Hi BladeHunter;If you bothered to read the ebay listing, you'll find the seller is changing scales. The item is list as "second hand", not a kit built under commission.
so if I buy a SEM RT kit and supply you with it. You will build and paint if for me at what cost????
I know some great model builders that will build SEM steam engine kits that ask for the same kit for them. Then add labour on top of the build which more than doubles the cost of the original kit.
Maybe you could go into building the kits and sell them RTR cheap as. I'll be your first customer. Mmmmm a RTR RT in orange V/Line thanks.
Let me know where to send the kit.........................
Now I'm not a fool regarding labour costs and time, having spent 85% of my working life working with my hands, 1/3 as that as chippy another 1/3 as an electronics tech and the remaining repairing & inspecting playground equipment for councils & schools.
Now if the item was built under commission, as a way of making money, I would expect to pay for the price of the kit, labour at $20 -$25 as minimum (I'm guessing) and looking at 8 - 10 hours. On top of that would be paint and cleaning fluids for painting. In saying that I would expect it to be considered a "brand new item" and be covered for any defects in workmanship and any issues regrading paint quality.
It's the same as vehicle restoration/modification, you will never be able to sell for "receipt value" even if you sell it immediately after completion plus there is no warranty if it is a private sale, but that becomes a whole different kettle of fish if someone requests you to restore a vehicle for them as a business transaction.
The same as the mods I've made to my bike, if I decided to sell I can not expect to charge for the time I spent machining various adapters and spacers involved.The price would reflect the quality & scarcity of the parts used, but it will still only be a second part.