Essentially this is an existing kit customized with stock or swapped components, little to no scratch building (such as filling in hollow legs on an Iguan an armor spike, maybe a minor accent to a piece of armor), and may have a world-class paint job. Is that close?
Also, would jointing a kit fall under Limited? It's a pretty common practice these days and I'm not sure it would fall under "scratched" or "bashed."
-Tilly "Serious" as in "an exceptional show of skill an/or creativity" not as in "teeth-grindingly-grim."
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2010 12:24:04 GMT -5 by Maethius
On the first part, yeah. That would be a pretty good definition of limited. Provided again it's not a battery op Zoid. Or HMM.
As for jointing, yeah. That would fit under limited.
And, I'm not sure if I really gave my intent on this, but here goes:
If someone has $200 to spend on a custom, and someone else has $30 to spend on a custom..., pretty obvious who's going to win.
The limited category is so that someone customizing a windup isn't competing against a customized Ultrasaurus.
So, in addition to the the rules on what is a limited, think "Am I going to do well because I'm good, or because I can thrown $60 worth of shinies on this Gun Sniper." Of course that's kinda hard to enforce, hence the existing rules, but that's the concept.
That's kinda where I thought you were going with it... actually, I've felt that pinch in every contest. It's hard to compete with overseas Zoiders with access to larger kits, Gundams, Macross, and Armored Core. Each of those kits would run me about $50-$80 USD. Even just an AC weapon pack runs me $20 once its shipped! And, yes, you can't really set a build price limit because of the same reasons.
The reason I ask is that scratch building and kitbashing require some resources, but not necessarily expensive ones. I've been finding that, as I cannot afford Zoids much anymore, I'm starting to have to scratch build a lot. Where I used to be able to grab a Giga off of eBay, now I'm down to looking for broken down/missing pieces Zoids, and scratching from plastic card and tube aluminum is pennies compared to obtaining two kits to bash.
I agree with your definitions of Limited and Open, though, and I think that's a good rule to follow. Naturally, I'll be competing in the Open category.
Post by Raysetiger on Feb 21, 2010 21:11:59 GMT -5
Thats a lot of rules! LOL I just wanted to say that - don't mind me.
I'm not sure what I can do for this one since I'm really not getting the things I need. I'll try to do a quicky at the moment or just not compete. Besides, I have a lot of things coming up soon to buy like HMMs, Armored Core, maybe a macross Chogokin and still more Robot spirits to collect. Final Fantasy 13 is coming to US soon. So off topic - I know. what to do?
Alrighty, in celebration of temperatures reaching over freezing and the appearing of patches of this odd greenish stuff, (I hear it's called gra-as), thread is up in contest section. Pretty much the exact same as the one here, albeit a bit neating.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2010 12:35:27 GMT -5 by Colodie
1. Be a pre march 20 2010 member 2. Make something that falls into one of the categories 3. Email image/story/photo/etc to Colodie 4. tell nobody of what you've made until voting has began 5. ?? 6. Profit!
I thank you, Epyon. I now know true power, for the last of my children have come to me