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Offline Seraphim

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Forum Rules and FAQ
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:33:00 AM »
Forum Rules

Don't be a jerk.

No porn.

ANTI-SPAM POLICY:
SMF forum software is a frequent target of automated spambots. To give you an idea of what the forum admins deal with, on a single day this forum used to see upwards of 60 new registrations per day that would be caught by the one anti-spam SMF mod we had running. We had to manually sift through each entry, determine its validity, and then either approve or reject. Additionally, at least twice per week we'd have one actually make it through the CAPTCHA and forum question-and-answer session, avoid our spam filter, and start shit-posting penis enlargement links on the threads.

To that end, we've beefed up security. Newly-registered members may be asked to enter a CAPTCHA and/or answer one or two questions before making a post for the first 2-3 posts (or sending PMs). Additionally, the first three times you post, you won't be allowed to post any links. So our suggestion is to first visit the forum introduction thread, then find a few build-threads or gallery threads that look neat, and comment on them. After that, you should be able to post links in your own build thread.

PEPAKURA FILE DOWNLOADS LIBRARY:
Multiple sections exist for Pepakura files, please keep files organised by their proper category. Please limit file uploads to either PDF, Pepakura, or 3D printer-ready ONLY. Do not use the file system for purposes beyond what is intended: a repository for WH40K cosplay. Crediting others (or yourself) for their (your) work is the hallmark of a good organisation or community. It's also good artistic integrity. In your file description, you need the following information: what scale is the file, the file source, who ripped the file, and who unfolded it, and an image. If this information isn't known, indicate that you don't know. The image just needs to be either a photo of a completed assembly, or a screen-capture of the object. This gives people an idea what the file looks like before they download it. Files that do not contain this criteria will be subject to editing or removal.

Please rate other files *after* you download them. Where possible, feedback to the file owner is appreciated in the form of comments on that file.

COSPLAY PHOTO GALLERY RULES:
Usage of the photo gallery to store your images constitutes consent to have your images displayed in public. Web/forum admins may use the photos for non-profit showcase of the Obscurus Crusade for demonstrative purposes. Please attribute cosplayers (preferably including forum account) and photographers. If the information isn't known, indicate that you don't know.

COMMISSIONS:
Do not post offers of commissions. Games Workshop is very protective of their intellectual property, and have shut down people in the past. They're not afraid to throw around cease and desist orders, and we don't want to get in trouble and get shut down. Sorry everyone!

FAQ
Is being updated, so ask questions below and I'll answer them here.

What does the name mean?

It's a reference to Segmentum Obscurus, and a multilingual pun.

What is this board for?

This board is a repository of information on how to make costumes for Warhammer 40,000. The practice has picked up in recent years, and 40K cosplayers were scattered across many different 40K and cosplay sites. I wanted to collect all that knowledge and dedication and put it in one place, where experienced and beginner cosplayers could share tutorials and tips. There is no need to reinvent the wheel every time someone wants to make a Death Korp of Krieg costume, after all.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 02:44:12 PM by kaiwanxiao »

Offline Dargas

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 12:02:00 AM »
Question:  Is there a problem with making the armor of, say, an Ultramarine, and use it on Games Workshop official events?

Will GW lawsuit me for creating and using my armor?

Offline Djinn

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 12:11:00 AM »
Nope. In my experience they really enjoy fan made costumes. Just don't publicly or privately claim to be a GW representative or try and charge for you to show up to events using official GW copyright etc etc (IE: dont be stupid) and they don't care at all. Infact it wisely seems encouraged, free advertising.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 07:16:00 PM »
Thanks a lot brother.

I've seen so many people being way cautious about GW IP that i started wondering about it being wise making my armor.

Thanks again for the answer. I appreciate it.

The Emperor Protects.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 10:33:00 PM »
For the most part, as long as your not making money off of it (selling armor, getting paid to promote stuff while wearing armor), then there is no IP infringement taking place and you are just a fan expressing your fandom.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 02:47:26 PM »
That is very good to hear, because my first unveiling, publically, is going to just show up at the local Games Workshop store lol I doubt I will fit in the door, but I can poke my head in and demand to see the Emperor.

I am the Arch-fiend, the Despoiler of Worlds, and by my hands shall the false Emperor fall.

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 06:27:02 PM »
Know this is a 40k based forum, is there another forum that deals more with Fantasy? I ask because I am also thinking of doing a Blood Bowl (Orc?) Player as well as a space marine. And as to the space marine, I loved seeing the Crimson Fist and Chaos marines at DragonCon 2014, But when I do my build I was thinking more of a 6 foot or so build so I don't have to worry about stilts and such. Any thoughts on that?

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Re: Forum Rules and FAQ
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 03:23:13 AM »
I know for a fact we've had dudes talking about Warhammer Fantasy because I took part in it -- I was a dev for Warhammer Online so I found the one guy's Shadow Warrior to be spot-on and said so. It was in the general costuming forum.  So there is precedent for it, and I have no issue with that genre being talked about.

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 04:44:14 PM »
Updated rules 05NOV14: Downloads section added, Cosplay gallery updated

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Re: Forum Rules and FAQ
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 02:44:31 PM »
Updated 25AUG15: added an explanation of anti-spam measures.

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