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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. Just like to say thanks for making the rest of us look total pants! Inspirational work!!
  2. Have to say that having had correspondence with Miniart and in particular Alina over spare parts issues, the customer service is second to none.
  3. looks good, will investigate. thanks
  4. Looking for a bit of guidance and tips on how best to mark of a nose cone requiring a different colour paint, particularly as in my Tornado, when the paint change doesn't follow panel lines! I tried using a rubber washer which when I finally managed to get it properly in place was OK, but didn't give the hard edge wanted. Tried to cut a circular hole in a piece of plasticard which was better, but again didn't get a hard enough edge as the nose isn't properly circular. Next was masking off the soft edge a bit to tidy up, but even with curve tape was far from satisfactory as ended up with a couple of kinks to the line edge. Pointers / hint gratefully received!
  5. Super, love the flash of green on the grey, looks impressive!
  6. very nice, hope the rescribing nightmare with mine will soon be over!
  7. Thanks all. I know the X20a is strong stuff, at least where decals ore concerned, but always found it does a better/quicker job the microsol, and it's so much harder to spill than the microsol lol sure I use more cleaning my mat than for decals. Had hoped the clear coats would have protected to paint, but having had a good look again, think it's definitely the paint that has gone. Those decals sacrificed to the sander, repainted and the no walk lines will have to be masked and painted, probably the better option in any case!!
  8. Cheers, already tried the coat of clear, unfortunately without success - back to the paint shop!
  9. Tamiya's decals on their Vb kit. Spot of bother what oh! Have started decalling my Vb, and as i usually do, used a spot of X20a as the setter. Being clumsy, think this time I've over done it and ended up with 'scorch marks'. Just wondering if anyone knows possible come backs from here other than repainting? Its AK paint, couple of coats of the 'new' floor care clear stuff, decal and X20a. As can be seen only in places, the whole wing decals were treated the same? Any ideas appreciated.
  10. Just roaming the web researching my next project and came across this website that I hadn't encountered before. Looked pretty useful to me! http://spitfiresite.com/
  11. Thank you my friend. How stupid of me! I have two sets of this next door in my stash and never thought to look at Eduards instructions! here is my ugly baby
  12. I'm doing the Revell /Zvezda 1/72 Mi-24V in the grey/grey/green scheme. Thanks to Revells usual unassistance when it comes to colours, can any of the experts advise reasonable main stream colours for this, rather than me just guessing. I'm not fanatical, so a ball park idea would do. I typically use Tamiya or Vallejo acrylics. many thanks.
  13. Nice kit with a bit of work. Mine is sat stalled on the shelf, one wing folded (Airways), must give it a kick off again.
  14. Fab work! giving the engines a few weeks hoping the price will fall a little on offer somewhere!
  15. Just used a bit this morning, well thinned down, colour is nice, but pretty gritty. Don't think I shall be using them further. They are also quite expensive compared to what you can get Mig / Ammo washes for, and as the Sgt. would say, much more than mixing up your own from oils. Talking of which, our local Hobbycraft had a good lot of Rowney artists oils on clearance yesterday, 32 a tube, so snaffled a further few colours.