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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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  1. Excellent work, your craftsmanship is a delight to see.
  2. 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.
  3. Almost there... As anticipated getting the body over the tub/chasssis was a heart stopping/blue air few minutes work. Once done what I thought was surface dust is actually trapped inside and visibly attached to the windows and I'm loathe to remove the shell. Other small bits have been frustrating me too, either breaking due to handling or disappearing into the carpet. Only a few odds and ends yet to attach such as mud flaps and the aux rear light. Like Nick Belbin's build I too fashioned some longer boot lid fastners from wire and added a wire pin and loop to the bonnet PE parts.
  4. At least I was 50% correct. Unless the term 'sides' is for mesh and 'boards' for solid? Or it could just be regional variation??
  5. Here's one of the lights painted, not sure if the original make for the transit was 'Rubbolite' or if they made the aftermarket versions, but these may have other applications for commercial vehicles. Whilst having the paint to hand I gave the Lucas type lights for the Escort Mk.1 a coat of paint too, both have turned out well to my eyes. Once the wheels and hubs return from being cast I'll be back to completing the chassis.
  6. Excellent builds. Good to see another bike modeller join the fold.
  7. What's next the RS Up! ?! Or the hot Hybrid version the 'GeT Up!'
  8. The 3D printed rear lights have arrived [ I got a few spares!! ] along with a few other bits for the tipper body such as the Hydraulic pump with tank and ram mounts. Next is to have some wheels and tyres cast to enable me to set up the rear suspension and axle. I will have to apply a coat of Tamiya red and orange clear to see how the lights look - more to follow...
  9. I sincerely hope those are wings to keep cars on the ground at speed? A nice 13" Ford RS Ronal arrived in the parcel too, start saving!
  10. Yes, will these tempt you to get back to the bench?
  11. Re the Hobby design set it does appear a bit pricy especially as you comment on the incorrect parts. There could well be a new supplier of PE Mesh sheets in varying sizes and patterns appearing soon . Awaiting a parcel from Shapeways today including the 3D printed alternative Escort rear lights to the ones I had clear cast. Also more parts for the Transit LWB chassis to enable me to set the rear axle/suspension components to get the ride height just so. I use Dropshots they have both free hosting and 'Premium' paid for service, the former has worked well for me. I hope you haven't lost any images with Photobucket.
  12. Excellent photos for you to add all the extra detail Shaun. At least you got the photos in good time, not as you're about to fit the bodywork after glossing over the decals. Mark
  13. I can't understand why they went to the trouble, blanking in the holes for the rectangular stock items then fitting those individual lights proud of the bodywork. If AVO had done this mod to all the Mk.1 rally cars that would have made a bit more sense, but for one event?!
  14. The lights are now on, yeah! A bit of black tape added to the lower front spots to look like the straps/clips. I even managed to add the chrome ring to the rear reflectors - another useful application for the Molotow markers.
  15. Or for the best of both worlds, try this http://www.ema-models.co.uk/index.php/coloured-butyrate-tube-fittings.html 'plastic' rod with a brass insert. Cut the brass insert short where butt jointing to enable you to round off as Shaun suggests and it's easy to bend, use EMA Plastic Weld adhesive. No soldering if you haven't the skill set. Raboesch do plastic rod too in 1m lengths for around £1.50, depending on diameter.