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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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MAD STEVE last won the day on November 7 2013

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  1. Evening chaps Cant stand people that eat with their mouths open, smacking their lips, making a god awful noise... and thems that chews bubble gum in the same manner... disgusting! Asked Mrs Mad her pet hate, and apparently is me.. Ill just go sulk now and eat me pastie, with my mouth closed, quietly... Mad Steve
  2. Hiya Gorbs Yep, fully intend to build them both. Im trying to source better wheels for the Mercedes, and Nemo's car will be coming along shortly
  3. Ahh.... Herr Panzer I refer to previous comment of 'other stuff in boxes'... There are AFV's in there (okay, its only 2, but that makes it 9 )
  4. Evening Chaps Oldest one in the stash would be this one... 1960 Hawk W163 Mercedes Grand Prix car. If you want to get into rare or collectable kits, then it would be this one Waves Nemo's Car from the League of Extraordinary Gentleman film. They are like hens teeth now and changing hnads at stupid prices I believe. Mad Steve
  5. Evening chaps Thanks Gorbs. Yes, the Felixstowe has a wingspan about just under a meter, so yeah, not the easiest thing to plan a display solution around. Here's another better pic of the Fiat Mad Steve
  6. Morning Chaps Very nice set up you have there Gorbs... and i must say i do rather like that little diorama thingie Ok then... I'll show you mine. Over at the Mad Household, my modelling perversion has been set up in a room under the stairs... quite literally. Its a 4m x 4m room that used to be a bedroom that now houses the stairs to the second level that was installed a couple of years ago. When we extended upwards one of the proviso's was that I wanted a modelling room, and it turned out quite nicely I put up kitchen counter type things along two walls to give me enough space to make a big enough of a mess create wonderful things out of plastic bits... I'd like to think its fairly well organised, but its not really, and its mostly all sorts of stuff all over the place... and before you say, gosh, what a neat chap that man is, look how organised and clean his desk is... its not. I actually cleaned up the desk so as not to offend sensitive viewers. I do have rather a large amount of paint tho, that orange drawer thingie is full of Tamiya paint as well... I'm basically switching over from hot paints to acrylics for airbrushing, simply because I find acrylics easier to use. As you can see, I cant just work on one kit at a time, so currently I have 2 trucks, a Honda NSX, Heller Mercedes and a biiiiiiiig Mustang on the go, oh and a Fisher Models Porsche... oh and a Renault FT17.... oh and a Lamborghini Sesto... Oh and a H2R... ok, Ill shut up now Right then, when my sticky little fingers have finished slapping together the latest victim, I have but to pan right to the great temple of plastic to choose the next one. No shock then to see that my temple is filled basically with things of the driving around variety... I dont really build much else than cars, bikes,trucks nowadays, with the odd tankiepoo thrown in every now and again for good measure. (and yeeeeees, those of you that know me will notice the bottom left corner is filled with huuriplanes, I have a couple, mostly WW1 stuff that I might actually build one day.) and where do they all go when they are finished? Well I have recently employed the services of this rather natty bookcase thingie that will be taking on a few more models in the weeks to come... but the rest of the stuff is in the two wall display cases above the desk that my darling lovely wife purchased for me a while back. Sorry, photos are a bit shiny The rest basically are put away in boxes until i can get myself a nice display set up going and I can find something big enough to house that Felixstowe... Righty ho then, that is the temple of madness.... Mad Steve
  7. Evening Chaps A serious question now... ( installing serious 1.0) What now happens to all the photos that we have posted over the years on our threads. Folks are going to look through old threads and see the PB ransom notice instead of the photos. Its a bit of a bummer, especially in the case of new joiners where they might want to look at past posts etc. I just looked through a couple of threads in different areas, and there's quite a few notices. As time goes on, are these going to get more and more? Does it mean, essentially, that we have to go back to all our threads, go into Edit mode and reload all the photos? Mad Steve
  8. Morning Chaps Dear Mr PhotoBucket. Thanks Awwwwfully for offering me a yearly subscription to get my own photos to show on my favourite modelling forums, but sadly, I will have to decline... I thought, stupidly, I would share piccies of my new build this morning, but after four attempts at logging on, 3 frozen screens and 16 adverts for stuff I neither want or asked for, I have decided that its high time that you shove your photos, and your Bucket, right up there where the sun don't shine... I like many others, fell for your 'free image hosting' many years ago, and thought that this would be a good place to keep all my photos and that very easy and very simple method you had of just clicking to insert an image into a forum... Well. I must say, I was kind of a bit disappointed when you appeared to change your power source from normal electricity, to what seems to be a mildly asmatic mouse on a stationary bike because it took so long for me to log in... and the disappointment was also raised another level when I couldn't access my library because it seems the whole thing seemed to have fallen asleep.... So, reeaaaally sorry to be a bit of a bore and not submit to your corporate bullying tactics, (I have all my photos on a HD as well) and to show that theres no hard feelings, I have enclosed a jar of vaseline to facilitate the where the sun don't shine procedure.. Love & Kisses Yours Mad Steve And just to prove a point Mr PhotoBucket, I Registered, Uploaded and posted this image, from Village.Photo, in less than 3 minutes...
  9. Morning Chaps I'm with Lurker on this one. Mrs Mad and I basically tape what we want to watch, series etc, then we catch up on them during the week and the FF gets plenty of action getting through all the adverts. You may be surprised to learn that South African TV is pretty dismal , But we do get BBC Prime, ITV Choice on our Sat TV service provider. Unfortunately, our History channel has been taken over by the likes of Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and American/Canadian/Australian Pickers as there are, apparently, no television programmes about History . Mad Steve
  10. Morning Chaps Well, having more than 50 Tamiya kits in the stash and a shed load of paints and tools from them, I'd say yes, I prefer Tamiya over most other Manufacturers. The conversation does revolve around mainly aircraft and afv kits, but there are a whole load more. The Car and Bike range are fantastic kits. Yes, some of the older ones are a bit simplified and have no engines, but the new stuff like the Honda NSX, La Ferrari, Ducati Panigale and Kawasaki H2R and fantastic. Their 6th scale bikes are still in a class of their own, as are the 12th scale cars. Do i buy them simply because they have a Tamiya Badge on them, No. I buy them because you know what you are going to get. Excellent quality and engineering, they fit together perfectly and you know that you will have little or no issues building them. I will choose Tamiya paints over all others (bought from a hobby shop) because of the quality. In 25+ years of using them, I have never had a bum jar of paint. If i run out of a colour, I can go and buy a new one and know that it is going to be the same quality and exactly the same colour. Humbrol, by comparison, I have given up using for that reason. There is also conversation on the range they offer. What you must remember is that Tamiya are geared for the Japanese domestic market and as such, the majority of their releases will be for that market So, If the exact same car was released by Tamiya, Aoshima and Revell at the same time, would I automatically buy the Tamiya one?, No, Id probably buy the Aoshima one... Mad Steve
  11. That man there is a real trooper.... (but more than likely his naughty step is his modelling room, so in effect you've just banished him to heaven) Mad Steve
  12. I mean really, I go away for 1 day.... It was 2015 Christmas just btw chaps, and no, Im not an elf and safety sturmbahnfuhrer (perish the thought) And please recall the chap off the naughty step.... Mad Steve
  13. I would, of course, expect nothing else from my esteemed colleagues... (Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight) This is me in Phuket with my daughters (I'm the one on the Right)... Mad Steve
  14. Me m'lud?, I werent even there m'lud... ahhh man that made me laugh. I assure you Gorbs, trying to bribe the witness (for the court, I point to said witness, Mrs Mad) with the undeniable charms of a new Hoover is like stuffing a Tasmanian Devil down yer pants and prodding it with a cattle prod..... Just to see what will happen I have been forewarned, new hoover for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary etc is to be followed shortly after by visit to Emergency to remove said Hoover nozzle from ones erm, rear facing gentlemans area.... Mad Steve
  15. Morning chaps Nice thread I try to avoid photographs like the plague, (because I don' t like them), which is difficult when you live in a house with 3 females that seem intent on documenting life in its entireity on their damn cell phones.... Mrs Mad did however find some old photos of me in my Mad Biker days, and said I looked like a cross between Animal and Meatloaf on a bad hair day... Pointing her towards this thread and asking what her opinion is now, the answer was " oh much more refined, actually semi decent on most days"... Guess who's getting a Hover for Christmas So, from a alcoholic nut job that apparently looked like an Afghan Hound riding a bike, I have matured into something semi decent on most days, that now needs glasses to see weeny weeny bits and should be submitting my membership to the grumpy old farts club soon, (according to my darling, lovely youngest daughter...) Mad, actually semi decent on most days, Steve