Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by meander, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. meander

    meander New Member

    What is kit bashing and what are lpbs?
  2. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    Hi Meander, and welcome.
    Kitbashing is taking a kit, & adding to it & or altering it.
    LPB's are Little plastic beings. eg: People & animals that make your scenery come alive.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Those are indeed the definitions. One can even bash LPBs. :)
    Welcome Meander!
  4. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    That's not what LPB stands for. Give you a hint, throw some on the floor by your bed and get up at 2 am. Fred
  5. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Didn't you know? All little plastic people don't have fathers. That makes them Little Plastic B------s :D

    TrainClown :)
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Fred's right...there are more than one definition for LPB....Damien gave you the G rated version. Stepping on LPB's in the wee hours barefoot might just prompt the PG-13. :)
  7. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    I think the original term "Kitbashing" derived from when you take two or more car kits and "Bash" them together to come up with one good one. Of course the procedure has expanded since then.

    Texas Chief

  8. I thought It came from models in general (not just railroads) of mixing and matching various model parts together
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    I remember back in the 80s when MR magazine was debating back and forth over whether to call it "kitmingling" vs. "kitbashing", mingling being the better description of what's involved in the process. I dunno but I'd swear Gloria Steinem is behind that one. Then there was the guy who called it "kitcombining"...:eek:
  10. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    I think that's what I said, only a little differently. I referred to train cars, since
    this is a model railroad forum, because I thought it would make it a little easier
    to understand.

    Texas Chief
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Kitintegrating? ;)
  12. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    If you think a buiding is unfit, then bash it. If you think those plastic people stand too long( say 20 years), then bash them. :eek:
  13. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Here is a sample of a bashed LPB bride. Looks like someone bashed her real good.

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  14. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    What would be the politically correct term for kitbashing, as the word bashing might offend someone -:p Why do we call them little PB's are they not scale size?? -:rolleyes:
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hey Doc, that is a perfect example
  16. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Point 1, Someday somebody will have to stand up to Rosie, Whoopie, and Opra, let it be us drawing the line in the sand on Kitbashing. We need a backbone, they are just ... well, you know.

    Point 2, HO people measure out around 5' 6" which might be normal in some parts of the world, but in the USA them's short people. :D

    Fred :wave: :D
  17. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Yeah, Fred, they are kinda short ain't they?

    Doc, I've always loved that scene, especially after living on Maryland's Eastern Shore. ;)

    Here's an example of a small kitbash. The pier deck came from the extra parts that come with Model Power farmhouse kits. The lamp came from a Woodland Scenics kit. The ladder came from an MDC/Roundhouse freight car kit. The wire and stripwood were castoffs from a Campbell Scale Models kit. The girl was cobbled together Frankenstien style from no less than 3 Life Like LPBs. Her hair was made by disolving plastic sprues (those little trees your plastic kit parts come attached to) in liquid plastic cement 'til it was a pliable plastic goop that could be molded to shape. The only unmodified item is the dog and even he was given a collar with a stroke from a OOO brush.

    The moral of the story? You have all the makings of your first kitbash right after you've aquired and assembled two or more kits. Don't forget to post pics of your first effort :thumb:

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  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    By the way, my picture of Model Railroading Nirvana is usually found under the table at the Train Show...

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  19. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    You missed your true calling Bob, you should of been one of them guys who paint the bible on a grain of rice. :D BTW, that woman looks to be , gasp, introduce me. :D She has a sculptured shape too. (wink) Wow, I'm in love with a LPB and the B stands for beauty this time. Fred
  20. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Kitbash??? Isn't that when the kit doesn't go together right and you bash it against the wall? :rolleyes:

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