I started a similiar thread in FISD and was wondering wot opinions from other forums are:
now, my intention is not to kick off the old argument abt recasting.
I am wanting to ask for opinions on a rather specific part of this thorny subject
prior to a proper introduction to TDH and other similiar prop sites; I had, like I am sure many others before me, bought a few recasted items with the belief that it was a 'geuine' article off the Bay of Flea.
personally I have always thought that if you bought a product with PRIOR knowledge of its recasted nature, then its bad - thats pretty clear cut.
... but if it was bought unknowingly, I tend to treat this as acceptable. Others might disagree with me on this.
but wot do u do with recasted stuff (bought in ignorance) now that I know better? i mean it was a genuine mistake, and I did spend hard earned money on it. can I troop in it with pride? troop in it and use it as an example to newbies of wot NOT to do?
At the moment - I am up front abt the origins of the few items of recasted products, I am dead embarassed by it (esp.ly with a experienced and more knowlegable troopers). Certainly not using any recasted stuff for trooping. Also tend to use it as a focal point with newbies to discuss why its not good to buy recasts and direct people to original makers.
I guess I was wondering also - cos I recently sold my old recasted FX kit (finallly got my hands on a set of TE2!!), was upfront abt it to the buyer too, but to a lot of people outside the prop community price is usually the deciding factor. Do people think its ok to buy a known recasted item from another; esp.ly if all the info for upfront?
The other point I wanted more opinions on is - if u bought a recast unknowingly, learnt more abt the prop, cleaned it up, modded it to look more accurate - I am talking abt the recasted Mystery Helmets we see all the time appearing on the Bay - would casting THAT for others (not commericially mind you) be consider recasting?
again - not wanting this to devolve into a slinging match at recasters; I am tryin to be good, but sometimes the lines are very blurry (dont even get me started on TK land; yeesh, fan sculpts vs castings off original props - thats even more confusing)
Thanks in advance TDHers