With myself I don't visit here as much as I use to or another aussie model truck forum that I am a member of as I would like to,as I am doing home renovation's and I have a lot going on with other thing's in my life. As for building time I have none at the moment or have the time I have a Diamond Reo I started last year and have yet to finish it and I only build one model at a time,but when I get the chance to look in to see how thing's are I look to see what is new and to catch up. I think and have alway's thought this to be a great forum for us model truck builder's but if some of us are not here as much remember we have other thing's in life as well.
well i would love to be on here more , but my job and kids keep me pretty bussy ,at all time my favorite things to build are trucks ,but i do have a side job builds race car replicas for the guys at the local race track ,witch kinda gives me the money to buy my truck models. i realy like this site im just not the every day poster i should be. thanks for having such and easy going site..
Post by jameschampion on Jul 4, 2009 8:35:30 GMT -5
hello guys sorry that i have not been here much, i do log on maybe once a week now if i can just for a quick look at what i have not been able to for a while (work on my projects). so much going on in my personal life. im not going to get long winded but my wife has just undergone major surgery for lung cancer, and with this economy i find myself working 70 hrs to make what i used to in 40 hrs. im a local driver who feels like a over the road driver. so i will try my best to check in when i can but i caant make any promises. i put a big cover over my modeling table to keep off the dust for now. also the house im renting the owner let it go into forclosure and i now have to move. what else can go wrong. i guess i got long winded and i apoligize for that. happy july 4th to all and hope to be back modeling soon James Champion
Hello cabover crazy and everyone else I got the e-mail about not being on the site for a while and came back to look in on things and I will hang around more ,truth is I got into some custom choppers a 69 1/12 scale Camaro and then someone wanted a car built for his dad. And that is not a reason to stay away it has kept me busy. I started a scratch built trailer like the nascar style and if I get some photos I will try to post them here in the next few weeks if I have problems getting them on here I'll get someone to get me on the right track. Maybe the truck builders are like real truckers, friends for life but seldom seen. Things will pick up and no I hav'nt posted any builds anywhere.But I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the welcome back e-mail Earl Miller
First off this is the first place I look at for semi modeling.Was posting on another dedicated semi board but it just seems that I don't get as many responses to my post there so I'm not going back.Also I build about anything plastic from semis,planes,military,muscle cars,pick ups and so on.So,not all my modeling falls in the criteria for posting here.Another thing as with most is the time I spend at the model table.I work a 40 wk job,do electrical work on the side,help dad and brother on the farm,and raising 3 daughters.SO my spare time is minamal and not alot of building or computer time gets done.And as far as commenting on peoples work I love to see someone tell me it looks good but you can do it this way and have better results or something along those lines.CONSTRUCTIVE critism is always welcomed IMO.It's when it gets insulting that it pissses me off.
As far as changing things to make more exciting,why?Members will come if they want and once the 'new"wears off of whatever the changeup would be you'ld be right back to where we are now.I personally don't see what the fuss is all about anyhow ???There is a fairly large member base and yes there could be more posts but does posts count really matter?I thought we were here to have fun,share our builds and ideas.
As far as the CBP I think it is worthwhile even if there are only a few members wanting to do it.Some is better than none IMO.MAybe after a couple guys got into it others would join in.Just a thought.
Back to the model table.Need to get my Ford delivery sedan done so I can get back to work on my Iveco and post more pics here
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2009 18:12:10 GMT -5 by halfpint33
Hi, I am fairly new having returned to building models but maybe some of my experience so far can give you some ideas?. Seeing as Im a bit older now than when I built trucks as a kid, Ive found I like to do things properly with the right tools. So I spend a fair amount of time on the net getting ideas and hints, and researching. Some sites were full of text and the occasional badly built model. A lot of sites are filled with pages of "yay nice build..." with the occasional photo thrown in, posted by the same people and not much in the way of instruction or inspiration.
I liked this site because it had an awesome how-to with good quality photos(I think it was the Italeri hub fix it?) and the standard of models was high. The comments were constructive and not crammed with inane comments from dudes trying to get their 'post quota' up so they didnt get kicked off the site. I guess its nice to go to a site and for people to say "hey nice build"but the site you post on and someone says "hey nice build but how about trying this next time" or "heres how to do this" wins every time. So I think inspiring people with quality builds, how to do's, and encourging people to the best of their ability really rates up there for me. Maybe you have to get the experienced guys to step up, which in turn will encourage the newer guys. You could consider having sections for learner, intermediate and pros to post their work. That way no ones intimidated and people could be inspired to go up to the next level by way of vote by their peers. CBP's could be run in each category. Its true family life gets in the way of this hobby, and this needs to be considered. But when people do take the time to contribute they should be acknowledged by other members. I always try to comment when I see something cool, and alway state what exactly I like about it. Nothing worse than taking the time to post and no replies!! Just make them meaningful I reckon. And less about the summer hey!! You do have international members, and it sure ain't summer down here fellas!!! Thats my 5c anyway. Cheers and keep up the good work.
i havent ben on in a wile because my computer got a nasty virus that shut everything down.now thats it feelin better,ill start buildin agin.i think the forum is just fine.i like posting picks here.it dosent really matter to me if i get any comments.i just like people to see my work.
Post by Chris Guthro on Jul 7, 2009 10:17:11 GMT -5
Yea I agreee with agy, i dont care if people comment on my work or not, but theyre nothing better when one of your wips have a bunch of posts and stuff. Makes you want to build even more. I reply to everyones builds as much as i can
I miss being able to participate more regularly. My laptop is being a bit more of a pain as it ages, so I can't get online much.
Also,with this new job, I actually get to drive my truck instead of sitting for days at a truckstop. I know times are tough, but there is work out there. Hence my switching carriers. It's been the boost I needed. I've been back to the bench when time permits. Not much progress to post, but it feels good to be out of the slump in which I found myself. Popping into the forums kept me going, even if all I have to show is but a very small amount of progress.
Post by shanesmodelshed on Jul 8, 2009 22:17:34 GMT -5
Hello every one I love this site, I reckon it is one of the best ones out there, that I have found anyway. I like to see all sorts of work, the beginners (we were all there once), through to the highly experienced builders with all there scratch building and after market parts, I have been building model trucks off and on for over 20 years, but still not that good at it, I feel I am learning more tricks etc from this group. I would love to see more tutorials etc on how to improve kits, adding extra axles, scratch building, I am having trouble with my modeling lately, as I only build mine out in a shed (due to kids) which is bloody cold out there at this time of year, and I am finding I am having real trouble getting anything finished these days, and thats not just models.. I got heaps of ideas for my models but its just a case of getting into it when the time is right and the mood for it is there.
I want to thank you moderators and everyone that posts here, It's an awesome site.
Sounds like you've got builders block. Two things will get you thru this. First,take a break from the hobby. Second build something box stock following the instructions not trying to modify anything. This allows you to recharge the battery (so to say).
I'll throw my hat in the ring, I guess. I joined 9/08 & today is literally my first day back. Why?? Between 9/10/08 & 6/16/09, I've had 2 total knee replacements & several other health issues & old injuries resurface. Also, admittedly, I spread myself too thin. I'm a member here, a emergency vehicle forum, a short track racing forum, a drag racing forum &, as a 55 year old rock god wannabe, a guitar forum. 2 of these, I'm much more active than here & I've made a pledge to myself to be a better member on the forums I seem to have neglected. It's not fair to the moderators or members to just be a name & number & not participate.
Now, at the risk of ruffling feathers, my thoughts on "attaboy overuse". I've been building models off & on since 1963. 22 years of stock car racing combined with being a fireman/emt for almost 29 years, left little time for building, but I did manage to build up my stash. I started modeling steady again in 1990 & my skills have increased, although I'm still way behind you guys. BUT!! Regardless of the type model I build, I learn something from it. More importantly, I'm having FUN!! I may seem like a cheer leader at times, for praising any & all models, regardless of skill level or quality. My reasoning is simple - very few of us started out building contest winning models. It takes years of experience in most cases. I'm still far from that point & have built my share of glue bombs, but again, I'm having fun. If you don't encourage someone, what's their motivation to continue. They know it's not a contest winner, but they had fun building it. You never know if it's a young or older beginner, someone just getting back into the hobby after being away for years or even someone that's built for years & their skills are a bit weaker than others. When someone puts their heart & soul into something, had fun doing it & are proud of it, don't pull the rug out from under them. If you don't want to give'm a attaboy, fine - there's enough of us offering encouragement, to take up the slack. If you can't offer praise or constructive criticism, don't say anything. But remember YOUR first model & YOUR skill progession.
Sorry about the rant, I'm returning my soap box to the closet.
Brian, One of the biggest reasons I stopped looking and posting here on the Truck Stop is I kept getting " Sorry you have been banned from these forums" messages when trying to read posts. Well after a while you would get tired of seeing this pop up like I did. Then today while I was going back thru old posts guess what popped up... you got it!! That bloody message saying that I have been banned from these forums! What gives with that??!! You expect people to post new messages and replies to others but how can one do that if they keep getting the "banned" notice popping up on them? Its even worse when you type up a nice long response to someones question and when it is time to post your response you get the "banned" message! I have had this happen several times and I just got sick of dealing with it. I feel I shouldn't have to retype a response to a post but I am forced to if I want my voice heard about a subject. Its just plain CRAZY! Am I the only one having this issue??
OK Chad...how long have been having this issue? Is this something that just started or is it something that has been going on for awhile? If it's been going on for awhile, then why did you wait to bring it my attention? From your description, this has been going on for quite some time. So rather than bring it to my attention, you just decided to walk away and that was your choice. However, you can't blame me for not helping you when you don't let me know what's going on.