This Abandoned Gas Station kit was my inspiration
and as I said, I think the idea of keeping it as simple as possible is the best thing.
And simple is specifying one basic starting point for everyone.
The desire is to see some scratch build thinking.
I was curious to see what people would do with the same basic parts?
If we offer too many options at the start, it will remove some of the "outside the box" thinking.
I don't just want to say "heres 12 parts...everybody just mix and match them", because we just end up with a dozen versions of the exact same model.
I want to see what people do to those limited number of parts or what they add to those parts.
Thats one of the reasons I came up with "everyone MUST use the required items in their Diorama". To keep some consistency and put one restriction that everyone can deal with.
Since I already stated that you could "add" other things, then you would be free to use parts from other Mauther kits.
Its not about building Mauthers Gas Station specifically, or just building it in miniature, or how well you build it...
its about giving beginners a basic starting point
and restricting seasoned modellers
so everyone's on the same playing field with the basic model.
Does that make sense?
Can you give me a link to Mauthers Old Gas Station? I can't find it.
I'd like to take a look at the kit.
Its not an "abandoned" station...but, if others agree with you then we could introduce a second limited set of parts to choose from.
If not, we stick to the Abandoned gas Station as the basic starter.
and yes, I think rescaling is perfectly fine.