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Ever had a "new" idea "stolen"?

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Have you ever thought to yourself, "that's a great idea, I bet nobody's done that before!" Only to find out, uh-oh, you're not as creative as you thought?

Case in point - Im a rather fond fan of "Gorillaz" and they've a music video "Stylo" and it has a black Camaro, and it's got bullet holes and a broken light and a blower and a custom badge. And I thought today, man I'd love to build that, I could be the first to!

So while looking at source pics on the Internet, what did I see... Someone's already built one in 1/25, and it looks perfect. (Still wont stop me doing one, mind.)

Anyone had anything similar happen?

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Yep, did a radical chopped top, windshield laid back, body sides re - sculpted, wheel well modified, 72 Chevelle and sent it to the resin caster, wher it 'languished' for a year...And then a similar vehicle pops up on this forum, as a '2014' Chevelle ? And I KNOW he didn't copy it, sometimes things just happen !

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Yes, all the time! Nothing makes me angrier than getting this "no one else will EVER think of this" idea and the next month I see it in the magazine! I know no one is actually stealing the idea, but still it's frustrating sometimes thinking you have an original idea then BAM, you find you're not as original as you thought. What really scares me the most with a few of my crazy ideas is that there is actually someone out there as nutty as I am!!

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Yes! And the longer you procrastinate, the more likely it is to happen. In fact, I've procrastinated so long on body conversions that kit manufacturers have actually produced them as kits! :)

Tomo, wait until you are our age... ideas I remember as just having, I realize are 10 years old! Kits I remember just working on but put aside, also 10 years old!

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Yep, I was building a dodge Deora a while back and almost right when I started my project, another member of a different forum posted pictures of a completed one almost exactly like how I planned to build mine. I still built it exactly as I originally planned but it seemed a bit weird to almost copy someone else's build.

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With 7.125 BILLION people in the world today, there are no "new" ideas, let alone unique ideas! :P

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A while back I started trying to build a 1967 Charger with a Coronet roof as I rather dislike the roofline on the 66-67 Chargers. I got so far with it and forgot about it. Later someone else built the same thing, but a different route. I may still finish mine someday....

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Well I wouldn't call it stealing but yes, if I see someone building something very close to my build, it sure does kill my motivation for finish it. Usually it ends up getting parted out.

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Well guys I suppose it has happened to all of us , but just because someone else has the same idea, no two builds are going to be alike, you may have different wheels or aftermarket parts or go about the build in a totally different way, or another color. The crux of the whole thing is it's all about what you put into it, your inspiration, your hard work, your imagination and skill. So Tomo don't let it get you down you go ahead and build your version and the heck with all the rest HAPPY BUILDING!!! :D

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Yup, Been there & bought the "T" shirt. One "fellow" club member noticed a unique detail I did and decided to do the same to his contest model and advertised the fact he thought of it. & won a trophy for his work. sigh... I asked him nicely when he saw it before the contest " Please don't steal my thunder until after the up & coming show" He laughed as he walked away saying no chance of that I'm using it anyway.

I have been told once or twice,

"If someone copies your work or idea's you should be flattered."

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Well, you know, in China, when you're one in a million, there's a thousand more just like you.

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I thought I had figured out a cheap but super-duper effective way to apply paint last week for a cool finish, and then by chance, I saw a YouTube video of someone in Europe doing the exact same thing!!!!!!

I thought I was really smart for a few days...

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This is an interesting topic and something that does come up quite often. My approach is simply to always try to compound ideas from the best sources. If you are going to be inspired, you might as well be inspired by the very best.

We've been dealing with the issue of NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN since Shakespeare's time, and yet, the world of full of great new ideas and inventions.

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I have been told once or twice,

"If someone copies your work or idea's you should be flattered."

Real good point..

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When I was in art school a a rather cynical professional illustrator told us that "it's not plagiarism, it's research."

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I just read this quote yesterday:

"Originality is remembering what you heard, but forgetting where you heard it."

Edited by sjordan2

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I forgot where I heard that quote, so I went back and looked -- Laurence J. Peter, "The Peter Principle."

By the way, I tried to edit this into the above post, but it wouldn't save my changes, then I got a window on this post saying my post is empty. So let's see if this will post using More Reply Options.

Edited by sjordan2

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With 7.125 BILLION people in the world today, there are no "new" ideas, let alone unique ideas! :P

I would say there are "rarely" new ideas.

I had a new idea this morning. Oh darn, I just forgot what it was................

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Geez, that's a great idea. I think it can be done in styrene. Oh yeah! Great work, Harry.

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That's an awesome idea Harry, any idea what you would call it? :D

Studestang! :D

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