All the wonderful descriptions of 'slightly modified vehicles' won't justify these builds qualify being as "Factory Stock , just like on the Showroom Floor" siutable for this spot on the forum
Thank you for the off topic comments, but no one on this thread has ever suggested that modified cars should appear in Factory Stock.
This catagoery is the hardest to properly duplicate . Anyone is able to shake up a box and Viola = Model Car . No research or limiting the build to origianality of the prototype is used during thr process .
But since you brought it up... that statement is rediculously shortsighted for anyone who has been on this forum for as long as you have. How can it be that a builder of factory stock has a need for deeper research or has greater limitations to building freedom placed upon them? As a factory stock builder, in most cases you are attempting to replicate a car which a mass manufacturer has produced several hundred to several hundred thousand examples of, and which was often offered with multiple options. However a builder of, say, a race car replica which may have only been produced as one or two examples, and a model which replicates a specific car on not only a specific day, but often a particular hour of that day (say, at the finish of a race as opposed to the start) will have at least as much difficult research to do and will have at least as many limitations placed upon them as they build their model.
The suggestion that only factory stock builders research their projects is absurd. The amount of research required on any build, even one of a non-specific car, is directly proportional to the desired degree of accuracy. In fact in factory stock, just as in any other catagory of model car building, the only limitations placed on a builder or a project are those the builder places upon themself.