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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. The 1/72 Falcon is now available for pre-order with some very attractive pricing at Culttvman: This is a PREORDER RESERVATION and it is expected in December 2017. Please see the Preorder instructions below.. YOUR PRICE $339.95 Retail Price: 399.95There is lots of buzz about this new kit coming from Bandai. This 1:72 scale kit is meticulously researched, and based on the 5 foot miniature from the original Star Wars. It will measure about 19 inches when built. This model will feature three landing gear as seen in the original Star Wars. It will have a detailed landing ramp, cockpit, laser cannon interior and seated figures. The model will also include photoetch detailing and LED lighting. NOTE: This is an expensive kit and we are requiring a $150 non-refundable down payment. After you place your preorder, we will send you an invoice through Pay Pal for $150. The balance will be due at the time the kit is in stock. Please follow these simple steps to place your Preorder: You must be logged into your account to place a Preorder Reservation. If you do not have an account, you may create one on the My Account page. Add the item to the cart. The price will show as $0.00 and you will not be charged at this time. Submit your order. We will contact you when the item is expected to arrive to submit payment. We will provide a specific link so you can pay on line with credit card, Pay Pal or you may mail in your payment. A couple notes about Preorders: Your account must be in good standing to place a Preorder Reservation. Shipping costs are subject to change. Duplicate preorders will be deleted. Please do not place multiple preorders for the same product! Payment is expected within two weeks of the product arrival unless other arrangements are made. If you don't pay for your products, you will no longer be able to place new preorders. Do not place a preorder if you do are not going to pay for it! Shipping Estimates (subject to change) South Eastern USA Priority/Parcel $12 Central/Northeast USA Priority $25.00 Western USA Priority $60.00 Parcel $25.00 Canada Priority International $60 Europe/Japan/Australia/New Zealand Priority International $80
  2. Before this, Photobucket was incredibly slow, kinda buggy and loaded with ads. Hopefully this little business tactic will be the final nail in the coffin. Good riddance. Folks on other sites have been trying Imgur.com with success.
  3. Thanks Jack!
  4. I was fondling the parts of my Dragon 1/35 "131" kit and noticed there are no instructions in the box. Could anyone please scan me theirs and email it to me? Thanks in advance, Stephen
  5. Beautiful job. Another example to keep me comfortable in my purchase of this kit (and not sweat the Bandai release).
  6. So... Who will be buying one of these?
  7. Looks brilliant! Be interesting to see what the final price will be. Never heard of that site before - thanks for the link.
  8. That pre-order has been unavailable for some time. I think its limit was filled within hours of it being posted. It's a decent price, but there's always shipping... Will be worth checking again mid-August to see if they've increased their expected stock.
  9. Just... wow. Great reference for building the Falcon from any kit.
  10. Which Falcon? Are you posting the build?
  11. According to the Revell US site:http://www.revell.com/new.htmlit's due out this month, June, though more likely beginning of July.
  12. The word is the Bandai Falcon will be available August 28 in the following 12 countries: Japan, U.S., Canada, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, thePhilippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. from press release: http://bandai-a.akamaihd.net/corp/press/100000569595953.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjLsp_l-MzUAhVOJFAKHefGB2sQFggvMAU&usg=AFQjCNG2GrRgLUnKxKA SuG6GxnBBEHSzFQ
  13. I tried using Microset but really didn't work much. I had used Microsol when I put the decal down and I think it worked too well. Used a bit of Tamiya tape which took some off but don't want to push my luck and start pulling up the paint. Any other suggestions?
  14. Thanks for your input Richard. Luckily, I bought my FM Falcon when it was first released so only paid $180 US for it, so yeah, I stand to make a couple of bucks. I guess my real problem right now is cash flow. Thanks to paying a big chunk in taxes this year, I'm not as flush as I normally am, otherwise I would have just pre-ordered somewhere and been done. It will take me a couple months to be able to have the cash to pull the trigger on the Bandai kit. But, since I'd have to sell my FM for cash and even then wait a month or so, I'm mostly concerned about availability. Your post does give me some hope though, if in fact there may be more versions coming. We'll see. Anyone have any predictions on availability after the release date?