The following is a basic price outline to give you a general idea of what you can expect if you consider hiring my services. I have outlined all of my most highly requested projects for your convenience below. All prices are subject to adjustments based on the exact commission request. For a more accurate price quote please contact me directly at chieflivegaming@gmail.com

 

28mm RPG Characters / Singles

This price outline is what I refer to for models from Heroforge, Reaper Singles, D&D miniatures, Kingdom Death, and all other small ~28/30mm single models. Generally if you want a single smaller model painted that doesn’t belong to a squad this is where you can look!

 

  • Level 1 : $60

    •  Our starting point. This is what I would consider a nice tabletop standard for a character model. Since it’s a single model I am able to spend a solid amount of time painting clean edge highlights and applying basic extras like subtle OSL (Object Source Lighting). Painting the existing models base is included.

 

  • Level 2 : $90

    • Extra attention is given to the highlighting and detail work. Effects like NMM (Non metallic metal) and more extenuated OSL are done if desired. Basic customization to the models base can also be done.

 

  • Level 3 : $90+ Hourly rate estimate, contact for a quote based on model request

    • I keep painting above level 2 adding additional highlight layers and detail work until I hit the budget I am given.

 

  • Display Basing: $40+, can be added to any level

    • This is for players who want a particularly detailed base for their model. This can include magnetizing the model to swap from a display base to a play base, plinth style displays, or diorama style displays. Price is based on exact request.

 

 

28mm Wargaming Infantry Squads

These prices reflect my work on squads of infantry models in the 28mm/30mm size. The low end of the price range reflects smaller or less detailed infantry, whereas the higher end of the range reflects larger or more detailed infantry. Some exceptionally detailed infantry squads may exceed the high end depending on the models, generally the newer GW plastic kits fall into this category. Mounted infantry quotes are given on a per model basis.

 

  • Batch Painting / Value Painting: $3-5 / model

    • The “let’s get these models painted and on the table as cheap as possible” option.

 

  • Level 1 – Regular Standard: $5-9 / model

    • 3 color standard or what is considered “tabletop standard” by most 

 

  • Level 2 – High Standard: $9-13 / model

    • Additional highlight layers and effects such as OSL, barrel heat bluing, drilled barrels, stencil work, basic freehand, etc are added

 

  • Level 3 – Display Level: Hourly rate estimate, contact for a quote based on model request

    • The big tuna. When you have a centerpiece squad that you want painted to really turn heads, this is the option to go for. This is where freehand and custom conversion work comes in if desired.

 

 

28mm “Sergeant” Characters

This option is for models that you want given a little extra attention. A good example would be a Space Marine Sergeant that you want to stand out from the rest of his squad. Perhaps this marine isn’t wearing his helmet and needs skin tones painted, or you want some extra pop for his weapons. This is the basic pricing I use for all characters in the 28-35mm scale. 

 

  • Generic Character Model: $25

    • Eldar Warlocks, Space Marine Sergeants, etc. Models you want to stand out a bit from the crowd or the rest of their squad, but don’t want to break the bank on.

 

  • Level 1, 2, 3: Refer to “RPG Characters” Section

    • This section is for your small named characters or character models you really want to stand out. For larger characters such as Guilliman, contact me for exact pricing.

 

 

Small Vehicles / Monsters

Generally models like troop transports and smaller monsters fall under this category. Examples include Rhinos, Land Speeders, Dreadnaughts, etc.

 

  • Level 1 – Regular Standard: $50 

    • Basic airbrush panel highlights with a small amount of detail work. The “tabletop standard option”

 

  • Level 2 – High Standard: $80 

    • More detailed airbrush work and edge highlights added if desired. Magnetized weapon options,weathering, and battle damage are also added if desired.

 

  • Level 3 – Display Level: $80+ Hourly rate estimate, contact for a quote based on model request

    • If you really want your model to stand out from the rest, this is your best bet! 

 

 

Large Vehicles / Monsters

Bigger vehicles and large monsters fall under this category. Examples include Land Raiders, Riptides, Daemon Princes,  etc.

 

  • Level 1 – Regular Standard: $85 

    • Basic airbrush highlights with a small amount of detail work. The “tabletop standard option”

 

  • Level 2 – High Standard: $130 

    • More detailed airbrush work and edge highlights added if desired. Magnetized weapon options,weathering, and battle damage are also added if desired.

 

  • Level 3 – Display Level: $130+ Hourly rate estimate, contact for a quote based on model request

    • If you really want your model to stand out from the rest, this is your best bet!

 

 

Imperial Knights

For Imperial Knights, Wraithknights, and smaller 40k superheavies I follow this guideline. Prices are likely to be a bit different depending on the exact work requested.

 

  • Level 1 – Regular Standard: $140 

    • Basic airbrush panel highlights with a small amount of detail work. The “tabletop standard option”

 

  • Level 2 – High Standard: $200 

    • More detailed airbrush work and edge highlights added if desired. Basic custom freehand work (hazard stripes, etc) starts here. Magnetized weapon options, weathering, and battle damage are also added if desired.

 

  • Level 3 – Display Level: $200+ Hourly rate estimate, contact for a quote based on model request

    • If you really want your model to stand out from the rest, this is your best bet! This tier may include a large amount of custom conversion work as well as more detailed painting.

 

  • Castellan / Valiant / Forgeworld Cerastus Knights – Add $40 to each tier

    • These models are a bit bigger and more detailed, so a good reference point is to add $40 to each tier for similar work.