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    • Mike

      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. This weekend I got more painting/weathering and even gluing done! Progress, I then discovered that I'd missed painting the inner section of the tyres... didn't notice until Stix had photographed them - so it was out with the Anthracite and weathering washes again... Here's the results:
  2. Sorry for not replying earlier Kev, I've been reading up and doing some research, your ideas are going to influence some of the development of the build. Progress is slow but I'm trying to do something each weekend..
  3. Thanks John, I'm getting to enjoy weathering, Stix has drummed into me the different stages of adding washes,targeted washes, etc.
  4. Cheers Chris just glad to get started! Thanks for looking Blaubar, I like the slightly odd or 'interesting' shaped vehicles and have rapidly acquired a little stash containing an international selection of 'character' AFV kits...Having started out building dinosaurs, I wanted to carry on with different shapes. Cheers Andy and well said! We can't all be super models!
  5. I had been planning to do the tyre painting last weekend, but, as usual, Life got in the way..One of the things I've discovered about 1/35 is the enhanced detail - as in the "Firestone" logo.
  6. Glad to hear you're settled in and happy! You've gone over to the Dark side and I'm dabbling with AFVs - what is the world coming to...? You both keep safe and model on too!
  7. YUP!!!! even tho' I've just started my own shelf of doom with that dratted Schwimmwagon!... Just pick one of your projects and motor on while you're in the zone.
  8. Thanks Kev, please feel free to make suggestions, etc. still getting used to modelling inorganic things! much easier to see seams on dinos!!! made a start today paint scheme seems fairly straightforward and is a change from grey...
  9. Tough! - Cheers Rob! I am looking at some other nice ones that I've found as well...
  10. I've decided to cut my losses with the Schwimmwagen for now... I'm still determined to finish it, but it was proving too frustrating. I've followed robw_uk's build with interest as I had this kit in my stash and I fancied something a little bigger in scale Obligatory pics: Box art: Contents: Individual sprues: Body shell: Base: Clear parts: Decals: Instructions: Looking forward to getting started... Advice gladly accepted!
  11. Thanks, we've almost run out of glue because I've been fighting the kit the whole time, even Stix says it's very badly formed. Yes, I'm going to have a go at the Quad - looks a little more straightforward... (famous last words) I'm sure the wagon would be better in 1/35.
  12. Cheers Rob. Unfortunately I've had to temporarily admit defeat, the kit has been positively horrendous recently - if it had been my first build I would have quit the hobby... Even Stix agrees it's terrible (he managed to break 2 pieces when I got fed up and asked him for assistance) Anyway this is about as far as I've got: So, it's being consigned to the box of doom...and I'm going to try my hand at 1/35... you will recognise the kit Rob!!
  13. Cheers! you're far too kind! I'm really missing modelling the dinos, but have got involved with weird shaped AFVs for now... hope to get my T Rex diorama started sometime in Summer...
  14. I've been doing a few bits and pieces, but not as much as I'b like, so here are some general views from above One from below Additional parts to be added
  15. Ah but it's all down to the quality of his kegs!!!