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Hi, Everyone!

For those of you accessing Google+ through a web browser, you should be getting the following warning starting today:

"After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you'd like to receive similar notifications in the future, you can update the notification settings for your individual Google products."

You can update your notifications settings for Google+ with these two methods...

On Your Computer:

1. On your computer, open Google+.
2. Click Menu and then Settings.
3. Scroll down to "Notifications."
4. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

In the Google+ App:

1. On your mobile device, open the Google+ app.
2. Go to Menu and then Settings.
3. Select the Google+ account whose notifications you want to update.
4. Tap Notifications.
5. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

Google is also reminding everyone that Google+ notifications are available to all Google+ users, and Google+ is available to consumer users until April 2 2019.

In the comments section below, I've included a link to Google's "Manage Your Notifications" article support page.

Make those notifications setting changes, if you need to.

Stay tuned...
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Hi, Everyone!

For those of you accessing Google+ through a web browser, you should be getting the following warning starting today:

"After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you'd like to receive similar notifications in the future, you can update the notification settings for your individual Google products."

You can update your notifications settings for Google+ with these two methods...

On Your Computer:

1. On your computer, open Google+.
2. Click Menu and then Settings.
3. Scroll down to "Notifications."
4. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

In the Google+ App:

1. On your mobile device, open the Google+ app.
2. Go to Menu and then Settings.
3. Select the Google+ account whose notifications you want to update.
4. Tap Notifications.
5. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

Google is also reminding everyone that Google+ notifications are available to all Google+ users, and Google+ is available to consumer users until April 2 2019.

In the comments section below, I've included a link to Google's "Manage Your Notifications" article support page.

Make those notifications setting changes, if you need to.

Stay tuned...
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Hi, Everyone!

Today, Google announced their updated timeline for the Google+ shutdown. Here are the main points:

- As early as February 4th, you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities, or events.

- The Google+ feature for website comments will be removed by Blogger by February 4th and other sites by March 7th. All Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting April 2nd.

- Google+ sign-in buttons will stop working in the coming weeks, but in some cases will be replaced by a Google sign-in button.

- Google+ Community owners and moderators who are downloading data from their Community will gain additional data for download starting early March 2019. That includes author, body, and photos for every community post in a public community.

- On April 2nd, all Google+ accounts and pages will be shut down and Google will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in users' Album Archive and Google+ pages will also be deleted. Photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

Google's official support press release and FAQ are in links below in the comments section, so check that out.

Please see my previous post regarding how to backup your data using Google Takeout. In the comments section below, I've also included a link to Google+ Exporter which is a 3rd-party option of getting your Google+ data. This service promises to export your info into a well-documented structure, and it's free up to 3,000 Google+ posts.

Again, if you haven't done so already, please start backing up your data. Don't procrastinate!

Stay tuned...
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Hi, Everyone!

Today, Google announced their updated timeline for the Google+ shutdown. Here are the main points:

- As early as February 4th, you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities, or events.

- The Google+ feature for website comments will be removed by Blogger by February 4th and other sites by March 7th. All Google+ comments on all sites will be deleted starting April 2nd.

- Google+ sign-in buttons will stop working in the coming weeks, but in some cases will be replaced by a Google sign-in button.

- Google+ Community owners and moderators who are downloading data from their Community will gain additional data for download starting early March 2019. That includes author, body, and photos for every community post in a public community.

- On April 2nd, all Google+ accounts and pages will be shut down and Google will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in users' Album Archive and Google+ pages will also be deleted. Photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.

Google's official support press release and FAQ are in links below in the comments section, so check that out.

Please see my previous post regarding how to backup your data using Google Takeout. In the comments section below, I've also included a link to Google+ Exporter which is a 3rd-party option of getting your Google+ data. This service promises to export your info into a well-documented structure, and it's free up to 3,000 Google+ posts.

Again, if you haven't done so already, please start backing up your data. Don't procrastinate!

Stay tuned...
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Hi, Everyone!

As I posted about previously, all of Google+ APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrations will permanently close down on March 7, 2019 but the process will start on Monday, January 28, 2019. The API and integration closure will cease the function of +1 and share buttons along with web page and mobile app integrations. Complete closure of the consumer version of Google+ is still currently scheduled for April 2019.

Google has yet to give users formal instructions on how to export their Google+ data, but technology news and media network The Verge has posted a good article on how everyone can do it using Google Takeout. Google Takeout allows users of Google services to export their data to downloadable archive files.

Once signed in to Google Takeout, what should you download?

There are several services that you want to select if you're interested in your Google+ data:

- Google+ +1s on websites
It's only available in HTML.

- Google+ Circles
Your contacts. Choose between vCard, JSON, CSV, and HTML formats.

- Google+ Communities
You can download it in either JSON or HTML format, or you can choose to download all of your communities or only selected ones.

- Google+ Stream
All of your Google+ posts. You can download the entire thing, or you can choose a specific type of data: ActivityLog, Collections, Events, Photos, or Posts. Available formats are JSON or HTML (except for the Photos, of course).

- Profile
It's only available in JSON format.

Google is also going to shut down the consumer version of its messaging platform Google Hangouts in 2020. Hangouts will eventually be replaced by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. So while, you are using Takeout to backup your Google+ data, it may be a good idea to start exporting your classic Hangouts data as well:

- Hangouts
Your messages. It's only available in JSON format.

- Hangouts on Air
If you've done any Hangouts Q-and-As, this is where they are. It's only available in CSV format.

Go to The Verge article link in the comments section below for more complete information and instructions.

With the Google+ APIs and integrations shutdown starting this coming Monday, there really is no reason to procrastinate on backing up your data. Do it soon, please.

Stay tuned...
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Hi, Everyone!

Back in the mid-1990s, AMT / ERTL commissioned two posters made to be included as bonus items in various Star Trek model kits that were released at the time. The posters were cutaway illustrations drawn by Bruce Morser. One poster was of the Enterprise-A with an image of Captain Kirk and the other poster was of the Enterprise-D with an image of Captain Picard. Both are not considered canon, but are well done nonetheless.

I had previously scanned the Enterprise-D poster. I have now scanned the Enterprise-A poster.

The 1200 dpi scanned image comes out to 26494 x 15147 pixels at 22.074 inches x 12.62 inches.

Now I want to share with anyone who might be interested. Just go to the SFMA forum post link in the comments section below. From there, send me a private message and I'll get you the link to the image file.

Enjoy!

:)
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Hi, Everyone!

As I posted about previously, all of Google+ APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrations will permanently close down on March 7, 2019 but the process will start on Monday, January 28, 2019. The API and integration closure will cease the function of +1 and share buttons along with web page and mobile app integrations. Complete closure of the consumer version of Google+ is still currently scheduled for April 2019.

Google has yet to give users formal instructions on how to export their Google+ data, but technology news and media network The Verge has posted a good article on how everyone can do it using Google Takeout. Google Takeout allows users of Google services to export their data to downloadable archive files.

Once signed in to Google Takeout, what should you download?

There are several services that you want to select if you're interested in your Google+ data:

- Google+ +1s on websites
It's only available in HTML.

- Google+ Circles
Your contacts. Choose between vCard, JSON, CSV, and HTML formats.

- Google+ Communities
You can download it in either JSON or HTML format, or you can choose to download all of your communities or only selected ones.

- Google+ Stream
All of your Google+ posts. You can download the entire thing, or you can choose a specific type of data: ActivityLog, Collections, Events, Photos, or Posts. Available formats are JSON or HTML (except for the Photos, of course).

- Profile
It's only available in JSON format.

Google is also going to shut down the consumer version of its messaging platform Google Hangouts in 2020. Hangouts will eventually be replaced by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. So while, you are using Takeout to backup your Google+ data, it may be a good idea to start exporting your classic Hangouts data as well:

- Hangouts
Your messages. It's only available in JSON format.

- Hangouts on Air
If you've done any Hangouts Q-and-As, this is where they are. It's only available in CSV format.

Go to The Verge article link in the comments section below for more complete information and instructions.

With the Google+ APIs and integrations shutdown starting this coming Monday, there really is no reason to procrastinate on backing up your data. Do it soon, please.

Stay tuned...
Photo

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Hi, Everyone!

Back in the mid-1990s, AMT / ERTL commissioned two posters made to be included as bonus items in various Star Trek model kits that were released at the time. The posters were cutaway illustrations drawn by Bruce Morser. One poster was of the Enterprise-A with an image of Captain Kirk and the other poster was of the Enterprise-D with an image of Captain Picard. Both are not considered canon, but are well done nonetheless.

I had previously scanned the Enterprise-D poster. I have now scanned the Enterprise-A poster.

The 1200 dpi scanned image comes out to 26494 x 15147 pixels at 22.074 inches x 12.62 inches.

Now I want to share with anyone who might be interested. Just go to the SFMA forum post link in the comments section below. From there, send me a private message and I'll get you the link to the image file.

Enjoy!

:)
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Hi, Everyone!

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Revell Germany will be re-releasing classic Revell / Monogram kits to commemorate the historic event!

Apollo 11 Columbia & Eagle (kit number 03700):
- First released by Revell in 1967
- 1:96 scale
- 60 parts
- About 180 mm (7.08661 inches) in height
- Build the command module, service module, and the "Eagle" lunar module
- Gold foil included
- Includes display stand and base plate with moon structure
- Three phases of the lunar landing operation can be simulated: landing on the moon, return from the moon, and return to Earth
- Available starting in late-March 2019
- 17.99 Euro (currently about $21.00 U.S.D.)

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle (kit number 03701):
- First released by Revell in 1968
- 1:48 scale
- 75 parts
- About 141 mm (5.55118 inches) in height
- Lunar Module Eagle consists of the ascent module (upper stage) and the landing stage
- Structured ascent module
- Control nozzles and antennas
- Landing gear
- Gangway and ladder
- Decals for the Lunar Module
- Includes adhesive and base paints
- Available starting in late-March 2019
- 49.99 Euro (currently about $57.00 U.S.D.)

Apollo 11 Astronaut on the Moon (kit number 03702):
- First released by Revell in 1970
- Scale: 1:8 scale
- 24 parts
- About 258 mm (10.1575 inches) in height
- Detailed replica of the space suit
- Tinted helmet visor
- Kitbags
- Astronaut camera replica
- Lower landing gear section of the lunar module
- Structured lunar surface platform
- True to original decals
- Includes adhesive and base paints
- Available starting in late-March 2019
- 29.99 Euro (currently about $35.00 U.S.D.)

Apollo 11 Spacecraft with Interior (kit number 03703):
- First released by Monogram / Mattel in 1970
- Scale: 1:32 scale
- 83 parts
- About 324 mm (12.7559 inches) in length / 223 mm (8.77953 inches) in height
- Command capsule with detailed interior
- 3 astronaut figures
- Detailed seats
- Clear part outer section for a glimpse into the cockpit
- Docking ring with coupling mechanism
- Service module with clear part outer section
- Chamber segment with oxygen tanks and hydrogen tanks
- Antenna holder with reflectors
- 4 control nozzle consoles
- Includes display stand
- Includes adhesive and base paints
- Available starting in late-March 2019
- 49.99 Euro (currently about $57.00 U.S.D.)

Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket (kit number 03704):
- First released by Revell in 1969
- 1:96 scale
- 183 parts
- About 1140 mm (44.88189 inches) in height
- Launch platform with supports
- Power stage with 5 detailed thrusters
- Printed tubular parts made of thin polystyrene strips
- Engine cowling
- 2nd rocket stage with 5 thrusters
- Intermediate ring with fire protection wall
- 3rd rocket stage with thrust nozzle and helium ball containers
- Detailed Lunar Module
- 1 astronaut
- Separate upper stage of the Lunar Module
- Lunar Module protective cover with transparent part
- Service module with thrust nozzle and control nozzles
- Command capsule with interior and astronaut figure
- Life-rocket at the top
- Includes moon display plate for the various operational phases of the Apollo mission
- Available starting in late-March 2019
- 99.99 Euro (currently about $114.00 U.S.D.)

Check out the attached album for classic box top artwork that will be used again this time around!

Stay tuned...

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Hi, Everyone!

For 2019, Bandai will be hosting another Star Wars plastic model series photo contest! The previous one had 1500 entries, and Bandai hopes that this time around proves to be just as popular. Here is some information:

- Contest dates are from March 8, 2019 (12AM Japan time) to March 17, 2019 (11:59PM Japan time)
- Post your build entry photo on Twitter with the hashtags #STARWARS #BANDAISPIRITS_MODELKIT
- One photo per post, but you can post as many entries as you want
- When posting, please include the name of the Bandai kit that is used
- Pictures with figures or models not from Bandai's line of Star Wars model kits may be subject to disqualification from judging
- Prizes (TBA) will be given out to chosen winners
- A special "Star Destroyer Prize" will be given out for winning photos that use the small Bandai Vehicle Model 001 Star Destroyer kit
- Judges will be announced soon

So get your Bandai Star Wars kits ready, hone those picture taking skills, get your creative juices flowing, build, and then post away!

Stay tuned...

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