. . .but not in the way you think-
I have a wonderful husband. He's very excited about Paint My Game and our success at Gaming Con. He supports me, he helps where he can by being my quality check and photographer, and patiently waits as I paint into the night. Supportive husbands, however, can go too far.
First, understand I don't use air brushes or glazes. My style of painting is slower than most other professionals. I like to consider it my own style. He likes it too, but he wants me to be compensated for my time. While making an inventory sheet and listing prices, he decided to be helpful by putting in a few equations. Excel then used the time I spent painting and calculated it into the prices. I told him the resulting numbers were completely impractical. He said something about working for peanuts and walked away.
Come Gaming Con, I was glad he got distracted by the nostalgia video games so that he wouldn't be at my booth telling people things were three times (at least) more expensive than I was charging. Everything I sold ranged from $5-$20. Now, we both understand that gamers realize how expensive it is to paint miniatures for a hobby. They were not surprised at higher prices, but 'understanding' does not mean the same thing as 'willing to pay'. Still, having him on the other side of the booth talking to customers about the affordability of the miniatures helped!
After Gaming Con, I decided I would prepare for SaltCon. It will be March 2017 at Davis County Convention Center. We find a lot of our stock by checking ebay for complete out of print games with miniatures at a good price (Hero Quest, Battle Masters). Our plan is to paint then resell them at conventions and on ebay. While shopping on ebay, my sweet, supportive husband won more bids than he intended.