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    • Mike

      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. Thank you for your your kind words, about the weathering and the diorama;: In fact, it will not be really a diorama, because my car will be set on a motorized tray, that will allow to see the car under all angles. The model will be placed on a round tray of about 35- 40 cm max., and it is on this little "scene" that will take place the car, the mechanic(s) and the tools; And I imagine a large photo of the stand Fiat as background. All that at the best place (upper shelf) of my new round 1,80 m showcase. A friend of mine will light the scene (and the same for the other models) with a vertical rack of mini LED. I will show all that later...
  3. I was in Skegvegas this afternoon. On the same street I saw a D reg mini pickup. And a D reg Daimler Majestic in grey over black. https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2Fa%2Fa2%2FDaimler_7181HP_020510_CPS.jpg%2F1200px-Daimler_7181HP_020510_CPS.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FDaimler_Majestic_Major&docid=K6HbTO3KHaoBjM&tbnid=QrUIZkcQRv9KPM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwiI3JLTiKXVAhVMIcAKHWxhC7oQMwgxKAcwBw..i&w=1200&h=803&bih=589&biw=1366&q=daimler limousine 1965&ved=0ahUKEwiI3JLTiKXVAhVMIcAKHWxhC7oQMwgxKAcwBw&iact=mrc&uact=8 BTW, The Maxi. Brother in law had one around 1979. On a good day it had three forward gears.
  4. Dear Olivier , of course I respect your way to represent the car . And I´m sure it will become an overwhelming diorama ! Of course we are different human beeings and this will get reflected by our different styles of creating models . Our scales are not too different ( yours 1 : 11,3 and mine 1 : 10, 9 ) that´s why I was deliberating what I would do to get the bonnets over the engine . I suppose I would do a combination . Lowering the crossed struts under the engine and lowering the engine as well and if this is not sufficient more lowering of the parts 84 c and 30 E . But that´s only my personal point of view . I have to pay a price too for my bigger scale .Altering the gearbox was not too difficult but I will have to do similar with my engine and that´s a challenge . But I knew this problem before I decided to work in this scale . I´m still convinced that there are more advantages than disadvantages .We will see... Many greetings ! Hannes
  5. Very pleasant chap? It's a vicious rumour<G> I think those missing pics are where I've been through PB and deleted a load of iffy shots or what I no longer need. I have pinched many of my own pics and put them back on the hard drive, then deleted them so I come below PB's latest ransom demand. Cheers, Martin
  6. Lovely job Mark! The piccies look like a studio photoshoot of the real thing for the late lamented 'Cars and Car Conversions' magazine...!! Keith
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  8. Dear Hannes, I have ever decreased a lot 30E vertical arms, they had to be as they were much too long (see above and compare the kit's arms with Drawing 2), and a bit 84C, but it remains impossible to close normally the bonnets. Of course, if I wanted absolutely to put the bonnets (or at least one as you suggest), I could, cheating here and there, but , better than cheating, I prefer to leave my engine compartment completely visible. You don't see the engine as well at all, just opening a bonnet vs leaving them out. My scene will represent the car, the driver and 1 or maybe 2 mechanics a few hours before the race. It is early in the morning, Bordino has just arrived, mechanics, who have been working a lot on the car these last days to solve the many problems the end of august trials showed, and a photographer suggests Bordino to take place in the car for a photo. The car is in its stand, not yet on the departure line. It is not impossible in such conditions that the whole hood is not yet in place. When I visited the Rev's institute, the Delage was in restoration (for the Paris Retromobile to come, I think) and the bonnets were like that, a few meters from the car. It was great for me, I could so look at every detail of the engine. It was the same with the Bugatti exposed in the museum. You said that every build would be different, reflecting in the same time the style, the personality and the technical particularities. Probably , because you work at a bigger scale (so less problems to close the bonnets on the engine) and because it is your choice, your build will have its bonnets on, and probably no driver, no mechanics around... The color too and other details will be a bit different. That's good! As you said yourself, "vive la différence !" All the best Olivier
  9. Yesterday , on the road from Hereford to Brecon , a red 1950's Chevrolet estate towing a modern caravan , not something you see every day . Andrew
  10. Spent a bit of time perusing your submissions before garden duties called me away. Looks like the PhotoBucket virus is sporadically creeping into your posts too ... very irregularly. In the "New slot car masters" post about half the pictures are visible. Strange how random it is. Frank PS by and large you come across as a very pleasant chap!!
  11. I'd forgotten - saw a black 66 reg Morgan in Alton last week - can't remember when I last saw one! Keith
  12. On my way to and back from Maidenhead today: MG TC Austin Healy 3000 3 brand new Morgans on a Transporter!
  13. Oh, I've been on and off, left when someone got stroppy, came back when I started with the airyplanes again. Not an entirely good boy. No, no, that wouldn't do at all! I can't remember what I'm on here about myself, so good luck with that search! Cheers, Martin
  14. Well, when i setted the fenders the first time it was evident that the rear was wrong.Wrong cutting, body too low... A little bit surgery for the first point For the second point, I know the two guilty, the leaf springs. Everything wrong, shape and thickness! The real thing, on a 50': Found on Ebay another pack... Now, it's OK? Maybe a small gap? Let's go... Dan.
  15. A burgundy Maxi this afternoon in Helston which helped alleviate the deleterious effect that place has on you. The fossilised driver had a look of resigned fate upon his countenance; yet again, that Helston effect.
  16. MARTIN!! Small world. I've been 'outed". Thank you for the very kind comments mate. Now my hat doesn't fit! You've been on here since 2011 ... and you're still here ... you've been a good boy. Frank Now I'm going to see what you've been posting all these years. Finished Scratch Builds ... Trojan Sport Fisherman Flying Scotsman Modern Yacht half hulls Triumph TR-6 Wooden Cars
  17. Thanks for the comments. I've rectified the lamp bar issues and all is back together again. Scratch mudflaps added from black plasticard, front corner flaps are the kit offerings reshaped, although not truly accurate. Other little items now attached, so bar a bit of touching in here and there this is it for this one. I'm planning a small display base and a light weathering. The photos below are more of a reference to indicate positioning of decals and ancillary items. Finished build pics will be in the RFI section erelong.
  18. I didn't realise you were on here, Frank. I should explain to all who pass hereby that frank is an absolute modelmaking one-off. He builds what he wants, how he wants and no particular scale. Yet he gets these amazing results. I know how difficult it is to fill the grain of mahogany, yet he has a superb finish there. And you should see his boats! True originality frightens most people, Frank. You just keep on keeping on, mate. Your biggest fan, Martin
  19. Thanks Will. Know nothing about racehorses so I don't get the connection ... may they get "glossy" when they work up a sweat? I do understand the filler comment of course. When you want a natural finish that's a real challenge not to remove too much in the shaping. Any added wood just catched the eye "Look here!! He went too far!"" Steve! Oh goody, I'm going to charge admission for my club and we'll get jackets and ... and .... Glad to have you along. And MBD ... from the "Rhubarb Triangle" ... that's a good one. Glad you appreciate my work. For my tiny band of followers who like this kind of stuff ... there's more in a post I did a couple of years ago ... "Artsy Fartsy cars". Frank
  20. Dear Olivier , a fine and convincing wheatering . Regarding the bonnets : Why don´t you shorten parts 84 c and 30 E in their vertical directions ? Maybe you could close the right bonnet at least by this measure and the left bonnet stays open for the mechanic ? Many greetings ! Hannes
  21. Completed 1:24 BMW Z1 Roadster by Revell. Not a bad kit but some trimming and cleanup to get everything to fit cleanly. I chose not to go with one of BMW's original colour choices as they were all incredibly bland and boring for such a quirky and interesting car. The Z1 was originally launched as a concept but interest and demand were high enough to encourage a small production run. Z1-5 by mike michael michaels, on Flickr Z1-3 by mike michael michaels, on Flickr More images on my flickr. Video of completed build and overview here. https://youtu.be/tdDlSW1GPgs Video build series here https://youtu.be/95Ezf3a3Jas https://youtu.be/i9Phg21xbrA https://youtu.be/X_hg8fOjAqI https://youtu.be/IhPYn1HYVFk https://youtu.be/tdDlSW1GPgs
  22. After some days of deliberations I elongated my gearbox in horizontal direction yesterday ( 4 mm ) by using two kit´s boxes . I´m content with the result and today I will elongate it vertically 2 mm . I also removed the two pins for the booster wheel and the " hill " on the top of the gearbox . The booster wheel will get altered as well because it looks very ugly on it´s backside ( flat with a giant mounting pin ) and will get shifted to it ´s correct place . Sculpturing work with plastic is always a delicate matter especially if there are small and complicated shapes . My recommendation for these kind of works is to use sharp cutting blades with different sizes and forms They are suited for carving and scraping .You can buy these kind of tools in every construction market . For very fine works I hold only a suited blade between my fingers to achieve a better control . After these time-consuming works are done , I will show some pics . Many greetings ! Hannes
  23. Hi Rich, when I built the Gabriel Packard metal kit which uses a very hard white metal alloy I found that standard primers used for plastics such as Tamiya etc didn't provide a secure bond, even on cleaned and polished surfaces using fine grade sandpaper. I discovered this a bit too late and consequently the paint finish is very delicate and easily chipped. For this Finecast kit, I used automotive etch primer specifically designed for metals which is better but not perfect. I think this is due to the high lead/tin content of the alloy which is resisting the etching action of the paint. Funnily enough I found that spirit based marker pens gave excellent results painted straight onto the bare metal and used a black marker for the seats. This suggests that old-fashioned spirit/oil based paints are a better option, possibly without the need for a primer. If I ever build another metal kit I'll have to give it a try. Steve
  24. Excellent work, your craftsmanship is a delight to see.
  25. Nice work, very realistic. How did you make the black fan support frame?
  26. Why this photo of the box-art? because it was the first photo I made of my build, the 26/07/2016. Tomorrow, it will be a kind of birthday... And, in the same time, we are now on the p.150 of this thread Roy initiated...
  27. I'm in the fan club! 👍
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