Out of Box (OOB) Categories Eligibility
d.) The modeler may fill seams, and gaps; sand off rivets; drill out gun ports, exhaust pipes, or other appropriate openings; thin to scale such parts as trailing edges, flaps, and doors; re-scribe panel lines lost in construction; and add rigging and antennas. Cutting kit canopies are allowed. Tape or paper belts are permitted but seat belt buckles must be made of paper or tape.
IF A CANOPY IS PART OF THE ORIGINAL KIT, IT MAY BE CUT OR OPENED AND THE MODEL MAY REMAIN IN THE OUT OF BOX CATEGORY.
e.) It is NOT permitted to: vacuum-form, manufacture, or replace any part, or substitute parts from another kit; cut or separate canopies, surfaces, hatches, doors, etc. (no major surgery); combine a standard kit with a conversion kit; add anything other than specified on the instruction sheet.
THIS SECTION APPLIES TO AFTER-MARKET CANOPIES OR CANOPIES NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL KIT. AS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ALL UNDER THIS RULE, THE USE OF ANY CANOPY NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL KIT WILL RESULT IN THE MODEL BEING REMOVED FROM THE OUT OF BOX CATEGORY.