I am curious as to whats involved with making a garage kit, like with royalties and things of that nature.
There aren't any, GKer's just do it. While hoping to sell the kits and avoiding any legal matters.I am curious as to whats involved with making a garage kit, like with royalties and things of that nature.
Notice how many kits are not called what they are--they're given a sort of code name. One particular SW ship might be called a "cross-wing fighter". Helps keep license holders and others from simply finding out about a kit using the normal, official names. And notice how you rarely, if ever, see the official logo from the movie/TV show. That's probably a good measure to see if something is licensed or not--if royalties are paid or not.
So do garage-kit makers create sculpts and cast them for sale, or do they make a sculpt, break it down into pieces, and cast them to make a kit that can be put together like a model you'd buy in stores? I've put together models that I've bought in a store, but wasn't sure exactly what was involved with making a garage kit.