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Hello all.

This is my first post, apart from my introduction. Unfortunately I am unable to post pictures. As I don’t know how too. My modelling career is a bit of a disaster. Having tried 1/72 armour, model railways (no space and never completed, 1/35 armour and during lock down 1/16 RC tanks. I finally found my forte. My first is a Tamiya leopard 1, with the twin clutches, This I built in the 1990’s and was dragged down from the loft where it had languished for 20+years, and refurbished. Next was a Heng Long T72 bought new and repainted with rattle cans into East German winter camouflage. This is in line for upgrades. Then I acquired a Heng Long Abrams’. This was upgraded with metal tracks with rubber pads, metal wheels with bearings, metal idlers, and sprockets, faster motors, 360 turret, and cannon flash and smoke, with lots of hand crafted parts and stowage. 4th Is a Challenger 2, again from Heng Long, with all of the above upgrades, but with cannon recoil. This represents an actual Challenger as used in operation Telic. And my final model is a Tiger 1. This is the most complex build as it uses an amalgamation of a Tamiya chassis picked up very cheep by my good lady and a Hobby Boss top half. Parts from the Tamiya are being used to correct some of the inaccuracies of the HB model. Control will be with a Heng Long 6.0 system. However it may receive the 7.1 system earmarked for the T72, as this will give me servo recoil and gun elevation. It is funny comparing the models. The tiger is a big tank but about 2/3 the size of the the Challenger and Abrams, and about a quarter of the weight of these two. These have been built over a three year period, as stress relief from building a 1:1 house, 300 miles from where we were living. If someone could tell me how to upload pictures directly from a iPhone then I will happily post some. 

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I hope you will be able to see the pictures of my RC Tiger 1. I am unable to detail the full build with photos due to never having used a photo hosting site until now. 
I am not sure how to do it yet from Amazon. 
The model started as a damaged Tamiya Tiger, with no radio, missing and damaged parts, but it was cheap from a car boot sale, and a Hobby Boss model. A lot of bits were removed from the Tamiya, and it had a recoil, and elevation system. The build involved combining the HB upper hull and turret, with the Tamiya lower hull, elevation, and recoil unit. This was all connected to Heng Long radio gear. It is still not finished yet.https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/lKVWDejR4TVR9Y8357NZ9fagxE30EkmqBpFE8waYdEB

https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos/share/rQ7Qmxd2aqYto5QnrTFcNTRsn6KwCBS9Y8KGTAeBsYy

Regards Ian

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Hi Ian,

 

:welcome: to the forums firstly :yes: Those photos have posted as links, but we can still see your Tigers, just with an extra click.  You probably need to look up how to share your Prime Photos on Amazon, and you want to be looking for something that gives you a URL, which is the technical name for a web address.  You'd get something like this:

 

https://www.britmodeller.com/reviews/staff/mike/seaking/instruments1.jpg

 

and if you copy and paste your link into the posting window here, then press enter or space after it, it'll miraculously pop up as a photo, just like this one:

 

instruments1.jpg

 

which is the same pics as in the example above :)

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OK, here's what you do.

 

  1. Go to the pic you want to share, and click on it to make it larger
  2. right-click on your pic and choose Copy Image Link, although your words may vary slightly if you're using another browser, but the meaning should be the same.
  3. Go to your posting window on the forum, right-click where you want to post it and choose Paste (you can also press CTRL+V if you're feeling technical)
  4. Your photo should pop up within a few seconds
  5. Enjoy your sense of achievement

 

Hope it works for you, and I'm wondering whether the links are durable, as some photo hosting companies links don't last AKA non-permanent.  I guess we'll see :shrug:

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53 minutes ago, Mike said:

Testing another technique:

 

APH_jd4ZNImmQdwmr2o1vnEluZEz4p6K-liVVeTV

 

That worked :)

Err, not entirely… can’t see it here on my phone, just a grey box with a neat blue “?” In the middle. Maybe it works if the image is already in your browser cache?

best,

M.

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1 hour ago, cmatthewbacon said:

Err, not entirely… can’t see it here on my phone, just a grey box with a neat blue “?” In the middle. Maybe it works if the image is already in your browser cache?

best,

M.

Hmmm.... that calls into question the permanence of the link, as I mentioned in my original instruction:

 

1 hour ago, Mike said:

and I'm wondering whether the links are durable, as some photo hosting companies links don't last AKA non-permanent.  I guess we'll see :shrug:

 

We saw.  No good :(

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Sign yourself up with Imgur, and I'll give you an idiots guide to posting photos (meaning if I can, anyone can). The site will also resize your photos for you if you want, which is handy for posting on here as they need to be less than a certain size.......which I can't remember!

 

John.

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32 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

I use 640 x 480 on my imgur

I usually post at 1024 x 800, or if it’s shallow enough, 1280 x 800. Anything over 800 high seems to slide off the bottom of the page (unless you hit F11 for full screen), even at 1080p. There’s not enough of us using 4K screens to warrant going any larger yet. Let those posh mobs squint at our tiny pictures! :lol: 

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12 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

I use 640 x 480 on my imgur

I just had a quick look on Imgur, and the size that I use is 800x600, suitable for a 15" screen, although my screen is 17".

But I as thinking more about the maximum size that the site would accept.

 

John.

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11 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

the size that I use is 800x600, suitable for a 15" screen, although my screen is 17".

I'd crank them up to 1024 x 800 if I were you, if you have the space on your account (I don't know how they work).  We'll be able to see all the nooks and crannies better.  Oh wait, it's not that sort of site :blush:

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