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“The Collector” Commission Subscription Service


Thank you for your interest in the White Metal Games commission painting service.

WMG is no longer accepting projects for 2020, with the exception of:

  • Already existing clients
  • Assembly only projects
  • Very small projects (less than 5 models)

If you fall under one of the above criteria, feel free to submit your quote request as normal.

So as to avoid rumor mongering, this decision is due to a combination of circumstances, briefly outlined below.

During the COVID 19 crisis, we received an unprecedented surge of support from clients, resulting in a six month backlog of projects.

While all of our painters are working remotely, many of our painters are currently on sabbatical taking time with their families.  Due to social distancing it is difficult to take on or train new painters.  As such we simply have more work than we can keep up with at the moment.

There are many painters that could benefit from income during this period, and we hope that clients will use this opportunity to explore other commission services.

We plan to re-evaluate our service from the ground up for next year, and expect to begin taking new commissions in January 2021.  We hope to launch many new services and ways to support White Metal Games.

Please sign up on our wait list by clicking this link to be notified when WMG will be accepting new commission requests.

For non commission related inquiries, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for your support and business.  Stay safe out there!


Caleb Dillon
Owner, White Metal Games

Has your collection grown so large you no longer know where to begin? Chip it away a little bit each month with The Collector

The Collector is a membership based monthly commission subscription service.  

Reserve a standing commission with our service each month.  Payments are deducted automatically from your preferred account, including Paypal and major credit cards.  

The Membership tiers are based on the ambitiousness of your collection.  The highest tiers cost the least per hour, respectively, and are prioritized first each month.

Shipping and Handling are Free, no matter which level you select.

Membership also includes FREE PRODUCT CREDIT at every level.  To ensure clients always have something for us to paint regardless of hectic schedules, clients receive product support credit to select models for painting.  For example, you could select a Space Marines Repulsor or WWII Infantry from Warlord Games!

This credit can be saved up to allow for future releases, larger models or even boxed sets.  Essentially you can hoard your product over time to build up entire armies!

Membership Levels and Benefits

Commission Subscription Membership Levels
Priority Each MonthEarly monthEarly to mid monthMid monthMid to late monthLate month
Max Number of Clients Per Level510153050
Hours Allocated Per Member40 hours - 1 week20 hours - 1/2 week8 hours - 1 full day4 hours - 1/2 day2 hours - 1/4 day
Cost Per Month$1,600$1,000$500$275$150
Approximate Cost Per Hour$40$50$63$69$75
Priority of Extra Available Hours1st2nd3rd4th5th
Cost Per Extra Hour
(when available)
Product Credit$150$100$75$50$25
Extra Benefits*• Name immortalized on our Wall of Backers!
• 1 year free Miner Video Membership
• 10% off our webstore
Rental Voucher: $100/month
• Name immortalized on our Wall of Backers!
• 6 months free Miner Video Membership
• 10% off our webstore
Rental Voucher: $75/month
• Name immortalized on our Wall of Backers!
• 3 months free Miner Video Membership
• 5% off our webstore
Rental Voucher: $50/month
• Name immortalized on our Wall of Backers!
• 2 months free Miner Video Membership
• 5% off our webstore
Rental Voucher: $25/month
• Name immortalized on our Wall of Backers!
• 1 month free Miner Video Membership
*Membership may also include other “perks” over time, such as access to exclusive content, and more.
†Subscription, Membership, and Rental renewals may be excluded.

Pack Rat Monthly Giveaways

Once we reach 30 collectors across any combination of levels, each month we will select one lucky collector to receive their choice of the following:

4 bonus hours at no extra cost!    OR    $5 per collector in bonus product support to add to their hoard!
(e.g., 30 collectors = $150 in bonus product)

Differences between “The Collector” and Traditional Commissions

Commission Subscription Membership Differences
 The CollectorTraditional Commission
PricingBased on your monthly spending budgetBased on size and complexity of project
Balance DueConsistent every monthUpon completion
PriorityBased on your tierFirst come, first served
Turnaround / Average WaitMonthlySix to Eight weeks on average
TransparencyPainted Live on TwitchGenerally painted off camera
Bonus Product or HoursChance to win after we hit and maintain 30 subscriptionsNot applicable
Models Are MailedEach month, when finishedWhen the entire project is due
ShippingFreeBased on where you live and the size of the product
HandlingFreePer figured, based on fragility
Signature ConfirmationFreeExtra cost

How This Affects Client Discounts

Large Orders – Client that book larger orders of similar models benefit from “batching” whereby we paint the army in larger units to cut down on time.  This results in faster workflow overall but no cost reduction.

Return Clients – As we learn client preferences over time, catering to their tastes gets faster which results in our producing faster models for them each time we work on the project.    

Product Discounts – Your free product credit can be hoarded over time to allow for future releases, new releases, etc.  It also includes game support like rulebooks, etc. This would replace our materials discount.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question to see the answer.

Key Differences from Traditional Commissions

Time Management

Collections and Products

Membership Details

Why Membership?

Other Ways To Support WMG

There are lots of ways to support WMG, even if a membership isn’t the right fit for you.

Podbean – White Metal Games produces a bi-monthly podcast called War Council.  You can listen, donate, or even become a sponsor on the show via Podbean!

Twitch – WMG is very active on Twitch, producing live content every weekday!  There are options to subscribe at different levels or just give us some bits!  Just by watching you earn WMG Ore, which can be redeemed for prizes each month!

Tips Welcome – Any proceeds go directly to improving our overall service, including better equipment, more giveaways and more . . . .well, everything!

Video Subscription – Fans of WMG can support us by subscribing to one of the membership plans below.   In addition to having access to exclusive video content, you will receive discounts on products and commissions, get to vote on what content we work on next, swag at sign up and with an annual care package, and much more!