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Kinda new to the forums and have questions on GB's
Posted by Bones1977 on Monday, January 14, 2008 10:11 PM

   Hello everyone !

     I am kinda new to the forums ! I only have like 7 or so posts so please bear with me . I'm into WWII German armor and have been building for about 4 years ! I feel pretty confident with my work and would like to take part in a GB ! I have seen the rules on other peoples group builds so I understand that part of them ! My questions are ?????

  1. Can anyone take part in the GB ?
  2. I see on GB'S that there are badges that you can claim . Is that a prize for 1st 2nd and 3rd or do you get that when you complete the build ?
  3. If so how do you claim the badge?
  4. If I can't finish my build can I take part in another ?
  5. Late on when i'm not so new to this can I set up a GB ?
  6. Are you allowed to ask for help on your subject from other people during the GB?                                                                                                                         

 I think that is all of the questions I have for now on this .

                  Thank you !

                             LEE

 

"To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three tigers."-Oddball
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Posted by darson on Monday, January 14, 2008 11:50 PM

Hi ya Lee and Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the FSM forum.

In answer to your questions:

1.  Yes,

2.  The GB badges are usually worn by people participating in the build just for participating.  However there are some builds where owner won't want you wearing a GB badge until the build is complete.  None of the GBs I've ever been in have awarded prizes, it's more about taking part.

3.  See my answer to Question 2.  If you're asking how to show the GB Badge in your sig, there are some excellent tutorials located in this forum which will tell you haw to do that.

4.  Absolutely, remember this is about having fun, it's not life and death.

5.  You bet all you need is enough takers to make it worthwhile, so you might want to post a thread in the Armour or Aircraft forums asking how many people would be interested in an XYZ GB before you post the GB thread.

6.  People on this forum love to help out and you will not find yourself belittled as a noob if you ask lot's of questions.

Cheers

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Posted by razordws on Monday, January 14, 2008 11:54 PM
 Bones1977 wrote:

   Hello everyone !

     I am kinda new to the forums ! I only have like 7 or so posts so please bear with me . I'm into WWII German armor and have been building for about 4 years ! I feel pretty confident with my work and would like to take part in a GB ! I have seen the rules on other peoples group builds so I understand that part of them ! My questions are ?????

  1. Can anyone take part in the GB ?
Absolutely, Just post a message in the Gb that you want to participate in and let the moderator (usually the person who started the GB) know that you are interested and let them know what you want to build.
  1. I see on GB'S that there are badges that you can claim . Is that a prize for 1st 2nd and 3rd or do you get that when you complete the build ?
Usually a badge is something that you put in your signature to show others what you are currently (or have in the past) participating in.  They are not normally awarded as prizes.  Some GB's allow you to use the badge immediately after joining the GB.  Others don't want you to use it until you have actually completed your build.  Read the rules on page one of the GB.
  1. If so how do you claim the badge?
Save the badge image to your computer and then follow the information in the site FAQ for info on how to post images to your signature.  If you get lost, just ask the folks in the GB that  you've joined for helpful pointers.  This requires using a image hosting site like photobucket (free) or your own website.
  1. If I can't finish my build can I take part in another ?
Yep, this is only a hobby and life often gets in the way of good intentions so no one is going to get down on you for not finishing a GB but it is good manners to only sign up for GB's that you intend to follow though on.  It is also very easy to get caught up in GB fever and to sign up for more than you are able to follow through on so take it slow and easy to start.
  1. Late on when i'm not so new to this can I set up a GB ?
If you have an idea for a GB put up a post and see if there is any interest.  It's that simple.  If your new you might want to do a search of past GB's to see if it's been done recently so you don't repeat it.
  1. Are you allowed to ask for help on your subject from other people during the GB?                                                                                              
That's the whole idea.  The sharing of research and information, tips and techniques is what it's all about not to mention the commradery and friends that you'll make along the way.  Have fun and enjoy.

 I think that is all of the questions I have for now on this .

                  Thank you !

                             LEE

 

Dave

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Posted by arki30 on Monday, January 14, 2008 11:57 PM

Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

1.  Yes.  We're equal opportunity for all.

2.  Rarely are GB's graded or judged.  In fact, it's usually discouraged.  The badge is nothing more than a visual, uh, badge that you've participated in the GB.  The rules of when you can claim the badge vary from GB to GB.  Frankly, if I could give a word of advice...forget the badge.  I see far too many newcomers to the forums get OBSESSED with badges.  The point of the GB is to build to a common theme, learn something, have some good comraderie and HAVE FUN!  Badges should be a low priority.

3. See the rules of the particular GB to determine when.  As far as how, there are sticky's on the forums already on how to display pictures.  If they've disappeared do a quick search and you'll find a ton of good info.

4.  Sorry, but the GB police won't allow that.  Just kidding. Big Smile [:D]  No one is going to disallow you from participating in another GB just because you don't finish one.  Life happens sometimes. 

5.  Yes, but I'd definitely wait till later on, much later on, when you've have some experience on the whole GB process.  It takes more work than you'd think to run one and frankly there are too many ill-thought GB's which slowly die out due to an inexperienced GB mod.

6.  HECK YES!!!!  One of the main points to a GB is the opportunity to share research, techniques, etc.  Participation is strongly encouraged. Big Smile [:D]   

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask us.

Again, Sign - Welcome [#welcome] 

Edit:  I see we were all typing at roughly the same time and have managed to throughly and completely answer this to death. Laugh [(-D] Doh!

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:18 AM

And, it's a great way to make friends. Of the online kind, but people who follow your interests.

IMHO, courtesy and a positive attitude will carry you far. You'll see workmanship beyond your imagination, good historic knowledge, which by the way I've yet to see bad info on FSM.

FSM is the only forum for me because its moderated, and all of the folks tend to be really thoughtful, honest and considerate.

I can't add much to the previous posts except to say that I would like to see your models- and when you need to find out how to post pics, let us know!!

Bondoman

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Posted by Bones1977 on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:19 PM

 Hi everyone !

   I want to thank you for answering my Gb questions ... I'm new to this and I bet it gets frustrating answering the same quetions over and over !!

                  Thanks again !!!

                              Lee !

"To a New Yorker like you, a hero is some type of weird sandwich, not some nut who takes on three tigers."-Oddball
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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:38 PM

reference question 4. sometimes you will see GBs with an year such as SUBJECT 2013. other time it will be a number such as SUBJECT II. this may mean someone else wants to start a fresh GB or, in many cases, it means a bunch of us didn;t finish SUBJECT I so this is an opportunity to complete a project. should be an SP ARTILLERY III starting up soon.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:46 PM

Wayne, your digging up old dead threads...Dead

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:57 PM

hey stik

perhaps i was confusing the issue. see if my changes to my post are better. if not i'll just rewrite the thing. i do know SPA III will be starting up soon because i dropped a message to the guy and he thanked me for reminding him.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:10 PM

I have no problem understanding your post...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:31 PM

and HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL III just showed up.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:37 PM

Nothing to add but I thought to say Welcome Sign Toast

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Posted by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt on Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Welcome, Bones!! I see everyone has you well answered there. So, jump right in and join a GB. You'll see how it works as you go. Just be prepared to snap alot of pictures to post for Work In Progress (WIP), required in most GBs. And ask ALL the questions you need to in the GB. Learning from one another is the main point of a GB.

Welcome, Good Luck and Have Fun.

Bill.

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In queue:  Tamiya 1/35 Quad Tractor or a scratch build project.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, August 2, 2013 6:53 AM

Welcome bones!  Looks like you got the answers to your questions.  I will reiterate that GB's are great ways to make friends and learn a ton of tips and tricks.  That's the whole purpose of this forum and for GB's.  I lurked around here for some time because I didn't feel I could "measure up" to the quality I was seeing here.  But once I jumped in, man, the folks here are awesome!!  You don't even have to ask a direct question, these guys and gals are more than willing to share their wealth of knowledge.  There is no doubt I have learned a TON of things since joining the forum.  It's also great for reviews of kits!  Just ask about a kit you have or are thinking of getting, and somebody here has it or has built it and you can see if you really want to get it or not.  Bottom line, great group of folks here!  I would advise to be careful with the GB's!  They are addicting!  Wink

All that is left now is...to have fun! (and post pics!)

Eagle90

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 2, 2013 7:18 PM

Watchagonna do, Stikko ?

Hammer designed a zombie thread smilie, got to see if I can dig it up...

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 3, 2013 2:20 AM

I am just chucklig at all the new guys welcoming an "old guy" on this zombie thread... yes, go see if you can find that zombie emoticon.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by jibber on Saturday, August 3, 2013 7:58 AM

Welcome Bones, I'm also new to GB's. Jump in.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, August 3, 2013 5:55 PM

stikpusher
I am just chucklig at all the new guys welcoming an "old guy" on this zombie thread... yes, go see if you can find that zombie emoticon.

ROTFLMAOPMP  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  luv it when folks don't bother to pay attention to the dates and decide to chime in.......especially AFTER it's been pointed out the threads dead......for FIVE and a HALF YEARS!! Huh?Whistling

 

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 4, 2013 2:57 AM

I hope their liquor or fermented beverage of choice is more current ;-)

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, August 4, 2013 4:14 AM

Stik: I was under the impression, when alcohol was involved, the older the better.  which would explain the taste of the "torpedo juice" that one of my army buddies (his father had been a navy man) made using canned fruit rations, stolen yeast and substances unknown.......Ick!Dead

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:19 AM

That can go either way- in distilled spirits, yes age is supposed improve the drink. In beers and ales, it is not. I think most of us here have opeend that cold one that was not as good as it should have been because it sat for too long...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 4, 2013 4:37 PM

Jibber, welcome. Your enthusiasm is well received and don't be put off by a little sarcasm.

As for fermented beverages, 64 what you describe is "pruno", not torpedo juice. Torpedo juice is just that- the alcohol used as fuel by torpedoes.

And Stik, don't ever buy beer on steep discount. It usually means it sat in a boxcar in Tucson in June for a week...

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 4, 2013 4:56 PM

LOL! Good advice, although aboout as obvious as a certain Frank Zappa song about snow ;-)

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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