no that's fine. I only paint tanks, dreads, knights, flyers, - machines basically.
the original quote was 4 for 300quid. - i downcharged it slightly as i was going to "test model" one, and batch paint 3 to save time. but he could only send 2, so its goign to take a bit longer and therefore cut into my time a bit, so about £75 in actual terms. this is working out at about £10 an hour. not super great, but like i was saying i was aiming to cut time down and bump that up by batching them. - at the least its "guaranteed" more work in future as he loves it so far. and wants me to do some flyers next then some predators etc.
more accurate for pricing is the Forgeworld Valdor Tank Hunter. which that singular model alone ive charged around £180 ish
the larger the model im doing im basing on a rough multiples of the model cost as a rough guide then guestimating based on model variables. like a flyer will cost more, not just because of a size, but you cant skimp on the bottom of a flyer, so you're almost doing 30% more work or so on a stormhawk as you are on a predator.
also iv taken a rather rudimentary pricing tier of "well above tabletop", "good" and "best" (i need to rename these levels as the're shit, especially the last two!) that Rhino is to good standard. but as its a "banker" of a larger commission i'm probably going to put a little more care into it as a securement.
I also don't paint to a style. so if someone comes to me and is like "can you paint this predator to look like the test of my army, that's been painted in eavy metal style" i'll most likely decline it. i'll always work to my style, hopefully the commissioners know what i do, and what my work is like, and go for that, now i'll of course use the colours that are requested, but the undertanding is they'll be grimdark, weathered and battle worn to an agreed degree.
so to wrap up, although i don't want to work to an hourly rate, - (as a creative you shouldn't ever work to an hourly rate) you need to qualify internally how long its going to take you. to make sure your pricing never goes under an agreed backstop value. ive made sure that i could do 1 tank in 1 days worth of time ideally pricing with enough premium on there to make it worthwhile and profitable. - i also said id get the pair of these done in a fortnight and he's paying P&P both ways.
client has been a bit of a dream really. he watched me painting on stream and got chatting pretty quickly. trusts me to do whatever and is going to wait and base his army pallete on the tanks i do. more of that please!!