Re: Models for sale

From: Bob S.
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Date: 04/24/07
Time: 11:38 AM


It's hard for a model builder to price his/her work. If you concider the time a builder puts into any one project, the builder would price him/herself right out of a sale. I built a 60" model of the Fitzgerald several year ago and just recently sold it for $900. It took me 7 months to build. Now, if I only made $900 in 7 months at my "real job", I'd be in trouble! At about 10 hours per week for 28 weeks, thats 280 hours, divided by $900...thats a little over $3 per hour. Roughly half of the minimum wage here in Michigan. Thank God I do this as only a hobby! ;)

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