I have been getting quite a few PM's about having some custom paint done for the BSD castle, village and graveyard pieces. I figured I would answer quite a few questions in one shot by posting some info on this original thread. For starters, I am a hobbyist. I am not a professional painter. I am completely self taught. (So I had a fool for a teacher.LOL) I paint mostly for fun. I wish that I could do free paint jobs for people but I do enjoy spending time with my family and a lot of my time goes to them. Once the cost of materials come into play, plus quite a few hours of work, I need to charge something. The first few people that contacted me had made offers. I will not get into who offered what because I respect people's privacy. I personally felt that the offers were to high. (Yes, I was actually turning down money.) Trying to be fair, I based my price quote on what I was offered. I felt that a fair price was $75 plus the cost of return shipping. I was not basing this on what others paint figures, or toppers, or other playfield pieces on. Although I would be willing to do these as well, I was basing my price on what some pinsiders were willing to pay for my work and the way I painted these parts. The turnaround time would be three days. At least one two paint, another to make sure that everything is fully dry before repackaging for the return trip, and one more day to allow if something holds up the finishing process. I use Tamiya Acrylic paints and they are non toxic. The detail is painted on with a variety of paintbrushes and my Omni 2000 airbrush. I am open to some color suggestions as well. It would be much easier for me to use the same colors on all the parts all the time, but if someone wanted darker, brighter, more colorful colors I could probably do that as well. If someone wanted to pay a little extra I coud add some 3D snow or moss in the graveyard. (I really want to do this to see how it would turn out.) I do not want to take on too much work but I do not want to turn anyone away either. If this is something that people would be interested in I would have a few requests. If you are packaging the parts please stuff the village and the catle with packing material. Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or even plastic bags or newspaper. That will prevent warping of the parts during shipping. If you want me to use FedEX, the United States Postal Service for the return shipping, please specify. It would also help to let me know that you are mailing out the parts so that I can look ot for the packages. I would be willing to take paypal or a money order as a payment. I could also take a personal check but would like to make sure that it clears first. This may delay turnaround time. Once you receive the final product, please let me know that they arrived safe and sound. If there are others on here who would want to paint BSD parts as well, I do not see this as competition, just one big community where people work together to get the most enjoyment out of their machines and I would wish all parties concerned the best of luck. Hope this answers some questions and if anyone has any others as well, please do not hesitate to ask. Comments both negative and positive to this post will be appreciated. Thanks for reading.
P.S. I always wanted to paint Monster Bash figures. Hint. Hint.