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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. Thanks for all the comments @Badder, regarding the storage, I've got this perspex case I've made
  2. Finally finished. Photos taken and photoshopped with the background More photos in this thread Thanks for watching. THE END!
  3. I've started this one over a year ago and finally have the time to finish but here it is. Somewhere in Russia, probably just before the Battle of Kursk. The models used: Heinkel He 111 H-6 - Revell 1/72 Ju 87G-2 Stuka 'Kanonen Vogel' - Academy 1:72 Kubelwagen and Kettenkrad from the Academy 1/72 WWII Ground Vehicle Set Figures from Preiser and Revell The 'making of' thread is available here. Hope you like it. Thanks for watching.
  4. The whole gang + some furniture painted. Everything ready for the final assembly.
  5. Nope, not yet. I didn't have time to finish it.
  6. Ground base finished. Static grass sown and some turf bits placed here and there. Trees planted. As always, thanks for watching and the comments.
  7. Another update. I've started to work on the base. First I've cut the sheet of hardboard to the case size Then made the ground using modelling clay Covered everything in PVC glue and sprinkled with various size of sand. Coarse on edges and mounds, finer in the middle. Sealed everything with a layer of diluted PVC glue. Airbrushed the whole thing with various ground tones. And finally dry-brushed with light colour and pin washed with dark pastel wash here and there. I've put the stuff together to see how it's gonna look (more or less). Ofc I need to add trees, grass and some people Thanks for watching
  8. Finally some progress after 6 months. This time I've made some trees for the diorama. After trying many different techniques to make the trees I've used the one described below. First I've created the trunks and branches from twisted 0.25mm copper wire and covered them with a few layers of the liquid latex to hide the wire coils. Then I've added some extra twigs made of 0.1mm wire (2 on the left) and 2mm static grass (right) Painted the trees with Vallejo acrylics. And finally added the leaves made of turf. I've used hairspray as a glue. Thanks for watching and stay tuned
  9. Some long grass tufts to be put here and there on the dio. I've made them from jute fibers colored with acrylics.
  10. eBay is your next best friend I've got these: latex, resin
  11. Resin crates and barrels painted and weathered
  12. I've got some resin barrels and crates from eBay, but I thought I'd need some more for this diorama. So I've decided to copy them. I've created the molds from liquid latex. I basically painted originals with many layers over and over until the mold was thick enough to keep the shape. Some of them were then enclosed in small cardboard boxes to keep them together and in shape. Then I've poured the resin into a molds. I'm very satisfied with the results considering that was the first time I've done it. They are pretty good as you see on the pictures. The dark gray ones are originals, the creamy white one are my copies.
  13. Hello Finally I had some time to continue the work on my Ost-Front scene. I've finished the models some time ago: Ju 87G-2 Stuka 'Kanonen Vogel' and Heinkel He 111 H-6. Both in 1:72 scale. Now it's the time to build the diorama for them. The plan is something like that: So, here is what I've done so far: Ju 87G-2 Stuka 'Kanonen Vogel' from Academy Heinkel He 111 H-6 from Revell Perspex box base with both of them arranged: Some SC250 bombs from Czech Masters (6) and one left from Messerschmitt Bf-109 kit: Some SC1000 bombs. Four again from Czech Masters and two from the Heinkel kit. They are a little bit bigger. Not sure which are in correct scale but I've decided to use all of them. The sledges to transport the bombs I've made from matches. Cut, glued, filed, airbrushed, drybrushed and finally weathered with washes. Here is how they look with the bombs: And finally Kettenkrad to tow the sledges and Kubelwagen for pilots (who are not ready yet). Both from Academy kit. The diorama will have some boxes, barrels etc. plus of course ground crew servicing the planes and the pilots resting and waiting for the mission. Thanks for watching.
  14. Ian (fizza65), what a great story! Thanks for sharing that. People use to talk about pilots only, but tend to forget about the servicemen without whom the victory won't be possible. I hope your grandfather will remain in good health.
  15. Yes it is. Very well made kit. Everything fits perfectly.