Q: Do you take commissions?
A: Yes, I do take them, but not all the time. Please see the big box above which says “commissions open“ or „commissions currently closed“.
Before you make any inquiry please finish this FAQ and read this post about the budget of a commission.
Q: any specialties you got?
A: Yes, you can find everything what I can do and what I love to do in my gallery as well.
Q: What are the items made of?
A: For the weapons I mostly use polyurethane resin, colored and/or filled. For the Stalhrim Dagger I additionally used rabbit fur and leather strips. Also screws, nails, and glue are holding everything together. Almost all armor related pieces are made of thermoplastics and craft foam, which I cover in paint and clear coat. Armor assembly depends on its movements capacity and will be attached with straps, velcro, screws, or other items.
Q: The price?
A: I can only give you a rough price estimate here.
For an exact commission price of your project I’d need to know what kind of item it is and first of all see references.
The complexity, quality, and size of an item affects the costs, too.
As soon as I know exactly what project you want me to make for you, I can give you the final price for it.
There is no “can you do me a sword for $ 150? I have no money”.
It’s just not possible.
Q: I don’t have enough funds to commission you, what to do?
A: Two words: group commission
Q: I Actually have the funds, what to do?
A: Please leave a message through the contact form and tell me your estimated budget and deadline you’d like to have the prop made by then.
Q: how long will it take you to make my commission?
A: A while. Usually a few months. I work Monday to Friday as media designer, and I only have time on weekends or evenings to work on your commission. Please bear this in mind, „last minute“ commissions are not possible.
Q: Do I need to pay you the full price upfront?
A: Usually I ask for 50%, and when the job is done I ask the remaining 50% with the shipping fee.
Q: Can you make me an armor?
A: It depends. A full armor or only parts of it are fine with me. But you don’t quite live around the corner, in this case I can’t make any fittings. I work with dummies instead and if you don’t need to have a tight fit, we can work with those. I don’t do any full armors under USD 1000, though.
Q: I need the armor for larp activities.
A: Please, don’t use any of my armor parts or weapons for LARP. Unless you play a mage with almost no physical contact in battle. My armor and weapons are for conventions or for display only. But if your character doesn’t roll around in battle, then you’ll be fine having a few parts made of thermoplastics. I can create weapons suited for your LARP events, but for safety reasons they require to be made of flexible foam.
Q: Can you make things with real metal?
A: No, sorry.
Q: How about 3D printing?
Here’s a list what I’d rather not make:
• tight fit armor or suits
• any clothes entirely made of fabric, I’m not a seamstress.
• items which a lot of other artists already offer/sell.