Here are some thoughts on the definition of a Farb. I find them to be very accurate--if you have a thought on this or an opinion, please e-mail me, Marsh Wise at email@example.com. As I guess I am taking the mantel of T/A Webmaster for the WWII period.
A FARB will never utter these words: Say, thats very authentic looking, where did you get that? How do I make one of those? Can you help me do that? Or...well, if we can't do it right, lets not do it at all. Rather, Farbs are proponents of that old standard of farbicity, the ten-foot rule, Ahhh, it's close enough. is their mantra. On the other hand, I have never met a hard-core authentic, in ANY hobby, who would not bend over backwards to help someone who asked for it.
Bottom line: If you're not a FARB (and don't want to be known as one) when you see someone doing it better than you...ASK! And then, don't associate with known FARBS and/or FARB units, because you WILL be judged by the company you keep.
Mike Gonzales--3./J.R. 23 and LSSAH
I have seen cases where guys were thought to be FARBS but it turned out they just started-off in one of those doesn't matter kind of units and didn't know any better. Then however, when someone took the time to HELP them, they did improve. It takes, as others have said, all of us encouraging each other to push it a little more each event and rejoicing in each others efforts
Tim Fensch--3./J.R. 63 and Großdeutschland