Box-Stock or Custom?

Box-Stock or Custom   100 votes

  1. 1. Which style do you prefer to build in?

    • Box-Stock
    • Custom
    • A little bit of both depending on the vehicle.
    • None Of The Above- I scratch build everything.
    • All of the Above

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So I'm curious to see the polls between how many people build box stocks versus customs. Let me know your vote and the reason why you lean towards one more than the other.

Edited by MikeyB08

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I have not built oob in years. Usually if it's a muscle car I will detail it and usually change a few little things in the name of correctness. Rods and other stuff I love being creative. I buy kits just for parts

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I can honestly say that it is rare that I build out of box, the reason being I don't like what they give me, it usualy doesn't reflect my tastes, For example AMT's '69 GTX Convertible, I Didn't want a 426 Hemi 4spd car with a dana 60, so It will be built as a 318 LA, 727 Torqueflite 8 3/4 car.

Nick

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Box what? I have never heard this term before.

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I build box-stock because of my non patience.. If I'd get too involved I would either lose interest or patience and subject would be wall bound. I like to do paint and detailing with paint. My dexterity isn't too good since the stoke so that has something to do with it too. I might change some things but don't do wiring/plumbing/photo etch. Just like the simple fun build that shows well in shows or the shelf..Clean is what I strive for...My two cents worth...

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A little bit of both. It depends on if I just want something to easy and relaxing, or if I want to see how far I can push it.

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I build mostly out of the box. I've got a couple long-term kit bash / scratchbuild projects going but mostly OOB so they actually get finished :lol:

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I like to do detailed builds mostly. But, I also enjoy a box stock build to take a break from the detailed builds.

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I build both.

I think the principals are the same. It is very possible to build an outstanding model with nothing but box contents, imagination, hard work, and attention to detail. I have seen a lot of overly bashed/complicated builds fail miserably because of execution.

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I've never built a totally box stock model before, there's always thing I want to change in a kit.

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You can build a model with just the parts in the kit?? :huh:

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E.. all of the above

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E.. all of the above

That is an option. B)

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ME....NO ONE ELSE....

FULL BLOWN GOTTA GO FAST AND SCRAPE THE GROUND......

Does that sound stock ??? B):rolleyes:

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I had to vote box stock since I am coming back to the hobby after 25 years.

I hope you all are going to be patient with me as I learn and relearn all the tricks.

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clovis, where in Indiana are you?

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I do mostly box stock according to your options. You should have added kitbashing, as I do some of that. I build mostly factory stock, and sometimes I need parts from other kits to do a particular build.

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I don't think I have built anything from the box in 20 years or better. I always seem to find something to change to keep it from looking like the next guys project. besides isn't the ,what do you call it,,,,,instruction sheet,,optional? :blink:

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I almost never like what the kit intended. For instance right now I've got a '31 Model A that is going to look nothing like the box art, and I'm starting a '55 Chevy Stepside "street machine" that... well, isn't going to look quite like that. Although with that kit all I am changing is the wheels, tires and stance.

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I haven't built a Box Stock model in about 15 years. I used to try to discipline myself to do at least one every year, just to keep my detail painting skills sharp, but I eventually gave up because to me, models look so "bare" in the engine compartment and interior without some (or a lot of) added details.

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I don't like limiting myself. I build from the box, custom, kitbashed. I scratch build parts that I need. I build both rusty and SHINY. I just can't limit myself to building one style over and over again. In a hobby like this, there's way too much to explore and learn.

David G

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I'll build out of the box very rarely. I usually have 2 or 3 builds going at a time and, once in a while, I just need to finish something quickly.

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I build only muscle cars, super cars and some show cars,so i build oob with corrections to accurize and add detail.

Joe.

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I build box stock sometimes, do some customizing and I've done a little scratch building so far. Even a little kit bashing. Just depends on how the kit moves me. :)

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When you say custom, this is what I think of : TOY-SCL2-03863.jpg I build mostly Hot Rods.DSCF0078.jpg

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