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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  2. My pet hate? Crabbing on wheels (marching troops)
  3. Here's a souvenir from Dunoon, bought just over 12 months ago: 1. Dunoon mug in summer Dunoon mug in summer by Alex1N, on Flickr 2. Dunoon mug in winter Dunoon mug in winter by Alex1N, on Flickr We also got a nice Dunoon shopping bag and some calendars :).
  4. Of course you can scratchbuild cheaper! It's only a question of whether you want to or not and whether you can get the scale you want. I want 1/43rd scale, so I have to scratchbuild. So far it's cost me half a sheet of 10 thou styrene. The rest was given to me as offcuts. As to quality, well somebody had to scratchbuild the master of the kit, so that's not in question. But I do, as an ex-producer of resin model kits, albeit cars and motorbikes, I appreciate how the costs mount up, not to mention the frustrations with suppliers, etc. Martin
  5. Got the Captured japanese boxing, the plastic is (not surprisingly) the same as the CW-19 shown here: http://www.72news.eu/2017/06/kora-models-curtiss-wright-cw-19a.html Two canopies to cover the CW-22 and CW-22B versions, and resin pars. I'd say it was like a Special Hobby kit of 10 years ago (and the instructions have an email)
  6. about the metal guru
  7. I used to be properly afraid of adults when I was a youngster. Now, kids make rude demands like older people were put on earth to serve their needs. Good and proper child beating within secretive families results in respectful children. Having them raised in hive-like daycare centers where no hitting is allowed seems to turn them into demanding little tyrants. More research is needed!
  8. Infini Model's latest release has been fairly well publicised on social media recently, but today it is ready. We've had quite a number of enquiries about this to so try to ensure people can get one ASAP we've decided to hold a "pre-order" for the sets: https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/infini-detail-up-set/products/im-535010r1-infini-model-dkm-graf-zeppelin-detail-up-set For those looking to improve on specific areas without the expense or work scope of the full detail up set, Infini Model have decided to supply sub-sets as follows: Graf Zeppelin aircraft set https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/dkm-graf-zeppelin/products/imp-35024r1-infini-model-1-350-graf-zeppelin-carrier-base-aircraft-set 20mm Flak Vierling c/35 (38) Set https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/dkm-graf-zeppelin/products/imp-35023r1-infini-model-dkm-20mm-flak-vierling-c-35-set Graf Zeppelin Turned Brass Barrels Set https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/dkm-graf-zeppelin/products/imp-35022r1-infini-model-dkm-graf-zeppelin-metal-barrels-set Graf Zeppelin Brass Mast Set https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/dkm-graf-zeppelin/products/ims-35001-infini-model-1-350-graf-zeppelin-brass-mast-set Graf Zeppelin Wooden Deck Set https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/infini-deck/products/imw-35006r1-infini-model-graf-zepplin
  9. Thanks Ed, I had no idea. I better keep those sets I have in my stash. Russ, my apologies for misleading post. Cheers Jure
  10. Today I relinked all pics in this thread to my Flickr account because of Photobucket stopping third party links or whatever they call it. Of course all pics in the Gallery are lost now but I had posted newer pictures here anyway: So ... on to the next old thread with broken links. I cannot stop thanking Photobucket for their clever ideas... René
  11. 'Thanks chaddy - luckily JB910 is 'an early' and doesn't have the window or the bumpy bit. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! ' Unfortunately Ced the very fact that it is an 'early one' means that it does have the blister underneath. Apart from the fact I have an eyewitness account I also have the 'proof'.....
  12. TallyHo went out of business some years ago - an interesting case history. You may be lucky finding a secondhand one. Mark1 do 1/144 letters but maybe not right size. Their range is growing though. http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/decals/mark-i-decals-1144 Vintage Letraset or a guy with an Alps may be easiest.
  13. Got a boxed Frog English Electric P1 that must date from the late 50s, not sure if it classifies as truly being in the stash or just being kept for posterity though.....
  14. Tally Ho Decals? https://www.scalemates.com/kits/191420-tally-ho-cz-72-018-raf-code-letters-24-and-30 I think Fantasy Printshop, Model Decals and others also produced 24 inch letters in 1/72. Cheers Jure
  15. My complete inability to arrange my life stopped me getting involved in this GB much as I'd have liked too. I'm wondering if it's time for a GB for projects arranged for a GB that never got started I'll have several entries! Possibly a 6 month 'Arc Build' to avoid adding to the lists rather than reducing them. Some lovely work on show as always people and PB notwithstanding some great references for the future. Well Done to you all.
  16. Hi Mario Nice one aim with Wez & Brian go for the Nat-met finish looks the best. There is one thing that I should point out A/C 514 which is the one on the decal sheet was never 4-BB or has been in its life it was 4-BL at the time 07-12-1966 to 02-09-1968 which is very easy to do just make the last B into a L care full cutting should get it done, this is a lot better than changing the a/c ser number on the tail to 463 which was 4-BB at the time or the other a/c that carried BB they are 463 558 586 556 588 they all have been BB at some time in Nat-met or Cam I would go for cutting the B. I had a word with Sylvain about this when I next meet him because I know he likes to get this thing right he said that Kinetic asked him to change the sheet at the last min and this slipped through he did point out one other thing that I did not see mined I was not looking at the IIIR at the time look at the sheet the a/c 307 fin markings for 33-TC they say Mirage E they should be Mirage R can be changed. On the E-seat use part E14 not D28. If you need any more help just ask we on hear will try to help. Paul
  17. Very cool indeed!
  18. whilst yodelling in Urdu
  19. Some jiggery work this evening, hacking into it with the razor saw.. And a scrap styrene bit shaped to fit the curve of the underside of the fuselage where the rear struts will join.. Which slots in like so, with the long outriggers to help with levelling it into position.. The aim being to assist with trimming off the tops of the struts, which to date have been only approximately lopped. I'm planning to keep each float, with struts, as separate subassemblies for painting. Therefore this junction where they will meet the painted fuselage needs to be well prepared. In these pictures you can just see the stubs of brass which will need to be removed, above the curve of the template.. But not tonight ..! That's my lot for the day. g'night all.
  20. Absolutely brilliant. For some reason I'm thinking of the Mars Attack movie when I look at Billy! He won't be going to any parties though, he's got no body to go with!! After you with the coat Chief Smeg.
  21. Love that! What a great conversion
  22. Decals are fine. Need a white undercoat. They re very good.
  23. Perfect and a lovely collection
  24. One of mine is asking questions. You never know if you'll get the right answer.
  25. I should be able to complete something for this subject. Possibly a 1/48th Tamiya P-47D.
  26. Great work, love that scheme
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