good idea, mate, and I take it by "index of links to your PMs here at RS"? you mean just a list of straight-to-PM links for the various people offering commission services?
Thanks man.
And yup, a nice index of the folks offering these services would be what I had in mind. I see it including the level expertise, the Private Message link, and maybe a link to the web site (or an example thread) of each person who feels like taking on commision work. And if you understood that, then congrats, cuz I've had a long day


Here's a real loose example of what I'm trying to say:

All the Basics (part swaps & paint jobs with pride & perfection
) :



Special Ops (big jobs, vehicles & specialist commissions) :
  • Fritzkrieg: (if he took commissions, which I believe he doesn't)
    Web Site - unlisted
    Staus? - No sir, I don't like it.
    PM


Witha Cherry On Top (... and sweet, sweet sculpting ...) :
  • Sith_Fire30:
    Web Site - unlisted
    Staus? - freakin' busy! but you can try
    email - unlisted
    PM


I'm just throwin' stuff out here, so this is just a mock-up. Those titles, the layout, the info included, etc certainly don't need to stay.

So, thoughts? Info? Darth_Nirvana? Glassman? Bantha5? Owen? Bueller?
Check Ebay for Fritz
 
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I'm always willing to do Commissions. I've done a few so far - 3 Galactic Marines (Snowtrooper repaints), an Utapauan Clone force battler, 3 Gree bust ups, a galactic marine bust up, a Bly (repainted the legs of the first one to match that of the second), a yoda-killing 501st, a Jack Sparrow trooper, and a Clone Assassin Mark 1 (I have yet to get a pic of that up, but they have been taken, just waiting to get them uploaded). I'm also about to make some blackhole stormtrooper bust ups for someone. I have some time, so if you want anything, PM me or email me at rich.82@osu.edu. For what I have done so far, check out my customs!
 
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hey darthfloyd
if you willing to make some of those shadow scouts??
how much would it cost?
pm me if you want
 
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Is it possible for anyone to make me a female human mercernarie?

Morku....
 
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I'm a bit tied up with three other projects at the moment, mate. But to make it easier for other customisers who might be willing to take on the commission for you, what did you have in mind for this mrecenary character?
 
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I was thinking a twilek mercernary....
 
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There you have it, folks, a female Twi'lek mercenary! Anyone wanna pick up on this?
 
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There you have it, folks, a female Twi'lek mercenary! Anyone wanna pick up on this?
Slight problem with a twi'lek custom is you have to be a bit more specific due to the species variation, i.e. skin colour or how her lekku would be arrange (e.g. curled round her head or faciong forward or behind her shoulders, etc). Just to help the commisioner along a bit...
 
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Well I have decided to come back! I dont have any twilec parts but i do have a female merc in the works.
 
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Delta_Clone said:
Beedo said:
There you have it, folks, a female Twi'lek mercenary! Anyone wanna pick up on this?
Slight problem with a twi'lek custom is you have to be a bit more specific due to the species variation, i.e. skin colour or how her lekku would be arrange (e.g. curled round her head or faciong forward or behind her shoulders, etc). Just to help the commisioner along a bit...
I think red skinned ROTS Aayla secura head and ROTS unduli body painted purple with skirt replaced witha belt.
 
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Even more detailed, Morku, thank you!

Any takers . . . ?
 

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Commission section? Sounds like a great idea. It has been quite sometime since I last posted on this board mostly because I have been way too busy with other things
. I do mainly sculpting, both super sculpey and wax. While it would be impossible for me to do individual customs, I was thinking that if there were a SW character that let's say at least 10 people would be interested in, I could consider a group commission. Since I have the equipment to degas silicone and cast under pressure, my casts are not brittle and are bubble free. Just another option for you guys
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Commission section? Sounds like a great idea. It has been quite sometime since I last posted on this board mostly because I have been way too busy with other things
. I do mainly sculpting, both super sculpey and wax. While it would be impossible for me to do individual customs, I was thinking that if there were a SW character that let's say at least 10 people would be interested in, I could consider a group commission. Since I have the equipment to degas silicone and cast under pressure, my casts are not brittle and are bubble free. Just another option for you guys
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If anybody else wants to jump onboard I would like to suggest a simple job that eludes me & I'm sure others may take up on this.

I would like just the head for BG-J38

I don't mean an adequate head, I mean a fantastic job.
I suggest this but there are plenty of concepts in need only of a head... or some such part which we can't supply.

If I can get about 15 other scummers together, each willing to suppy 5$ it may be enough to compensate any one of the great sculptors who feel charitable enough to provide their services. I don't see it as a job that would take more than an hour and a half.

I'm interested in parts like these... that I can't do, that will take little effort for others with the ability and can be produced with little inconvenience. Any other ideas like this if nobody cares about BG-J38?

If I were to include organic and possibly difficult jobs that still only really need a head... what about a Bothan or a quality Shistavanen? Maybe a Brizzit (unlikely) or a Advozse such as Bom freaking Vimdin (Hasbro, are you listening?)
 
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I did this Beegee about seven, maybe eight years ago. Is this the level of detail you would like, or would you like it better . . . ?



'Cause this is about the limits of my sculpting ability. It took me roughly four hours to get "right," and had to be constructed in four stages, utilising some spare parts for which I did not have duplicates (but I may be able to scrounge up some substitutes).

Out of curiosity, is this for a single figure, or are you hoping to cast the sculpted head over and over again?
 
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Beedo said:
I did this Beegee about seven, maybe eight years ago. Is this the level of detail you would like, or would you like it better . . . ?



'Cause this is about the limits of my sculpting ability. It took me roughly four hours to get "right," and had to be constructed in four stages, utilising some spare parts for which I did not have duplicates (but I may be able to scrounge up some substitutes).

Out of curiosity, is this for a single figure, or are you hoping to cast the sculpted head over and over again?
That is comperable to what I made for myself. Actually, better


I was hoping for something proffessional. It took me a while to make mine too... but sculpting isn't my expertise. The more I think about it, if it was better it may far outshine the body on which it rests.... still. I was just shooting off an idea that there may be some simple parts that could be done that a lot of people could use.

Personally, I only wanted one & I don't do casting right now.
 
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