To the everyday person and basic hobbyist we will often say proudly to somebody, “look what I built.”
I know I do. However the professional or serious hobbyist if it comes from a box then it is not built it is assembled.Simply put for me it comes down to semantics because the end result is the same.
In the past I have simply constructed – whoops there’s another word – I mean built many kits straight out of the box or O O B if you like acronyms and I have also added extra detail to them. By extra detail I don’t just mean elaborate or custom paintwork.I am referring to extra pieces made to add the basic kit. for example I bought a resin kit of the submarine used in the movie ‘Fantastic Voyage’ The interior was fairly straight forward with the main piece only having the basic panels…
So some simple things like thine electrical wire added for cables a piece of plastic shaped to resemble a small fire extinguisher and some I beam sections cut and shaped for the internal bracing, ladder and Grants chair. All small things but add so much more to the final product.
So I added extra complexity to the assembly when I built the model.