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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. See Duck à l’orange -- my Airfix 1/76th (OO) scale DUKW with scratch built hang gliders (page on my web site) Not strictly a military vehicle, but I figured anyone interested would be more likely to find it here than in the non-military vehicle section.
  2. You’re never alone with a drone Revell 1/48th scale General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B More on this page of my web site: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/plastic-models/#Drones
  3. Googling images for 'tank girl' finds some that resemble this model. There is even a movie from 1995, although the tank girl in that does not much resemble the kit. Here is a clip:
  4. Leftenant Aluminium here with my new 1/9th scale 'tank girl' made of the hard plastic unaccountably known as 'resin.' More pictures and description on this page of my web site: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/plastic-models-land-vehicles/#TankGirl
  5. Thanks guys. Yeah, the strings... One day we will just use magnets to make it hover where you want it to. My Top Gun modeling technique (...the need for speed) does produce some rough edges when you look closely, Some of the work in progress builds by others here are clearly an order of magnitude more refined than mine, but, yes, I agree that there is a place for model aircraft in 'flying' mode.
  6. Added a few more photos, including these:
  7. My models are not in the same league as some of the incredible builds on this forum. However, in my view, one of the principal obstacles to plastic modelling is the amount of time and effort it requires. That is one reason why I used the undocumented quick build option for this model. That is, I built it in flying mode with wheels up, crew hatch and weapons bays closed, and with homemade transparent discs instead of propeller blades. That is either the crime of the century or a deft move, depending on your viewpoint. A couple more photos and description:on this page on my web site: Wooden wûnder
  8. I hope so. I have a few screenshots from On Any Sunday of McQueen, who for those that don't know was a top motocross rider (usually under an assumed name) as well as an actor, of Malcolm Smith (U.S. champion on Husqvarna) and even world champion Joel Robert passing close by the camera on his Suzuki (of which I also built a model). However, for the 'reality' pic, I went for the Torsten Hallman book cover, which is of better resolution than the digitized 1970 Bruce Brown film On Any Sunday.
  9. Well, the sun came out and the wind died down enough to take some action photos. Torsten takes a tumble Full article on my web site
  10. Thanks. As soon as the weather clears up, I aim to get some proper action photos similar to those on my Suzuki page.
  11. I am unfamiliar with that spinning propeller technique. Not seen it before. (Likely I missed a big topic about it. I don't visit this forum often.) How is it done?
  12. Seeing the amazing quality of the finishes of the models on this forum, I hardly dare to post mine. However, I think they might be unique in subject. Click for larger image Full article on my web site The Revell 1/12th scale Husqvarna 400cc motocross bike of the late 1960s or early ‘70s is far better engineered than the Suzuki kit of the same period and is perfectly good built ‘out of the box’ with no changes. Its only inaccuracy is it that it has trials tyres — with their squarer cross section and finer tread pattern — rather than motocross ‘knobblies’. I used the motocross rear tyre that came with the Revell Suzuki. (My Suzuki -- see link below -- uses an even better rear tyre from the Tamiya Honda CR450R that I sacrificed for its parts. I cannot now figure out from where I obtained the front MX tyre on the Husky.) The bike is 6.5 inches long, nose to tail. Click for larger image Try these tools for size My previous post here: Motocross in miniature: Building Joël Robert’s Suzuki motocross bike in 1/12th scale
  13. Thanks. I just added a couple more pics including this one:
  14. Leftenant Aluminium here with my 1/12th scale titanium and chromoly Suzuki motocross bike of 1970. It is seven inches (17 cm) from nose to tail. The result captures the colourful, exciting, and optimistic outlook of the early 1970s, at least as it seems to me. It is basically the Revell kit of 1974, but with rider (two actually) and modern parts from Tamiya Honda and KTM motocross bike kits. See Building Joël Robert’s Suzuki motocross bike in 1/12th scale: Page on my web site See also my next topic on this site: Mr Moto Cross -- Revell 1/12th scale Husqvarna
  15. I posted this here rather than in the sci-fi/space forum because it is a real airplane, although I finished it in a sci-fi paint scheme. As most of my models are, it is somewhat 'rough and ready.' Not of the high standards of some here. I describe its construction (and that of the accompanying Airfix Angel Interceptor) on this page of my web site: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/falcon-excel/#top