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Dave Ambrose

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  • Location Poway, CA
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  1. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic e model cars webby   

    Hardly anyone ever used it, so it got shut down, and we let the domain expire. It was then renewed by some entity who thinks they can get big bucks for it by selling it back to us. 
  2. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Moderators - Who are they?   

    I'm also the site administrator. I keep the underlying software and servers working properly. 
  3. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Photobucket   

    Going forward, please just upload the photos to this site. We have unlimited disk space from our hosting company, and they will never go away unless we do. You can also go back and edit your older posts with new pictures. 
  4. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Plan To Repair Harry's Threads   

    I'm looking into the possibility of downloading Harry's pictures from Photobucket and hosting them here. The, ahem, people at Photobucket aren't making that easy. I hope they understand that when I see that company on their resume, it's going straight into the trash. 
  5. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Photobucket Problems   

    We're looking at doing that. If we can download the pictures from the links, we can probably write a program to update Harry's posts. Unfortunately the P'tak at Photobucket haven't made it easy. 
  6. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Photobucket Problems   

    You should be able to go back and edit them. 
  7. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Photobucket   

    Just upload your photos to this site. I removed the storage quotas. Our hosting company doesn't have them, and we don't need them either. That didn't used to be the case, but we have a much better hosting company now. If you run into problems uploading pictures, please let me know. 
  8. Dave Ambrose added a topic in General   

    Photobucket Problems
    Photobucket has, without prior announcement, stopped serving picture links from "3rd party" web sites. That means that a lot of our embedded pictures will not show up. My feelings about this run afoul of our bad word filter, but I do hope that the fleas of a thousand camels settle in their beards.
    Photobucket pictures will display if you right click the link and select "Display in new tab." This doesn't help the funky display on the article itself, but will at least let you see a picture in an old post. 
    Going forward, I recommend that you just embed the picture(s) directly in the post. You can drag the file into the paperclip region at the bottom of the post editor, or click choose files in the same region. 
    We have unlimited storage on our server, and I removed all storage quotas. Please let me know if you have any problems.
    This is an incredible pain, but if you used Photobucket links in old posts, please go back, edit the post, and embed the pictures. 
    Dave Ambrose
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  9. Dave Ambrose added a comment on a calendar event MOSSCON 2017   

    More information at http://www.ipmsmoss.com/
  10. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Editing posts is now disabled?   

    OK. it should be reenabled. Someone please let me know one way or the other.
    I do apologize. I altered a different setting and don't understand how that one got turned off too. 
  11. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Editing posts is now disabled?   

    Thanks for the heads up. The edit function totally needs to be there. I'll get that fixed ASAP. 
  12. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Jimmy Flintstone 32 Bonneville Car   

    You need to remove the mold release agent from the body. If you don't remove it completely, you get all kinds of paint drama. I was told to use Westley's Bleche White tire sidewall cleaner. It definitely does the job. I soak it overnight in the stuff, and I haven't had a paint job on a resin model go south due to adhesion problem. 
    I see that you can't get that any more. <huff>
    I'll have to let others make some suggestions, but it needs to be powerful enough to clean the oil off the resin, but not dissolve the resin itself. My gut feel is that a 50-50 mixture of denatured alcohol, and Windex will probably remove the mold release without affecting the resin. 
    I've been using epoxy to glue things, mostly because I have a lot of it on hand. 
  13. Dave Ambrose added a calendar event in Model Car Shows/Events   

    San Diego Model Expo and Swap Meet


    he 2016 San Diego Model Expo is hosted by IPMS San Diego and the San Diego Model Car Club in cooperation with the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
    It will take place on Saturday, June 3 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field:
    335 Kenney St, El Cajon, CA 92020
    Annex Website
    The Model Expo will have both a model swap meet and a model contest.
    General admission to is $3.
    Please note – contest admission is separate from general admission. If entering the contest, paying the general admission fee of $3 is required in addition to the model contest entry fees.
    Contest admission is $10 for 3 entries for adults, plus $2 for each additional entry.
    Contest admission is $5 for 3 entries for Juniors (age 17 and under), plus $2 for each additional entry.
    The contest will be judged based on IPMS National rules, including the no sweeps rule, and no previous San Diego Model Expo, IPMS National, or Region 8 winners.
    There will also be room for display-only models – Bring anything that you’d like to show but do not want to enter in the model contest. The model contest fees do not apply to display-only models.
    We have a new category for the contest – Gundam, Gunpla and mecha models has been added! 
    Contest Categories
    Juniors, 17 & Under: all scales/categories (non-automotive)Aircraft: 1/72 & smaller-PropAircraft: 1/72 & smaller-JetAircraft: 1/73 to 1/33 – PropAircraft: 1/73 to 1/33 – JetAircraft: 1/32 & larger – PropAircraft: 1/32 & larger – JetHelicopters: all scales & typesMilitary Vehicles: Armor – 1/72 & smaller, all typesMilitary Vehicles: Armor – 1/48, all typesMilitary Vehicles: Armor – 1/47 & larger – Fully trackedMilitary Vehicles: Armor – 1/47 & larger – Wheeled, semi-trackedMilitary Vehicles: Softskin – 1/47 & larger, all typesDioramas: small compositionDioramas: large compositionShips: 1/451 & smallerShips: 1/450 & largerShips: SubmarineShips: SailingFigures: 53 MM & smallerFigures: 54 MM & largerFigures: Sci-Fi & FantasySci-Fi & Real Space Vehicles: all scales & typesGundam, Gunpla, and MechaHypothetical: all scales & typesMiscellaneous: all scales & typesOut-of-the-Box: all scales & typesAutomotive: JuniorsAutomotive: Production/ReplicaAutomotive: Hot Rods, Street Rods and Street MachinesAutomotive: CustomAutomotive: Competition – Non-Drag RacingAutomotive: Competition – DragstersAutomotive: LargeAutomotive: Low RidersAutomotive: MotorcyclesAutomotive: Out-of-the-BoxSpecial Awards
    Best AircraftBest ShipBest MilitaryBest FigureBest DioramaBest Space, Sci-Fi & FantasyBest Irish SubjectBest 1:72nd Scale AircraftBest Hypothetical Model – Craig Burke Memorial AwardBest Automotive – Fred Fimbres Memorial AwardBest Tamiya ModelBest Theme: 100 Years of BoeingBest Theme: Orphan CarsJudges Grand Prize – Best of ShowFLYER AND FORMS ARE BELOW
    Model Expo Flyer
    Model Entry Form
    Contest Registration Form
    Display-Only Model Form
  14. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Is it just me, or has the site slowed down again?   

    The 404 error is one of the problems that's supposed to be fixed by this next update. Hopefully, that will be the case, and we won't be frustrated by it any more. It happens to me as well, so I know you aren't hallucinating. 
  15. Dave Ambrose added a post in a topic Dedicated Harry forum category?   

    I was thinking along these lines too. It will probably be along the lines of a pinned topic. Harvesting is pictures from photo bucket is a good idea too. I'll have to figure out how to do that. Any other programmers out there that can deal with MySQL?