MRH Forum Challenge...anybody interested?
Here's the idea: we all set a goal for the next 90+ days. It could be something simple like weathering up a piece of rolling stock or something major like completing all the benchwork for your layout. Post a couple pictures of where you're at as of the beginning of summer, then we'll go through the same process with final result pictures Labor Day weekend. Wouldn't it be fun to have a 10 page thread full of progress stories and pictures? Real simple: you'd state what your project is, post a couple pictures of where you're at as of Memorial Day weekend, and spell out where you hope to be by Labor Day. If you make it...great! You met your goal. If not...umm, no worries! Rick (rtw3rd) will finish it for you!
So, comment below if you're on board. I'll check back in later this evening and see what everybody thinks--I'll even volunteer to go first if necessary. Who's in?
Since we're passed Memorial Day, it might be worth mentioning that it's not too late to get on board with us. There's still plenty of summer left and you're encouraged to state your "Labor 'til Labor Day" modeling goals. Just post a picture of where you're at currently and where you hope to be by Labor Day. There are a lot of ambitious goals spelled out already. There are also several beginners and people posting for the first time. Don't be shy!
A couple questions came up about pictures, progress reports and follow up posts. I've never done this so I'm kind of winging it as we go along, but here are my thoughts:
-If you need help posting an image, there's detailed info here:
-It's a good idea to post at least one picture of where you're at as of the start of the challenge. I think the main reason is to give yourself a benchmark or concrete way to measure and document your progress. Think of the "reveal" on any of those Extreme Makeover shows--they always have the "before" shots side-by-side with the "after" or final results footage. (Once that mountain is fully sceniced you'll be glad you have a picture of it as a pile of newspapers and masking tape.)
-I like the idea of posting progress reports within personal blogs. Hopefully, that will encourage people to follow up and get more details or; start a blog of their own. However, I think it wouldn't hurt to post an occasional progress picture within this thread. That would serve as a gentle nudge to the rest us to stay on task!
-On Labor Day weekend, we'll start a new thread for all of us to post our final results (before n after pics). Maybe we can get what's-his-face to yell "MOVE THE BUS!"
This is turning out to be pretty exciting. Again, there's plenty of time to jump in and model along with us.
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