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Gorby last won the day on November 9 2018

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    I don't suffer from insanity, I quite enjoy it really.

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  1. Thanks for the comments @Model Mate & @Murdo I won't be allowed to post a link here, so I'll just say that Google is your friend.
  2. Yes it is very tempting but: In 1/35 it'll be eight and a half feet high and wouldn't fit into any room in my house (and it's too cold to work in the garden). In 1/48 it would be six and a quarter feet high. I'd fit it in the room but that would be pointless as Mrs Gorby would kick me out of the house. In 1/72 it would be just over four foot tall and I would fit it in the room, I may be allowed to stay in the house, but I'm not sure I could afford the repayments for the mortgage I'd need for the building materials. 'Only' two feet tall in 1/144 but…. …. I'M NOT
  3. It is a very silly tanky thing, but after having a look though Google patents, it starts to look rational in comparison to some. The most ridiculous by quite a large margin is 'Atherton's Self-Propelled Fort': https://patents.google.com/patent/GB125610A/en?q=~patent%2fUS1195680A&page=36 It was supposed to be 300 feet high – the red arrow is pointing to a human figure. You'd have to tether it to the moon to get it to move. And before you ask, I'm NOT building the bloody thing! Thanks for all the comment mates.
  4. Thanks @roginoz There is a work in progress the the beast and the dio, but not on this site and unfortunately I can't give you a link or I'll be banned from BM. Although for this WIP I actually wrote about modelling, which was a bit of a novelty for me.
  5. Thanks @burncpt @Longbow @JohnT @Tim R-T-C @keefr22 @Pete in Lincs @JeroenS @dnl42 @Homer & @swralph for your comments and everyone else for your 'likes'. Being the worlds foremost expert in one of the most useless machines ever to have been imagined ( I certainly understand it better than Jehlik ever did), I would love to bore you into a coma with all the inadequacies and downright stupidities of the design, but I wouldn't want to be accused of filling the internet. Needless to say, the roller-beast would have been more of a liability than an asset and it's own troops and particularl
  6. Jehlik's Armoured Vehicle 1916 In your, frankly disappointing universe, Jehlik's armoured vehicle didn't progress any further than the filing cabinets of the US patent office, but in mine it went on to a gloriously disastrous career. Why limit yourself to this pretty uninspiring reality when a quick browse through the other more interesting alternatives is significantly more entertaining. Anton J Jehlik was mad. Madder than the maddest mad thing ever to hop though madland, you'd have to be to have designed this: Silly isn't it. Sillier sti
  7. Thanks for that Spruecutter - I took the easy option and bought a new camera.
  8. That doesn't work, to be honest I'm not sure what it's for. As Bullbasket says, just post the URL directly into your post.
  9. Thanks for that Jeroen. I wonder if that will also include Google Blog? Theoretically it shouldn’t be a problem as reducing the photo file to a reasonable size means that there still should be room for 40,000 or 50,000 photos. I think that would last most people a hell of a long time.
  10. Some companies do it so that you can't use them as a photo host, although I'm not sure that's why Google Photo links don't last.
  11. Do you mean 'Google Photos'? Google images is their search function. If you do mean Google Photos don't for get you will have to generate a direct link for every photo using https://www.labnol.org/embed/google/photos/ or eventually the links will fail and your old post will loose there photos. I lost eight months of photo links before I realised that.
  12. Thanks Ned - that answers that question. It originally did work and now it looks like the link has broken. Looks like Amazon Photos is a no go. PS. I'll just go an check to see I'm Jeff Bezos - you never know, it might be my turn today.
  13. Have you just tried pasting the link (from left clicking and selecting 'copy image location') directly into your post? Don't use the 'Insert image from URL' button. That button is useless.
  14. Originally I said that Amazon Photos wasn't suitable for hotlinking - it was possible but there were too many steps for it to be practical. I've just had another look and they seem to have changed it. As you say, there is a 'share link' button but as you've found, it doesn't display the photo in the post - just a link to view the photo in the original location. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/wvFNgCGBQnjBugTx8l8nvzvwBg4DcGWge2uMhSrGA3J It seems to work when you just click on the photo and then left click and select 'Copy image location'. Having said t
  15. I can't remember why I came to that conclusion, although no doubt I was entirely correct (as I always am in my version of reality). I haven't been on BM much recently so I hadn't seen that you were making a mini-me Xantho first – very nice work! Perhaps you could say to the museum staff “No, I definitely said it would be in 1/144.” Then you can get back to making tracks for the tanky thing.
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