My books are open for 2013 for any FANTASY color on 1:32 scale or smaller models (Stablemate/Chips/Bantan/Micro Mini/etc.)
Commission Slot : G1 Stablemate & Hartland
Donation Slot : Big Orange Bash 2013
Portraits / Avatars
For 2013 my books are open only for fantasy portraits, which means I’d be more than happy to paint you a blue horse, but not a bay one. I’ve found that attempting to paint realistic portrait horses ends up with me sitting on the horse for months stressing about getting it perfect– and that’s a lose-lose for everyone.
I will do my best to match digital avatars of fantasy horses or horse-like critters, but I’m still learning to color-match so the hue might be a smidge off. Other than that, I’m open to just about anything!
Other Artists’ Work
I will not paint or sculpt a model horse to look like another artist’s work. If you are using the photos simply as an extra reference for a rare coat color, or ‘dapples like this, not like this’ that’s fine.
My Own Work
You may request a horse that looks similar to any horse in my galleries except for the portrait horses. I will not do exact replicas of a paint job, but I will paint ‘siblings’ to horses. See the two pairs below as examples:
Custom artwork is a fickle thing and I will provide multiple photographs of the model so that you can approve the paint job before it is mailed. If at any time you are unhappy with the custom just let me know and you can get a refund as noted below.
What Happens to the Body?
To recoup my time investment, I will normally finish and sell custom orders that did not live up to the original buyer’s expectations. This can create a bit of a problem, depending on where the body came from, so please read the following carefully!
- If the body came from my body box, that cost will be fully refunded.
- If the body was purchased and mailed to me and you do not want it returned, I just need scanned copies of the receipts and I can refund those costs (both the body price and the S&H to me).
- If the body cannot be replaced and/or you want it returned to you (or sent to another customizer), I will pay return shipping, but you will owe me for work completed. At the moment I am hoping not to take any models that cannot be replaced, for obvious reasons.
Full refunds are offered up until the model is in the mail, after that if the model is returned to me I will refund the cost of the paint job and body, but the S&H charges are non-refundable.
Refunds are NOT offered to overseas customers once the horse is in the mail, since the shipping and customs costs are regularly more than the price of the horse.
Due to PayPal and Etsy payment and refund time limitations, payments for custom orders are not required until the horse is completed. However once completed payment is due within 21 days or the horse will be listed for sale.
Since my customs are cheap (comparatively), I am not accepting time/split payments.
Donations (Charity, Live Shows, Non-Profits)
I will happily paint any donated body as long as it matches the same color and scale requirements as listed above. If I have other commitments that will prevent me from completing the horse on time, I will let you know immediately.
I’m always looking for bodies to paint, so I am willing to do trades for plastic or resin horses 1:24 scale and smaller, Breyer Companion Animals, CollectiBulls, Ornaments, Medallions or Classic (1:12) and Traditional (1:9) scale foals.
I may also be interested in trading for broken resins, depending on the resin!
I am currently planning on using Amazon Payments, Google Checkout, and PayPal. I would like to avoid PayPal if possible, but I understand for some folks that is their preferred method.
Body Provided by Customer : no cost
Body Ordered by Me from Dealer : Body Cost + S&H to me. S&H will be prorated among the entire order if I am buying more than one horse. (I will try my best to sneak it into one of my own orders to bring the cost down, but I can’t make any promises.)
Body from my Body Box : As noted on Body Box listings—ask if there is no listed price!
+ Resculpting (Stablemate Scale only)
|$10||Minor Resculpt||Face, Feathering, Forelocks|
|$20 per hour||Other Resculpt||Mane, Tail, Leg Movement, etc.|
+ Base Colors (Micro Minis/SM Foals/etc are 50% off!)
|$20||Solid Base Color||Bay, Black, Chestnut, Fantasy Solid|
|$30||Complex Base Color||Rainbow, Dilutes (Roans, Grays, Duns), Splatterpaint|
+ Patterns/Marking (Micro Minis/SM Foals/etc are 50% off!)
|Free||Simple Pattern||Minimal Tobiano, Minimal Overo, Minimal Tovero, normal leg and face markings|
|$10||Basic Pattern||Tobiano, Splash Overo, Stencil, Stripes, Blanket Appy, Fewspot Appy|
|$20||Complex Pattern||Sabino, Tovero, Frame Overo, Bubbles, Doodle Ponies, Darwin, Extended Blanket Appy, Leopard Appy, Roaned Fewspot Appy|
|$2.50 Body Cost (see the monthly Replacement Cost listings)
$30 Other Resculpt, 1.5 hours
$20 Solid Base Color (Black)
|$1 Body Cost (Mini Whinnie)
$10 Solid Base Color (Metallic Green)
$0 Simple Pattern (Minimal Tobiano)
|$15 Body Cost (Pewter Mico Mini)
$10 Solid Base Color (Bay)
$10 Complex Pattern (Extended Blanket Appaloosa)
Shipping and Handling
I ship by USPS Priority Mail, which ranges from $5.10 to $6.20. Charges are for exact cost since the USPS gives me the boxes for free and the packing material is recycled/cheap. If you would prefer I ship by UPS or FedEx, I’d be more than happy to do so.
I am currently searching for cheaper ways to ship the horses that includes delivery confirmation, so I may change this in the future.
Items are shipped per buyer’s preference. I make no guarantees on when and in what condition the model will arrive, although I will do my best to make sure it gets there safely. I ship these items as artwork not as gifts and you are responsible for any customs charges incurred.
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