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So I Heard You're Selling Models Now...

Posted by paragon19 on September 16, 2008 at 12:35 AM
Thats right, much to the dismay of some of you I'm sure, I am now going to be selling my models.  But don't worry!  I still support the free card model community, and will still be releasing new, free models on this website.  And I will be finishing the Century series, for free, as planned.  So how will I sell models and offer them for free at the same time?  My current project is the F-104, the next in the Century Series.  I've nearly finished work and am almost ready to upload them.  I currently have fifteen, thats right 15 different versions and variants of the Lockheed F-104.  Some will be available on my website for free, and some will be available for a low price at http://ecardmodels.com/shop/ , a new website being developed by one of the Admins from Zealot.

So its partly up to you.  Which versions should be free, which versions should I sell?  Here's the list:

USAF Bare Metal
USAF Camo
NASA (white bottom)
NASA (blue bottom)
Luftwaffe
German Navy
Orange USAF Test Drone
NF-104
Red Baron (civillian)
Starfighters Demo Team
Greek Mount Olympus Commemorative
German CCV
CL-704 VTOL Concept
CL-1200 Foreign Export Concept
X-27 Concept


Give me a couple replies, and I'll decide using them as advice.  Don't worry though, the prices will be low (probably less than a dollar per version), and you'll be able to buy them all at once for a discounted price.  I hope you all think its worth the small price.

In the meantime, here's a taste of the F-104 model, including the Mount Olympus version, and the X-27 variant.

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7 Comments

Reply anonymous
12:34 PM on October 25, 2008 
Hi, <br> <br>Just found your site today. Read your blog. <br> <br>You might want to log your hours spend on the next creation and base the prices <br>by how much time was spent. <br> <br>Or you can offer free models with out the detail work and have "white" versions that only have the shape without the line graphics or special paint schemes. <br> <br>Jeff from L.A. Calif.
Reply Mario Bobadilla
9:07 PM on January 13, 2009 
I love your designs are very amazing I visit your website a lot of times let me give you a congartulations, by other way is posible you design the c-27 spartan scale 1/70? I pay for you desig in this scale or the DC-10 scale 1/70 I don´t know if is that possible. I hope you can replay this letter and I letyou my e-mail <a href="mailto: aeronautico@hotmail.com ">aeronautico@hotmail.com </a>and my name is Mario Bobadilla and I living in Mexico City.
Reply Dave
2:38 PM on December 11, 2009 
I like your models, and also your willingness <br>to share. I have something you might like and <br>invite you to check out my "smallcraftmaster blog '
Reply NH3AVE2009
3:42 PM on May 20, 2010 
I think it is great that you are trying to make some money and I wish you much success! I am a fan of yours and have a few of your models. I am also playing arround with your tutorial and trying to see if I can add to the craft. I am very interested in getting an X-27 it looks great! <br> <br>Thanks for all you do to make this a great hobby!
Reply German Tapia
3:35 PM on November 6, 2010 
Hooray!

I am a freak of special decorations (Olympus) and experimental variants (X 27)

Go Paragon!
Reply tazz91177
9:08 PM on May 1, 2011 
i believe you should let them be free i personoly cant buy objects of the internet and i love many of your vreations
Reply burneggroll
7:54 AM on December 18, 2011 
Marvelous. Always glad to see someone make a living at what they love. There are many industries that offer free, commercial, and enterprise products.
Low res vs. High resolution;
Basic/Simple vs. Full/Complex version. (ie: 5 no-glue parts vs 30 articulated details)
download vs. physical delivery (ie: premium inks on premium card stock in an autographed presentation case suitable for gift giving).
Squadron/Teacher Packs, (includes detailed instructor planning guide)
Common vs Award Winner
ect... time, skill, craftsmanship, and artistry all figure into market pricing. Best wishes for success! Burnie