AC MILAN

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AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 25 Feb 2018, 19:04

Just put these on Ebay
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Hopefully someone will be interested!

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby cityfan247 » 25 Feb 2018, 19:37

Nice job Jon.

Looking good

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 01 Mar 2018, 20:39

Thanks,
Going to keep things "simple" with any modern teams I complete.Not keen on the dash of paint to represent sponsors names and although custom transfers can look great can't produce them and won't charge prices that they can warrant.

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 07 Mar 2018, 19:29

Put this on EBay and didn't sale,is there a market for this type of thing?
I love painting teams and as now retired would like to make a little bit of money,
Anybody got any advice?

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby HPL17 » 07 Mar 2018, 19:47

Put this on EBay and didn't sale,is there a market for this type of thing?
I love painting teams and as now retired would like to make a little bit of money,
Anybody got any advice?
I think there is more on offer in terms of this type of self painted teams than there is demand. It's a nice hobby but to make money from it you have to be a real artist or make something exceptional. Sorry, just my 2 cents.

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby lewisdl » 08 Mar 2018, 11:42

cant see anyone making money by painting a current kit. for example a new AC Milan is readily available at around £12 from many suppliers.
don't know how much blank teams cost but the profit margin must be very small.

Think those painters who do make money specialise in one offs or historic kits.
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Re: AC MILAN

Postby lloydie1109 » 08 Mar 2018, 16:45

cant see anyone making money by painting a current kit. for example a new AC Milan is readily available at around £12 from many suppliers.
don't know how much blank teams cost but the profit margin must be very small.

Think those painters who do make money specialise in one offs or historic kits.
How wrong you are
The amount of teams in modern kits as well as retro sold is very large indeed, I work full time doing them, there are others as well who do the same, the market is huge

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 08 Mar 2018, 17:16

Where am I going wrong?
I have tried to keep things simple with my kits i.e. No sponsers etc
Maybe trying to charge too much?
I have reduced my prices on EBay and wouldn't make any money if they do sale,
Maybe they just aren't good enough

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 08 Mar 2018, 17:17

If you need any help Lloydie I'm here!

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby lloydie1109 » 08 Mar 2018, 17:17

Ok cheers

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby lloydie1109 » 08 Mar 2018, 17:18

Where am I going wrong?
I have tried to keep things simple with my kits i.e. No sponsers etc
Maybe trying to charge too much?
I have reduced my prices on EBay and wouldn't make any money if they do sale,
Maybe they just aren't good enough
what figures are you using

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Jon » 08 Mar 2018, 17:49

I have used the classic heavyweights for my 1970 cup final teams,new style ones for AC MILAN and vintage for man united 1909,pics are on "members painted teams"
Actually preferred painting the new style figures

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Paul » 08 Mar 2018, 18:07

Where am I going wrong?
I have tried to keep things simple with my kits i.e. No sponsers etc
Maybe trying to charge too much?
I have reduced my prices on EBay and wouldn't make any money if they do sale,
Maybe they just aren't good enough


There's certainly some stiff competition out there, Jon. (And on this forum as well).
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Re: AC MILAN

Postby lloydie1109 » 08 Mar 2018, 18:10

Only advice i can give is
1-name the team and year when listing
2- be patient it takes time to build up custom
3-research prices

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Re: AC MILAN

Postby Puffin » 08 Mar 2018, 18:18

Is this your eBay account?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jon7643/m.ht ... 7675.l2562

Your level of painting basic kits is decent enough. Stripes and hoops are always tricky to do, so perhaps try and stick to plain shirts to start off with? With regards to painting style, either go ridiculously neat (like ShootFirst) or messy like a Kent Housewife... Don't go somewhere in between.

Generally speaking, kits from pre 90s look best on HW repro. For 90s and beyond go with a modern style figure. The type of base you use (as in manufacturer not colour) will make a difference to your eBay listings. Research which bases are popular in both the OS and FISTF games and sell accordingly.

If you're using acrylic paints you have to varnish them otherwise the paint will chip off easily. If you're selling, you don't want a customer to come back to you saying the paint has come off after 1 game.

If you're doing this to make profit, you need to pitch at a price where you're going to cover your material costs, but experience tells me you won't be able to factor in your time. You're currently underpricing your teams hoping for a sale. Have faith in your prices, perhaps list as BIN with offers. Also don't limit yourself to the UK market, you'll get more business selling to other countries. As long as you ship with tracking, it'll be fine.

Also try and find your USP. What's going to make you stand out from everyone else? Is it your painting? Is it custom boxes? Is it thinking outside the box and doing something no one else does?

Your painting style will change over time, you'll get quicker at painting teams and hopefully you'll start to turn a profit from it.

Hopefully this gives you food for thought? I'm in no way trying to put you off and hope the criticism provided can be helpful. The most important thing is that you enjoy painting the figures and have fun doing so.

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