Thanks for visiting my page. To help with navigation, here is a list of popular pages all about Marching in Colour
* The History of Marching In Colour - who is the man behind the words and service, how did it all come about
* Commissioning Models for Painting - how the process works, start to finish, and what you can expect
* Gallery of Artists Work - with over 20 years experience, here is a small sample of finished commissions
* ITEMS FOR SALE - as well as painting models, I also sell pre-painted models and assorted loose models and scenery on Etsy and Ebay. Links here!
* Trade in your old models for Painting Credit * click here for details
* To see details of all current commissions booked-in and estimated completion dates - click here
SCENERY and TERRAIN - for pre-made, handcrafted items of scenery and terrain, please click here
For TUTORIALS please follow this link - click here
Saturday, 17 October 2015
PATREON - A new way to order painting commissions!
Over the years I have undertaken a lot of commissions and had a lot more enquiries that never turned into finished commissions. One of the main reasons for these enquiries not leading to beautifully painted models was the investment, or the outlay needed - the often large chunk of money to pay on completion.
I have tried to help ease this burden where I could by allowing people to pay in 'halves' - half up front, rest on completion of the work, and while the feedback for this is usually great, it is still a hefty investment.
The other side of the coin is keeping Marching In Colour afloat. Not getting paid until the order is complete means I often have to wait several weeks before I see any return for the time it takes me to paint.
Unfortunately the regular bills of life - rent, utilities, internet, often require monthly payment.
I think I may have found a nice compromise for all parties involved..
Folks, I present my 'Patreon' page!!
Patreon is a kind of 'crowd funding' site, except you can pledge a certain amount of money 'per month' to the artist you are supporting.
I have set up Patreon page to offer each and every single pledge the equal amount of Painting Credit.
This (hopefully) will be a great way for people to pay for commissions while spreading the cost over a number of months rather than having to pay a single large bill.
Please note - this does not effect my regular pricing methods. This is entirely optional and intended to help those who may want to spread the cost of painting.
How it works -
When you make a pledge, Patreon will charge you once per month. This is taken directly from your payment method, and given to me here at Marching In Colour.
I keep a running total of the amount paid, which you can cash-in at any time (subject to the usual waiting period for commissions).
For instance, if you pledge £5 per month, you will be charged £5 per month, which is paid directly to Marching In Colour.
After 4 months you may decide you want some models painted. Four months at £5 has earned you £20 in painting!
You don't have worry about a large bill, and I can worry less about keeping the ship afloat.
If this method interests you, please check out the page. There is also a couple of other little bonuses you might like, but you will have to visit the page to find them out.