Sadly when i started this business i did not consider the money it would take to keep up with the rate of work versus brush life and paint lasting time. over time i have aquired bills here and there, sometimes only a few pounds and in those cases i am happy of course to pay because in the long run this item will do me more good than the general good it contributes to the commission. but in the case that i have to spend upwards of £10 on one commission for materials it can feel cheap asking for a £10 service charge!
considering this i had (in my mind) two options! one - charge a fee of at least £5 flat to every order for added service. overall the work i do and the hours for the pay is not very relative but i love the work so much and i love the job, and i would not work it if i did not!
two- charge more on each miniature!
by following the second option i thought that people might not only empathize (as even the troop standard comes out very nicely! and is no walk in the park hours wise!) but also respect the price rise more than service charges (i mean come on! its not your fault if i use up on paint on your job, you alone should not be responsible for that paint. and artists have funny ways of working, i never spend less than £10 on black paint any time i need it!!!!!!)
after that guilt ridden justification for my new prices
new troop price: £3.00 a miniature (£4.00 for mounted) / 15mm - £2 / 10 mm £1.00 a strip
new special price: £5 (6 for mounted) / 15mm 4,5 / 10mm 3,4 a strip
New Hero price: £6 (7 for mounted) NO SMALLER SCALES