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Old 11-03-2010, 10:10 PM
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Default First timer build off

How about a build off for first time builders? I'm about to start on my first next week.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:34 AM
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Sounds good..I would like to join.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:41 PM
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I'm in. I havn't built anything yet. What are the rules? I got a few bodies to modify,but that ain't building though. Pick a theme, truggy, king of the hammers, daily driver??? Any input?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:05 AM
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what are the rules i'd like to be in
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:25 AM
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Sounds cool... I want in
Im building RC scale for the first time.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:24 AM
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Bite the bullet.
Let start out small and let it expand like a mushroom cloud.
I'm gonna pick the theme---service vehicle. eh?

I'm sure it has been done before, but the fact that we are all Noobs it should just go on unnoticed or unpunished by the Gods(moderators). I have looked and looked at alot of the builds on here. There is some amazing rides. I have just looked and got back into RC recently, but the scale realizism factor is something I'd like to try to work on.

A service themed vehicle. Fire, Police, Tow-mater, Water, Light...A service.
Everyone has wanted a copcar, a SWAT rig or a firetruck.

That is my vote. Rules to follow.

1. Must provide a service, and Hoein' is not a service.
2. Test your skills, styrene, and imagination.
3. Newbies only(we can check your status), but helpful advice is welcome.
4. Start now and the deadline will be....6/1/11 @ 1600.

Start a build thread and post the link in this thread.

Newbies unite and conquer. Don't be afraid. Don't hate, participate.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:50 AM
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I for one think it's a great idea. Great attitude and a way to get some new faces in the door. My only advice would be to offically define a noob for this buildoff's purposes to clarify who is eligible.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:54 AM
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This would be a great way for complete noobs like me to put all the tools and parts we have been collecting to use for once and actually participate in a build. I'm here every day but I don't post much as there's a lot to learn from the search function and I don't want to raise my post count with "wow, that's cool" replies. If I was actually posting a build it would be cool to have some of the "old hands" chiming in some advice.

How does a noob prove he's a noob? I've been into RC for about 2 years and have mostly built Tamiya kits, and I regularly scour junk sales for bodies and parts.

I'm poor so a fair amount of my work would have to be scratch built except for running gear and tires, etc.

I'm good with Actyfoon's ideas. Any other inputs?
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:16 AM
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I consider myself a noob... I have posted a couple of builds on here already...only one was scalish and it was not for any build contest- really my first venture using styrene etc.... I am already doing a service type build and would like to enter it. Would I be considered to enter?
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:27 AM
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If you want to slap some lights on a body and call it good, go for it. This is to challenge us not to live in fear.
I want to build something, and I going to start in 2 days.(that when I'm off work.)

A service themed build. It will have the chassis of an axial and I'll attempt to modify a body that I have to fit the needs of my vision. If the powers that be want to watch and comment, bring it. It is a hobby that I enjoy and I want to enjoy it more.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:23 PM
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I would be in if it's possible i started my build something like 1 week ago ...
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:35 PM
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I'm sure it's fine... run with it and look forward to what you have.

Make sure you start a build thread right away so we can check out your progress
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:55 PM
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this is a great idea. and it would be a good way for you guys to really test your building skills. you could always do stuff like has to be custom 4-link suspension no bought leaf springs. or custom make something scale for the bed of your truck or interior.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:06 PM
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I'm leaning towards giving this a shot! I would think anyone who has not done styrene/scratch building, qualifies as new. That's making the assumption that these builds will most likely include some styrene work. -John
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I'm in. Just learning how to braze, have the axles, working on the chassis.... gotta start taking some pictures!

Boom goes the dynamite!
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