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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. @Bullbasket yep thin brass wire. There's a good selection and relatively cheap available in the jewellery section of hobby craft. Also chain too. @Oddball I've never had much luck with the weathering powder... it usually ends up as a wash... how do you apply it?
  2. Cracking on quick... although it doesn't always happen like that! Thanks for the compliments :-) hell of a lot of sprue's! Learnt my lesson to keep them all in a drawer... limits the risk of loosing parts. the exhaust pipes will get a touch more rusting texture ... otherwise I'm pretty happy
  3. Hi @Hewy thanks the PE stealing bands are part of the kit. It's slightly to small unless your able to roll the end connections perfectly at about 0.1-0.2 mm. interesting ive noted the T34 engine had some differences between the reference photos I could find. However I couldn't pin down exactly what was needed for the SU. However most of those changes are minor.
  4. A little more work done tonight. I recieved some good reference photos from a friend of mine so have tried to get it right. However in 1/35 it's difficult! The wire is 0.4mm and my hands shake :-/ there are various engine components underneath the engine stand that are missing. However I'm not going to add them as even with the entire upper hull off you'd still not see them
  5. I couldn't actually find anyone on here that's made this kit yet (unless I was using the search function wrong!) typical unboxing photos. Kit looks smart with very minimal injection moulding issues . Also the decals come as individual numbers so you can freely create any unit number you want. With plenty of spares. This is the full interior version of the kit and looks pretty good off the bat. Having made a 1/16 T34 by trumpeter I can see as much if not more detail within this kit so far. The only dissapountment i can see ATM is the lower hull is in a lot of pieces and only the upper front portion of the hull is a large piece I'm using Flickr to upload these photos so hopefully less issues???? Please let me know I'll hopefully post updates as I go with this
  6. Hey @Hewy I hope he video helps. :-) also sode note... and I might be wrong. ... but looks like your tread pattern on the front tyres os going the wrong way. Just need to swap them over? :-) i made a mistake with my last big build and glued my tank commanders seat upside down... didn't notice until after painting when I fitted he turret up. Having driven a scammel (the blue one in the video) ill be watching this build with interest.
  7. I hope this link works. There are a fair few scammel in this. The blue one is a friend of mines. I hope it helps http://machinesview.com/peterbuilt-transport-truck-stuck-in-mud/
  8. Wonder if everyone can see this pic
  9. I fully appreciate that :-) (I used to run a paid for forum so appreciate it more than most) although cost could simply be sold by selling a couple of banner adverts at the top of the page. im not suggesting it be done, more of a "what if" all free hosting sites stop or the free ones become so glitchy it spoils forum usage anyway:-)
  10. @Mike is it worth considering a forum software that hosts its own photos to future proof? I'd not be suprised if all platforms start to charge and follow PB example
  11. Thanks very much that's high praise! Interiors whilst needing to be mechanically sound are rarely ever clean, after the first battle as you say, gun smoke, dirty boots, blood, sweat, cigarettes, oils. Accidents even food spillage... they only ever got a hosing out when someone died in one. Even then it wasn't a particularly good job due to any electrical faults caused by water. I actually drive an APC (AFV 432) for an experience day company... and they are bogging inside even the electrics don't work properly... whilst this is lazy it's probably not to far off real... who needs a speedometer in battle!? As for the camo ill I'll be leaving the tools painted. My assumption is winter camo was often done by the troops in the field, intact other than the initial camo I can't see why any vehicle would be sent away from the front line to be painted. Mostly I believe all the tools would be regularly used so probably should receive some degree of seperate weathering..
  12. I'm using photobox. So not sure why this is happening? Weirdly they are visible for me. I'll check photobox ok read on the forum ounned subject photobox are no box are no longer allowing linked photos!! 😡😡😡😡😡
  13. Is that any better? Not sure what happened!
  14. My reply box is playing up. Not sure why lol. Its just my interpretation. I understand that the german troops had a fairly free reign with camouflaging their tanks. It will weather a bit grubbier so should hide some of the pattern
  15. Sorry for the late reply. I finally finished the tracks and pretty much hid the bad joins under the skirts (slightly ashamed of myself) started oaint layering on the exterior today. Fairly pleased so far. Sympathetic weathering to come :-) thats how she stands ATM. Right better get a shirt on... taking Ms out for dinner catch you all soon