Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Painting Prices Seem to be Falling...
Tom Petty once said he knew he had made it when he saw posters advertising tickets for a bogus Tom Petty concert. I know we're a good way and certainly a lot of work away from "made it" status, but I think I know how Tom felt when I read things like this (from Bartertown.com):
" ... We also changed the pricing structure to be a bit more competitive ... Remember we are not Farming out the work to someone overseas, your money will be spent here in the US on cheap crap from China. "
The way I see it, there's hobbyists who paint minis for the love of the hobby and for extra cash to buy more minis, and there's people who paint minis to pay bills and taxes. I know there are more than a few of the latter out here in Asia.
Here are some pics of an enginseer I painted recently for a friend. This is at what I call our character quality, which is $5 a 28mm figure.
You can see a the full gallery here.