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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. Hi ,thanks for the advice ,yes there are some great dioramas on here ,and elsewhere . There is one of a sunken Sherman tank complete with tourists swimming round it ,have you come across that one?. I did read you post about using Miniart buildings as templates .One problem i have with building dioramas is i always wonder what is going on where the dio ends ,if that makes any sense .
  2. Hi , i have got copies of all my photos i didn't put all of them on photobucket . Started to cover the foam block in the ready mixed plaster and did a test of the dowling and the wood strips (stirrers i found in macdonalds ),the PVA glue seems to hold ok . Quite enjoying scratch building stuff ,wish i hadn't bought so many Miniart Buildings . Got a lot of old grapes vines that have dried out to use as bushes and small trees and a few jars of dried herbs to use as leaves .
  3. Removed the photo not found thingy ,post the photos again ,can't believe i started this in June 2016.
  4. Started with the river bank supports using doweling and balsa strips ,using PVA white glue to stick them together ,used Gorilla glue for the bridge . I have some ready mixed plaster from the pound shop plus some boxes of dry ,will it will ok just to slap it on the foam blocks ?. Noticed the photos have vanished .
  5. Vauxhall Astra 1.9 dti sri ,diesel ,i need a car like that to pull our caravan .When i was in London working as a motorcycle courier ,i came along side a Bristol Beaufighter car ,asked the driver where the observer was.
  6. Hi ,is there a world wide shortage of said paint ?.
  7. You Sir ,are a master craftsman ,can't wait you see the whole thing .
  8. Hi Badder ,just did this using dots of white oil paint ,does this look a bit like faded paint ,just did the hatches on the top and the side panels next to them .
  9. Hi ,thanks for the reply ,is it just all the white paint ?, i do think i went a bit overboard .
  10. Hi ,thanks for the reply i still think i over did it with the white ,didn't bother trying to rustifie iti know the desert nights could be freezing but i don't think the frost would last long .
  11. Been in my shed painting ,using Tamiya Nato green and brown on a dark yellow background .I did try using Humbrol weathering gunk on a Tamiya SU85 a while back ,didn't know what to do next ,it turned the whole tank a brownish colour . I agree a lot of AFVs did last long enough to become a rust bucket ,and i am sure a form of field punishment in the German army was to repaint or de rust the tanks . Would have been much simpler for us modellers if they had fought WW2 in colour instead of B&W .
  12. Thanks for the reply ,i have seen a photo of a German half track ,it looks like the crew used a paint brush to do the camo ,just a few brush strokes ,if you tried doing that for a model it would not look right.
  13. Hi ,i find weathering a bit difficult to be honest ,happy with dry brushing ,but washes and filters and shadows and pre shading ,pin washes ,it is all a bit much . Can't afford all the fancy stuff ,the guy in Longton said it is just basically just oil paint ,got loads of that stuff ,but haven't tried it out yet . And there are loads of videos on Youtube i have bookmarked ,but haven't got round to watching ,plus second hand modelling mags got a few of them . Must try harder ..
  14. Wow ,first time someone has said i have a style .For a long time i haven't been happy with the colours i used for the German 3 colour camo ,Tamiya dark green and red brown ,so it is an opportunity to try different paints .
  15. Hi ,just replied to Troy saying my remarks about vicious and uncalled for was meant as a joke,i agree people can misunderstand things said on the interweb . I am sure is a decent chap .he makes models ,always the sign of a upright fellow .