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So, im thinking of doing some borderlands 2 case mod's, fully airbrushed cases and then selling them, do you guys think these are in demand and what colours would you want to see them in, and what case would you chose to do it with? thumb.gif
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if you are going for profit and demand, pretty sure Bioshock Infinite would be in higher demand and in turn generate more profit.
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There probably isnt much of a market for painted cases unless you can bring something extraordinary to the build. That being said, If you are talented enough to created cases that are desirable, why limit yourself to BL2? I cant tell how serious you are about the whole thing, full time business, part time after work? You will need to provide examples of your work, show people why they should spend hundreds of dollars to get a custom painted case from you and not another artisan on the website or elsewhere.

I wouldn't concern yourself too much with the type of case, and more the quality of the art you will be presenting. Cases are very much personal preference, painting a case and having it not sell because its not the correct combination of artwork and functionality could kill your business quick.

my suggestion, paint your own case first, BL2 or whatever theme. Post it and see if anyone likes your style. Go from there.
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I would be more worried about the whole "selling licensed images" thing.
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I like to think I am arty, and its not really for profit, just my time and the cost so ill break even. I am really into BL2 at the moment, thats why I am thinking that, plus they will prob release a BL3 soon I hope smile.gif

Dont wanna get in trouble though, but you know when you just think "I want to do that and I dont know why" biggrin.gif
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I would be more worried about the whole "selling licensed images" thing.

this is true, its not a problem when you are using those characters and their likeness for a personal project in which you gain nothing monetarily. As soon as you gain financially from using their copyrighted works, you are liable to be sued.
post #7 of 29
Generally you can get away with one off pieces of art being sold, but from what I understand, even those guys are potentially liable for it - they just leave them alone. There may be some exemption on "art" of course... but once you start doing it as a "business" that all goes away.
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I like to think I am arty, and its not really for profit, just my time and the cost so ill break even. I am really into BL2 at the moment, thats why I am thinking that, plus they will prob release a BL3 soon I hope smile.gif

Dont wanna get in trouble though, but you know when you just think "I want to do that and I dont know why" biggrin.gif

i don't wana sound like a downer, but there are much better ways to make money involving custom PC's.

You main issues with be copyrights and the cost of shipping a large volume, painted object like a case. This is why CaseLabs ship flat-pack. Insurance will be a whole 'nother story
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this is true, its not a problem when you are using those characters and their likeness for a personal project in which you gain nothing monetarily. As soon as you gain financially from using their copyrighted works, you are liable to be sued.

For sale this piece of paper for £300, also recieve this case free of charge lol... dont think they will buy it :/

I am thinking a level 10GT like mine, but all the inside done and all the components, such as the radiators, graphics card water blocks and even the tubing.
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i don't wana sound like a downer, but there are much better ways to make money involving custom PC's.

You main issues with be copyrights and the cost of shipping a large volume, painted object like a case. This is why CaseLabs ship flat-pack. Insurance will be a whole 'nother story

Dont wanna make money, just break even and give me somthing to do for a while
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this is true, its not a problem when you are using those characters and their likeness for a personal project in which you gain nothing monetarily. As soon as you gain financially from using their copyrighted works, you are liable to be sued.
^^ This. Granted you aren't selling the characters, your selling for your time and effort, not the actual image itself so you miight get away with it. Either way, I can whole heartedly say that I would order a Spellforce: Order of Dawn one biggrin.gif (Look it up, I don't think I'm allowed to post those kind of images on this forum).
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