I haven't decided on the rates yet. I am sort of using Topkick as a sounding board for that. BTW, I am still waiting for him to send me the minis for me to paint... hint hint!
Looking at Madbrad's break down...
I don't really paint anything to just table top standard. I can't help myself. I always try to paint to a showcase standard. My problem is I can't throw 3-5 colors on a mini, add some minor detail and then leave it there. I have to flesh it out as much as possible.
That being the case, I am probably going to charge around $5 per standard mini paintjob with a discount for larger squads. Specialty miniatures and those of larger size will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
This is of course up in the air and negotiable. That is why I am painting minis for TK and asking him to judge the quality and pay me based on that judgement. I completely trust his integrity and will gauge future painting prices on his assessment. I hope that will help everyone decide if they think I'm worth the expenditure.
My paints are waiting for your minis Topkick!