PureToreador wrote:Do you do any commission work? I've been wanting either a Blade La Magra ceremony chamber or a Blade II House of Pain dance club set. Those would be awesome.
I haven't done any commisision work... but that does not mean I wouldn't. The problem of course would be shipping. I have made these in such a way that they are strong enough that they won't damage if Hulk or the Sentinel should fall over or anything but I would be quite worried about putting them in a box and sending them across the continent.
And on the other hand, the cost would be insane. Let's say I did it for Cost of Materials + Minimun Wage. For this example, I'll look at the Apartment Building. Glue, Styrofoam, Paints, Balsa Wood, plastic and Varnish all could probably be purchased for about 40 bucks, if you shop smart. But the time and effort?
I made both Fire escapes by hand, probably took 6 hours designing, measuring, cutting, sanding, gluing them together and finally painting them.
The building took about 4 hours to cut and shape and sand both the foam and the wood frame.
Another 1 hour to glue it all together and sand it down.
Then I spent at LEAST 2 hours drawing all the bricks on and then Dremmeling them out.
Then my wife and I spent 2 hours painting in between each and every crack and I spent an additional 1 hour detailing for a combined 5 hours of effort.
Then 1 hour spent painting the surface and detailing the darker bricks.
At least 3 hours making the window Frames and another 1 hour attaching the windows to them and gluing them all on the building.
Then I spent another 2 hours painting on the graffiti and making the drain spout.
And the Roof probably took another 1 hour to make, paint and attach.
So let's see, that is 25 hours worth of effort. Minimum Wage is $8.00 an hour were I live so that comes to $200 plus material is $240.
And that says nothing about paying for the "Artistic Value" and shipping costs.
So unless you Live driving distance from Vancouver BC and have $250 laying around, I'd suggest an alternative...
Stop by my website, read my Progress Reports and make it yourself. Any and every question you have, I'd be happy to answer in my forums and I'll give you as many tips as I can.
As payment, just leave a kind word or two in the guestbook and tell your friends who are into this sort of thing about my site so I can show it off some more.