When pricing for animals in basic poses BUT the form available will need to be enlarged, how are yall pricing. Typically I give a price for a bobcat (X$'s), folks bring it in frozen. Then since I have given a quote there is no compensation for extra adjustments. Should I price all cats the same with the expecatation that over time it will "come out in the wash" ?
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Any extra work is bench time and charged at bench rate..Havent found a single cleint that minded ,,,I know some do it for free..Dont know how or why ..
When I do cats for customers I shoot them 2 prices---one for a laying down pose with no base, and one for a cat with a base...alterations have just become part of the game anymore so that`s included in my price from the get go...should I not have to alter the manikin then good for me....plus you don`t have to listen to them complain a year later when they say "you did Joe blows 200 cheaper than mine"...
Jim, I hardly ever do a bobcat that I don't have to change something to get a fit. Our cats have a trimmer waist than any forms I've found and the legs are usually too heavy on the mannikins. My price takes into consideration that I might have to shorten a bit or raise a foot. When it comes to involved changes I charge more but otherwise it's already figured in.-Aaron H.
the price.....you can't control whether or not the trophy they bring in will fit a form or not...BUT to alter a form for special positioning is charged at $55.00 per hour spent.