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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.
Neo uk

Another K-2SO...big one

Here's a build I'm doing of K-2SO

I'm using a Jakks Pacific Big Fig and adding parts to make it better, giving it a better paint job and changing the pose.

 

After a lot of sanding and filing of the seams I gave it a coat of primer. Then I got busy with the lathe and machined some aluminium rod down to replace the hinges and joints.

The first picture shows the replacement joints I made and then there's a couple of pictures of the old joints cut off and replaced with the new ones.

 

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A Star Wars modelling AND machining post! Nice I will be following this one :D oh btw it looks like you are off to a great start, keep 'um coming :P

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A little update.

There's a fair bit of plastic surgery required to fit these new aluminium joints.

 

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Replacing some of the missing edging, trapping the joint.

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I've now cut his fingers off. As I want him to be holding an Imperial grenade I'll have to cut the joints of the fingers and curl them around it.

 

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The legs are also do which means at least it's standing again now ( and in a more natural pose I think )

 

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More work done.

Had to cut and re-glue nearly all the finger joints.

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Also built a grenade. I didn't do the one that appears in the film because it be too small for his hand and I didn't like the look of it anyway.

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I was going to the just rebuild the aerials but I thought I rebuild the entire back panel because it's easier to work with off the body, plus I might use it for battery access.

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Good grief they look a lot better 

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Very nice work so far - How tall does this one stand? :smile:

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That's going to look proper cool when it's finished :thumbsup:

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Here's some work done on the head.

I wanted to change the mouth area a bit as the detail wasn't crisp enough for me as in photo 1.

 

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I wanted to make the head removable so I cut off the screw posts at just the right height and glued some magnets on the ends, as in this picture.

 

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While looking in the spares boxes for some suitable eye replacements (as the ones on here we just stickers.)

I found these lenses I'd kept from some old kit.

 

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As they fitted nicely in the sockets I thought I'd give them a go.

I reckon with a bit of lighting in the right place they'd be just right.

 

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Nice work on his chops :)  Your last post implies there's a pic, but I can't see one.  Remember the maxim: Pics or it didn't happen ;)

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Here's the results of last nights work.

The eyes are not finished yet, I've got to get some wire going across them somehow ( or just paint it on ).

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