Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers. Please note: These are a condensed answers and should be considered as a quick shortcut for reference as there can be much more to each answer. Always read my full policies prior to purchasing or commissioning me. Thanks!
Q: Do you take commissions? Are your books open? How much?
A: CLOSED INDEFINITELY AS OF 4/17/19
Yes! I do! I have recently changed a few things about how my commissions work. Please reveiw my full commission policies for all of the details. I will only be taking very few slots at a time from now on so be sure to sign up for my newsletter or follow me on social media to know when slots open. The price chart on the policy page will reflect book status so you can manually check in there as well.
In short, I am now only accepting Micro (No Mini Whinnies or similar type plastic), Bantam, Stablemate FOALS, or medallions. Prices are all-inclusive and include prepping on a clean cast, finishwork and shipping back to you. Customization and international shipping is extra. Please see the policy page for full price chart and how/when to submit your request. Newsletter followers get first dibs on slots so be sure you’re signed up!
Q: Can I offer to buy a piece you are working on before it is finished so I am sure to be the one to get it?
A: Unfortunately, no, I do not sell pieces that are incomplete, ever (unless sold as an unfinished body). I cannot predict how they will act, how long they will take to finish or if it will get put aside indefinitely while I work on a different piece. For example, I STILL have the first resin I ever purchased that has been stripped once and is still not even 1/4 of the way complete!
Sales pieces are a way for me to relax a bit and recharge from the high stress, demand and workload of commissions. Selling these guys before I’m done just basically turns them into commissions at that point and pretty much defeats the purpose and is recipe for an easy burn-out. Plus, it wouldn’t be fair to the many others keeping their eye on the progress waiting for the sale.
I feel really bad when I have to turn down those who want to be the one to secure a work-in-progress. I’d love nothing more than to sell things ASAP but I have to keep it fair (and keep my sanity! Lol!).
How will you know when these pieces are ready? Simple, just make sure you are signed up for my newsletter. My newsletter is where I send out all of the info when it’s ready and give first dibs to subscribers on buy-it-now pieces. So if you want an early jump start on a piece, make sure you are signed up! After that, the announcement will go to social media.
Q: How much will he/she be when done?
A: It is very rare that I have worked out pricing prior to a piece being finished. I cannot tally up the workload, material cost, etc until after I finish the entire process so I cannot usually answer this question. Also, with a bulk set of finished pieces meant for a deadline like Breyerfest or some other event, I often don’t figure out pricing until they are all complete. This pricing process takes time; time away from working on pieces. So when I’m on a deadline, I need to use all the time I can to finish these pieces first. Sometimes I might be able to give a range, but it’s very rare. It’s best to wait for the sale announcement.
How will you know the info when these pieces are ready? Simple, just make sure you are signed up for my newsletter . My newsletter is where I send out all of the info when it’s ready and give first dibs to subscribers on buy-it-now pieces. So if you want an early jump start on a piece, make sure you are signed up! After that, the announcement will go to social media.
Q: Where do you sell your pieces?
It varies but the usual process is first to newsletter subscribers, then to social media like Facebook and Instagram and finally in the shop on my website. Sometimes I will also post to Etsy or eBay..but newsletter subscribers will always get first dibs on buy-it-now pieces.
Q: Do you take time payments?
A: Yes, and no.
On sales pieces over $300 after 24-48 hours of it being listed, yes. My requirements are at least $50 down within 24 hours of invoice being sent and a minimum of $50/week OR $100/bi-weekly is required after that. You must let me know which plan you want at the time of inquiry and payment plans must be agreed upon prior to bidding/offering/purchase. There is also an additional $10 storage and handling fee for time payments applied to each invoice. All time-payments are non-refundable.
Time payments are NOT available if paying by Money order.
Time payments are NOT available on COMPLETED commissions….HOWEVER….you are more than welcome to pay during the process. I am not fast so you should have some time before your piece is complete. If you prefer to pay in increments throughout the process, please let me know when booking so I can send you an invoice to pay towards. Minimum is $50 per payment and is paid at your leisure. Then, once your final commission is complete, you have 7 days for the remaining payment to be received.
Q: Do you trade?
A: Sometimes. I do not collect so I do not trade for finished pieces or OF pieces. I may be tempted by certain blank resins or desirable bodies. It all depends. You can take a look at my trade list for some ideas of what I like and what I might be tempted to trade for but there are no guarantees.
Q: Do you paint donations?
A: Sometimes. It really depends on my schedule and if I have time to set aside. You are welcome to contact me regarding donations for your shows/events/etc. but I cannot guarantee anything. When contacting me, please include your name, your show name, cause, info etc. I like to research what I’ll be donating. So just asking for a donation without any validating info will most likely be skipped ;)
Also, please don’t be offended if I do not reply to your donation email. It’s nothing personal and I DO welcome all of your emails and PMs! I just get so many that I can usually only respond to the ones I can offer a donation to as it would take too much time to reply to all donation requests.