I collect and paint toys. Before in the car world, I thumb my nose at the paint shops that showcase all show and no go entries. I mean, it’s painting, how hard can it be? It’s not as if you’re making a Mona Lisa. Then when I started to paint Gundams that I had a new found and deep respect for painting.
I also came across this post in the 1/6 scale groups.
Credits to Kiko Manlapig for voicing out what we, in the skills and labor business, feel when a dumb as rocks customer complains why so expensive.
For share Life Lesson: MUST READ‼️☝️
“Bat ang mahal ng magpapaint sayo, e ikaw lang naman gumagawa niyan sa bahay??? Mag 3d2go na lang ako kesa magpapaint sayo.” 🙂
A customer friend asked me how much it cost to paint a headsculpt.
𝗠𝗲: For a single head depends on the the size and details, 2,000php estimate depende pa yan kung gano kadetalye ang design.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Masyado namang mahal, tapos simpleng head lang?
𝗠𝗲: How much do you think it would cost you?
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: 1000php maximum… Madali lang naman yon diba?! Saka mura lang mga paint sa national tpos kahit poster color paint lang pwede na.😁
𝗠𝗲: Ok, since magkakilala naman tayo pwede namang ikaw ang gumawa. 😉
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Pero hindi ako marunong magpaint…😂
𝗠𝗲: For 1000php tuturuan kita, nakasave ka pa ng 1,000php . You’ll get the knowledge na kailangan mo. 😉
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Sige, pwede na din.😁
𝗠𝗲: But to get started: May mga kailangan tayong gamit:
Airbrush w/ compressor-(₱2000)
Paint brush (₱200-500)depende sa pino ng tip
Sealer/matte top coat(₱300) glossy (₱300)
Model acrylic Paint (₱125-220 each) depende sa brand.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Hala.😣 But I don’t have all these stuff. Bibili pa ba ko niyan, isang headsculpt lang naman gagawin ko. 😐
𝗠𝗲: Well then for another 500php more I’ll rent my stuff to you para makagawa ka. 🙂
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Sige Sige 🙂
𝗠𝗲: Okay! thursday 3am I’m waiting for you to start doing this work ha.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: What 3am??? And I can’t on Thursday I only have time today.😢
𝗠𝗲: I’m sorry, but I’m only available on Thursday at 3am to teach you and lend you my stuff. Other days are busy with other customers na kasi. 😔
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Okay! That means I’m going to have to sacrifice my Thursday and give up my other tasks.😣
𝗠𝗲: I forgot. To do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the non-productive factors.🙂
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Totoo ba? Ano naman yun?😲
𝗠𝗲:Internet connection, kuryente, etc.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Jusko! Ang dami ko namang babayaran at masasayang na oras bago ako makagawa!😲 Sige. Yung mga gamit ok naman na?
𝗠𝗲: Sure, nasa akin naman na yung ibang gamit, but for the paint, you’ll need to buy it since sakto lang ang paints ko for my existing orders. And wait you’ll need to find the exact brand, hindi pede un kung ano lang ang available, may specific kaming ginagamit, pag wala kay supplier 1, hanap kay supplier 2, 3, 4 hanggang sa makita mo. Kaya pag wala sa bayan, pumupunta pa ko sa kabilang bayan.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: isang custom painted head lang tapos ganyan kadami need ko hanapin?😂
𝗠𝗲: Hindi pa kasama pamasahe mo dyan.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: 1,000 sa turo, 500 sa rent ng stuff, 500 na lang kulang para ikaw gumawa.😂 Konti nalang din naman ang idadagdag ikaw na pala gumawa.🙏
When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but also:
– Trainings and workshops
– Time to go
– Safety and security
No one can denigrate other people’s work by judging prices. Only by knowing all the elements necessary for the production of a certain work can you estimate the actual cost.
𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒔𝒎𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒖𝒓𝒔.