MrObsessive

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  1. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Here ya go Bill..............lessee---
    https://imageshack.com/i/p5ZcJkiT.jpg

    Nope, no dice.............
  2. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    The picture I see is of the1/32 Toyota S800 in red. I did see the garbled URL you described-------I had that also the first time I tried Tom's method. I found that you have to right click and get the direct URL image location to get the pic to show. Using Fotki's (and perhaps PB's too) supplied URL's on the page don't seem to work.
    Here's a pic from PB using the method I did for the other pics..............
    1971 Pontiac Trans Am/P9014040.jpg~original
    Hmmm-----didn't work that time...........let's try again..........

    Ok, with PB, you have to get the URL from the original pic.
    I tried to get the URL from the standalone larger pic, but it didn't have the JPG suffix at the end. This might be PB's way of reducing their bandwidth costs by not having to link a full scale pic as opposed to the smaller one since my account is "free".
  3. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Polar Lights 64 GTO   

    In '64 I was just starting to notice cars (three years old at the time that was new), I can remember seeing lots and lots of tailfins on the streets as '50's early '60's stuff would have been what was mostly around back then. Model cars would be about 14 years away for me as far as having any big interest.
    As far as accuracy, I have to give it to AMT as having the most accurate '64 GTO body, with Monogram coming in second. As nice as the Polar Lights GTO may be, it never looked right to me, and it mostly centers around its roofline in relation to the rest of the body. The slight "bow" in the body doesn't help either, but in the end it's all subjective as some may not see what I see wrong in the Polar Lights car.
  4. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    That pic looks fine to me from where I sit Bill............;)
  5. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    That T-Bird is a long time dream of mine! I built this back in 2000, at a time when I was wondering why there were NEVER any good glue kits of the '55. We had Monogram's '56 (and now another one from RC2), AMT's '57 which has been reissued forever, but no good 1/24-25 '55's.
    That car is basically Monogram's '56 backdated into a '55. Took about 6-9 months to build it.
    Let's try another one for good measure.....................

    One good thing about doing it this way I must say...............you don't take up as much room trying to squeeze pics in and typing in something about it. The text box does expand when you post a pic, but from the looks of things, the pic doesn't have the distortion as the other ones. I'll check on my phone later, but it looks very good viewing this on my PC.
  6. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Trying again.............

     
    Hey that worked! And it don't have that squashed look either! What I did was typed in what Tom mentioned, then right clicked on the pic to get the URL properties (image location).
    Pasted it here, ended it with the IMG code, and BINGO! Got a pic!
    This is an instance though where it would be really, really nice to have a PREVIEW button!
  7. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Ok, I'm raising the white flag! I've tried every which way from Sunday to get this to work as intended. I'll just stick to copying and pasting for the time being till the new version comes along, hopefully bug free.
    One annoyance doing that way is the pics don't show up well on my iPhone. They look terribly distorted and well, "squashed".
  8. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Hmmm........Lessee..........
    http://images14.fotki.com/v219/photos/2/250280/1134588/PA127608-vi.
    OK, that works as far as it goes............but most don't want to click to see pics (at least I don't). They should show up here without much trouble.
  9. MrObsessive added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Carl your link works...........to get the pic to show on the board, I right clicked on your pic, copied it, and pasted it here.

  10. MrObsessive added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Steve, that looks to be a killer project! I love the sleek "wingless jet" look of those '61 Buicks!
    As Carl mentioned........I tried to use the direct image code on my end, and it wasn't working. I've gone to right clicking on the pic, hit copy image, and then paste it in your text box. The pic should show up like this one from my Photobucket album.............

    That's what'll have to work for me for the time being..........at least till some of the other bugs can be worked out.
  11. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Alright, let's see if this works....................

    Looks like I still have to "right click" and copy the image........then I can paste it here. I'm going to stay with that method for me as it's the least crazy making.
    I still get the endless "swirly ball" if I try to insert the URL into the "Insert Image From URL".................
  12. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Kevin, the squashed view went away after I adjusted my screen resolution a bit. Lately as the 'ol eyes get older, I have to "blow things up" so I can see them. The 'Vette appeared squashed too at first. but once I backed off on the resolution, it looked normal as I originally uploaded it.
    Here's a pic from Photobucket...............

    No I didn't build this! This is a Danbury Mint I once had but sold a few years ago.
    Seems to work with them also!
  13. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Tom, I just right clicked on the pic, hit "copy image", then pasted it here in the text box. It showed up right away, and seems to be a bit distorted on my end.
    Let's try another...............

    OK.........this one's looking fine from my end. Might have been the way the first pic was originally loaded. Anyway, that seems to be the way to go to get pics to show here from Fotki. I have a Photobucket account, and I'll see how that method works here shortly.
  14. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Restored AMX 's   

    Gene, LOVE those AMX's! Save for the white stripe, your yellow '69 looks EXACTLY like the one I owned years ago! Practically the exact shade of yellow too!
     
  15. MrObsessive added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    The pic appears "squashed" from my view.........I copied the image from Fotki, and pasted in the reply box. That's one way to get pics to show from there------just appears distorted too much for me.
    .......................And now the blue color I like to use has been scrubbed for the moment it seems.