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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. Thank you much Guys. Some more pics. This kit availed me to win a master gold prize at the Italeri event in Bologna. (being awarded by the commander of 6th Squadron of Ghedi, flying on tornado planes, is not a daily business...)
  2. Some pictures of the finished tiny beast
  3. The very last effect is some oil leaks from the engine. Given the need for subtlety, a filter & wash, black tone, was used.
  4. The last "shape enhance" actions are made with cold ageing filter, subtle touches into some recesses and wing joints
  5. The thickened light grey mix is spread and feathered over gun bulges, radiator edges and so on to add shape. And thin touches of the samre paint to subtlely simulate scratches.
  6. The light grey mix instead, is used to mark some detail edges, thus adding to shape.
  7. Hi Guys, thanks @ Ian : find all here www.true-earth.com Now some weathering. Again with SDW shading colors. A light grey mix, and sand. They are left to get thicker into a jar, for a better feathering on small areas. At first sand color is applied and feathered with a brush on tyres edges and wheel covers.
  8. Brush, a water-wet cosmetic sponge and metaliner Simply take some product directly from the bottle, draw lines into the recessed panel lines, and remove the excess with the wet sponge. That's all.
  9. Now the whole receives a thin coat of crystal lock clear varnish as a base for the paneling job.
  10. Thanks Ian Now I wanted to scale down and revive a bit the whole paintjob. Done with an subtle overall airbrushing with tone up filter.
  11. I think that aircraft models need subtlety, and still more for this scale. That's why I prefer to go on with filters.Targets: shape enhance and add depht to colors.At first some LIGHT & FADING 2, from the range filter & wash, was gently airbrushed in the center of downside panels. To keep a coherent and uniform ensemble, it was airbrushed on upper sides too, but just subtlely along panel joints and details A bit more on landing gear, also to desaturate the rubber tyres. A little note : maybe you need to increase monitor lighting, as these are there subtle effects.
  12. Hi Jean, thanks ! Speckles finally made thinning a mix of od and olive green thinned ab. 50% in ethanol. Just a test to try out different methods for this kind of paints into a thin airbrushing. An alternative I'm also testing is the use of unthinned paint at ab. 25-29 psi. Well, I'm not the king of airbrush, but I can say myself satisfied up 'till now
  13. Although there are no specifical colors for aircrafts into the SDW range, they can be easily obtained by mixing. Yellow, ochre and naples for the nose. Blue, neutral grey and white for the underside. Khaki and raw siena for the upperside. A little color-test was made with thinned down paint before actually painting the whole upperside. Then the painting is completed with SDW shading colors thinned with a bit water and a touch of their gloss additive.
  14. Well, we finally have a great culture on messerschmitt slats It seems I'm working in a reverted manner, since I've painted the interiors in a proper color, washed them with a brown-reddish filter, then more details added... Canopy will be left open, just fitted to be hand painted ( i do not like masking) in the interior color. RLM 02 obtaned by a mix of russian green and a somewhat pale dirty grey.
  15. Thank you Marko, the caption said recon camera, and I toook it for good. No other detail found on my books. Never stop learning...