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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. Milliput. It's available in your neck of the woods: https://www.hobbytools.com.au/putties-fillers-or-epoxy-for-modelling/
  2. I'm doing half-days at work at the moment so there's more time for modelling. Here's this afternoon's progress: The cockpit bits... Tamiya tape, painted with Tamiya buff, harness, the head armour is made from a piece of a milk bottle. (It doesn't look so sickly-green in real life). Wings on... (I suspect it had metal ailerons, I'll check my (limited) references.) Elevators... I did the droop by scoring along the hinge-line with a scalpel. The other one has since been done and they've been glued to the fuselage. The Airfix left off the rudder actuator but it's easily done with a piece of stretched sprue (although this piece appears to be a little thick)... There may be more done this evening. Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote.
  3. I forgot got to say 'thank you' John, apologies for that. Thanks Ced, they won't be seen again so are fit for purpose. Thanks Tony. In my opinion, the Airfix Spitfire I is the best MkI in 1/72 (although there's not a lot of competition), the panel lines are a little deep and some of the detail is simplified but it looks right and is cheap. Unless Eduard release one, it's the only game in town. Hello Rob, I've not seen you around these parts for a while and hope you're well. How's your Spitfire epic going?
  4. There's no shame in having lots of Spitfires in the stash. No shame at all.
  5. Completed the painting of the interior. If you're interested (but I'm going to tell you anyway), it's Sovereign Hobbies Interior Green for the grey-green bits, Humbrol 11 (over a basecoat of Humbrol 33) for the silver bits (my preferred aluminium paint, Humbrol Metalcote 27002, is out-of-stock everywhere (according to the bloke in my LMS, who'd spoken to a rep, it's because the labelling needs changing). I also like Tamiya's acrylic aluminium but couldn't be bothered to find the jar i have)). It then had a wash of children's black poster paint and a dry-brush with Humbrol 165. The fuselage halves have since been glued together and have had some filler to eliminate the inevitable Spitfire seams. I also painted the wheelwells, using Sovereign Hobbies Sky Type S. They'll get a wash and a dry-brush when properly dry. That's all today. Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote, if you haven't already.
  6. Thanks Jason. I'm bound to do the five with the most votes. Thank you. I like that one to. Thank you.
  7. I like the Fulmar too and have always had a hankering for the Special Hobby kit, a desire thst I can fulfil by following your build.
  8. As threatened a bit of modelling has been done today, between eating some Vietnamese dumplings and Momo (Nepalese dumplings). The later were washed down with some Stella so further work is now out of the question. Anyway, the bits that needed to be painted yellow have been painted yellow, the bits that needed to be painted grey-green have been painted grey-green (although my pot of Sovereign Hobbies Interior Green is way past it's best (and I can't go in the loft to find another pot because my wife is sleeping off Momo)) and, the bits that need painting black before a coat of aluminium have been painted black. Until the next up-date, here's something for you to listen to (thanks to Troy Smith for the CD): Thanks for looking (and don't forget to vote).
  9. You can't leave us hanging like this. Was the bacon smoked or unsmoked, streaky or back? (I'm less interested in the cat litter, unless it's one that stops the smell of what the cat does in it.)
  10. You're welcome Ced, both to the nose and the pot (I've got plenty more) but I'd like the kitchen towel back. 😁
  11. I did and, for the record, it was a vegetarian thali from Leiston Tandoori.
  12. Ced, I've just posted the Tollerton nose bits. They should be with you in a couple of days. (Apologies, if they smell a little of curry but the only suitable container I could find was from a take away we had the other day. It has been through the dishwasher but may still have traces of whatever was in it.)
  13. You can't leave us hanging like that... what kind of milk?