About model repaints

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Cristi, May 14, 2013.

  1. Cristi

    Cristi New Member

    Is it allowed to post repaints of models in here?(like mig 23 RoAF from Fly Model)
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Some designers do not want their models to be repainted, others do not want recoloured models to be posted. You should ask the original designer for permission first before you do something with his / her creation. This is not only a matter of respect. In case of a commercially available model I wouldn't post any recolours unless you have a written permission from the creator or from someone who is authorized to give you permission. Offering a recoloured model without permission may cause serious trouble; you may violate existing copyright laws (which could cause a very costly lawsuit) and / or make the original artist very angry.
  3. Cristi

    Cristi New Member

    a searched and searched, and could NOT find any MiG-23 to buy any more on the web..
  4. Andy Nase

    Andy Nase Member

    Hello cristi,

    I give you the adress of my dealer I like most. Ask if he has the MiG avaiable. His page is written in german, but I hope you will understand it.

    Greetings Andy

    MiG 23
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    The fact that you cannot find a certain commercial model in the web any longer does not mean that it has become free or public domain then. The rights still belong to the creator or authorized persons or companies. It's like a book which is out-of-print or a DVD which has been sold out. The idea behind it still exists and still belongs to the original creator. It is his / her decision and right to publish another edition (or have it published).

    I'm not sure about that but it could be possible that the rights might expire after a certain period of time if no-one cares about them; the same happens to movies and books when they are 75 years or older.

    In any case, it is safer to ask before.
  6. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    You can repaint a model for your own personal use. You can't sell it or the completed model, but for your own personal use, that is not a problem. You can also post the build thread of the repainted model, just make a notation that you "are not releasing the model and to not bother asking." :)
    d5j4vu likes this.
  7. Cristi

    Cristi New Member

    That was my concern! i am plannig to POST the BUILD in the near future, on this forum.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I see. Now that is okay. I first thought you wanted to post the altered plans of the model here... :oops:

    Now go ahead and show us your plane! :thumb:
  9. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    That does not mean you can take a scan of a model you found on the web, repaint it, then build it, that is a NO NO!! You must still have obtained the original model legitimately. Repainted scans will not do, and will still be considered piracy. SO if you can't find the model, you might want to move onto something else, just to be clear.

    Cristi, if you have specific questions, please, send me a P.M.. O.K.? :)
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    That is correct, Zathros.

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