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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.
Crossiant Oliver

Best Bandai Star Wars kit

I have a question: what is the best Star Wars kit by Bandai? Anything besides the Y-wing and Original Trilogy X-wing. I've built those already. Can be any model, any scale (1/72 is preferred). 

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Well, obviously the new Perfect Grade 1/72 Millenium Falcon is the best :)

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I do not build figure kits- Bandai does make some impressive ones but they are just not my thing.

 

The 1:48 X-Wing is wonderful- very well engineered and you can detach it from the base which lights/controls it and display it separately. If they made a less expensive one without the SFX I would buy it again.

 

The 1:144 Falcon is spectacular. I never thought you could get that much detail into a kit that scale and if you get some of TonyRR/308 Bits Shapeways replacement parts you can create a replica that is as perfect as you can get until you buy their newest 1:72 Falcon.

 

I the 1:72 scale you like, the Special Forces-New Order TIE is a great kit- the cockpit itself has more detail than some complete kits. It is a shame you can't see it more when the kit is finished, but you can go with the no-glass window option and add an interior light- I am also painting mine some non-standard colors to highlight some of the best parts.

 

Seriously, just about any 1:72 Bandai kit is a winner- they are wonderful kits...

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my personal favourite is the sandtrooper.  Same kit as the stormtrooper but with the minor differences plus the backpack. Or there's the A-wing as that has a death star gun tower in it.

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Thanks for all the tips. I'm thinking of the 1/144 U-wing, is that good? If not I'm getting the Tie Fighter

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5 hours ago, Crossiant Oliver said:

Thanks for all the tips. I'm thinking of the 1/144 U-wing, is that good? If not I'm getting the Tie Fighter

 

I just built the U-wing - I think it's a fantastic little kit. You can see my gallery thread here.  You get the TIE Striker and two hover tanks along with it, of course - I wish there was an option for just the U-Wing, but it is what it is.  It's got Bandai's usual excellent detail, and there are lots of possibilities for painting it in interesting ways. 

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3 hours ago, monsterpartyhat said:

 

I just built the U-wing - I think it's a fantastic little kit. You can see my gallery thread here.  You get the TIE Striker and two hover tanks along with it, of course - I wish there was an option for just the U-Wing, but it is what it is.  It's got Bandai's usual excellent detail, and there are lots of possibilities for painting it in interesting ways. 

Looks great! By the way do you know where to get the markings for a blue squadron x-wing?

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I'm going to say of the kits I've built so far the ones I've enjoyed the most are the various trooper figures.  The one I would not recommend to start with is the Y-wing, all those small pipe parts, what a nightmare to get in. Be prepared for breakages.

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3 hours ago, Crossiant Oliver said:

Looks great! By the way do you know where to get the markings for a blue squadron x-wing?

 

 Nicholas Sagan, who's mastered so many great Star Wars resin kits, sells them on eBay as seller aackbar01, for the Bandai in 1:144, 1:72, and 1:48. I have a set, even though I ended up masking and painting my tiny Blue Leader because I'm a masochist or something. Highly recommended. 

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16 hours ago, monsterpartyhat said:

 

 Nicholas Sagan, who's mastered so many great Star Wars resin kits, sells them on eBay as seller aackbar01, for the Bandai in 1:144, 1:72, and 1:48. I have a set, even though I ended up masking and painting my tiny Blue Leader because I'm a masochist or something. Highly recommended. 

 

Cool, I'm gonna make a Scarif Diorama. Only problem is that I don't know where to get induvidual 1/144 X-wings (Bandai bundles them with the 1/72 X-wing)

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Might have to look into this for another snow speeder at 1/144

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