As you noticed there is now also the Lifetime level added. As most of you members are lifetime not much will change. To give you access I need to make some adaptions in the older posts, if this is completed your VIP account will change into Life time.
I am now working on the repair of the links in premium 2016 and soon will start with the older VIP section. The first VIP section is now for Life time only. You cannot access yet, that doesn’t matter because the links are not activated. I hope to complete this task in January.
The complete Sinal collection is now in the Cloud, easy to download in batches ( zips). Available to all lifetime members. Current members can now upgrade to lifetime for only the additional fee, € 350,- minus the contribution you already payed.
Important changes in 2018:
My primary file server was getting full. In order to create more space for new posts I will transfer all download files to the cloud. This means that the earlier years will only be available to members. Further my site is now more exclusive for members only. Public previews will be smaller and mainly vissible to Basic ( free!) members, lateron this year there will be a stop on new members till further notice.
And, not forget to mention the new hardware I use since 2017.
– membership to back-up blog
– membership to the cloud with complete seperate back up and many other stuff
– Easy and fast all the sets in your possession
– Due to limited space ( 1TB ) on the main server, the earlier years wil be available only via the cloud
– In the cloud soon also will be added all video material from 1989 to 2006
– Acces to all files, also the earlier ons from 2006-2011
But lets not forget who made possible that Sinal stayed over 10 years online!
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You certainly know those pictures of boymodels that can be found all over the internet. Those boys are perfect from top to toe and even the most talented painter could not produce anything better by relying merely on his fantasy. For a moment, you stare at those boys almost in disbelief. But somehow, very rapidly, you’re growing tired of them. What is the reason? I think it’s their perfection combined with their posing. This makes them lose their personality and individuality while giving the impression of something artificial.
Now compare this with the boys you see in reality, in your city, at the beaches, at the pools, at sports events. Most of these boys will never make it to the model agencies, still, you never grow tired of looking at them, even if you are among the lucky ones that get the opportunity to spend some time with them. To my mind, this is because they are in their natural surroundings and there is no professional photographer who tells them how to move or behave. They are simply themselves, and this produces personality, individuality, and a kind of beauty that can never be matched by the super-perfect models.
And this is exactly where Sinal comes in. „His“ boys are these real ones and for some undefinable reason, you may call it magic, his pictures produce exactly this sense of personal, individual beauty, just as if you had been there personally, when the picture was taken.
No free lunch
Unfortunately, this beauty is not gonna come for free and, even worse, you’re not gonna get it anywhere else – and not in such virtually uncountable amounts. But this is absolutely fair. Hopefully Sinal can cover his costs, and if he makes a profit on it, then it’s even better. Why shouldn’t artists be rewarded for producing something great? Very often this isn’t the case because the internet has enhanced a mentality of simply reaping the fruits of other people’s work.
What do you get?
Most of the boys are in the 10 – 20 years bracket with the majority being from 12 to 16 (this is a preliminary impression, so don’t sue me if there are deviations). There are five or more pictures of many of the boys, taken in short intervals. For every file there is a preview displaying the highlights, which helps with the decision on what to download. Unfortunately, some of the previews and even some files are currently not available. This has technical reasons: There has been a change of servers recently and not everything has been re-uploaded yet. (All of Sinal’s pictures are already available for lifetime members via a cloud. More on the different types of membership below.) Further features which I have not really checked yet, are a video section and a section with pictures from outside contributors. There also used to be a forum which is, according to Sinal, currently out of order for safety reasons. By the way, Sinal himself is very helpful when a problem occurs.
Types of membership
You can find the most important facts on the website. What I haven’t quite figured out yet is the difference between Regular and Premium as far as the content is concerned. It doesn’t seem to be a difference of quality, maybe it is one of age with Regular focussing more on 14+ and Premium more on 14-. But I am not really sure on this.
Initially, I chose a four month Premium membership which was automatically extended to eight months by Sinal (without charging me more) probably due to the technical problems related with the change of servers. But I quickly changed to Lifetime membership and this is the one I think is most recommendable for three reasons. First, you have immediate access to all of Sinal’s pics via a cloud and don’t have to wait for the transfer to the new server to be completed. Second, even provided this tranfer is completed soon, not even eight months will be enough for there is so much material on the site, and you may not want to spend your complete freetime on Sinal’s website, even though it is really great. And finally, the contract with your internet provider may include a download limit, as is the case with me (9 GB per month). This is a relevant consideration because most files are between 0.5 and 1.5 GB and there seem to be hundreds of files.
To sum up
If you are into the boys of real life and their natural beauty, then this is really the place to be, with lifetime membership being probably the best option. Whereas, if you are exclusively into modelkids and/or modelteens other sites may serve your interests better – but then you may never learn what real beauty means.
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