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What's custom and what's repro?

Postby wrighty » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:32 pm

I am sure it's been discussed before, my feeling is repro is made to look like original and custom is completely different from original, right or wrong? 8)

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby x-wingMark » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:57 pm

Right.

The repro is often tried to fall people. Custom stuff does not do this.
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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby poncho » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:45 pm

imo

reproduction : a imitation to look like the original item

custom : a modified or reimaginetive take of a original item to make something new and fresh or completly different

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Mr-shifter » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:51 pm

Go to agree.

If I start casting and painting yak faces, that's repro

If I start casting fluorescent rubber yak faces to look like muscle men, that's a custom.

If I start making yak x wing pilots or yaks in storm trooper disguises, that's custom.

If I start making identical copies of yak face figures at 6" scale, or 1" scale that's a custom.

All of this is just my opinion of course, and making really shit customs and selling them on eBay for a fortune is likely to get some stick as well.
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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby SAVORY100 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:14 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:Go to agree.

If I start casting and painting yak faces, that's repro

If I start casting fluorescent rubber yak faces to look like muscle men, that's a custom.

If I start making yak x wing pilots or yaks in storm trooper disguises, that's custom.

If I start making identical copies of yak face figures at 6" scale, or 1" scale that's a custom.

All of this is just my opinion of course, and making really shit customs and selling them on eBay for a fortune is likely to get some stick as well.


Think that just about sums it up for me too
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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Grant_C » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:50 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:Go to agree.

If I start casting and painting yak faces, that's repro

If I start casting fluorescent rubber yak faces to look like muscle men, that's a custom.

If I start making yak x wing pilots or yaks in storm trooper disguises, that's custom.

If I start making identical copies of yak face figures at 6" scale, or 1" scale that's a custom.

All of this is just my opinion of course, and making really shit customs and selling them on eBay for a fortune is likely to get some stick as well.


Poor kid needs a Yak Face MOC

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby SAVORY100 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:18 pm

Grant_C wrote:
Mr-shifter wrote:Go to agree.

If I start casting and painting yak faces, that's repro

If I start casting fluorescent rubber yak faces to look like muscle men, that's a custom.

If I start making yak x wing pilots or yaks in storm trooper disguises, that's custom.

If I start making identical copies of yak face figures at 6" scale, or 1" scale that's a custom.

All of this is just my opinion of course, and making really shit customs and selling them on eBay for a fortune is likely to get some stick as well.


Poor kid needs a Yak Face MOC


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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Robstyley » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:07 pm

A repro is made to look the same as something, a custom is made to look different.

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby wrighty » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:56 pm

What about this? Repro figure, non poseable but custom paint! Overall custom!! :lol:
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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:51 am

wrighty wrote:What about this? Repro figure, non poseable but custom paint! Overall custom!! :lol:


That is excellent, but how on Earth have you managed to resist making him a camouflage vinyl cape? ;-)

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Robstyley » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:47 am

Fuck me! :shock: It's an Elite Corps Endor Jawa. Very dangerous :wink:

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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby SAVORY100 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:18 pm

wrighty wrote:What about this? Repro figure, non poseable but custom paint! Overall custom!! :lol:


Jeez, I must have had too much sun... I really, really like that!
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Re: What's custom and what's repro?

Postby Mr-shifter » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:59 pm

In my opinion that is a custom. I don't like it though.
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