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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. Something a little bit different, a paper model of a Honda NSX, downloaded free from the Epson site. This is a basic 2x A4 sheet model. Printed on std 220 gsm card, should really be gloss paper for best printed detail as std card just soaks the colour up. It was pretty quick to do and quite relaxing. Main problem was the compound curves at the rear for the lights, could really do with more bracing inside to hold sections together. Time to go download another one.
  2. Think I'll call this done. More pics to follow in ready for inspection.
  3. More pics to follow later tonight as got a lot more done today. My only gripe with the paper modelling is the white edging left from cutting. After taking photo's I may try to colour them in with some of my wifes crafting pens, could go well or bad.............
  4. That's coming on quickly. Looking forward to see how the suspension is done. Going to have to get some glossy paper for my builds as yours looks a lot better than when printed on plain card.
  5. Having downloaded some pdf's for paper models from Epsons site a few months ago I thought I'd have a crack at doing one. Starting with a very easy one compared to some of the others available on the site. It's just a 2 sheet model printed on 220 gsm plain white card, haven't use glossy as its just a practice and don't have any That's state of play tonight.
  6. Looking really good so far, keep up the good work
  7. I hadn't thought of using anything like that for scoring, over complicated things for myself
  8. You should definitely get a WIP up. I built the Rolling Stone NSX back in October and plan to do a few more with proper glossy paper. What did you use to score the paper? I ended up using part of a paper clip fitted into a scapel handle. I tried my wifes paper scorers from her papercrafting and they were just too big. Also as it was just a practice used plain 220 card which worked well for strength and forming curves, so model isn't shiny and colours aren't right cause of that. also compounded by my lousy camera on my phone.
  9. Cheers, was quite relaxing doing dry brushing and picking out detail. Used to build mostly 1/72 so this 1/32 is nicely easing me back into modelling. This one will be straight OoB too. Not daring to tackle any after market stuff until I've got a couple more OoB models built.
  10. Just caught this post and its looks fantastic. Another take on the idea above may be to turn the F14 body upside down. May be less cutting involved to raise it up doing this? Then also gives a smooth lower surface (the upper section of the F14) to attach more intakes/engines to?
  11. Didn't realise how long I'd left this kit lying around. Had some time today so got had a bit of a go at doing the pit. Been way too long since I painted a model, think I'm getting the bug again.
  12. Try acetone free nail polish remover. Worked for me on a car I did. See the link for pics, hope this helps. Rich http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234965877-scalectrix-ford-focus-wrc/
  13. I've been and got a few more since joining this. Also got the Aires cockpit set for the F-15C and on the lookout for one for the F-15E
  14. Looks good so far The Jet Ranger makes a good basis for the main body. I always wanted to try make one, esp the Mk2 as the open cockpit Mk1 would be a lot harder to pull off. Keep the ball rolling on this one
  15. Amtrak Federation as in "The Amtrak Wars" books? If so am looking forward to seeing some pics of this