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What constitutes a 'Kit'?
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With some of the 1/16 figure kits that I have bought for converting there have been a multitude of parts that were not used. I kept these with the intention of using on other figures that I planned to make using the little £2 artists mannequins from The Works. Unfortunately the mannequins appear to be approximately 1/14, and 1/16 helmets and equipment don't look right on them, meaning that everything that I add has to be scratched. "Oh well, C'est lavvy", I think, "It's not like I haven't had to do a lot of that already". But it got me wondering, can I post the results on here given that there are no actual kit parts involved at all?

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This is a modelling forum is it not?
Not a kit builders only forum

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Totally agree with Fred, this is a forum for modelling and modellers......

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Yeah, go ahead, this kind of modelling motivates all our creativity!
(Sometimes I´m thinking about doing a "fantasy airplane" out of all kinds of spare parts...)

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Scratch building is and has always been an integral part of model making, will look forward to seeing these figures being built.

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Using a mannequin. Left over bits. Even modelling clay etc is still modelling. Please post it up. We may learn from it, and I am all for learning new techniques.

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I agree with everything already said - modelling is modelling, regardless of what you use to do it.

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That's what I really like about this forum, everything goes.

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The thread title is misleading; what constitutes a Kit?
a collection of parts meant to be enough or nearly enough to build a given subject. The parts may be wholly to the shape required or may need the builder to shape them

Is total scratch building allowed on this forum? absolutely, afaic

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My next project chiefly involves a ping pong ball. I'll say no more.


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Eric Mc; 'My next project chiefly involves a ping pong ball. I'll say no more'.

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Hey Purps,
your models have always been amazing and inspirational and well within the remit of this forum I'd say - carry on mate!

(No sure what "That's the toilet" has to do with it though... :ha: :ha: :ha: )

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Eric Mc wrote:
My next project chiefly involves a ping pong ball. I'll say no more.


Oooh! intriguing! is Number 6 relevant? :???:

I had initially written a much longer post, but I edited some of the sentences and in the process seem to have removed the salient point that one of the main things that I like about this forum is the receptiveness of the members to 'Thinking outside the box'. There is such a great sense of fun here and that is evident in the responses.

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