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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.
Rafhart

PE Bending Tool - How do you like it ?

I like it a lot :)  My old Mission Models one got a bit out of true after I dropped it, so I'm idly looking out for a new one.

 

1 hour ago, Rafhart said:

Hi I am a model

 

I'm not making fun, as I realise you are from Poland, and English is probably not your first language.  :)  If you say "I am a modeller", less people will laugh and think you pose for the camera or walk up and down a catwalk at a fashion show ;)

 

Your English is a MILLION times better than my Polish, which is non-existent :blush:

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I haven't got a clue what PE is (the only PE i know is the torture i had to do at school) but that looks a great job...

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PE = photo etch

Looks good. I have a similar one but only use it for more difficult bending jobs. Usually I use a PE bending plier from Tamiya which is less acurate but more quickly to handle :-)

René

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I second what Rene has to say, I have a similar  bending tool also........I can hold n fold parts as often as I like, but its not often............may use it once or twice per year, they can be purchased in various sizes, ranging from 2 inch ................right through to 8 inch if memory serves me well........currently building a kit that has 7 sheets of PE, so, had to blow a lot of dust off it...............very expensive, when first purchased but worth it if you have a lot of kits where PE is involved

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Posted (edited)

So sorry, i am a modeler,  the colors can be?

:think: PE parts

 

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I have a great request, do you know any store in the UK that would be interested in such bends, because I wrote to several and I have no answer, probably because I am a model and not a modeler;) or vice versa;)

 

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:lol: I would seriously consider looking at a couple of the Vendors that have forums on britmodeller.  There are a few that specialise in tools etc., so have a look down the list :)

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Anodizing went so well, unless it was dark enough to allow long work.

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That looks great.

The price has always put me off buying one, so if you can sell them for something more reasonable, I'd be interested.

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Looks to be a great tool, that could fulfill a need on my workbench. Like the previous poster it would be a price driven purchase for me.

 

Peter

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Thank you, looking for a distributor who would be interested, some model shop or something.

 

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It's a shame that you can't sell them yourself online. If you cut out the middle-man, you could sell them for less and the lower price would interest more people. Myself included.

I fully agree with @Blackfordhibby, my potential purchase would also be price driven – too expensive and I'll manage with what I have.

 

Anyway, good luck, it looks like you have put a lot of effort into producing not only a useful tool, but an attractive looking tool, so I hope it is successful.

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Thank you, I got some of them and I would have liked to have a deal with a modeling shop. I hope to get along well, thank you very much.

 

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Rafhart 

Best of luck in your enterprise, nothing ventured nothing gained. As I said earlier if the price is right you'll sell a shed load.

 

Regards,

Peter

 

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Good evening Rafhart

 

The video certainly makes things look a lot easier. Unlike the faffing about that I do with two woodruff keys and a pair of pliers. I hope that you find a UK stockist in the near future. We can then see if the price fits the budget.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

 

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