RCSCALEBUILDER.COM started as an idea in the year 2002 at the Rally of Eagles event while I was socializing with other modelers one evening. We all agreed it would be great to have our own “community” to share ideas and techniques, allow folks new in this aspect of the hobby get help when they needed to ask questions, communicate with designers, kit manufactures, vendors, and most importantly to help inject a little “life” back into R/C Scale Modeling.
Even with the other “sites” there was no true focus on scale building. So I decided to take on the challenge. With the advice of fellow modelers I created the first version of RCSCALEBUILDER.COM and officially launched it January 2003 running on a small server hosted by a friend that ran a local ISP. The site quickly outgrew the server and ISP and in 2004 I revised the site and moved it the current provider.
One of the main differences between RCSCALEBUILDER.COM and other similar sites is the rigid set of rules we have. These rules are in place to allow EVERYONE to enjoy themselves and keep the “trollers” and “flamers” out. We just want individuals that are SERIOUS about the hobby.
Also, we get ask many times, “why am I required to join to view the content?”. Well the answer is simple. As stated above, we ONLY want folks in the forums that are TRULY interested in the hobby. Also, since this is not a commercial site, it helps keep the bandwidth cost down by keeping the spammers, and others not interested enough to sign up out. Your membership info is completely private and only used by us to help serve you better.
RCSCALEBUILDER.COM is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers that love R/C scale modeling. The advertising only pays for a portion of the hosting, licensing, and support fees each year. The site mostly depends on its members "Site Supporter" subscriptions to help supplement the costs. The site is not perfect, this site is a one man operation that does this in my spare time. Now and then we do have issues so please be patient with us and know.
I hope this give you a good overview of what the site is about. If you have any questions or comments about the site just go to the Contact Us link on the menu and send us an email.