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#41 Craig Irwin

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

 

 

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#42 kalbert

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

And around and around we go... wouldnt have expected this thread to be longer than one or two replies. Guess I didnt realize it would be a polarizing hot button. Cant ask a simple question without stirring the pot!



#43 blunc

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

maybe the question wasn't as simple as you thought.

 

maybe some people here are simpler than we thought.

 

whether it was bashed or not...did you have fun building it?



#44 peekay

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

 

:lol: 

 

 

You're absolutely right, though. A "kit" is only a kit until it's assembled, at which point it ceases to be a kit.

 

If I have the ingredients for a cake on hand, and I mix those ingredients together properly and bake the result, I'd ask you if you'd like to try a piece of my cake, not a piece of my ingredients.   ;)

Strictly speaking, yes.

But assembled 1:1 kit-cars like the Chaterham are still known as kit-cars after they've been assembled. This distinguishes them from factory built cars and owner/builders are rightly proud of the difference. For the same reason I often refer to my built models as model kits, rightly or wrongly. It's the easiest way to make it clear that when I bought them they were in pieces.

 

Kit-bashing: I always thought the word "bash" in this context referred to the fact that the donor kit had taken a "hit" - in that it was no longer complete, in many cases no longer able to be built as originally intended.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

And around and around we go... wouldnt have expected this thread to be longer than one or two replies. Guess I didnt realize it would be a polarizing hot button. Cant ask a simple question without stirring the pot!

 

 

You think this is bad. Ask folks to define the difference between a hot  rod or street rod. The resulting argument will create a thread that will crash the server.



#46 David G.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:47 AM

I'd love to jump in on this one, but I'm too busy kitbashing my scratch-built rat rod model kit.

 

 

:D

 

David G.



#47 Tom Geiger

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:02 AM

Let's just say "kit bashing" is a legacy term from the early years of the hobby.  

 

The one that drives me nuts is  "Kit making"  people writing "I made this model",  the show called the "Model Makers group" that kind of thing... we don't MAKE models,  we build them, we assemble them.  I'll even accept "I put the model together."  Only the manufacturer MAKES the model.



#48 Deathgoblin

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:47 AM

Let's just say "kit bashing" is a legacy term from the early years of the hobby.  

 

The one that drives me nuts is  "Kit making"  people writing "I made this model",  the show called the "Model Makers group" that kind of thing... we don't MAKE models,  we build them, we assemble them.  I'll even accept "I put the model together."  Only the manufacturer MAKES the model.

 

Unless you're scratch building.  Kenb is definitely "making" his models.  :)



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

The fact that this has 3 pages is retarded. Who cares? Getting defensive and arguing about something so petty is ridiculous. 

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to scratch paint my model bashed Mustang II street rod touring dragster.  :lol:



#50 James2

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:15 PM

The fact that this has 3 pages is retarded. Who cares? Getting defensive and arguing about something so petty is ridiculous. 

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to scratch paint my model bashed Mustang II street rod touring dragster.  :lol:

 

You forgot to mention Rat!



#51 Danno

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

The fact that this has 3 pages is retarded. Who cares? Getting defensive and arguing about something so petty is ridiculous. 

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to scratch paint my model bashed Mustang II street rod touring dragster.  :lol:

 

 

Whose opinion are you calling retarded?  

 

 

Besides, these are models.  What does timing have to do with anything?   There is no 1/25 scale gasoline to run them on.



#52 Tom Geiger

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

Next can we debate which end of a soft boiled egg to open?



#53 wagonguy1989

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

Next can we debate which end of a soft boiled egg to open?

i agree! i may be new here, but  three pages? 

 

poor guy was just curious....



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

 

You forgot to mention Rat!

Oh yeah, gonna build a rat rod, with chrome parts and give it a nice paint job



#55 Von Don Koolkat

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:33 AM

First time I ever heard the term was via the IPMS. I never heard it back in the fifties/sixties.



#56 Gramps2u

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

I'd love to jump in on this one, but I'm too busy kitbashing my scratch-built rat rod model kit.
 
 
:D
 
David G.


Oh now you went & gone & stirred the pot! To your corners! LOL!

#57 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:55 AM

There's another old term from the model RR days, kitmingling, means the same thing, never really caught on, and I don't like it any better than "bashing". When you build a 1:1 hot-rod out of unrelated, junk-yard parts, it's not called car-bashing or junk-bashing.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 11 April 2013 - 05:57 AM.


#58 Jantrix

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

"kitmingling"

 

Sounds kinda dirty.



#59 Gramps2u

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

I picked up the term "Kit bashing" from back in the 1960's modeling magazines.  Heard it so much and stuck .

Now I R one. :)  



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:36 PM

This is a kitbash...

 

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I used the JoHan Heavenly Hearse, the interior parts, and custom body parts from a JoHan '66 Cadillac convertable kit, the steering wheel from the Elvira '58 Thunderbird kit, added the tubs, tires, and rear suspension from the Revell '67 Chevelle Pro Street, the wheels and front tires from the Revell '55 Pro Sportsman.

that is one sweeeet kitbash :D