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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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  1. Mooning pilot figures in Airfix kits? A
  2. Hey Mike and the BM crew, Loving the new look, Anil
  3. My 10 cents worth: The last thing I built was an all yellow P-51 and here is what I did . Simple white primer (Alcald) and misted coats of Mr Color thinned with Mr Levelling thinners, waiting 15 minutes between each coat. The Mr Color dries to a super glossy finish for decalling. Also it will probably kill you unless you have a serious extractor and a VOC face mask, but Mike will say nice things at your funeral. A
  4. Apologies if this has been posted before but as a feat of scratchbuilding/determination/stupidity, it is truly worthy. Anyone thinking of a beach holiday in Cambodia this summer should take also note. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39945650 A
  5. Hi Justin No I didn't build it as I had to give up my modelling for a little while due to health issues. The trick if you're going to do it, is get some Tamiya TS 50 as shown and decant it. The decals are unusual but if you follow the instructions re the extremely hot water they work surprisingly well as I found. They are a bit thicker than silkscreen but seemed to settle down into panel lines nicely and the carrier film disappeared after final coating with Alclad Aqua gloss. Have fun! Anil
  6. Thanks for the kind words folks, I'm some way away from restarting modelling but I had also forgotten about this one and am inspired again! A
  7. Thank you all for the kind words (except for Mike, and I honestly expected much more abuse so got off lightly!). Its good to be back and its got me thinking about my 400 kit stash, boxes of modelling equipment etc. I'm thinking of a much simpler easier and clutter free way to model. I look at my boxes of tools etc and ask how much will I actually use? Its time for the old 80/20 rule methinks. Nearly dying does stuff like that to ya, today I went for walk in a field of bluebells. Dont ask me why, it seemed like a good idea and amazingly enough it was inspiring. I'd like to get that from making the odd nice model and not getting carried away building stashes etc., just simple pleasure, for my now simplified brain. The girlfriend business was actually quite liberating, its strange how one can absolutely love someone but actually dislike virtually everything about them! That said it was hoot and I'm glad I fell in love at ;least once in my life, and not to a guitar or an airplane either! I'm travelling up to Modelkraft this weekend so may bump into some of you in the flesh. A
  8. Yours for a full functioning kidney. A
  9. Thanks D, the lamps are Ikea Issue though they are now white and bulbs are these: 20w for the workstation & 55w for the booth. A
  10. Some of you may have noticed that I have been absent since last July, I know I have. Well folks I’m back, having lost several stone but still in alive. Had a nasty health scare that laid me out for nearly nine months with puzzled white suited men and women prodding me and scanning me. Without boring you all, while it seems that the human brain is a funny thing, mine apparently was a whole stand-up comedy night. Still I’m back and regaining co-ordination. And to help this I’ve decided to start modelling again, hence new man cave. I’m also newly single as significant other wasn’t too keen on an ageing 40-something with health issues and preferred a younger model. Seems notions like loyalty and fidelity are rather quaint anachronisms in this day and age of third wave feminism. Fear not, Azureglo has his trusty Telecaster in one hand and his H&S Infinity in the other and will sally forth, undeterred, mangling both styrene and the songs of Muddy Waters with equal ineptitude. And seeing as I've moved yet again, I've christened a new man cave and am slowly beginning to fill it with clutter. Note to Mike, I put in a guitar as I know that makes you happy. Found this, my last build and may get completed if I can find the rest of it. Peace out, A
  11. I think FF are long extinct but these are available for the Fujimi kit. For some reason the Brengun site describes them as an "extinguisher cart" but having got a set cheap from a BM'er I can vouch for the quality. A
  12. What corrections do you intend to do? It has a very good outline shape and a surprisingly good un-cuffed prop*, I used it as basis for my Bob Hoover Cavalier. BTW You have will some serious fun trying paint the uc if its all glued in and don't forget your wing half gaps, The canopy will either drive you crazy or be a thing of joy depending on how you approach it. My therapist suggested the hasegawa cure ...in the meantime keep up the good work and its not late to do the South American camo version, how cool would that look amongst all the cookie cutter NMF Mustangs? A * I bought a pile for just the props and will shortly be rehoming the donors
  13. That's no mere "guy" that there is the legendary Paul Budzik. A
  14. Looking good Matt, I'm moving again so all current modelling activity will be perving others builds like yours! It is a recent tooling, 2012 according to Scalemates. A
  15. A fine build of a fine plane: I recently built a site that celebrated some of its finest pilots in probably one of the bravest actions of the last war. Suffice it say I have a few in the stash to be getting on with. I'll be following yours with interest A