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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. Great job on the tank, I like the weathering on it and the stowage bits. As far as the figures are concerned, I've never bothered trying to explicitly show the eyes at this scale, preferring instead to use a combination of darker washes and lighter dry-brushing, on the face to bring out the detail. The eyes are then 'suggested'. But as you say, it's done for enjoyment and that is the main reason we all do this of course. Nice one, I'd be happy to produce something that good.
  2. This looks an interesting subject, I'll be following along if I may
  3. Good work, that's telling it!
  4. Good point well made I did a bit of dry-brushing with my metallic colour this afternoon, around the road-wheel rims, also the return rollers, the idler wheel and the sprocket teeth - also the guide horns themselves. It might stand a bit more but I have other things to go on as well afterwards so I might get away with what I've done today. I also bit the bullet and tried fitting the track with one link removed: I had one heart-stopping moment when I managed to engage the track pin on one side, but then couldn't get the other side to reach far enough... but eventually I managed it!!!! Yeee haaww! Absolutely zero slack there now! In fact the front and rear road wheels are riding up as the track is obviously finding the path of least resistance. I put some gentle weight on the hull to force the road wheels to be in contact with the ground, and it's now better than it was. I may end up securing the suspension with glue to make sure the wheels don't ride up again. Not a massive update, but still it's yet more progress! Thanks for comments, and your continued interest!
  5. Thanks Kris and Bruce, yes I think you're right about the sag. However, although the tracks are not yet fixed, I've tried unsuccessfully to stretch them so that I can join them with one link less. The only way I can think of to hide the sag is to concentrate it on the bit between the front return roller and the sprocket wheel. The front fender should then hide it from view once I return it.
  6. Thanks Ozzy, the level of detail on the worn tracks is starting to become apparent. Today was a bonus day as I managed, unusually, to get about 15 minutes of Sunday bench-time in. Enough to have a go at applying a sepia wash, stippling some sandy colour and finally dry-brushing some metallic colour (on the links and guide horns only, obviously) on top of yesterday's work: Hawk-eyed persons will note that I have only done the links and guide horns on one side of one track at the moment. This was really just in case I didn't like the results, whereupon I could have done something different on the other side. As it turns out, although it's not finished yet, I am quite happy with it so far. Sorry, but I couldn't resist another dry fit of the track on the vehicle: [/url] A bit more to do yet, but we are getting there!
  7. Thanks once again for your comments @Gremlin56 and @FrancisGL No progress at all yesterday as real life once again intervened at just the wrong moment, however I was able to compensate to some extent today, during which time I managed to complete the entire second track. Once that was done, I was able to give both tracks a quick coverage with some of the sand yellow spray primer: Once that was looking dry, I made a start on the rubber portions, using the same simple black acrylic that I used to paint the road wheel tyres: That's it for today really, not much of an update but the completion of both tracks was a major step forward today, so all in all I am happy Thanks for watching!
  8. Nice work, great weathering
  9. Well that turned out rather well did it not! You must be fairly fluent in Japanese by now
  10. A hatch cover well up to your customary levels of skill and attention to detail. Can you still get fuse wire these days? I am thinking I may have a use for some really thin stuff...
  11. Thanks John, hopefully when I get to the weathering stage I will be able to make that look like dented and bent (and a bit rusty) steel, rather than dented and bent brass! I now host my pics on Flickr. Pretty reliable so far - famous last words and all that!
  12. If you have a Pinterest account you may be able to find more, I'm not sure if these links will work if you don't have an account: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/743305113468849114/ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/497718196304712551/ Here's another, I admit it's of a model but might be of interest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/449374869047618842/ Hope these help?
  13. Nice work with the weathering! I searched for some photos of the real thing and found several where the majority of the tools were stowed on the rear, also some to the side. I don't know if that helps?
  14. Wow looks great, lots of fine details on show here!
  15. Definitely front row, in the middle for this one! I am always keen to see unusual subjects, and this is right up there amongst them! Great work so far, looking forward to watching this develop