Recently mvm3897 uploaded a video about commissions and I really wanted to link to it here. If you don’t know mvm3897 is basically one of the oldest and most respected gunpla/gundam resin builders in the western community and has been doing commissions for some time. Considering the gunpla community in the west is small compared to the east the amount of people doing commissions is so small that I never could get a good understanding of the going rate for most and even more importantly where to find clients willing to pay that amount.
I want people to see this and understand that not only that commissions go for a good amount of money but that you get what you pay for. Too many times have I seen people back out when I gave them VERY low figures for the work they are asking for. As I have started doing commissions more and more I have let this slide less and less and have refused commissions that I would have taken a year or more ago. Right now I will maintain my rate but I have always felt like it is too low and will eventually raise it.