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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. Not that I know of. If there is, I'd better stock up - it's essential for mid-stone / RLM79 mixes!
  2. Very interesting! I've got a very detailed book on the Cr714, and I wondered if that might have anything but sadly it has nothing about the 561. Good luck!
  3. My Revell canopies are fine, but as I said, they're not new castings. The seats do look small, but seem right when compared with photos. Roomy fighter cockpits are a bit of a contradiction in terms, genrally.
  4. Progress has been slower than I would have liked due to a number of issues unrelated to modelmaking. As usual, I seem to be able to ham-fist the fit of almost any component, so I've been doing a lot of fettling of joints etc. The other thing has been markings choices. I set out with the firm intention of building one of these a the mount of one of the legendary Experten who flew 262's, whether as part of JV-44 or otherwise. My first choice was Walter Nowotny's "White 8", part of Kommando Nowotny, and well represented in artwork old and new. The trouble is there doesn't seem to be a single actual photo of White 8 to confirm the accuracy of the artwork! This provoked a rethink, and I decided to go with Heinz Bär's "Red 13" of EJG 2, of which there are at least two photographs Next task is to locate some black-outlined red numbers in the correct font. I could get the markings as part of a set, but don't really want to buy an aftermarket decal sheet with about a dozen 262's on it when these will be the only two I build, probably. The scheme for the second one is part of scratching an old itch. Hopefully it will prove that "I am the one you warned me of..."
  5. Part of it is properly loading the brush: work the paint well into the brush so it's even before you start to wipe it off. With acrylics I find some retarder/extender is invaluable.
  6. Both, depends. Long soft bristles can "dust" stuff around which can can be really helpful on large areas as it blends the drybrushing out, but it's a nuisance if you're trying to highlight individual instruments...
  7. Very nice job!
  8. 3Chord, mine are really good. However, I should point out the following: my two examples came from Kingkit, and on the original shrink wrapping was a price tag for ED Models (of fond memory!) for £2.99! I wouldn't care to speculate how old these were (I seem to remember buying from ED in the late 80's/early 90's) but they aren't likely to reflect how the moulds are behaving now...
  9. Thanks - good plan, avoiding CA. I was planning on using acrylic painters' caulk, as it won't attack plastic and is fiendishly sticky. Back in the day I had blutak dry out and become detached so the nose weight ended up lodged down the tail-end where is made a tail sitter even more determined to tailsit! Oh, I'm going to open mine up! fairly soon, the two kits are going to get introduced to my big pillar drill!
  10. I wondered about the logic of Revell having applied vast amounts of detail to the underside of the cockpit tub! I'll have a look at the drawings/photos I've got of the wheel well area and see what surgery is indicated!
  11. My first jet build since about 1990, I think! The Revell 1/72 scale kit seems to enjoy a reasonably good reputation, appears to be dimensionally accurate, has a good standard of detail and can be picked up for a song! Token sprue shot, with decals. The decals look nice and seem very comprehensive. The cockpit is really nice as an out of the box build. A decal for the instrument panel might have improved things, but hey, I'm more than happy with anything that includes moulded seatbelts and rudder pedals. The white striped are is the three-level main switchboard, with the white representing the labelling for the hundreds of switches present. Engine pods. These are quite nice, with the exhaust centres fitting accurately and nice compressor faces. There is a noticeable amount of shrinking on the upper forward area. I think I've got it, but the proof will be at the priming stage. I drilled out the holes at the point of the intake centre bodies. These holes are quite big on the real jets, and they give access to the starting handles for the 262's other two engines. As well as the two Jumo jet engines, the 262 had two, 10HP flat-twin two stroke engines, one installed in each intake centre body. These provided power to spin up the compressors and turbines before jet engine start, and are an early example of an APU. Old, lead split shot, now not permitted for fishing, wil pack easily in the nose to prevent tail sitting. The wings went together well and the engines needed limited fettling to get a nice fit. I think some filler is going to be needed, but I think I've managed to minimise it.