Personal Commissions

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OK< I get asked this question a fair bit, so I think it’s time to lay out my policies on commissions on this site.

  1. Yes, I do take commissions.
  2. I do custom or established or reinterpreted designs. Ships, vehicles, droids/mechs, buildings, stations, machinery, etc. I do not do character, creature, or environment pieces.
  3. My commissions are $50/hr.
  4. A full ship can easily run from 30-100 hours of work.
  5. I “bill” in chunks of time. I will iterate designs and take art direction, but it will figure into the final cost of the piece.
  6. My rate is CHEAP rate for the quality of output.
  7. I will not guarantee rush output. This is a hobby, and I have a job and family that take absolute precedence over 3D.
  8. I will only take projects that are interesting. I do not run a design studio for hire to the highest bidder.
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Juan
Juan
1 day ago

Hey, Fractual, what would happen to the website and your 3D art when you pass away?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
8 hours ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

On the bright side, you wouldn’t get asked to do the Eclipse any more.

D.G.R.Bernadina
D.G.R.Bernadina
7 days ago

I have replied in email to a reply of yours, asking when you would be starting on the commision we spoke about some time ago, but no reply so far, hoping to hear from you soon.

cheers!

PS, I am the same guy as Gerrit Rik Daniël Bernadina who posted below, about a year ago.

Last edited 7 days ago by D.G.R.Bernadina
Daniel Nees
Daniel Nees
1 month ago

Hey Fractal,
I’m a huge fan of your work. There is genuinely inspiring stuff here from the quality to the interesting twist on the designs. I’m in the process of making a Star Wars fan film and I have been pointing my artists at your website for a masterclass in detailing. (Don’t worry! Absolutely no theft is taking place). Keep up the sensational work!

Nathan Freeman
Nathan Freeman
2 months ago

Hey fractal love your work I am currently working on a project and it will involve a large number of ships of various classes and sizes for the initial part of the project the focus will be on a single ship in particular I have been working on sketches of what I am after in terms of shape, weapon placement, engine layout and armour configuration and I have come up with something that I hope will be unique if it sounds like something that might interest you I’d love to hear back so I can give more information

Bobby Joe Russell
Bobby Joe Russell
3 months ago

Fractal I am looking to commission someone to make a custom YG-4210 it’s an obscure light freighter in legends continuity produced by Correlian Engineering Corporation and only has a cheap 2d picture on the wiki with all the specifics on it. I’d like to have it look as modified as possible for a smuggler.

Here’s the link to its page https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/YG-4210

Please message me to let me know if you’re interested or not.

TheHamon
10 months ago

Hey Fractal,
I message this on behalf of my LARP Community. We are building a nice and lively world for our players and this includes a full star wars themed flight simulator. I want to ask if you’re interested to sell some of your models? We are all big fans of yours and would love to include your art. Also we don’t want to steal your creative work, like Disney does, so tell me your price for something like this. We have all information you might need. We need the models in .object files. If this intrigues you, please reply to me with email or on discord.

Markov
Markov
11 months ago

Fractal, I would love to see an All Terrain Heavy Enforcer, seen as I haven’t seen one and your work is the best, but I’m broke.

Cosmicluke
Cosmicluke
1 year ago

Hey Fractual love your work man, but i was wondering what’s the deal with your models the ones that are already made and rendered do the just sit on a hard drive and collect dust or is it possible too purchase and get my hands on one for say an animated short film?

Lulu
Lulu
1 year ago

Man, have I got several sketches, blueprints and partly designs ships I’d love for you to render, though I’m not making that kind of money right now. I’d hate to limit your work time to 3 or 4 hrs a week, y’know? I can accidentally let the cost of a 20$/hr commission get away from me if I’m not careful so a 40$/hr one is intimidating. Lol
Wish you best of luck but I do hope to get you to render one of my ships sometime in the future. You can check out some of them on DA under the username Leonitus.

Gerrit Rik Daniël Bernadina
Gerrit Rik Daniël Bernadina
1 year ago

I’m still hoping to commission art for the Freefall Bomber, inside and outside, can we discuss price/ time etc?

Clint
Clint
1 year ago

I would love to see your take on an eclipse class Star Destroyer and a Super Star Destroyer like Vader’s Executor. Your work is the BEST.

Igor
Igor
1 year ago

I’d love to see a fully rendered, great quality, Resurgent-Class Battlecruiser. Ever sense I first saw the ship, it has been my favorite capital ship design, ever. Something twice the size of an ISD, and designed from top to bottom to fix preexisting problems the ISD line had; such as an overly exposed bridge, lack of fighter-craft deployment space, and poorly spaced-out weapons emplacements. The Resurgent fixed all that with a less-noticable bridge atop the ship’s superstructure, side hangers and a bottom hanger supported by the front landing platforms of the ship – open to space for quick and easy deployment of starfighters, and overwhelming firepower with Kyber Crystal enhanced turbolasers.

And while I can find general pictures and renderings of the ship on the internet and in videos, and can see solid images if I pause the movies, the best way to see all of the ship’s immaculate detail and construction in in the game, Battlefront II. However, in the game, the ship is NOT TO SCALE, and you can’t really stop to look closely at any details without being shot at by other players. One thing the game did do right is add a game mode and map where you can walk around the beautiful interior of the ship; being able to appreciate the fine architectural and design work of the ship. However, a beautiful 3D modeling of the ship, to scale, by your talented hands would prepare me for eventual death, and allow me to die a happy man (not that I plan to die any time soon, lol). But as an individual who falls under the unpopular opinion – that the Sith Empire/Galactic Empire/First Order/Final Order/Sith Eternal are best factions of the Star Wars universe – seeing the product of centuries of Imperial design cultivate one of the most well thought-out and balanced ships of the line rendered by you would be the best thing to ever happen (with the acceptation of a few life long accomplishments).

Just a suggestion, that would make myself – along with plenty of people who see eye to eye with me – very happy. Keep doing your amazing work. Your talent is motivation, and your craft is beautiful.

Joseph
Joseph
1 year ago

I’m a modeling student straight out of university and I find your work very inspirational, but the depth and detail of your models is quite daunting and it has me hesitating. Would it be possible for me to commission you for a general walkthrough of your modeling process? Something like a casual recording of you talking about it or a short list of techniques. I’m not looking for any editing or scripting on your part, I’m just hungry for some professional modeling wisdom beyond what I learned at school.

Arthur
Arthur
1 year ago

You should try to do the Xyston class star destroyer from the rise of skywalker since the model for the movie was a scaled up star destroyer with a big gun on the bottom. I hate it when people are lazy and scale things up and don’t consider things like windows; got a new ship that’s twice as big, then stock it full of crew that are twice as big. I think You would enjoy doing it.

Jonarus_Drakus
1 year ago

Just going to throw a quick ‘estimate request out there if I may – But what would I be looking at for a custom TIE-Fighter design (You can see it on my DevArt here: https://www.deviantart.com/jonarus-drakus/art/TIE-Garrison-WiP-814662534 – Just a ‘rough draft’ done by hand – though you might notice some eliments inspired by your own work)…?

Assuming of course it’s ‘interesting’ enough to be worthy of you. Though now that I think of it, I have a few other ideas that you might like too… Gotta get some ‘basic concepts’ drawn up for them first though (But to give one example, a Imperialised CR-90 pocket carrier inspired by the “Night Caller” from ‘X-wing: Wraith Squadron’).

In any case, keep up the awesome work, and I’ll keep scrambling about trying to be 1/10th as good!

~JD

J Stripe
J Stripe
1 year ago

Love your work Eckharts ladder brought me to your work. Have you ever given any thought to modeling ships from the Halo universe? The Pillar of Autumn would have to be my favorite. Anyhow keep doing what you do and don’t let those thieving buggers at Lucas arts take your work

J Stripe
J Stripe
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I have no clue how that slipped by me, I’ve seen the renders before as well. Whats really stupid is I thought you did some Halo stuff but dismissed it as another artist. Did you have any input on the design itself? It looks similar to your aesthetic, well as similar as can be expected when jumping universes. So let me alter my question, have you ever considered doing more in Halo? I figure you could have a lot of fun coming up with UNSC ships.

J Stripe
J Stripe
1 year ago

Just ignore this. (Thought I kept getting the captcha wrong and double posted)

Wesley Miles Byrd
Wesley Miles Byrd
2 years ago

How long do you think it could take to make an Imperial III?

Mt general idea is for a more well-rounded ship based upon the venerable ISD design, but be designed for the war being fought, and not the war Tarkin wishes to fight.

IMO, I think it would have better distributed armament, each main gun emplacement being moved further away, whit some of the armament even being mounted under slung ventrally. The tower bridge should sunken in, deleted entirely, while also having an armored ‘battlebridge’

If possible, a through-deck hanger (opening aft, continuing forwards, and then directed down). If this is too much a of a structural overhaul, then an expanded hanger bay, with a number of easy to use doors for ingress/egress.

The idea is to keep basis for an ISD, meaning using as many parts from the originals as possible. In this case, the desire to take on any Clone War Era capital ship and dominate it, the fight off the tatters and drop a base on it.

Instead, I’d like to see an ISD that sheds someone it capital ship killer weapons stepped down for much better AA fire and fighter maintenance support facilities. Enough AA to stave off a surprise attack by strike craft from maybe not just the ship itself, but escort ships which may lack fighter-killing capability.

Instead of trying a win against a Mon Cal Cruiser, why not keep it at armed length while the onboard TIE derivatives do the work for it. All it has to do is survive until the TIEs make it back.

Please let me know if you are interested and a rough estimate it would take.

Lee
Lee
2 years ago

I found your stuff on the Bellator and Assertor back early 2015 and have eagerly checked this site like a child every few weeks or so. I know you have your own preferences but have you thought about modelling Old republic or earlier stuff?

I’m keeping you at the front of my list for a commission at some point, if you accept that is, but I have a few questions if you don’t mind answering them. When you do a commission what exactly does the customer receive? 3 point views with an iso, or can the customer expect a bunch of 3d images like you have with the Assertor? Do you/can you place dimensions and/or do size comparison models with other ships?

As always, please keep up the good work. Doing this as a hobbyist is all the more impressive.

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  Lee

I can’t believe I missed them, I just saw the D5 mantisa and the Inexpungable class lol so you do make Old republic stuff.

Christopher Fraser
2 years ago

I love your work! In fact, I regularly make use of your Imperator Star Destroyer model on Sci-Fi 3D in personal projects. I was wondering if you ever provide the models from your commissions, or if you only will create images?

SCdeluxe
SCdeluxe
2 years ago

How much would something like an umbaran walker or at-at cost, with a moderate amount of details? like in the clone wars cartoon or star wars rebels? Also, do you sometimes make vehicles/ships that are not commissioned, but just suggested?

Jose Sanchez
2 years ago

Have you ever done any other ship designs that don’t fall into any specific “Sci-Fi” categories, like say the alleged Aurora SR-72 Hypersonic plane or maybe even a UFO craft like the alleged Triangular TR-3B “Black Manta”? If you have the interest and time, there is some reference material on Google Images and Youtube that can help as reference and inspiration. Your work is amazing, and I’m almost certainly sure that your audience would show an interest in it. Just an idea.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
2 years ago

I’m curious, about how long would it take you to make a basic model or about 2km~ish, nothing too complicated.comment image Kinda like this one?

Randy Nugent
Randy Nugent
2 years ago

The models you have already made are beautiful. Would you sell a copy for non-comercial use?

Joshua Reams
Joshua Reams
2 years ago

How much would it cost for a commission of the following:
Name: Non-Applicable

Model: Pellaeon III-class Battlecruiser

Class: Battlecruiser

Manufacturer: Neo Galactic Empire

Weapons:

-Turret mounted Heavy turbolaser batteries (70)

-Turret mounted Quad Turbolaser Batteries (15)

-Turret mounted turbolaser batteries (30)

-Turret mounted ion cannon batteries (50)

-Tractor beam projectors (6)

-Turret mounted proton torpedo launcher (20)

-Interdiction field (1)

Shielding: 4,800 SBD

Hull: 3,000 RU

MGLT: 65 MGLT

Max acceleration: 32 MGLT

Max Atmospheric Speed: 1,175 KPH

Complement:

Predator-class fighters (44)

Other fighters (16)

Theta-class T-2c Shuttles (8)

Nune-class Imperial Shuttles (2)

Alternate load:

AT Series walkers (38)

LAVr QH-7 Chariots (20)

Compact Assault Vehicle/Wheeled PX-10s (18)

Size:

1,900 Meters

Cargo capacity: 13,000 Metric Tons

Crew:

Crew (12,230)

Gunners (198)

Minimum crew: 5,638

Passangers: 10,400

Hyperdrive:

Class .68

Backup: Class 10

Owner: Neo Galactic Empire

Affiliation: Neo Galactic Empire

EL1
EL1
2 years ago

Totally LOVE your work! I’ve saved a few for my personal screensaver and find myself staring at the impeccable detail and high quality rendering.

Not sure if you’re a Dune fan (from the David Lynch film/art design), but wondering if you plan to do any similar work based on those ship designs.

Cheers!
EL1

Monsieur Bounty
Monsieur Bounty
3 years ago

Are you Ansel Hsiao ?
Oh… I didn’t see, you are.

Digital Sock
Digital Sock
3 years ago

My hopes are to just see you go ham and build a ship entirely of your own design.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
3 years ago
Reply to  Digital Sock

He does this literally every few weeks.

Moff Wibbles
Moff Wibbles
3 years ago

Welp, time to save up for a TIE Phantom commission.

Zethsteambeam
Zethsteambeam
3 years ago

If I got a commission would I get the actual 3-D model of it?

Alejandro
3 years ago

do you sell these 3d models?

Anonymous
3 years ago

So Fractal as I understand you only do machinery and will not do organic beings but what about cyborgs?

Killerkitty641
Killerkitty641
3 years ago

Oh wow. At first I was like $40 per hour! That’s expensive!
Then I remembered the model quality and realized it wasn’t so bad.
And then I realized that $40 is £29.53, which is a lot less than I imagined.
Good work dude! If I ever get my broke Uni Student ass enough money I might commission something 🙂

Also, is it true that some of your vessels (like the Star Frigate) have become canon vessels in the SW universe? I heard somewhere that some were. Honestly it’d be a shame if such amazing ships weren’t part of the ‘verse.

Lavernius+Zahn
Lavernius+Zahn
3 years ago
Reply to  Killerkitty641

If memory serves me true, the Assertor and Bellator were original designs. Both were made canon in legends continuity. There are certainly a few others

jon
jon
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Indeed it is, it appeared in either the tarkin novel or a comic with tarkin in it.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Lavernius+Zahn

FWIW, I’ve seen Praetor & a pointedly nerfed Assertor name & stat-dropped for recent Fantasy Flight Games RPG books, but apparently the Disneyboot curators are treating that company’s merch as grandfathered Legends (and thus nonexistent so far as their official ‘verse is concerned).

Eric Otness
Eric Otness
3 years ago

I’ll pay whatever needs to be paid for the bill if I request a commission. The only thing I ask is how I do the wire transfer to you (I genuinely have no idea how to wire-transfer payment to anyone for tasks, and I assume the payment is going to be made via wire transfer).

As far as any potential commissions I might have, I really only have one particular commission in mind: Namely, a TIE fighter version, or at the very least an Imperial/Star Wars version of this VTOL fighter piloted by General Blue from Dragon Ball:

http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Thunder_Rocket

You can also look at the following images if you wish:
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Of course, if it doesn’t hold your interest for whatever reason (bad design, doesn’t translate well into the Star Wars universe, not a fan of Dragon Ball, anything like that), fine by me, probably is hard to translate into Star Wars, anyway. Of course, I’d be glad if you did the commission, but I otherwise don’t really care if you do it or not, don’t require you to do it by any means.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

I had a feeling your rates were reasonable but a couple zeroes beyond my current reach. Hope my past comment-chain musings WRT ship retrofits weren’t tripping your ‘pester with half-baked ideas for free content’ alarm.

AzureOwl
AzureOwl
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Same here. I’ve often wandered what the rates were but the nagging suspicion that it was more than I could afford always kept me from asking.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  AzureOwl

At least we get to gawk at phenomenal concept-rendering & the development process thereof. If not for this page’s contents I dunno how much Star Wars would’ve stuck in my frontal lobe.

Shaun
Shaun
3 years ago

Dude. $30/hobby hour is not cheap, it’s outrageously cheap!

Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Shaun

Yeah, I know you’re keeping it as a hobby. But even for it being a hobby, its still a very valuable skill you’re selling. You really should think about charging more.

Shaun
Shaun
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Yeah, that’s still an incredibly accessible rate for a dedicated fan. And incredibly reasonable given the quality of the finished product.

agoodmancharliebrown
3 years ago

What about general suggestions? I’d love to see a “small” (Victory II/Venator-sized) Star Destroyer that’s built around a spinal mass driver, as opposed to turbolaser batteries.