Hey guys, just thought I'd start up a friendly topic that seems to pop up from time to time. I'd like to know your thoughts and reasons why you are either for or against this sort of thing. Keep in mind that G1 was comprised of a lot of partsforming and most of us who do customs do tend to lean toward excluding partsforming, I want to know when you feel it's OK to include it. Personally, I have nothing against partsforming. I try my best to do all of my customs in a way to minimize any partsforming. But, I also feel there are times when partsforming is necessary to achieve certain aspects of a custom (perfect bot mode, alt mode, etc.). My first custom that I posted was a bit of a partsformer (Classics Ultra Magnus - toon style) and I'm still pretty proud of how it turned out. In a case like that, I felt it was ok to have certain parts removable to keep the alt mode mostly the same, while helping to achieve that perfect toon G1 look in bot mode. I don't want this topic to explode into any sort of argument. I'd like to keep it civil and have everyone post their thoughts and opinions on it. I know the overall majority is leaning toward non-partsforming and I tend to lean that way myself. But I also understand the need to partsform on certain levels. I will say that I'm not a fan of bots that literally go into pieces to form alt modes or vice versa. Not to say I don't like the overall custom or look, just the execution of that particular type. Please share your reasons why you are for or against it. I have a Brawn custom (from Universe Hound) that I've considered partsforming for a year and a half now (even though I know I can do it without partsforming), simply because it would give a better bot mode. The chest I've considered using is too large to fit under the alt mode on the crotch hinge. Instead of going all out and building a thin chest that would fit and work well, I'm thinking of partsforming it, just to give that bulky chest look that Brawn has (with a more updated look/feel). For me, I feel it would be OK to do this, even though I have that part of me saying "go non-partsforming". This is just an example from me. And finally, if you do dislike partsforming, have you seen a custom that honestly looked great, regardless? I'd like to know what you think of customs that use partsforming and turn out great, even though you don't always agree with that way of doing things. Remember, please keep things civil. This is more for discussion and pros and cons on this and why you support it or why you don't....and if you think good customs can be achieved with its use.