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    • Mike

      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.
Lee Chambers

1/48 Meng Messerschmitt Me410A-1

Hi guys, I'm not usually an aircraft builder however I decided to incorporate a diorama into this build and have a go at adding an electric motor to one of the engines, also this is my first attempt at modelling a grass base. I wanted a patchy and worn looking effect where a lot of work seems to have been carried out under the plane and the grass has suffered for it. I hope you like the results.



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As I said in the Aircraft RFI, this really is superb and deserves to be in the Diorama, so thanks for sharing it here as well!

The photos taken outside are particularly fantastic.. the natural light making everything look very realistic.

That grass is pretty good as well for a first time attempt. I do wonder if you can get away with 'static grass' at that scale? You could get away with a few tufts of the stuff at least. 


I hope you don't mind me mentioning one negative, which I'm SURE you are aware of... and that's the bad mould line across the pilot's helmet and running down his neck and arms? (You could just delete that next to last photo and I wouldn't have noticed!

I'm guessing you had intended to have the canopy closed so you weren't worried about it, then you changed your mind and opened it. I mention this because I can't see any other such oversights, and it seems very inconsistent with the rest of your work.






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Thanks Badder,i did intend to have the cockpit open,but the Meng kit had no crew,so this guy was robbed from a Tamiya Mossie kit,not the best quality figure,actually the seam isn't that noticeable in reality,the daylight was very low and it was more obvious with the light angle hitting it,guess i should have sanded it back a bit more,camera leaves no hiding place for sloppy finishing LOL !

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That looks superb Lee. Fantastic models and scene. Nice use of the motor too. Very well done. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kind regards,


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Excellent all round. :thumbsup:



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