Custom Recipe of the Day
I wanted to start a fun new thread(if allowed). There has been some discussion on here on Custom vs. Kitbash. So I was thinking that members could post Kitbashes that they have done all on one thread. A kitbash would be using existing parts from Mego and Mego like companies without customizing I.E. Resin heads, Custom sewing,etc etc..... The fun thing would be anyone who posts should include the RECIPE and breakdown of costs. I'll be posting one today after the paint dries on the hands (yes you can paint the items). Well any takers????????????
UPDATE...Changed the name to Custom Recipe of the Day. Same Flavor Different Packaging
Last edited by renegade; Oct 3, '10 at 3:11 PM.
Reason: Tittle change
I really don't know if we need to make specific distinctions between customs and kitbashes. Whether you're using existing parts or making your own, it's customizing and using the creative processes of the mind. I don't know how you separate the two, and creating a separate thread for so-called kit bashes further blurs a line that should not exist. Just my .02.
Thanks for the input RA.....I'm just looking for one thread with fun quick customs if you will and how they were made. So without further adeau, Here's Speed Racer.
Here's the Recipe and cost........
Potsie CTVT head- 1.33
Astronaut CTVT Helmut-2.00
White pant CTVT-2.00
White collar shirt CTVT-2.00
White vneck shirt CTVT-2.00
Red kerchief CTVT-1.00
Black Fonzie Boots CTVT-2.00
Fearless Fonzie Glove hands (Just a switch out so no cost) Painted tan
Royal Blue rite dye-3.00
I still need to make a G sticker for the shirt.
Last edited by renegade; Oct 3, '10 at 2:10 PM.
Pretty Cool,Great job! I have to agree with RA,a custom is a custom,no matter how you get there.What is your definition of a "kitbash"? and where do you draw the line between the two?
See, that Speed Racer is a custom no matter how you got there. The true definition of an artist is to make something new out of something else. You exhitibted an artistic vision as you visuallized it with your available parts. That is a cool figure, kitbash or not. A custom is a custom is a custom. Neat figure.
I agree with both of your logic, I was hoping more for a fun thread of customs made with parts lying around the house and the recipe and cost. My logic is I believe what most people in here think ..that all Kitbashes are Customs but not all customs are Kitbashes. If anyone would like to come up with a thread name for what I'm thinking about Please let me know what to call it. I was not looking to hijack the thread into a contraversy. Some people may not be skilled in making high end customs but may want to purchase available parts to make their own figures if it's cheap and painless. It helps out the MM vendors and the Marketplace as well as may increase support for the hobby.
Last edited by renegade; Oct 3, '10 at 3:08 PM.
Name of thread changed...please disreguard a few of the threads comments but not their spirit.
This is a good idea for a thread... Hopefully it catches on...
Great idea and cool custom.
That's hilarious - I've been meaning to do a Speed Racer for a while now, and that's the head and helmet I'd planned on using as well.
I have an old custom I posted some time ago that's perfect for this thread. I'll (re)post it here tomorrow.