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Build blog for Heller's HMS Victory
timmyp
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:37 AM GMT+7
I think this is the last image I tried to paste here, before PB went haywire:

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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 02:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Thanks for your post! Not much to show on Victory at this time - seems like I just can't settle myself long enough to work on her. But I do see light at the end of the tunnel!

So far as the image hosting site, I decided on the cubeupload.com site, as currently, it's free (thought they do ask for donations), and it wasn't encumbered with a lot of do's and don'ts on their Terms of Service (which is a very short document). They have a nice FAQ and blog page, should you have any questions.

I know the feeling of ending a tour in one place, and moving on to the next. Did it 3 or 4 times when I was employed by the army. Where is your next tour at?

write when you can.

Tim

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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:51 PM GMT+7
Hi Tim!

Yes, I was one of those having a look but not commenting - waiting for you to settle the pic hosting issues, and since I'm not at all familiar with the one you choose I had nothing meaningful to contribute.

Glad you got things settled, and I'm looking forward to some impressions of your HMS Victory, how she's looking these days!!

Talking about real life issues, well, all too familiar with that. That'S why I've been pretty quiet over the last weeks (and some more to come), new job (or 'tour') in a different place with moving and all of that, as is custom for military folks every few years or so...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
OK, I got it figgered out how to get the image itself pasted into the blog, instead of just the link. Woo-hoo!!
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
Removed by original poster on 09/18/17 - 10:44:40 (GMT).
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 05:42 AM GMT+7
Well, it looks like there's been a few views since my last post, but no comments. I just noticed that, from my workplace, the link, in the previous post, that starts with "u.xxxxx" takes me to the image, but the link on top gives me some kind of security warning page. I don't recall if I've tried these links from home, so I'm not sure if both of them will work from home.

So news about the ship: haven't done anything with it in a week or more, and I'm still sanding and repainting the mast parts for the fore & main. I think I'm getting close to being done! I haven't done anything to get the airbrushing started on the lower parts of those two masts - I've had to deal with some parts of my car that are rusting off, so my attention has been pointed towards that. (Plus, my lawn sprinkler system has sprung a leak, so there's another minor irritation). I've also gone back to working on the "p" blocks - finishing putting a groove down the middle, as well as finishing the painting of them.

So thanks to everyone for stopping by and taking a look.
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
Test of cubeupload hosting site.

http://cubeupload.com/im/timmyp/USSConstitution.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/timmyp/USSConstitution.jpg

Hmmm. Not exactly what I was hoping for (was hoping the image would be pasted here into the blog), but it's a start.
Removed by original poster on 09/06/17 - 11:31:48 (GMT).
timmyp
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 05:16 AM GMT+7
Hello all,

Well, in my search for an alternate to PB, I found this web page that lists some alternatives:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/02/photobucket-alternatives-for-third-party/

In it, one of the alternates listed is flickr, to which I have an account. But I'm not sure of what they mean about the external site linking back to flickr, so that details of the photo can be seen. Maybe I can experiment this weekend.

Over in the "building a wooden ship" blog, a user suggested using Kitmaker's photo storage area to host photos. For me, however, it won't allow me to upload any more photos (and I think I've only uploaded about 10 or so photos, each one being about 384 kb in size).

So if any one has any experience with any of the alternative sites listed in that link, please share your results & evaluations with us!

I'm going to ask the editorial staff about this whole situation, and see if they have any ideas/comments.

And now, on a totally different topic, did anybody (besides me!) watch Ohio State beat up on Indiana? They did the same thing last year - let the opposition roll in the first half, then come back in the 3rd quarter and plaster the competition. If it's their strategy, it's a bit scary - I'm used to the Woody Hayes' way, which was to run the score up in the first half, struggle through the third quarter, and then coast in the 4th quarter. Go Bucks!!
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
Hiya Grant,

Thanks for posting those links. For me, though, it doesn't solve the basic problem: finding a photo server that allows me to hotlink to/from MWS. I can still get to my original photos on PB in my account; it's just linking them to another website is the problem.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:40 PM GMT+7
The following info was posted on Hyperscale:

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Some direct links to get extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers to delete the PB ransom demand and restore the original image:

Firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

This is a painless exercise, it simply adds an extension to the browser and doesn't alter anything in your account or computer registry. Thanks to rubenandres77 on the RevellAtions forum for the heads up to this fix.
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My thanks to Mark J. Davies on Hyperscale.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
I didn't see that Timothy, thanks for pointing that out. Looks Like I'll have to look for another site.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 04:50 AM GMT+7
Hi John,

Thanks for the tip. I just looked through their website, and under their ToS, in the "stuff not to do" area, it specifically mentions not using imgur to host photos that hotlinked to a 3rd party - under threat of banishment from imgur, and banishment of the hotlinked site. Besides, it looks like anything that is uploaded is just randomly on their webpage; at least with PB, I get to organize stuff into libraries.

I'm thinking of just getting a website from godaddy, and try to use that as a photo server. I guess this whole endeavor is going to take some more research!!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 10:24 AM GMT+7
Timothy, try Imgur, I like it very much, it's simple to use, and no annoying ads like PB.
timmyp
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 06:14 AM GMT+7
Well, not much to report. I checked what Photobucket is moaning and groaning about, and for me to continue to use them as a host for pictures, they want 500 bucks a year (or was it 400?) to continue hosting. As much as I like taking the pics and posting them, it ain't worth that kind of money.

I've taken to painting the upper parts of the foremast and mainmast; since these are cylindrical in shape, it should be quite easy to paint (by brush) and sand smooth. For the lower fore and mainmast, I went out and got Testor's airbrush kit ($22 retail price, but the store had a 50% off coupon, so I think I got a good bargain at 11 dollars.) The kit comes with a can of compressed air, so I just have to add the paint. I realized also, that, as soon as I finish painting the masts, I should be done painting with the yellow paint ( ), so that will be some sure progress!!

I've also taken to reading parts of Longridge's book. He writes about building the masts in segments, much like Heller's instructions allude to. In building each mast in segments, it makes sense to do this, as installing some of the lower stays and yardarm collars will be a lot easier without having to fight around any previously installed rigging.

As always, thanks for reading!
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Jan. I'm going to check what kind of price Photobucket wants, and do some comparison shopping.

Not much going on with the ship's construction. I found some "aged concrete" paint, and am trying to dry-brush the hammocks with it. Definitely a work in progress!
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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim,

I'm using imageshack, they had a free offer that I used for some years and than decided to pay for their service, its about a 60/year if I'm not mistaken, but I think they still offer free service. Works fine for me.

(btw Uschi is correct spelling, Uschi van der Rosten he calls himself, German modeler, makes good stuff)

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 02:11 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Grant. I'll take a look-see at their site.

On another note, (and this is addressed to all), are there any free websites out there where I can put my photos, so I can link from that site to here? Photobucket is telling me that I'm in violation of their ToS, inasmuch that they don't allow what they call "3rd party hosting" (if they don't allow it, why do they have links to explain the process??!!??). Anyway, anyone know of any websites that can free hosting? I see at the bottom of this entry page, there is an "upload photo(s)" link, but does that just copy the photo into the blog post? Or maybe I should just try a copy & paste to my posts? Any suggestions?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:17 AM GMT+7
Their selection was always adequate for me. While you are there, check out their Uschi (sp?) rigging thread. Great stuff that behaves like EZ Line but in much finer sizes.
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Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:38 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Grant. I'm guessing their website is www.freetimehobbies.com? And how would you rate their selection?
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 12:47 PM GMT+7
Tim -

If you are going to use mail order, I have had very good dealing with Freetime Hobbies.

FWIW
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Calamities of calamities! My favorite hobby shop has gone out of business. Guess I'll be spending my money on Amazon for future supplies.

In other news, I see that Testor's makes a small airbrush system - the initial kit costs about 22 bucks. Maybe Michael's will have a 50% off coupon I can use.
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:14 PM GMT+7
Can anyone recommend a fairly inexpensive airbrush system? Today, I had the bright idea of spray painting the rest of the masts, instead of painting them by brush. It looks like Testor's doesn't make their Insignia Yellow paint in a spray can, so I might have to pony up the bucks and get some airbrush equipment. Otherwise, it'll be the 22nd century before I get this danged thing finished.
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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 03:23 PM GMT+7
(grousegrousegrousegrousePHOTOBUCKETgrousegrousegrouse)

Well, I was hoping to upload a photo of my latest mistakes, but Photobucket appears to be enjoying the holiday weekend.

My mistakes? Well, I glued the first set of deadeyes on the port side inside out, and I found that the ratline was not long enough to around the upper deadeye. So the ratline problem was an easy fix; I decided to keep deadeyes installed incorrectly, because the cement was in that stage of not yet hardened, but still "gluey" enough to keep the plastic soft, and I figured if I pulled the deadeyes out, I'd just have a bigger mess on my hands. Not that it matters, of the deadeyes I've installed, they all look like crap. One problem I'm finding on the lower ratlines is that the thickness of the thread doesn't fit neatly around the deadeye; it sometimes slips off the deadeye, and the ratline shroud actually gets caught in the roving of the deadeyes. So for the last couple of deadeyes, I'm cutting off the flange that goes around the upper deadeye, so that there is a wider surface for the ratline shroud to attach to. Getting the painting on the lower foremast done; paint, dry, sand smooth, repeat.

I'll post that pic as soon as I can. (And maybe even some more!)

Update 4 July: So here's the picture:


Update 13 Jul: So, the above pic is NOT of my ship, but Photobucket is wanting me to upgrade my account so that I am able to do third party hosting. I haven't seen what kind of offer they're making.