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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  2. LOL thanks Glynn, that cutting mat has earned quite a few battle scars from several projects over the past few years Can't bring myself to replace it though!
  3. Badder know well of what he speaks, I recognize myself in every statement he has made, incredible ... absolutely prophetic and / or telepathic ... as if we knew each other forever ...lol. And of course, I'm glad to have you in the forum with us. P.S .: for the next model, please make a thread in the WIP section, I would greatly appreciate it, because can always learn something. Cheers Hans
  4. You are a good teacher Manfred! The piping technique is just a great idea. BTW, I would never steal one of your photos as mine, you know me better than that. Now if I can get the machine shop to figure out how to connect the engine up....my engine is made out of Styrene, would the fuel melt it?
  5. Today
  6. Following (again) with interest
  7. Beautiful camo job. I love that faded camo look and the chipping and streaking blend it all together without being overpowering. The Tamiya zimmerit worked well and looks pretty realistic. These Elefants and the Ferdinands sure put the "Ug" in ugly, were they meant to scare the Russians off the battlefield? Lloyd
  8. Superb Matilda, and great that you've done an Aussie one. The weathering is fantastic and I love that stowage! So did the stowage come with the kit or what? BTW, forget those wingy things, it would be very interesting to see this in a New Guinea Diorama. Rearguards, Badder
  9. Thanks. I'm not a huge fan of uber-wear in the way that many depict: impressive displays of skill but just doesn't seem right, even given the exigencies of war. Opportunities for a bit of pencil work on some of the worn edges later. I've given it a wash over with the same Wilder wash for German tri-tone camo as the E-25, but less visual effect with the smaller real estate. Also the brown wash obviously didn't have the same effect on the dark Shokobraun as on the orangey Rotbraun. A little streaking with AK Streaking Grime and a few slight rust streaks using the rust shade MiG Oilbrusher. Being mostly horizontal, there aren't too many places for streaking. One thing I find with Oilbrushers is that, being pre-thinned, you get a "clean spot" under the dots where any existing unsealed enamel or oil effects are removed. This happens even if the dots are streaked out immediately, but I haven't tried leaving the dots to dry out a bit first. I thought I'd make a start on the tracks. I'd already sprayed them with Track Primer and washed them over with Track Wash, giving a dark brown effect. I tried several things for the bright metal on one of the E-25 runs and initially settled on graphite, using solid graphite pencils. With hindsight that was too dark. These vehicles both have metal to metal contact on sprockets, idlers and roadwheels so those contact points will be brightly polished. Having already laid graphite down, options were limited: slippery stuff. Silver pencil didn't work and paint clearly wouldn't hold. Eventually I settled on the steel shade of Metaliser from the Czech model paint company Agama, applied with a very narrow cotton bud (Tamiya, I think) which seemed to work. This product is essentially a small vial of metallic paste and has its own thinner (see photo), and I used it by touching the cotton bud onto the neat paste. You don't need a lot, especially once the cotton bid tip has absorbed some. I will polish it over with a wider cotton bud once I've done the dust effects. On the outside I've stuck with graphite on the spuds but I will go over that again post-dusting and might put some brighter highlight on the 3 cleats on each spud. I mucked up the first E-25 run by making the worn strips too wide - whole width - so this will have to be a top run where it won't be seen (see photo). Despite glueing, a number of track pins popped out along the way and some were lost. A number of joints also sprung with the pins still in place and wouldn't hold together again: presumably the pin end had broken off. I will have to glue these. E-10 and E-25 pins are not interchangeable, the former being longer and thinner. I need 8 E-10 pins to complete the tracks and I'm not sure I have that many, and may need to improvise. Trumpeter really need to make these pins 1mm longer for more secure fitting. On the subject of Agama products, I have a number of their paints and other products like these Metalisers and I like them. There have been positive reviews elsewhere. While they do a lot of common colours they are about the only people doing Czech colours. I really like their Exhaust Stubs colour as a basis for exhausts. Quality is good and price is reasonable, but they are still in the unfashionable screw-top pots. Paints are about €1.30 and metalisers about €1.50. I got mine from Jadar Hobby in Warsaw with other stuff, but Agama have their own shop (but not in English). http://www.agama-color.cz/en/ https://www.jadarhobby.pl/index.php?language=en
  10. Marvellous build sir ..really enjoying your work terry
  11. Congrats for finishing such a long time project, you've done what a man has to do... All the best Hans
  12. Very impressive modelling and detailing - and good fix with the windscreen too! Very impressive progress on the engine too - great painting! Kind regards, Stix
  13. Another superb model and great weathering again. Very well done. Kind regards, Stix
  14. Thanks again Fella`s,...glad you like it; A Comet would look amazing in a Caunter scheme,..... but maybe a Cromwell would be more `feasible'? Comet`s saw quite a bit of post war service around the world, the South African`s used desert coloured Comets and I love this post war scheme which s similar to those worn by the Centurion`s based in Libya post war. Comets were used as recce tanks for the Centurion regts and it could be cosha,.... although I cannot confirm it,.....maybe a better whiff scheme for a Comet? Here is some decent info; http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/gb/a34-cruiser-tank-comet-mark-i As for the canvas mantle cover,.....it was resin mate,..... it was done by Bronco as an `extra'; All the best mate, Tony
  15. My Takom arrived yesterday, in a large box. the kit looks great, and i am looking forward to this kit. If Russian modern army kits is your thing, you will not be disappointed .
  16. the Zimmerit finally arrived fun work cutting out all the pieces, especially the little holes for the bolts...
  17. Hi Richard, thank you very much. There is method to their madness, and that goes for this camouflage style too
  18. Thanks again Chris Thanks Celt Lloyd
  19. He is just a kitten still and always under foot. Actually I'm glad it was the tablet and not me that fell down the stairs as it takes a lot longer to heal up these days. Thanks for looking Lloyd
  20. Thanks Celt It's been compared to a praying mantis. Lloyd
  21. The tyres are rubber. If you're not ready to plunge deeply into the small scales, maybe give 48th armor a try. I really love those quarter scale kits.
  22. Them LEGO figures are everywhere.Well tidy 152.
  23. Yesterday
  24. Cool! Looks like an excellent kit- the suspension jig is well worth having too. Even without a main gun it somehow it looks even scarier than the T-90 it's based on!
  25. What a great image. Aside from the Shermans, of at least two variants (Looks like 'B' sqn M4 and 'C' sqn M4A1?), I can make out Valentine, Crusader, Stuart, Grant and PzKpfW IIIs. Ebrington, and the fourth vehicle back, a welded hull M4 by the looks of things, appear to be both early Direct vision hulls, and they all appear to be carrying Crusader style stowage bins on the turret rear. Most of the shell strikes on Ebrington seem to be ricochets, it looks to me as if the hull was penetrated twice, close together, into the engine bay, but the penetration that worries me is the one on the front hull side, just above the O in Ebrington. That strike looks awfully close to the hull ammo rack
  26. This looks an interesting subject, I'll be following along if I may
  27. Cheers lads. Bruce the colours were: Olive Green, Khaki, Buff, Olive Drab and Dark Green. I was painting with very thin paints, more like a filter above the grey Base. I didn't make any pre- or postshading. Hewy, thanks.
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