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Box stock class

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I figure I know the answer to this question. But I want clarity.

I want to build a OTB mustang but the oil pan and others are chrome. Do I leave those chrome?

Also will adding detail be going against the rules? Turning it into mild custom or in the regular category. I know a lot of this depends on the judges. If those from casm are reading this, maybe you could enlighten me.

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The answer to the custom part is simple, are those parts in the box ?

I would think painting the oil pan wouldn't be a problem as you are allowed to paint the model, so long as you only use the parts provided in the kit.

In contests I have judged you must provide the instructions along with the model for judging. In the most recent (yesterday) Desert Scale Classic here in Phoenix , an individual didn't have the required instruction sheet for the model he interred so he was moved to another class. Upon seeing this he searched out the kit from one of the kit vendors and produced his instructions allowing him to remain in the Box Stock class. :)

OTB (Out of The Box) vs Box Stock can vary from one show to another, check the rules.

Edited by Greg Myers

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In most cases, you may change the finish of any part. Chrome, dechrome etc. Foil, and flocking are fine. Anything else is adding to the kit parts ad will disqualify you. Also any custom work, chopping tops, altering ride height in any way not included in the kit will disqualify you.

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Thank you, I can see the chopping etc as a class change which is obvious. I wanted to add flocking, and wire just to help the kit out since it is open top.

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Thanks Jantrix I did not know that about ride hite, thats good to know.

Laz

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The ride height can be changed as long as no parts not included in kit are used. Example: Changing center of wheel back.

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I took these from the entry form from an IPMS contest.


Box Stock will stress modeling craftsmanship only. No conversion, after market detail sets, or scratch building
of any kind will be allowed in this class. Only parts provided in the kitmay be used.
1). Modelers will be allowed to "clean up" or "clarify" the parts provided in the kit to best represent the real
conditions of the prototype. This may include: thinning trailing edges, elimination of raised surface detail,
rigging (radio aerials, biplanes, etc) and drilling out gun barrels, exhaust ports, scoops, etc.
2). Entries will be judged on parts preparation, skill of assembly, seam filling/leveling, painting, decals, and
weathering.
3). Any decals may be used and/or substituted for decals included in the kit.
4). All kits wishing to be considered for the box stock category MUST be accompanied by the kit instructions.
Now, having said this, if your kit comes with custom options, like the AMT '53 Stude has an optional chop top or the Revell '53 Chevy has optional lowered suspension, these are allowed as long as the changes are in the instruction sheets.

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The ride height can be changed as long as no parts not included in kit are used. Example: Changing center of wheel back.

If the kit comes with optional lowering parts, yes. But you cannot convert the parts to make the ride height lower.

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Basically. box stock means you can only use whatever parts are in the box, and you can't alter them aside from regular standard building techniques (sanding, filing, removing flash and mold seams, paint, etc.). Some contests allow wired engines in the Box Stock class, some don't... so it's important to make sure you know the rules for the contest you intend to enter before you build your model.

The point of "Box Stock" as far as contest models go is that it's a test of the builder's basic skill and craftsmanship. No customizing, no scratchbuilding, no aftermarket goodies... just good, clean, basic model building.

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