Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Paint Models - Get Money: The Plan

Welcome back to the second part of Paint Models; Get Money, and today we will delve into this so called plan that was so important that it required 3 weeks or so to get ready.



Unlike yesterday, today's article is not broken down in Veterans and Beginners, everybody gather 'round, this plan is for all shapes and sizes.

Our plan is taken straight out of South Park:

Step 1:  We get Starter Sets
Step 2:  ...
Step 3:  Profit.

Don't despair just yet; unlike the gnomes, the "..." step will be covered in a lot of details.

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Step 2: The Plan


Monday's motto was:  Plan your work; work your plan.

It still rings true today, as it's all this opportunity offers us:  the chance to formulate and execute a plan instead of just winging it.

I'm a big fan of winging it, but when it involves your job or mine, I'd rather go with the plan.



Our plan really is only 3 steps, showcased above.  The second step however will differ greatly from the gnomes', based on your skills, local opportunity and cashflow.

Step 1: We Get Starter Sets

This step is non-negociable.  You want a starter set (one at the very least, probably more) and you want it ASAP.  Other parts of the plan will detail the various options you have.

I can hear all the doubters, haters and nay-sayers already, and we will address that tomorrow.  In the meantime, forget about hating and focus on getting Starter Sets.

The starter set packs so much value, it's insane.


For $190, you get a full sized Rulebook, a Plague Marine force ( 25ish models) and a Primaris Marines Force ( 25ish models ), a Death Guard Index, a Primaris Index and a bunch of accessories and doodads.

The rulebook alone is worth 70$, so you can flip it alone with the doodads accessories for that price.

You are left with 2 small index (new name for Codex) and 2 amazing forces, and $70 in your pockets.

Now, selling either forces unpainted for 60$ is a freakin' bargain.

Based on AOS' Stormcast Eternals current price, the Primaris marines, once they are released (more on this later) will be around $60 for 5dudes or $75 for 10dudes.  You get 15 in the starter set alone.

The other, and most important part that makes this set completely bonkers is this:  Unlike previous starters, where the marines were kinda junk (because everyone has a shoebox filled with marines laying somewhere in the house)  all of these models are premium and unique.

The guy that wants to play Primaris Marines currently only has 1 option:  buy starter sets.  Arguably, same thing applies to the chaos side.  Plague marines, even the FW version, have never looked that good.

What this means is this: if you have a lot of money to throw around, you could buy a couple of sets and sell it for parts and make money.



However, that is not the best course to go, as the profit you make on it is not that great with the trouble of breaking off kits, auctionning/offering and shipping it out.

Instead, in order to make the maximum ammount of money, we want to paint these sets.  Which is step 2.

Step 2: We paint starter sets

This step is a little more complex and offers a lot of options.  They all require painting, but the methods to paint and later sell them differs.  More on this later this week.

Step 3: Profit

KA-CHING!

Tune in for part 3, where we break down all the barriers and nay-sayer's arguments, and later this week we will cover the various painting and selling strategies.

N.B. Prices in this series are in canhucks dollars based on Games Workshop's MSRP, but the same rings true regardless of your currency: It's an amazing product and has tons of premium content for it's price.

Until next time,
No excuses; hobby like a champion!

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