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First Build Since 2012-Finished!
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:38:29 am »
It sure feels good to be back at the workbench.  First build in six years is a quick real world build.  I wanted a nice easy kit to work with to ease myself back in so I went with the lovely Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D. 

As always, it starts with the office...

« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 12:48:29 pm by AeroplaneDriver »
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 09:39:49 am »
OK, can someone help me with the pic posting?  It's been a while.

I cant use photo bucket anymore obviously so moved to google pictures.  I take the link from google and copy it between the [img] brackets.  What am I doing wrong?
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 09:56:31 am »
Must be something to do with the way Google links the pics.

If I view the URL of the pic directly it works OK, but I see the whole Google page, not just the pic.
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 10:15:40 am »
Can anyone recommend a good pic hosting site to use these days?
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 10:21:13 am »
I've always used ImageShack, it costs if you post a lot of pics, but it's not very much. Specially compared to those PB rob-dogs!
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 10:42:45 am »
OK, another try with Imageshack.  Thanks!




After the pic was taken I added some individual instrument face decals from the Pro Modeler WW2 US Navy sheet. 

Model is almost done and should be ready for a reveal this afternoon.  Gluing on the fiddly bits at the moment.
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 12:02:35 pm »
Beauty job, and welcome back! Another good image hosting site is, believe it or not, facebook. Or Goggle+. Doesn't work for all sites, but does for this one and ARC. Hyperscale it doesn't. I post my pictures there, then just right click, 'copy link address', then post them here.
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 12:42:34 pm »
Welcome back - nice to see you!  :thumbsup:

After the Photobucket debaclé I've started using Flickr. The organization of the site is a little odd but once you get used to it it works well.
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Re: First Build Since 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 12:47:45 pm »
Thanks Rat!  Good to be back!  I'll check out the other photo options. 

For now here she is all done.  Excuse the poor pics, just a couple from my phone on a kitchen counter.  I'll get back into the groove of taking good pics in good time. 

I'm pretty happy for a five day build after no modeling for six years.  The weathering may be a little overdone, but I like how it looks on the shelf.  Now to decide what to do next...12 days off and a rainy week forecast could be a dangerous combination!! 



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Re: First Build Since 2012-Finished!
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 01:59:12 pm »
Weathering looks fine to me: lots of aircraft got very 'unglamorous' very quickly in real-life service conditions.

Good looking build!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: First Build Since 2012-Finished!
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2018, 02:09:15 pm »
Looks fine to me!  :thumbsup:
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Re: First Build Since 2012-Finished!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 01:09:36 am »
Looks good to me  :thumbsup:
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Re: First Build Since 2012-Finished!
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 01:31:40 am »
Can't believe I haven't commented! :o

Looks brilliant, to me! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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