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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.

Soyuz Launch Pad in Baikonur [LVM Studio + NewWare 1:144 scale]

Ready for Inspection is my finished build of this huge diorama.

Resin and photo etched materials, CA glue, acrylic paints.

I used straight from the box NewWare Soyuz TMA-21 space launcher and LVM Studio Baikonur Launch Pad with scratch built detailing.

Also added fourteen Preiser figures (Bundeswehr pilot disguised as Russian and Kazakh workers)

This took me two years to complete.

Size is 17 x 17 x 40cm

The complete step by step build is visible here:


This won the Telford Scale Model World Best of Show for 2015.




















Thanks for watching.


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Brilliant workmanship and presentation, a worthy winner :worthy:

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A worthy winner Bruno, saw the model at telford, awesome.

All the best Chris

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Saw this at Telford it is so cool and awesome. Well done on Winning Best In Show

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It's been a treat watching this come together, and what a fantastic way to finish. Very well done!

How on earth did you transport it safely?


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stunning work looks fantastic, some very nice detail work.... did see this at telford and looks better in the flesh.... well done on the build and very well done on the win....

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