Brian, The "banned"message has been popping up since the day I joined. Sometimes it will pop up right away while trying to read a posting other times it may take a few postings or befpre it pops up. Now I admit that I should have said something to you sooner about it but I didn't and that was my choice... a bad choice but mine none the less. I am in no way blaming you for the problem especially if you didn't know about it. Sorry if it sounded like I was blaming you. That was not my intentions. As for why I didn't bring it to your attention sooner... call it laziness, ignorance, stupidity, or whatever on my end... I am solely to blame for not squeaking up up the matter sooner and that is my fault. I figured that it may have just been a random thing and that it would clear itself up in time. guess I was wrong... as usual.
Post by plastictrucker on Jul 20, 2009 12:33:51 GMT -5
I just want to say since Brian started this thread I've noticed a lot more people logging in and participating.I'm also glad there is not a minimum post quota.This keeps most post about model trucks.If some one wants to chat about something else that is fine also to a point. KEVIN
Well, it has taken me a month to reply to the ' we've missed you' email, sorry! Like others, I am trying to cut my time on the computer and actually do some modelling instead! My truck modelling (I have other hobbies has lately been confined to the TMW forum due to the link to the magazine. I have just looked at the stats here for the last 24hours and there have been 65 members plus 45 guests so maybe things are picking up!
I too joined to get ideas and inspiration both via other models and also full size references, both of which I have done, thanks! However, again like others, I find there is such a wide variety of build quality that I find myself skipping any builds from the box or any that I consider to be of a lower standard than my modelling. This may seem harsh but want to be inspired by those who I see to be better than me, the same as if I buy a magazine. Therefore, I think there should be seperate catagories (as has been suggested) for skill levels (age has nothing to do with it!). Then those who like to leave the 'well done' messages can do so, others can skip to the 'better' builds (though who decides? - I know very difficult). I admit, I used to visit daily when I first joined but trawling through many 'good job' posts put me off and I ended up just looking at the initial post in each thread, maybe missing some good information further down.
As for getting more posters - as many members are no loger active, then to get more participation, you may need more members but how you do that, I don't know. I found you via Okydoky who posted the site on the TMW forum. Maybe you could 'advertise' on the other forums you visit where these other people are posting truck models? I would also like to see more 'how to' stuff like a 'webzine'. I will try to visit more and also post some models when I get one finished!!
Been a member a while, but havent posted much at all. Mainly got into building trucks to take a break from stockcars for a while. Im just getting into trucks, so I really dont have anything to add to the posts I read. Still learning a lot from what I read here and applying it. This is a great board, but have also been really busy lately so havent had much time to check posts, or build for that matter. D.B.
Ayup folks, sorry I've not been here for a while, life sort of gets in the way. I'm sorting out my builds for next year and have decided to have a full year beilding emergency vehicles, especially fire trucks. So, I'll keep you all informed of the progress.
Post by nikkih tilley on Oct 20, 2009 17:43:28 GMT -5
Well i have been a member on here since like may or june somthing like that i post on here and another site and what ever i post on this or the other gets coppied and pasted on the other regardless of wich one gets it first i have noticed that i get differant reactions and comments regarding the build on either of the sites but differant people like differant things that is the great thing about htis and other sites when we all build things regardless of what it is the only thing that matters is when we finnish it is that we are proud of ourselves and have a feeling of accomplishment from it and the sence of pride and joy that it gives us and i have only been back at it since i joined this site and have made my way into scratch building which i love doing and am getting better at most of my builds are recreations of trucks that i have drove or ones that pretain to the field i work in which is the oil field i love the challenge of it and seing the end product and like lil man chris i agree i do not care wether anyone post a reply to my post and builds but it does make ya feel good when somone does i like looking at all the differant builds on here you can get alot of ideas and insparation and all yaw experianced guys help out and ya do it in a way that does not mke us rookies feel stupid or ignorant which gets more respect from me than anything i would say thats my 2 cents but as much as i wrote its more like 10 bucks lol
Just like every one else I too have an excuse why i haven't been as active as i should, but basically I'm a lazy bugger and i pop in , have a squiz and leave..
I reckon i had better pick up my act or this forum will close and i'll have no one to blame but ME...
To improve this forum,,, shite i have no quick fix i reckon its a great place to come , its easy to navigate, its friendly (i've never had a negative response), its informative ( i love to follow the W'sIP) and its the first one of the four forums i visit when i get on line.
The only improvement i'd like to see is to see us builders think a little more about how we photograph our completed models, WIP pics on a messy work bench are fine but , guys, come on, take the time to pick your back ground, make the model be the centre of attention (not your neighbours house, or the garbage cans, or the washing on the clothes line).........
Hang a white sheet behind your model if you need to( they are really cheap from woolies, kmart( walmart) splurge yourself, hey Kids take the sheet off your bed and use that......... hehehe .........mum will soon find one for you to use to take photos with, hehehe ................
Use good light, naked light bulbs if you must take indoor pics, (Dont use those new energy efficient globes, they're crap), place them to avoid shadows, or better still take outdoor shots, natural light is the best..
Guys/Girls, we spend 100's of hours building, sometimes more and hundreds of $$$$$ building our models, a couple more minutes to set up a good photo before we send it (the model) to the show case / attic / parts bin wont kill us......
FYI... i dont spend any time looking at or reading about a build that has bad photos, doesnt matter what the model is like the quality of the presentation ...not the quality of the model........ dictates what models i look at... harsh i know but thats me.
So thats all i have...... keep up the good work, Brian , and if we all pull our finger out and do a little bit more , just think how much better the old "TRUCK STOP" could be......
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2009 2:57:15 GMT -5 by roadtrain
There is no pleasure greater than turning large sheets of styrene into small offcuts...
Brian, I am going to throw in my two cents worth here. I like this site A LOT and yes I started somewhere else and I post my stuff there as well as here. BUT After the wrecker is finished that site will be dropped for this one for various reasons. One of the best features about this site is there is no minimum post requirements, personally I think that is a bunch of crap because not everyone's schedule revolves around making sure they get those required posts in!
After the wrecker is finished I will most likely start on the Ford AeroMax, however that will be the last of the builds because I just don't have any more room in my office / Display room. This in no way will stop me from staying a member and posting on the site because I enjoy other members work and I am just a truck guy! Paulie
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2010 13:14:25 GMT -5 by rabbit1212
Paulie don't quit building because of lack of space. Get creative on how you display them. Also check with a local hobby shop and see if you can display some of them there to get others interested in building. Instead of 6 or 8 inch deep shelves upgrade to a 12 inch deep shelf and display them on angles. More trucks will fit this way. You could also display them in other areas of the house s well. Just some thoughts so you don't quit building.
I can totally relate to what Paulie is saying. I am also limited on space for my big rigs. I do have a couple displayed at the local hobby shop along with about 50 other models I've built. I am thinking of amking a continuous shelf along the walls of the house approximately 12 inches wide and 18 inches from the ceiling to allow me to display more trucks. I can honestly say one of the reasons I don't have as many trucks finished is due to the lack of display space in my house. Hopefully that will change soon!
"Build what you want, how you want, but most importantly, build for the FUN of it!"
That's why I'm building my own little space just for such a thing...
Granted it's a large solution to a small problem... but my son's getting intrested in building and that will double the problem... My wife doesn't want the models displayed in the house... and My workspace is a temp I undestand the problem .. and it does effect the outcome greatly when you know that there's nowhere to put it when your done... Try going to a second hand shop and looking for shelves ... A bit of sanding and a nice finish job ...and BINGO.... instant display
Post by rabbit1212 on Jan 15, 2010 13:12:59 GMT -5
Thanks guys and these are things to think about. I have all my racing stuff angled for that reason but I also have full length cases that cover those shelves which allow for that. I am not able to lay my hands on the amount of clear acrylic plastic that it takes to do these kinds of cases because I don't work in the sign business anymore and can't get the scratched and broken stuff for next to nothing like I used to. I am very particular about keeping my models free from dust and the cases that I have the big rigs in just wont look right on an angel I am afraid. BUT, I will look into the idea of the hobby shop because that is a great suggestion. Don't worry, ya all are stuck with me building or not! ;D Paulie
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2010 13:26:20 GMT -5 by rabbit1212
Post by mudbogginjeepfreek on Jan 24, 2010 15:45:49 GMT -5
yes not on here enough either but life goes on .what i like to now other than putting them in cases how to yu keep the dust off them spend more time cleaning them then building them have over 300 builds in boxes cuzz tired of cleaning been buying cases but thats not cheap either.thanks everyone who keeps this place going.