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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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1/24 Escort Mk.1 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally, Mikkola/Palm

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Any sign of the 15 inch Minilites Mark? 

 

Keith

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1 hour ago, keefr22 said:

Any sign of the 15 inch Minilites Mark? 

 

Keith

Yes, will these tempt you to get back to the bench?

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Been fiddling with a couple of things with wings over the weekend, so hopefully some of that mojo stuff might be coming back!

 

K

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I sincerely hope those are wings to keep cars on the ground at speed? :D  A nice 13" Ford RS Ronal arrived in the parcel too, start saving!

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately not! I did try out the Le Mans green car touch up paint I got off e-bay to check it was safe on Belkits plastic, so some (very little) progress!!

 

Hmm, will bear the Ronal's in mind if I ever manage to do a replica of my last ever Mk2, a really tidy little Harrier (wish I still had that one, the shell was 100% perfect) - every other Escort I had had Minilites (or copies of same!)

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Almost there... As anticipated getting the body over the tub/chasssis was a heart stopping/blue air few minutes work. Once done what I thought was surface dust is actually trapped inside and visibly attached to the windows and I'm loathe to remove the shell. Other small bits have been frustrating me too, either breaking due to handling or disappearing into the carpet. Only a few odds and ends yet to attach such as mud flaps and the aux rear light. Like Nick Belbin's build I too fashioned some longer boot lid fastners from wire and added a wire pin and loop to the bonnet PE parts. 

 

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That is stunning!

 Roger

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Thanks Roger.

The kit nearly got stunned with something heavy and flat after spotting another error. Off with the bull bar, spots and lamp brackets, headlamp protectors and mesh grille as the lamps were set too far outboard. It is becoming less than enjoyable now. The 2nd attempt is now setting...and breathe!

 

On a happier note, today I received a shed load of photos of H1 FEV , the car from the Anniversary rally. My contact was timekeeping on one of the stages and took many close-up shots. The artwork for the stamps should keep me quite for a while.

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I'm with Roger - she's a real stunner Mark!! :thumbsup:

 

Keith

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What they both said :ditto: !

I just caught up with this. What a superb kit, what a superb build of it too..

 

My third car was an Escort Mk. I. It felt so very modern, so quiet, great gearchange, really nice car. Reg LAL 896K. Obviously not a rally one, but very fond memories, rekindled by this build.

 

:goodjob: 

TonyT

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