Customs: what does kitbasher mean?????

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  1. mac&cheese

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    hi i keep seeing the word kitbasher, what does this mean?
     
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    The word describes someone that customizes their figures in some way. Ussually, I think, more towards those who modify their toys in any way... I think.
     
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    LOL

    I think the word goes back to people using several different model kits to create something "original" from the two of them, and I guess the word stuck as simply customizing toys using parts of several different toys to make one in the end.
     
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    Yes, this would be correct. "Kitbasher" is a term that describes "one who kitbashes", with "kitbash" meaning both the noun of "a model kit made from two different other model kits" and "the act of making a kitbash". As Kusanagi noted, this is where the word is derived from.

    A very good, commercial example of "kitbashing" is many of the spaceships from the Star Wars movies, and many other sci-fi movies (which probably used Star Wars model kits).

    In the Transformers world, a good example of a "kitbash" is a reshelled Alternators project.

    Note that "kitbashing" and "customizing" are not necessarily synonymous. One can "customize" without "kitbashing", for example.

    (Kitbashing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
     
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    www.tfwiki.net/wiki/Kitbashing

    Kitbasher is simply the person/being who does the above. More specifically, it's the person who takes two or more kits (well, the term started with model kits), and creates...um, whatever they desired.
     
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    It means someone who will spend stupid money on something just to cut it up:) 
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    ^So true... :lol 

    I'm pretty sure i'm nto the only oine here who's bought something and then let the Dremel do its job. :D 
     

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