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      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.
stevej60

Steve's got his armour on!

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Hi Folk,s and nearly a happy new year,laying down a marker for some armour related stuff I want to do in the coming month's as a change 

frommainly wingy thing's I thought I would start with a couple of small subject's that I had not done before so Tamiya's old but still nice Jeep

(SAS  seems to be well represented on BM not so much the standard Jeep) and the good old universal carrier which I'm delighted to find has  

the TT marking's of the 50th Northumbrian Division on the sheet,all have figures so a small dio base will be in order.I hope later to cover A

Dragon Wagon with a suitable load(I've even seen a period photo with a landing craft on board} and Trumpeter's Char B.

                                                                                            Here's the boxes.

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The best choice of the available Universal Carriers because the other Tamiya kit has the driver and bren gunner seated and they are an awfully tight fit! That frontal armour plating is also a pain to fit properly, requiring a bit of bending.

 

Following with interest,

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Badder

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11 minutes ago, Badder said:

The best choice of the available Universal Carriers because the other Tamiya kit has the driver and bren gunner seated and they are an awfully tight fit! That frontal armour plating is also a pain to fit properly, requiring a bit of bending.

 

Following with interest,

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Badder

Thank's Badder the sprue with the original desert crew is included in this later boxing which is handy for spare helmets etc.

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Is that Trumpeter's 1/72 Char B1 bis?  If so check your driver's periscope cover.....On the early releases they had fit (the apparently seperate and fully detailed) master part upside down and then copied it like that.  :doh: 

 

They fixed it in later releases:  http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Trumpeter/Trumpeter_Char_B1bis.htm

 

If it turns out you have one of these early kits, you can get a simple part to fix it from Friendship Models, for all of a quid:  http://www.friendshipmodels.org.uk/

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Hi Steve and Happy New Year!

Good to see you back building some AFVs!

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

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7 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

Is that Trumpeter's 1/72 Char B1 bis?  If so check your driver's periscope cover.....On the early releases they had fit (the apparently seperate and fully detailed) master part upside down and then copied it like that.  :doh: 

 

They fixed it in later releases:  http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Trumpeter/Trumpeter_Char_B1bis.htm

 

If it turns out you have one of these early kits, you can get a simple part to fix it from McKeeman Models, for all of a quid:  http://www.friendshipmodels.org.uk/

Thank's for the info Sarge,I'll check it out.I have yet to buy the kit it looks like a newer boxing.

 

2 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Steve and Happy New Year!

Good to see you back building some AFVs!

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

Thank's Stix and Happy new year to you Mrs Stix,I thought just a very simple base for the Jeep but something big enough for the

carrier( it having three figures) and using the house front from that failed vignette from last year's GB.

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Morning Folk's a start on the Jeep,I forgot just how good Tamiya military kit's are the fit of parts and detailing even on this older

boxing is first class,nine parts make up the engine and chassis.

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The body shell is a one piece affair and here with the panels added.

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Hi Steve nice to see another Jeep been worked on, looking good will be watching

 

:popcorn::popcorn:

 

Regards

Richard

 

 

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Morning folk's,I,m getting as much construction done before needing to break out the airbrush so as with the Jeep the bulk oft the carriers

bodywork is assembled,no issues at all as expected so next session will be laying some paint on.

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Lovely progress Steve. You are definitely right about these Tamiya AFV kits being rather good. I'm having a go at only my second Tamiya 1/35 tank (the newish Panther D) at the moment and so far everything seems to go together beautifully.

Good luck wth the painting.

Kind regards,

Stix

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3 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Lovely progress Steve. You are definitely right about these Tamiya AFV kits being rather good. I'm having a go at only my second Tamiya 1/35 tank (the newish Panther D) at the moment and so far everything seems to go together beautifully.

Good luck wth the painting.

Kind regards,

Stix

Thank's Stix,the carrier is a newer tool and the detailing is superb,fit of parts can't be beat,that said the jeep goes together very well

also.

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Looking good so far Stev  :popcorn:

 

beefy

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Hi folk's bit of progress with the jeep,built to the stage of painting,the wire cutter option for the front of the vehicle promptly snapped

while being cleaned up and for the life of me I can't find the other half so I've gone for the tow bar option.

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Morning all,base coat on the jeep.

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And rear axle assembled on the carrier.

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Morning,most of the base painting finished tyres seats etc,just a couple of handles tools etc to add and I can start weathering.

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Hi folk's last pieces fitted including tools so glossing and weathering next.

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This is coming along quickly (as usual!!!) and really well. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Evening folk's,just a quick update glossing done and main decal's on I took off the towbar and went with the standard fitting,now after a few

more decals I can weather her.

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Nice job Steve, the jeeps. Looking good.

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I am so looking fwd to that universal carrier! If you need pics, I have taken many at the Sinsheim museum recently.

/Stefan

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Love this build! Has to be my all time favorite Jeep so very happy to see it here and the other model is certainly interesting.  Keep up the good work :D

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Looking great Steve. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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I agree with Stix, looking great.

 

cheers

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Hi all,I thought it time to get the carrier moving so tonight I've assembled the wheels and sprockets and also the seats and front armour

section fitted all ready for paint.

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Great start there Steve, Nice work.

 

Doing something a little smaller can be quite nice therapy IMHO sort of less is more?

 

Has the Carrier still got those awful tracks? Plenty of mud may be your friend....

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