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  • Plarzoid's Paint for Profit Challenge

    You all know how this works.

    Let's shoot for $100, and raise the bar once we get there, seeing how far I can go?

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    Starting funds: $10
    Goal: $100

    Velmarius Elazarin: -$6.49(mini) +$25 -$1.03(Paypal) -$2.50(eBay) -$5.80(S&H) = +$9.18

    Current Funds: $19.18
    Current profit/loss: +$9.18
    Last edited by Plarzoid; 22-04-2014, 08:25 pm.
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    What will be your first mini on the auction block?
    "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
    - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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    • #3
      Originally posted by S_Dalsgaard View Post
      What will be your first mini on the auction block?
      I'm not sure! I'm going to look through my Reaper minis, and see if I can't make a playable D&D piece from one of those.

      I don't have any plinths or wood blocks for a more display oriented piece, so I'm going to aim for the playable crowd to get started. I have loads of extra bases, and I shouldn't have a problem putting something together.

      I'll definitely be posting when I pick something out!
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      • #4
        Looking forward to see your progress.
        "Of course I'm sane, when trees start talking to me, I don't talk back."
        - Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

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        • #5
          For my first mini, I'll be doing Velmarius Elazarin, Reaper #60070.


          Cost: -$6.49
          Cash remaining: $3.51

          Thus far, he's out of th eblister and mold lines are cleaned up. He had a nasty mold shift along the robes on his right side, and I had to use the egg-shaped diamond bit on my Dremel to get in there and smooth out the ledges in among all the curves of the robe. It was a pain, but should turn out OK. I'll know once I get some paint on him.
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          • #6
            Velmarius is primed and the blue base of his cloak airbrushed on. Still lots to do, but progress is progress.
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            • #7
              good luck! I have a reaper just gone on ebay and about to start another one when I have written this post
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              • #8
                WIP of Velmarius, just a few tweaks and then he's ready for a base.


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                • #9
                  Based and ready for sale! I need to take some better photos for the auction, but I'm glad he's done.


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                  • #10
                    ... And my first eBay auction is up!

                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/231192085002...84.m1555.l2649
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                    • #11
                      And it sold for $25, for a net profit of $9 or so.

                      Lessons learned:
                      • Charge for shipping, that hurts
                      • Paint something that has an established character - RPG minis are too personal to try and play the market with (unless they're villains, maybe)
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                      • #12
                        Next model up is PP's Rhupert Carvolo:

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                        • #13
                          not a fan of that model myself. Will be interesting to see how the PP sells compared to GW
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