THANK YOU SO MUCH for the overwhelming response to my restoration and repair services!
At the present time the studio is closed for new restorations and repairs so I can properly work on all that has arrived at my studio. I anticipate reopening the studio to more restorations and repairs after Breyerfest which occurs the 2nd week of July. I know many are upset about this news, but I dont even have room in the studio to properly and safely store any more items at the present time. News members will get first notice of these openings. Please be sure you join! Seriously, join. Last time the books were open in March it closed out to news members.
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2019 RESTORATIONS BOOKS: OPEN
Please be sure to read all information pertaining to my repairs and restoration services.
I have been doing restorations and repairs on many different statuary since 1979. In most cases, everything can be restored. Below is a quick price guide for owners who have Breyer. Peter Stone, chinas, or Limited Edition resins and are a part of the Model Horse Industry. These are just quick guides as you are looking to have you statuary repaired or restored to original factory finish.
Please note that these are only estimates for you to figure out. ~Jennifer
(Subject to change)
SCRATCHES" $5-15 PER SCRATCH
Scratch elimination to bring piece back to OF status: $5-15 per scratch depending upon severity of scratch. This will ultimately be determined when your horse arrives in my studio as photos cannot show me how deep a scratch is. Deep scratches need to be filled, sanded, resanded and sometimes refilled. So please understand that anything huge or deep is not a "QUICK FIX" and is charged accordingly.
BREAKS: $25, $35, or $45 PER BREAK
Breaks happen and if they happen on a Factory finish or resin and the piece is available to attach AND its a very clean break with no chipping or gaps, the price is $25 to attach a broken ear or leg. If the piece on a OF or resin has chipping or gaping or it has been lost (ear, mane, tail portion) the piece is charged $35-45 per break as I need to reconstruct the area. If you need a new leg for a piece, price will be determined based on hours needed to complete task and how difficult it is to find a replacement limb. I charge $25 per hour for said tasks. I can give you an estimate once piece arrives.
BREAKS ON A CHINA: $45-55 PER BREAK
A break on a china is intricate, very time consuming and such breaks are charged accordingly. If pieces are missing and need to be recreated I charge $25 per hour for reconstruction. Price can be determined once piece arrives.
$5 for the pair.
WHEN DO I PAY YOU? WHEN I SECURE THE SPOT?
NO. Payment will be expected after services have been rendered and a photo of the finished work emailed or PMed to you though Facebook. You will then have 7 days to pay in full which must include return shipping with insurance on your piece/s. Failure to pay by the 7th day will result in extra fees per week on your bill. Please see general note below for more information.
I HAVE MORE THAN ONE PIECE THAT NEEDS FIXING. CAN I SEND A BOX OF REPAIRS?
YES. Many people tend to send me several horses at once in one or two boxes. They are all fixed then all shipped back. Many people prefer this method especially for the smaller pieces. Some pieces just need a small touch up, while others need something more serious. I can fix all and definitely allow owners to put several in a box and send them all off to me. Just let me know what you have and the issues on each and I will see if the books can accommodate multiples for one person. It just helps me be able to give you a time frame for finish. In almost all cases, I can accommodate this request. So just ask.
IMPORTANT NOTES IN GENERAL THAT YOU SHOULD READ:
HOW DO I QUICKLY FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO HAVE MY PIECE RESTORED?
You can get a quick estimate by just looking at all the scratches and issues your horse has and tallying them up. Its a quick and easy way to determine how much the restoration may cost. So, let's say your piece has 5 scratches. Figure that each scratch (if simple and isn't huge or deep) will cost approx $5 per scratch to eliminate. If the scratch is large or deep prices per scratch increase to $10-15 per scratch.
SHOULD I SEND YOU PHOTOS OF EVERY SCRATCH AND ISSUE?
I'm happy to view images of owner's pieces and give an ESTIMATED PRICE QUOTE via email. I say "ESTIMATED" as many owners in the past have neglected to tell me about other issues which needed to be attended to. If there are issues not disclosed at the time of email and they are present when the piece/s arrive in my studio owners WILL be alerted to other issues not properly disclosed in the initial price quote request. Additional issues will be added to final balance. Owner will be alerted to the increase before repairs happen. If owner disagrees with having these additional issues corrected those areas will not be touched.
WHERE DO I SEND THE PHOTOS TO?:
Please direct all photos to my email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IVE SEND YOU AN EMAIL AND PHOTOS A FEW HOURS AGO. DID YOU GET MY EMAIL? WHY AREN'T YOU ANSWERING?
I can't stress enough that Im not online 24-7 so if you send over a large amount of images for me to review of every scratch or issue one of your horses has, I may take up to 24 hours to respond. Again, not because I'm ignoring you, its because Im not on all the time and Im most likely working in my studio and the nice thing about my studio is it doesn't have wifi. I have NO connection to the outside digital world in there. Also, reviewing a huge lot of images of ONE horse takes time. Calculate that by many more people sending me their images of their horses with issues and response times get backed up.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO REPAIR MY ITEM:
In most cases it will take 2-3 weeks to complete the repair, most times sooner. I keep in contact with the owners throughout and you will get a photo of the finished restoration once done. If I run into any issues I will contact you to discuss what is happening.
ONCE YOUR STATUARY HAS BEEN RESTORED:
Once your piece has been repaired and restored payment IN FULL, INCLUDING RETURN SHIPPING WITH INSURANCE back to you will be expected within 7 (SEVEN) days from completion. If payment in full has not been rendered an additional $5 PER WEEK will be charged to your account every week your item/s stay on my repair shelves waiting for you to render payment. Many people are choosing not to pay after their pieces are restored and hence the implementation of this rule.
My ultimate goal is to make sure the pickiest judge can't tell your piece has been restored. Please remember that you are not only paying for services rendered you are also paying for years of experience and my knowledge of materials, paint and color. Thank you for understanding.
For statuary other that is not model horse related, please send inquiry. Thank you.
For those attending the Berks JANUARY show Im afraid to announce that I won't be attending this show. The weather in January is just too iffy for me to make the journey.
The next live show I will be attending is the MARCH Berks show. It is currently not listed on the NAMHSA.ORG website, but the show holder had discussed a March show. I will update here when I have more definite information, but I never miss a March Berk's show.
Have you used my restoration and repair services? Care to give a testimony? Please contact me.
"I have had several horses in repairs by Jennifer. They have been OF plastic, custom china, resin and customs of various stripes, including BHR pieces. They have all been wonderfully restored-I cannot find breaks I know are there. She is also fairly priced and finishes stuff in a timely manner. She is my go to restoration artist." ~Jackie, NJ
"I had a portrait resin of my daughters mare go crashing to the concrete floor at a show, you can imagine the many pieces as well as a missing ear. Jennifer brought her back to life and you'd never know she was ever broken! Highly recommended." ~ Jini, NY
"Jennifer O'Donnell is the best restoration artist I know. She has repaired many, many of my best show horses over several years and I refer all my friends to her. I can never tell where the repair was done. She's the best!" ~LeeAnn, PA
"NAN 2013. You repaired a Judy Pope Morgan who went on to win a TT later that day. Earlier that year you fixed both badly broken ears on my Cisco. He won his class then went on to a NAN TT. Very intricate appy, You nailed the repair perfectly!" ~Vicki, MD