So, as detailed (mention, really) in the last post is the commission work I'm doing for the Client Pimp in Question.
Even as new to this stuff as I am, I'm finding it's a balance between time and quality. We have an agreed upon price - if I 'spend' time equivalent to something beyond that 'price,' then it's really not worth my while.
Still, I'm still okay on that score. I'm top-ending somewhat - putting a lot of time in the two character models - but that's workable on a few levels.
(More on that after the pics...)
So after looking at these pictures, I've spot a bit of brush on the Libby's standard... which pointed out that I didn't finish the glow effect on the helmet! I put down the first few layers, but never layered the metal back in any. Also, I think I want to deepen some of the red on the staff, or alternatively pick out the runes a bit.
Still and all, they're largely done, and I'm pretty happy with how they came out. Also, I perfected the techniques I'd sat down and worked out before - a step by step I plan to use for batch-painting the rank-and-file.
Except the rank-and-file are Terminators! Big, bold, and brash - they have to look good. If flaws creep in, it will show up more than it would on a Power Armored model.
Still, as mentioned at the beginning, I'm learning a thing or two. Just doing this is giving me an idea on how to judge my time and its worth in relation to commission work. That's something that's really difficult to work out until the brush is picked!
I suspect I undersold the 'worth' of the Grey Knights, but I don't know for sure, yet. I'm budgeting 3-hours per 10-strong Terminator squad, but keep in mind batch-painting gets me a big chunk of the way in the first few steps, doing all the models at once.
But I digress. I'm sure I'll run on at the mouth about that later this week.
Still... so I possibly undersold it - so what? The Client Pimp in Question gave me a great deal in the first place, so there's built in leeway both ways. Also, as a client, he'd probably be happy with less than I'm planning, but there's a certain quality I'm shooting for...
...and that's my decision, not his.
All in all, I'm really enjoying this challenge - the thought exercise and the painting project! I enjoy brush time anyway.
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