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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. Oscar Wilde once said you could never be overeducated or overdressed. If he had lived until 1940 he would also said you can never have too many Spitfires, in all likelihood.
  2. Thank you all for your kind words. Not much done today, and as I have a really busy week ahead, probably not much next week either. However, I've got more paint on. As the wings look like a good fit, and I have found SH kits to be good in this respect, I thought I'd try and paint up as. Much as possible before committing the plastic to cutting and glueing. Here's where we are at the nod of today.
  3. Strakes on, a coat of orange to blend them in. Still to mask off their front end and paint grey. Anti glare panel masked off and a coat of matt black added.
  4. I'll be there. Martlets and Skuas by the bucketload in the stash. There's a Firebrand somewhere, and my dad worked on them but so far the only one unearthed is the Sabre engined prototype and that won't count. Will keep on looking.
  5. Not a lot done as we were away last weekend. As it was an anniversary celebration I thought Mrs 825 would probably take a dim view if I took some modelling stuff along. Anyway a fair amount of touching up done in the 10/15 minutes before going off to work in the mornings. Probably a little more to do. Why is it when I want to mask off super thin strips it never works? But if you put multiple coats over a white undercoat then you get them when you don't want them. And painting these small anti spin strakes with the Orange has taken ages due to he translucency of the paint. I thought it best to paint them before fixing and then mask off for the grey, rather than spending a long time painting them in situ. Hopefully they're ready for sticking on tomorrow.
  6. Gogle gave the following http://actionmodelcentre.com/ and one in nearby Paignton https://www.paigntonmodelshop.com/
  7. I got this a couple of weeks ago and rashly dived straight in. I do like Fulmar's and have quite a few done and more than a few in the stash. Although criticised as being a bit slow and not terribly aerobatic, it was a very effective fleet defence fighter. Remember, it was never designed to dog fight against fighters but defend the fleet against long range bombers and reconnaissance aircraft as well as acting as a spotter for gunnery. It did had a long range and could stay in the air for a long time, as well as being a stable and effective gun platform. Fulmars shot down more enemy aircraft than any other FAA fighter so it wasn't a failure and certainly was a major factor in the success of the Malta convoys. A nice set of well moulded sprues, although there is a little flash. Good cockpit and wheel well detail. There is a bit of paint on them already. I did say that I had dived straight in. Nice nice instructions but in traditional SH manner some locations are a bit vague. Clear sprue, a little bit of resin and some etch. Good transfer sheet from Cartograf for four versions I am going to do this version as it's a bit different. Happy modelling to come hopefully. I have also got a masking set. I recall the time it took to mask my previous attempts.
  8. Welcome back, young gentleman of the Mid West. I look forward to my daily dose of education, fun and enlightenment. And some modelling too.
  9. It's taken about a week with lots of coats of paint. I laid down a couple of coats of matt white then Tamiya XF7 Red but it didn't look right. I then used Humbrol H209 Fire Orange. It looks good but it's really thin and translucent so took a lot of coats. A bit of touching up to do and a little smoothing off of the interface at points but look not too bad to me. And the colours look right at this size. IMHO at least.
  10. First attempt using Photovillage. All masked up
  11. This one has been sitting for a little while as I finished my Mossie and Sea Hornet for the DH group build. Their finished but we were away on holiday for a couple of weeks so no more work done to date. Got a chance to do some work on it since getting back yesterday. Masked up for the red. The instructions suggest Humbrol red H19. I don't have any but Tamiya XF7 is said to be the same. However, should FAA Chipmunks not be Fire Orange? I've put a few coats of the red on but it looks too ........ Red! No photo yet but any advice would be welcome. I've got Humbrol H209 which is described as Fire Orange but it looks a little too Orange. Having multiple problems with Photobucket so can't show pictures at the moment.
  12. I appreciate that we're close to the deadline date, and these pictures are of the current livery but they may help with details Sorry about the quality but shot on my phone first thing in the morning after a long day flying. And this one just shows the Otter Seaplane in its natural environment
  13. Pictures look squashed on iPad, making Blackburn's slightly tubby fighter look very chubby indeed. However, a double tap on the picture brings up the original and they, as one would expect, look rather excellent. Good work, and don't let the modelling get too much in the way of the other important material on this thread.
  14. Thanks. Glad I got it done. Mind you sitting in the business lounge at Dubai airport at half one waiting for our connection with a glass of champagne is a reasonable diversion. Thanks for your warm comments. No no more kit building for a couple of weeks. More lounging in the sun and dipping in the ocean.
  15. Sea Hornet NF21, 809 Squadron, HMS Eagle. Special Hobby 1:72, pretty well out of the box apart from some seat belts. Brush painted with Xtracrylix and transfers from the kit. And an iconic Sea Hornet view For Leading Airframe Articifer Jimmy Cairns, who was on HMS Eagle at the same time but probably with 813 Squadron.