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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. Absolutely brilliant. For some reason I'm thinking of the Mars Attack movie when I look at Billy! He won't be going to any parties though, he's got no body to go with!! After you with the coat Chief Smeg.
  2. Not Bandai and a blatant product plug so please remove if not appropriate Mike!! JPG Productions have produced another 1:12 Droid kit to go with the Gonk and Bandai's Figure/Droid range. This time from SW Rebels is Chopper, a 13 part resin kit. Will be available next week, £25 plus P+P. Cheers, Warren
  3. For a first build with minimal help that is impressive, very impressive! What size is the moon, sorry, Death Star! Cheers, Warren
  4. Thanks guys, i used Vallejo's chipping fluid, first time I have used it. When I sprayed it on I wasn't so sure as it came out of the airbrush a bit splattery ( is that a word?) but a bit of paint and a run with a toothbrush and it seemed to work okay.
  5. Sooner or later I had to build one of these to take to shows! Resin JPG kit in 1:12 to match the Bandai figures. Cheers, Warren
  6. Heaven to some, a galaxy far, far away for others!!
  7. Great work Chris, is that a 5ltr Humbrol paint pot you are using for size comparison!!
  8. If you want a cheaper option search Silent Running paper models!! 😜😜😜 http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/sf-papercraft/sf/Silent.html
  9. Yes they do the all 3. Yes, not cheap but there is a lot of very nicely cast resin for your money.
  10. Postman dropped this off at the weekend from Destiny Models, 1:4 scale Dewey from Silent Running. Had chance to have a quick look through and the casting is very nice, only a few small holes to fill. Edit: Photobucket finally got me so moved to Imgur
  11. John, yes you will need resistors, ideally one per LED. 5mm LEDs operate at about 3V, the resistor is needed to 'drop' the other 9V. For each LED you will need a 1/2 Watt 470 Ohm resistor, I would be tempted to go for a 560 Ohm resistor for the ISD as this will dim the light more and give a better scale effect. Also, use eBay rather than Maplins, far cheaper, though you do have to wait for delivery. just reread the original post, if you are using a 12V LED check if it has s resistor built in, if not you should still fit one but probably 47 Ohm.
  12. Hats off to the guy that soldered the wires on those pico LEDs, they look like 0401 SMDs which are 1mm x 0.3mm, tiny, tiny little things!! The two ships look brilliant lit up.
  13. This kit is on my bucket list. Great start and the popcorn is in the microwave ready to sit down and watch where you take this! It is out of stock at the moment as Randy is updating the master including adding clear parts to make lighting easier. Pegasus used Randy's Mars Hopper to produce their kit, the bubbleship is available in 1/48 from Fantastic Plastic but doesn't look as impressive or as big as Randy's!!
  14. Great Start, I normally do both to clear parts. The alternative to filing down the lens on the LED would have been to fit a small section on heat shrink so only a small section went through but provided light blocking for the rest of the LED. Ar you lighting up the gun as well?