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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.
Gimme Shelter

Imperial Star Destroyer - Randy Cooper resin 42" 1/1500 scale

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Straight edges and hull geometry are key for this to work

















Edited by Silverstone 2

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Been off the site for a while and just realised that i need to find another place to host images!

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On ‎15‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 9:47 AM, Silverstone 2 said:

The Hull and it's integral geometry when built are extremely strong.


The shape and structure is very tough and not too much extra support is required.


Although some additional vertical support is required later before the superstructure buildings at the rear are mounted, this will prevent any sagging of the main hull where there is no support. Also the front section needs a rib too.






As do the buildings need a few roof beams, due to sagging and warping of the relatively thin resin here.






Once completed and all wrapped up, the ISD is strong as you'd ever need it to be. Trust me i've accidentally banged into almost every door frame in the house and it doesn't even care.


The vertical braces ensure the superstructure can lay flat on the main hull without any gaps, just the way you need it to be!







Hi Phil - your Photobucket account has fallen foul to the new 3rd party charge policy - no pictures which is a shame as I really could have done with access to your data base a few weeks back

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so Photobucket have picked on me now - here's a test using Flckr





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a few photos showing the TIE Fighter launch chute within the internal hangar chamber - primed and ready for fine detailing






tidying up the trenches and adding a lot of Evergreen to blend the side strips to the uneven body plates









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16 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Looking very impressive sir, some fantastic modelling skills in wood, resin and plastic, hats of to you.

thanks very much R,P & Chips


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