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  1. Hi Sam, I've sent you a PM about improving HPH image quality. Being a bit off topic I didn't think I should post it here Best
  2. I have this model, still in it's box. I also want to light it but I've been completely intimidated by the windows and having to cut them all out! Very nice work there @Tarabas93 !
  3. Hey Chris, Sorry for not seeing this sooner! Unfortunately I don't have an iPad to try this with... but I would expect it to work the same as it does on any mobile device... so simply clicking the "Britmodeller" share code button will automatically copy the required link to your clipboard. You should then be able to 'long-press' and paste the link wherever you like. Worth noting that you also need to have Javascript enabled on your browser Best
  4. Thanks @Gorby The lack of images on the site isn't really because many are private... it's simply because the site is new-ish and I've only mentioned and used it here on these forums. So there arent many users yet! Here are the different available accounts. FREE £0/month Upload Size Limit: 4MB Storage: 1000 images Images Expire: After 730 days (2 years) of not being viewed Max. Images Views: Unlimited Watermark: Yes Disable Auto-Resize: No Image rotation (JPG & PNG) Image Tags & Titles Supports: JPG, PNG BASIC £2.99/month Same as 'FREE' plus; Upload Size Limit: 4MB Storage: 2000 images Images Expire: Never Watermark: No Disable Auto-Resize: Yes Supports: GIF, JPG, PNG STANDARD £4.99/month Same as 'BASIC' plus; Upload Size Limit: 5MB Storage: Unlimited* Custom Text Watermark Custom Image Watermark Hidden Uploads (on this site) PREMIUM £9.99/month Same as 'STANDARD' plus; Upload Size Limit: 6MB * Subject to 'Fair Use Policy'
  5. Thanks for mentioning my site @Gorby HobbyPhotoHost is 100% free. You can upload photos from Desktop or Mobile up to 4MB per file. There are options to upgrade your account for a small subscription, but the free service is all most people would ever want/need. A subscription service just increases the maximum upload size, allows you to keep images private, remove watermarks as well as a few other things it allows you to add your own watermarks. But if all you want to do is share an image, there's no charge. Obviously, subscriptions help to fund the server, offsetting the free users. The site is new(ish), but I have nearly 20 years experience in PHP, CGI/Perl and web development and developed the whole thing by myself from scratch. While I don't have the power and resources of huge established companies you get a personal service and direct contact with the developer/owner, me and I'm always open to suggestions. Thanks! PS. There are no adverts on HobbyPhotoHost... none at all!
  6. @andmarsh thanks! much appreciated
  7. @andmarsh No worries... Though I think I actually just fixed the problem. Even if you don't intend to use my site, could you try uploading the image again just so I know it's working again?
  8. Hey @andmarsh The file size limit was only increased a week or so ago, but should have worked! I'd like to get it working for you, can you do a quick support request on https://hobbyphotohost.com/support/index.php?a=add and upload the 3.4 mb JPG image there?.. and I'll get it sorted/fixed today! Thanks
  9. This model feels like it's taken forever to build and paint, I'll be glad to see the back of it and move on to something else. Possibly the U.S.S Reliant I've had on my shelf for a few years. This one's been hard because between starting this model and today, I've lost both my mum and dad. When I look at it, it'll always be the one I was building through this difficult time Anyway, enough of the depressing background! So again, I've not taken as many photos as I would have liked to, but here are the once I have... Here, I've started masking out all the clear plastic using normal Revell masking/modelling tape cut to fit. I originally tried to use a latex mask on the larger clear areas, but I really don't get on well with it. though it worked well on the bottom engine area as it's raised off the model plastic. The first all-over spray. Not the final colour but something that I can use as the foundation. Now, I've never done it before, but I thought I try a bit of pre-shading... I did it in the evening with poor lighting, so it came out way too dark. I ended up spraying it out and not doing/using it in the end. So, in this photo I've given the model its correct colour base coat and I've started to spray some of the detail panels. With the painting done and dry I removed the masking and attached it to the power to check the lighting. It always amazes me that you don't have to be super accurate when masking the windows, they always turn out really well! I applied the decals and let them set a bit, then I brushed on a little Revell Decal Soft and let them soak for a moment before using a toothpick to push them down in to the detail lines. I then noticed that the neck of the model had started to come lose So I glued and clamped it again. I guess at some point while moving it around to paint and do the decals I might have knocked it. It's looking like it'll be fine though. With the decals on I plugged it in again... though it's not quite finished! I'm thinking of using a dark wash to bring out the detail on the body of the model. So that's next I'll post the last little bit of this build next week hopefully!
  10. HobbyPhotoHost is as easy as, 1. Upload the image/photo 2. Click one button (use the 'Direct Link' button for this forum) 3 Paste in to this forum
  11. Hi @Monkeysinister I used Humbrol #35 Varnish Gloss - 14ml Acrylic Varnish (https://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/35-varnish-gloss-12ml-acrylic-varnish.html) applied with an airbrush before applying the decals, and then again after the decals had dried. The result was okay (I'm happy with it) but it was my first model ever and others might have better advise on this subject!
  12. After a recent disaster this model has become a 'work in progress' again The mains adapter I was using for the power source had a removable/changeable end and it came off. I put it back on, plugged it in and turned it on. After a few seconds I could smell burning Turns out I'd put it on the wrong way around so the polarity was wrong. Luckily the power (9v) fed in to a small circuit board outside of the model, which in turn provided power to the other circuits inside the model. It also handled the timing for the navigation lights. So all the circuits and LEDs inside the model still work! The image shows the completely melted 555 Timer chip socket after I tried to pull out the chip. I was going to replace it but the solder tracks on the board are also a bit of a mess. I'll probably build a replacement board while doing the electronics for another model. I'm just glad the Enterprise model is still fully working! Phew
  13. Those secondary impulse engines look fantastic! Very nicely done. I briefly looked at a similar effect when doing my Enterprise NCC1701 but in the end just went with a plain red, next time I'd love to get it looking as good as yours Looks forward to seeing more of your build!
  14. Looks like you got it working with Flickr I use HobbyPhotoHost.com which is pretty easy, and has a free option. You can upload from your mobile or a desktop too.
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