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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. Thx guys Construction of the radiator and fan This is the front radiator of the Beurlys : I started with the triangles, these were made from plasticard which I covered with aluminium sheet to get it as close as possible to the real thing : The big square piece of plastic will become the central part of the radiator : The edges will be covered by aluminiun sheet, for the radiator itself I use a piece of PE from Crazy Modeller : A few hours later : The fan, its housing and the motor for the fan were made from scratch. Here are some progress pics :
  3. Sadly, a few years back when my daily commute involved a 80 mile round trip up the M4 I came to expect that at least once a week I would be late home because I'd get stuck behind a 'shunt'. Almost always a minor incident, but I tell you, when you pass someone who managed to wedge their car underneath a HGV at high speed it really reinforces why you'd never use your phone, eat pack of crisps, or light a fag at the wheel. That said, I reckon the standard of driving on a British motorway at about 11am on a working day is about as good as it gets in the UK. Most business/professional drivers have very good situational awareness- they know all the unwritten the rules of motorway.
  4. Sadly, I think the early manuals weren't much better with their cable gearshift! ‘It feels like stirring treacle with a long thin cane.’ The Maxi could have been an absolutely iconic British car if they had got it right. Imagine a sure-footed and nimble modern car, sporting an innovative hatchback and running an overhead cam engine with five speeds (topping out the range with a cooking 1750 twin-carb). The resulting car would have made a Renault 16 look like it belonged in a muddy field on the set of 'Allo 'Allo.
  5. What they both said ! I just caught up with this. What a superb kit, what a superb build of it too.. My third car was an Escort Mk. I. It felt so very modern, so quiet, great gearchange, really nice car. Reg LAL 896K. Obviously not a rally one, but very fond memories, rekindled by this build. TonyT
  6. Also spotted an excellent case of Karma on the M25 this afternoon. Woman driving for 3 junctions, all the while talking away animatedly on her mobile phone, held in her hand, barely focussing on her driving. I gave her my best Paddington Bear stare as I repeatedly passed her in the traffic, to no effect. Then just after the M4 junction, still chatting away, I watched her drift into the back of a 10 ton lorry, and crunch the front of her MPV, not that the the lorry noticed, as he just drove off. She wasn't hurt, but the look on her face was a picture. Karl
  7. I drove a 1750 HL Auto a few times. Unimpressed with the performance. A Kubelwagen in desert colours on a transporter on the M25 today.
  8. I know a gentleman with an Airfix Maxi. He will part with it for a sensible sum if anyone is interested.
  9. Maybe mine was a bit past its best before date.
  10. probably more towards the pork side, but I wouldn't say it was at all fishy.
  11. I have had alligator and it was more like fishy pork.
  12. @sharknose156 - good to hear from you. On exhaust wrapping - generally I don't have a view but I think I saw a pre-war car (modern restoration) with wrapping under the hood. I think it was in the magazine Octane this month - but I did not buy it and cannot find a reference so I might be wrong. Sorry not much help! Nick
  13. Dear Olivier , if a color is flammante or not also depends on the wheather conditions . I found my color : It can be seen on two videos of the Fiat S 76 ( the car I showed last christmas ) The first video is about the restauration works and the second video is named : "Firey beast of Turin returns to the highway ." Even if there was only cloudy wheather ( like the racing day )the color changes depending on the circumstances . Have a look ! Many greetings ! Hannes
  14. Pretty much all together now, but there's still some cleaning up and final detail painting still to do... The engine bay is a bit more "see through" than I'd like, but it's hard to see how you'd fix that and still be able to get it all together! Next time you see this, it'll be Ready for Inspection... but first, off to London for my son's graduation. best, M.
  15. Ok I will wrapp my rear right exhaust, just a little modif, not difficult. It is on the other hand a bit too late to remove the bandages under the hood (not impossible but more difficult now). Are you sure this is impossible? We had many debates about these bandages, the photo 9 shows the same color between the manifold and the beginning of the pipes, that's why I decided to extend the bandages on them. The color is simply the X7 Tamiya enamel (no mixing) applied on a metal alu base (as you know, you get very different results following the primer you use under a red color) and thinned with the great Tamiya X20 enamel thinner. It was not the hardest of my build... But your arguments were very convincing and, me who had first chosen a darker color (kind of Alfa one), I finally changed it for this very nice "Italian red". The description, in the article of "l'auto italiana", of the "fiammante rosso" finished to convince me. I don't think the term "fiammante rosso" would have been applied to the Alfa red.
  16. Thanks Roger. The kit nearly got stunned with something heavy and flat after spotting another error. Off with the bull bar, spots and lamp brackets, headlamp protectors and mesh grille as the lamps were set too far outboard. It is becoming less than enjoyable now. The 2nd attempt is now setting...and breathe! On a happier note, today I received a shed load of photos of H1 FEV , the car from the Anniversary rally. My contact was timekeeping on one of the stages and took many close-up shots. The artwork for the stamps should keep me quite for a while.
  17. totally agreed with Hannes. this being said very nice build, but i am not convinced of the bandages being ever placed under the hood at all. the color is spot on IMHO and for this alone you deserve a medal Olivier
  18. Hey Steve, I was just curious about how painting on white metal is different than painting plastic. Same paint? different paint? Sanding? finishing? I haven't seen you build a metal project before. I was interested in the differences from metal to plastic.
  19. Probably fishy chicken.
  20. Probably more Austin Maxis around still than Airfix versions!
  21. Yeah, the Airfix kit ought to have come with it's own recovery truck really... Just had a look at howmanyleft.co.uk- only 146 Maxis of all flavours still registered. Only one Maxi HL 1750 auto still on the road. Wonder if the owner knows he's got the last one?! Or to put it another way- only 146 left to go... Will
  22. I have an Airfix Austin Maxi box. Not the kit though. Probably worth a fortune nowadays. Are there any left I wonder?
  23. 70s flashback this afternoon on the M40, brown Austin Maxi on the back of a recovery truck. All so familiar...... Karl
  24. Thanks Dave. It is an expensive kit which makes me reluctant to spend more on third party extras. I'm not too concerned about the dash as basically I'm the only one who sees it. Actually it looks better to the naked eye than in the harsh flash photos so I can live with it
  25. Think it's a Gazelle, Rapier had pillarless doors,rear window wound right down,that is a four door saloon
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