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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. Wow Seeing that has made my day. What is its wingspan?
  2. Magnificent!
  3. Thanks for showing You have to be applauded, especially as Harry Woodman's book concentrates mainly on !/48 scale!
  4. Hi Sprtt Not sure if these will be of any help ? Stencils are in English
  5. Hi Colin- I hope the following is of use- I have seen numerous ways of rigging, this is just the way I do it. I expect you may already do some of these steps Right at the start I drill right through the wings, rudder and fuselage where needed. I drill the holes at the angle that the rigging is going (or as near as), not at right angles to the surface. I use the super glue gel not liquid. I don't worry about measuring the thread- just make sure I have ample. An example may be a better way of explaining: Bulldog: the rigging from the front upper port wing to the fuselage and then back up to the upper starboard wing. This is just one length of thread. It is basically glued and secured to the port upper wing. Once it had dried it was threaded through the fuselage and then threaded up through the starboard upper. I turned the aircraft on its back, pulled the thread taught, applied the glue, and attached clothes pegs (as weight) to the thread to keep the tension and allowed to dry. Once dried you are then just left with two bits of thread sticking up through the upper wing that just need trimming with a scalpel. A tiny bit of filler to fill the holes. In this case the roundels covered these areas nicely. I thought that the threading through the fuselage (including the P26) would be the deal breaker but it wasn't. I just kept prodding away and eventually it came through. ( I am sure it won't always work) With the upper central to lower outer wing it was a case of just threading through and securing to the top. Once set and dried, thread through the lower, pull taught and glue. Either hold on (!) until set or keep the tension up with clothes pegs dangling. Then trim the sticky outy bits of thread with a scalpel and tidy up. No measuring needed! I hope that helps
  6. 1/72 ! What a great finish
  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments Agreed!- At times I was thinking that yellow must be the spawn of satan For the rigging I now use "invisible thread" - every good sewing box should have a reel Its strong, easy to thread, cut and superglue. Well,Darby- I must admit there was the odd "daka daka daka daka!" heard by my good lady when I was setting up the shots.
  8. Hi - Here are two contemporary fighters from the early thirties with similar performances if references are to be believed. I'm not sure how they would have faired if they faced off against each other but I guess that the Bulldog may have had a tighter turning circle with its bigger wing area. Personally I would be sitting in the P-12E- only because the thought of those two upper wing fuel tanks of the Bulldog being right by the pilot's head does not really appeal Both kits are brush painted and essentially out of the box with rigging added. I had to replace the Airfix roundels (thank you to those who gave me advice on them on the Interwar forum part of this site).
  9. Thanks for sharing 72 - there are a lot of brave men pictured there
  10. Thanks for posting Nils Its a pity this part of the BM site doesn't get the views!