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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. I can't wait to see the 1/4 helmet and proof it isn't a 1:1! Your bike is so realistic I wonder if you are tricking us with ref pics sometimes jk
  2. This will likely be my last pic heavy post until I figure out a replacement for Photobucket. I want to find a new platform that won't change the T&C midway through my subscription. After that I will go back and relink my photos on this thread and my hibernating Bugatti build Rich
  3. Fitting Doors and the Red, White & Blue This past weekend I circled back to the body to get the doors fitted. As I mentioned in my prior post, Dry Fit, the door inserts hit the edges of the dash and cause the doors to not latch. I needed to bevel the bottom edges of the dash board to avoid striking the door. This solved the passenger door side. The driver side needed some additional work. The pic below shows the final result. The dash kept hitting the door in the circled area and required me to remove material from that section. That raised area is about 3 mm taller than the flat section to the left and had to be entirely removed. Unfortunately the plastic isn't solid so after milling the material I ended up with a hole. I used some plastic card to create a backing. Next up is a patriotic preview of the color scheme. First up is what I started with - bright red plastic body panel (well actually the roof vent). I am using white Krylon primer based on the recommendation of Mr C. I will be following his painting advice from his brilliant Rolls build. Here is a front panel in white, waiting for a 600 grit wet sand. Last you can see some blue bumper panels. The full body will be done in this blue. These two panels are also waiting for a color sand session. After that (and potentially a third color layer) it will get clear coated. And no the bag in the background is not a new bath mat, it is the Volvo carefully covered to avoid dust build up...
  4. Really impressive work! The hood looks incredible. Getting the aluminum to follow the curves of the hood is really tricky work. You and Thierry are creating some of the finest Pocher Bugatti's ever made! Rich
  5. Great to see you back at work on the magnificent Bug!
  6. Haha that is a potential plan! I am working feverishly to get the Volvo done...
  7. Looking good Wayne. Drilling those holes are a real PIA. Getting the bolts, washers and nuts on are fiddly too. the brass will look good and add nice contrast to the whole engine.
  8. Thanks Roy. It took a little trial and error before I stumbled upon the technique. I figured I'd share for others who may have tricky floor patterns to solve.
  9. Minor Update It's been a while since my last update, but there has been some progress. Getting the carpet cut for the floor was tricky as there needed to be cutouts for the pedals and steering column. I used a piece of paper to create a mask. I cut all the holes too big and used tape to fill in to the precise size. From there I could take the exact measurements for the carpet. Here it is installed. I scratched the kick plate and used 1mm bolts to hold in place. The seat is there as a color test. The seat has fiddly to assemble but I'll save that for a future update.
  10. Thanks gents glad you like it. The dash is very 80s looking though I sometimes catch myself looking at it saying "boy that is a big GPS screen... oh wait" Working with all these materials is a learning experience. I now know to practice with new materials before jumping in.
  11. Fixing Things I decided to hack the entire side off and try again. Here is the start of the surgery. I made the vertical cut in front of the curve in an area where the seat will block it from view. The spider web looking bits is the adhesive from the felt. Needless to say it was super sticky and turned out to be too much more this application. I won't use this felt for future builds. I used a paper template to figure out the shape of the new piece. I decided to leave the top seam visible to create some visual contrast. In the second pic I mocked up the interior with the dash and the driver seat. More fun with felt ahead...
  12. It has been an incredible journey Mr C and I'm glad you shared it with us. Congratulations on the stunning build. It is really beautiful and captures the goal you set out for several years ago. We all can't wait to see the final pics. I would like to second what Roy said and thank you for sharing this thread with us. The knowledge you shared with the forum has been incredible. I have learned a ton following this, particularly on painting and scratch building. Following along has made me a better builder and has inspired me to do more with my cars.
  13. Stunning work as usual sir. I continue to be amazed that those hood panels are hand made and not from the pocher mold! Also it's great that all your wonderful engine detailing is so accessible. You have an important decision to make soon - display with panel up or down
  14. Thanks Pouln. I did get it sorted but haven't a had chance to update the thread yet. I have also started to test body colors. I will add that too
  15. a perfect paint match. It's amazing they were not all painted at the same time! For the two tone side panels will you put the cream color on before clear coating the whole thing? Or do you do a protective coat on the red before aiding the cream