a rash of preposterous, rude, or downright insane requests, I have decided
to put a few guidelines here to help you people avoid both a severe dressing
down or elevation to Space Monkeyhood.
me say that polite requests will never be ignored, and you should expect
as full a response as I can muster within a few days of sending your mail,
barring my absence on holidays or some such.
The request must be plausible. I've had requests through
for star destroyers, super star destroyers, even the death star on one
occasion. If you can't work out if your request is simply too large by
all means ask, but a good rule of thumb is to say I won't do any ship
over one hundred meters, and I am unlikely to do so over fifty.
I don't create ships which don't fit into my personal vision
of the Star Wars universe. Although I make these plans public, I do so
on the basis that I use them in my games; if I made something
that was useful to you, but not to me, then I would expect to get paid
for it. This guideline is of course somewhat nebulous and I certainly
don't have time or inclination to list out what I consider suitable. A
simple rule of thumb is that I won't do munchkin ships. If in doubt just
ask and I'll let you know.
I create these pieces as and when I get the urge to work on them.
Without getting paid I have little motivation to work when I don't feel
like it. I also work on whichever project most suits my mood, so any suggestions
as to when I might be able to deliver a finished piece is subject very
much to the whims and foibles of fate. To put that in perspective were
I to charge for the work on the same rate I do as a professional designer
each medium sized single deck freighter would cost you around $600.
I get a request or two every month asking for a ship that really
doesn't warrant its own deckplan. Generally this is because the ship is
simply too small for such a plan to be of much use. The Mouldy Crow, for
example, is more akin to a fighter than a transport, it has a couple of
seats, and that's it. There's no need for a deckplan as there's nowhere
on the ship to go.
I have been getting a lot of requests for ships from Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Galaxies. I dislike virtually every Star Wars computer game rather intensely, and have got a little sick of these, so be aware that any request for a ship from a computer game will be declined.
You must be aware that any request sent to me might end up as
an entry in the Corps
Of Space Monkeys.
With all that
in mind please do get in touch,,,