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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. Hope to get some bench time on the helmet this weekend mate....and will include reference items in the pics...just so you can see it's not a cheat using 1:1 for effect You have my word as an officer and a gentleman that what you see is entirely the model Thanks for comments mate. Regards Ron
  2. I guess...like most things in life....some things come naturally to certain people...so I am lucky in that respect where weathering and painting are concerned. As you say...consistency is the key....and yes...it can be difficult if you don't have a plan from the outset. I always appreciate your comments and continued support Mr C. Respect Ron
  3. I have done my best so far to create the illusion of 'reality'....which can be difficult to maintain throughout a build....so hopefully it will continue until the finish. Thanks for comment...much appreciated. Ron
  4. Bit of both mate....overall shape is there for me to customise and re-shape to suit style of the bike Will tint visor and add vents etc.....plus a couple of fittings...and a decent lining/strap.....finish with a custom spray job. Ron
  5. Hi Ken, it is on hold until I can get a case for it! Without the wheels/forks etc., it barely fits in the TV unit cupboard. What little bits I have done are not worth posting, so don't worry, I will continue as soon as funds for a case are available. I have been working on a 1/4th scale crash helmet to display alongside it Thanks for asking mate Ron
  6. From personal experience....using a soldering iron is a recipe for disaster....yes it will 'melt' down the moulded nut...and also anything around it!...more so when dealing with old plastic such as Pocher. The benefit of drilling them out is using the moulded part as a guide to get the correct position for the replacement bolt. Ron
  7. Boy...would I love to get my hands on that engine Nice work mate Ron
  8. If I may offer a thought regarding weathering parts.... When using washes...add a small amount of matt varnish. Reason for this is that weathered parts tend to be dull all over...rather than just in the depressions of the part....and shiny high points look less realistic with dull/dirty grooves etc. Regards Ron
  9. Some very nice work going on here Wayne....especially like the wheels You and I have discussed the viability of using RC parts....a good source for a lot of different parts in the Pocher arena....even if only used as a 'pattern' for mods Have to agree with Mr C regards those tyre treads! What plans do you have regarding weathering? Respect Ron
  10. You may be pleasantly surprised by some of the items on these pages http://www.hiroboy.com/shop.php?p=category_products&category=152&page=1 Ron
  11. Hi Keith...pleased you like the progress and mods. Trouble with adding all this detail...when do you stop! Cheers Ron
  12. I have found a lot of alternative sources for fixings etc., and some very good refs. Also found easier ways to tackle certain areas. Just shout when your ready Ron
  13. Very kind mate If there's anything I can help you with on yours....please let me know Cheers Ron
  14. Hi Poul....thanks for comment...greatly appreciated Like Mr C....I freely admit that I don't always get it right first time....but I am stubborn enough to keep trying until I do! Regards Ron
  15. That's some compliment Mr C....especially coming from someone I personally hold in such high regard. As I have said before...my intention was always to show what can be done without the need for mega expensive 'transkits'. I believe that...in doing it yourself....you can achieve equally good results....and...sometimes frustration aside....have a lot of fun doing it plus gain satisfaction and knowledge. You taught me that in your fabulous RR build. Respect Ron