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Alya Sayer
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Being a commission painter is hard work but a real pleasure as I get the joy of working on a wide variety of miniatures on a daily basis.

I am well aware that the market for commission painters is huge and there is not a great deal of trust there and one thing I want to do is renew that trust with potencical clients, I don't know how to go about it. Any advise of how to build a good relationship to build my company more is welcome.
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Christian Klinton
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I havent used commissioned painters myself but I think prio 1 for me would a portfolio of some sorts. A blog/page where you display your work and maybe even the "level" of work you provide. Say I want 50 fast/but nice minions I wanna know what to expect. Or I want 1 awesome-pro-looking hero.
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Paul Harris
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As someone who has considered getting my Scythe miniatures painted for me, I know that what I would be looking for is value for money and trust. Time is not a specifically off-putting factor but wow factor is. Id want to see a portfolio of work and probably at least one or two attempts at Scythe already.

Good luck with your work.
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Lloyd
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I'm also looking for someone to paint my scythe character minis for a reasonable price and to a decent standard
- and I'm not looking for the Mona Lisa on a mini, just something more aesthetically pleasing than grey plastic.

Let me know if you find someone, I think Scythe painting could be a big enough niche for someone in the UK to specialise in!
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Andrew Hyde
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I recently looking into getting some commission work done, it was expensive and i honestly couldn't tell much difference between some of the levels of painting. It was off-putting not knowing exactly what the different levels meant. Clear concise info on different levels of work would have really helped me move toward going for it rather than shying away like i did. They had lots of pictures of similar work, which was nice, but they didn't vary the different colour schemes of the pictures, so i guess more variety in the work you do on display would also be a factor for me. Hope this helps.
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Renaut Stephane
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Currently working on these Scythe models as a commission.Let me know if you're still looking.
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Perhaps a silly question - but does getting a professional paint-job on e.g. Scythe add re-sale value to the game?

I can clearly see and appreciate the added aesthetic value, but my gaming days will end when I can't really see any more in the next few years and at that time it'll mean selling-off my collection.
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Richard Schollar
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I suspect it will put off as many potential buyers as it will attract others. No matter whether it attracts or detracts buyers it won't add anywhere near what it will cost you.

If you commission painting get it done because you want it and will appreciate it - not because of any hope you will sell for £££ more however many years down the line.
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Thank you for that very sensible advice!
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