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    • Mike

      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.
Little Andi

Italeri - FIAT 806 Grand prix - 1:12

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Welcome all ... new and old.............

 

Forgive the redundancy of another apparent 806 build, but due to circumstances beyond my control, and the divergent nature of its previous home, I thought it more sensible to allow this build to proceed independently.

 

 

In order to place everyone on the same page and ensure we're all at the same speed, I shall post a pictorial history of the build to date. This should enable folk to access any areas of interest quickly, it will be picture rich initially, but I'll try and post them in familial groups so should anyone have a question it can be answered (hopefully) as succinctly and expediently as possible.

 

Cheers everyone .......................................

 

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As might be noted the original "chit-chat" is missing but should return as soon as we're caught up and into the fresh build stage - don't let this stop you asking questions or generally musing over the build so far though.

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Hopefully by comparing the kit parts with the instruction and other images one should be able to glean the changes and additional works that have been performed.

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Just a few of the Chassis, kit parts are black or red - anything else is an addition - just bolts and stuff mainly - oh, and the emergence of the infamous coffee stick trestles.

 

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Well done for not depriving us of this lesson in pure craftsmanship.

And much respect for not giving in to certain 'pressures' beyond your control.

So pleased we will get to see it finished mate.

Nice one :)

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10 minutes ago, silver911 said:

Well done for not depriving us of this lesson in pure craftsmanship.

And much respect for not giving in to certain 'pressures' beyond your control.

So pleased we will get to see it finished mate.

Nice one :)

 

 

Thank you ... whilst not wishing to get at all politic, it's good to know this move is appreciated - In the end it seemed the only sensible solution.

 

I appreciate you taking the time to say so - stick around.  👍

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Andi, Most happy you have segregated this thread. Having a choice for members of duplicating a prototype's engineering or creating automotive art (as I am trying) , I will enjoy this presentation greatly. I can appreciate the efforts and accomplishments of others, but your work is a treat to my eye.

 

I have deduced how you have achieved such perfect patina; years ago, you have buried in your backyard, every type of alloy and ferrous metal and now dig them up to duplicate those oxidations and corrosions in paint and powder. Ingenious.

 

My own level of 'deterioration' is less aged as I wanted my car to portray frequent use. You have chosen a wonderful setting for your work and I applaud that.

 

Watching intently and enjoying.

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Andi, really looking forward to see your progress! 

 

Regards,

Jeremy

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I'm happy to see you resuming your inspiring build updates and I'll follow this thread closely.

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Looking forward to see more

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Thank you for resuming your build Andi.  It would have been a loss to the community if you went away.  Looking forward to following your excellent work!  

 

Rich

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Welcome back Andi; I'm also glad that you segregated this build. Now, finally, we get to see some actual building again!

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Hi Andi,

great move to post your build seperately. I must say it was quite a delight to run through the story so far again.

The latest pics are pure eye candy :D

 

Looking forward to seeing this progress to it's conclusion. I am hoping to get my build back on the bench soon.

 

Atb, Steve.

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Well guys, this now pretty much brings us back up to date, you have direct access to most of the build pic's should you need to check on anything. I am very appreciative of the general support that has been forthcoming for the segregation of the thread - I did fear I may have been standing there alone at the last, but it's great to see so many familiar names appearing.

It probably shouldn't need to be said but let me just say - any one of you is more than welcome to show your progress or latest update within this thread should you want to, I'd be happy to have you along for the ride.

 

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This is where we got to then ..... there has been a bit of progress, although not a lot to see as yet. I shall, of course, make sure you're all the first to know.

 

CHEERS LADS...............

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