To clarify – I no longer offer commissions or custom work. If it’s not on the webstore, it’s not something I offer. The items on the webstore are pre-modified items that are ready to ship – I don’t offer additional modifications or paint work on those items. It’s unlikely that I will ever open commissions again.
To explain: My free time is limited because of a heavy course load and other things in my life. I’d rather put the free time I do have into new videos or cool, innovative projects that make for cool videos. I’d rather make a video that 50,000 people can view and think “oh that’s cool…what if [idea generation]” because a big part of why I do what I do is to motivate people to get out and modify their blasters and fling foam with their friends. These videos carry more weight than a single commissioned piece that a single person gets to enjoy.
“But my commission idea is innovative” – well that’s cool, but the problem with innovative projects is that they often don’t end up as originally planned. If I run into a snag, I can’t drop what I’m doing and email the client and put the modding on hold for 12 hours while waiting for a response. While this is definitely possible, it’s totally not fun for me. And in case you forgot, modifying Nerf blasters is my hobby! I do it for fun! If a project isn’t fun, I don’t want to do it again.
It really isn’t even about the money – offering a higher price on your desired project isn’t going to help. I just don’t get the same enjoyment from a project when I’ve done it 5 times and my hands are just going through the motions. I will not risk burning out of this hobby by milling out custom work that I’m not passionate about.
I’m not really blocking you from getting the blaster of your dreams, though! I have tutorials on my YouTube channel about how to modify and paint blasters. If you want a custom piece, you can build it yourself! Even if you mess it up and have to restart 5 times, you’re still under the price of one of my commissions and you gain all that experience from messing up! No XP waste, bro!
I will no longer be responding to emails about commissioned work. I may link you guys to this page when I get an inquiry, but I’m not explaining this stuff any further so I’ll simply delete any follow up emails prying for more information or begging to make an exception for your supah leet project. I realize I’m coming across as a d-bag, but I honestly don’t care at this point – I am so tired of explaining this to everyone even though my site has displayed this information for a while (commissions page has since been deleted).