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      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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  1. Thanks Martin. I hope that the beach scene met your expectations.
  2. Thanks Cliff. These kits were considered state of the art when they first appeared. I built their F3F-1 as part of a Grumman aircraft phase I was going through. It was a lovely kit and on the strength of that build I bought this one as soon as it was released. It's also quite a step up in scale for me, these days I normally I build 1/144, so this will seem positively gigantic to my usual fayre.
  3. Nice choice Ray and coming along nicely.
  4. That's a very nice build Steve, well done fella.
  5. I know that this has been a lot of hard work and you may be disappointed with the decals, but that is a fantastic looking model. Perhaps if you leave it for a week or two and then take another look, you may feel like trying to improve the lettering. Maybe you could try going over it with a suitable graphics pen or see if you can source some dry-rub lettering. Anyway whatever you decide to do it is still a lovely result and one you should be very proud of.
  6. This Skyraider A-1J will be my second build. After a quick glance at the contents, the kit looks as though it could make up into a nice model but I think that I will have to look around for some replacement decals.
  7. My initial thoughts of a build for this had been to do something like a DC-6 or DC-7 but having had a rummage through the stash I have found a couple of kits that are suitable subjects. This Accurate Miniatures boxing is my first offering and is an original boxing.
  8. A lovely build Michelle, I think that you have captured the subject really well.
  9. Any of those would be a good choice and the Spit makes up into a nice model. I made one a few years ago, OOB apart from some etch belts, and remember it being a fairly straightforward build. I look forward to watching your build. Apologies for the thread drift, let's get this splendid Buccaneer finished first.
  10. That's looking great Michelle. Not far off being finished now I would think, what's next?
  11. It sounds like my attempt in the training school. We went around the different sections performing tasks that would eventually produce tools for us to use on the job. I remember being on the fitting section filing a block of steel that, after visits to the other sections, become a scribing block. This block was destined to be the base, I managed to get one side flat but could I get it square? Errr No! Two weeks of filing and scraping without success. I carried that block around the different sections in my toolbox until I came to the milling section where one of our first tasks was to machine the same block to shape and size. We had a large milling section at Chadderton and I remember those machines going in, IIRC there was four of them that produced the wing spars, further down the line there were other machines which machined stringers.
  12. That's a cracking job JB. It's been great fun watching this come together, and nice work on filling and blending the side door,
  13. EUREKA! I've found it. All I have to do now is remember what I was looking for. Thanks matey, glad that you like. One thing that I wish I had done on this build that you may want to try, would be to replace the pipes over the top of the firebox with some wire. I did run a scriber between the double pipes on the right side which has improved that, but the single one down the left and where they run across the top could do with some added relief. I may see if I can improve that, but it might be a bit late in the day. I hope the home renovations are going well and that you get some time off for good behaviour over the summer. Thanks for that Mike, your info was very useful and has helped to confirm my findings that the handrail does appear to be pinched in where it sits behind the deflector. I spent some time yesterday trawling through suitable online images and I finally decided that the handrail knobs along the boiler to the smoke box were the same size. I feel that the pinched in appearance is caused by the step between the boiler and the smoke box. On the final fit, I found that the long handrail knob actually pushed the handrail out, I think that the short version would have brought it in too much, but - in the words of Goldilocks - the medium one was just right. I completed the final fit of the handrails last night and you can see the results in the photos below and will be able to judge if I have made the right conclusion. Thanks again for taking the time to search through for that. Thanks a lot Steve, it's a shame that a fair amount of it will end up with paint on it. Perhaps one day I should try and tackle one of the older locomotives with all the gleaming brass work. Here are a few photos that show the final handrail fit and mods to the pipes that I have mentioned above.
  14. @Col. No need to apologise Col, your absence is quite understandable. I felt pretty much the same way earlier this year after losing both of my in-laws within eight weeks of each other. Please accept my condolences and I hope that you feel like getting back to a model just as soon as you are ready.
  15. Just catching up and admiring the incredible detail work.