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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 finally got my hands on the Bandai AT-AT. But i went Batman mad again last week & snipped me up 2 old Revell kits at £15 each:- Batman Forever Batmobile Batman Forever Batboat Both from the same uk seller, box was slightly dented as they were old, but tge sprues are still bagged up & sealed. I could have gotten a complete set with a Batwing from USA, but i think ebay are charging customs on USA auctions as they wanted £20 upfront. So it would have cost me £70, instead of £50, shame really. Still on the lookout for a Batwing, but not at £45 on ebay ATM.
  2. It's been a few months since the my last build, the Maquis Raider in February & after just over 2 months of work on a failed 1/350 USS Arizona, it's now time for my next build. This time it's the re-issued AMT 1/25 Batwing from the 1989 Batman movie. Starting off with gluing the 2 halves of each wing together with electrical tape to hold whilst the glue dried. Then continuing on the bottom half of the Batwing with gluing the landing gear covers & filling in the gaps on the landing gear, as the panel line trenches were too deep & sanding those down to still leave a nice line. Gluing the Batman figure together was, the 2 halves of his body & the 2 halves of his arms, which were outer arms & inner forearms with his wrist claws. I test fitted the completed wings onto the bottom part of the Batwing, but a L shaped locking arm prevented me from removing one of the wings, but it didnt prevent me from running the glue into the wing & again I used electrical tape to hold those down whilst the glue dried Sanding down the seams down from each side of Batman's body & the sides of his arms, I then glued his completed arms into his torso. A gap had to filled in on the bridge of each arm into the batsuit, once the filler had dried, they sanded down really nice. I then started work on the cockpit tub, gluing the seat into place with some tape & a g-clamp to hold the seat down. Then came the stabiliser fins on the bottom & top of the Batwing along with 2 guns mounted on the front sides, which the guns had a massive seam on the inner side, so I sanded those flat to make them mount onto the side of the fuselage better when glued into place. Once all done, I then primered Batman, the cockpit tub along with the dashboard & control sticks/steering wheel. I'd actually forgotten to glue the targeting arm with targeting reticule into place, but instead of having the reticule in front of Batman's face, I instead glued it back onto the targeting arm so you could see Batman's face, but to give it the mounted look just before he pulls it out in front of his face to target Joker standing on the ground in front of his float. Painting everything in matt black, picking out the belt in Humbrol 26 trainer yellow & 61 flesh for Batman's face. Then came the primering of the 2 pieces of the Batwing, all the filling of the deep panel lines left a great finish & the panel lines are still there just a lot less deep. Finishing off the cockpit tub with the console decals & the Batman crest onto the chest of the Batsuit, then Microset & Sol with Humbrol Satincote to seal. The cockpit tub is now ready to be mounted into the underneath of the top half of the Batwing. Cheers, Wayne.
  3. whoops, sorry about that.lol How tall is it once assembled? Wayne.
  4. Whoopsie, its £50-£60 & it wants the balance on despatch, but at least its a uk seller.
  5. Just found the Bandai AT-AT on pre-order from Japan Cool. http://japan-cool.co.uk/epages/950003803.sf/sec0e6aef56ae/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950003803/Products/BANPRE_ATAT Best of all its listed at £24.00 /w Free postage, most of the ones ive found are from £45 onwards. Ive just ordered one. Wayne.
  6. I filled it in & asked for:- ALL the podracers from Ep1 in 1/48 or bigger. Republic Troop Dropship from Ep2 in 1/48 or bigger. Also it would be nice if they had a UK store. Wayne.
  7. Simply Amazing, the detail & weathering is great. Is this the Bandai or Revell AT-AT & how tall does it stand? Wayne.
  8. Just bored watching tele & did another search for the Raptor. Hannants are doing a future release listing. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMK962 And for the armament set. https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMK968 Wayne
  9. Daymn, thats a great video. This is a good reason for my to try Milliput now. A great find, Wayne.
  10. The chain I used for the anchor chain is made by beads unlimited, again I bought from Hobbycraft. On the bag it says:- CHTR2 AC trace chain, 1 meter low nickel. Hope this helps. Wayne.
  11. You need to primer everything, will make the paint adhere better. You can assemble the parts & glue them to the deck first & you can primer then. Its your personal preference. Wayne.
  12. Not sure how a model accessories shop would be NSFW? My apologies if it got you into trouble. Wayne.
  13. A model shop in town, that's a rarity these days. lol Im my experience with this kit, you will need at least £15 in Revell paint to complete this. When you goto Halfords, get yourself 1 can of each:- Acrylic Grey Primer Acrylic White Just look at the side of the can to make sure its acrylic, they go for £7.99 for 500ml can. Trust me you will need the white spray for the white side of the hull & superstructure, this was a 1st big build & I didn't know anything about spray paint at the time & the white hull & superstructure took me 8 coats of white by paintbrush to get it perfect, but if you spray it, it should be one maybe 2 coats. Also be careful when cutting the railings off the sprue, they are very thin & will snap, so when cutting them off use the craft knife for that Rigging will be a pain too, especially around the smokestacks, use your tweezers. Another thing about the rigging, DONT cut to length as per the instruction sheet, it'll be too short, always leave a bit left over & cut it off the excess when you have attached them fully. Also pop to hobbycraft or a cheap costume jewellery shop & get yourself some small chain for the anchor chain supports on the front of the ship, as this kit does not come with anchor chain, it should be about £3-£4 for a meter in a small bag. Wayne.
  14. Thats why im hoping that Forbidden Planet will update the page with selling the Raptor kit along with armaments set they are currently advertising. Wayne.
  15. Ive gone all Micheal Keaton-Era Batman mad. Batwing was £37.99 Batmobile was £31.99 Batboat was £29.99 My ebay auctons paid for the Batwing & a small windfall paid for the Batmobile & Batboat. Well chuffed, Wayne.