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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. HMS Glow Worm would be a worthy name, but I doubt the general populous would know or care about the history. HMS Ajax would be good too. I'd like to see Royal Oak, Barham and Hood on modern ships, but to my mind those names belong on capital ships only. HMS Indefatigable would be good.
  2. A new detail set for Trumpeter's 1/700 HMS Queen Elizabeth is about to be released this weekend http://www.tetramodel.co.kr/index.php/se-70018-1700-hms-queen-elizabeth-1941-detail-up-set-w-wooden-deck-gun-barrel/ [SE-70018] 1/700 HMS Queen Elizabeth 1941 Detail-up Set w/ Wooden Deck & Gun Barrel for Trumpeter Photo-etched part (2 EA) , Metal parts (8EA) , Resin parts , manual 2page(A4 size)
  3. I like seeing stuff being built. I look forward to learning the names of the rest of the class. There are so many names which are worthy!
  4. Actually Dennis I got sidetracked then promptly forgot about Massimo's kind offer to discuss that errant light brown shade. I will add that to my action list. (I wish I didn't have to work a day job - I could get so much more done!) Best regards, Jamie
  5. 2 points: 1) Model paint colour equivalent charts can be dangerous. They are mostly compiled by aging males by visual comparison rather than any objective colour analysis and numerical matching. That part of the population demographic suffers very high instances of colour perception deficiencies. I personally trust no man's eyesight for paint matches (but I may be more inclined to trust a woman because their colour perception tents to stay far more robust as they age). 2) Tamiya isn't necessarily correct even with XF-61. I know what the British Army's bronze green should look like, but don't have XF-61 to compare. I'd recommend going with the wisdom of the experienced British armour modellers above (which I am not one of)
  6. I look forward to the eventual completion of said book
  7. The top of the fuselage, top of the upper wing and top of the tailplanes and elevators is camouflaged in Extra Dark Sea Grey and Dark Slate Grey. To try to reduce the effects of shadow, the top of the lower wing is camouflaged in the same pattern as the upper wing but in the lighter shades of Dark Sea Grey and Light Slate Grey.
  8. Not at all Paul. I've been quietly admiring your work otherwise
  9. The latest shipments from both Infini Model and Tetra Modelworks are on their way to Sovereign Hobbies. Amongst the new products from each are the following maritime delights! Infini Model's new set IM-535009R1 is a comprehensive detail set including wooden deck for Tamiya's Imperial Japanese Navy I-400 Submarine http://village.photos/images/user//images/user/483a5850-3d62-4900-8176-6062170ac842/6ce1933c-8522-437f-a8e2-8e3868a4df40.jpg For modellers who prefer to stick with the Royal Navy, Trumpeter's 1/700 HMS Queen Elizabeth battleship gets the detail-up treatment with SE-70018
  10. Hi Paul, thanks for the mention, but it's my friendly competitor Mike McCabe at Starling Models who sells printed bases
  11. You're back! And so is Stew Dapple!
  12. I have some photographs that a friend sent me. He's in the police and keen on aviation. He asked me not to share them on social media but they show the aircraft being hoisted out of the crops onto the HGV. The damage is reasonably extensive but from a distance nothing looks to be especially serious on the fuselage. Nevertheless it all adds up to a lot of repair work. Something to keep in mind as an object lesson is G-RNFH (the RNHF Hawker Sea Fury T.20) which suffered an engine failure, an undercarriage collapse and a short and fairly gentle slide along the grass albeit knocking down a marker sign beside the runway. 3 YEARS later from what was in the grand scheme of things fairly light damage it is presently undergoing engine runs getting ready to fly again. It has been worked on by a professional team and is relatively well financed. Granted, the airframe was mostly ready last year and since then they have been rebuilding a Bristol Centaurus which isn't such a problem for a Packard Merlin powered aircraft, but the point is that these "simple" repairs tend to take longer than 99% of people expect. Still, it's as happy an outcome as it could ever really be. The pilot has climbed out unaided and seems fine and Miss Velma shall fly again - of that I have no doubt. In contrast N251PW - 1944 P-51D "Baby Duck" crashed yesterday claiming the lives of pilot Vlado Lenoch and his passenger Bethany Root in Kansas. What the families and friends of these two would give for Baby Duck to be sat on its belly in a field with a few dents, a bashed wingtip and a bent propeller with Ms Root and Mr Lenoch standing beside it contemplating their day. http://www.avgeekery.com/breaking-fatal-crash-of-the-p-51d-mustang-baby-duck-in-atchison-county-kansas-kills-two/
  13. As above, it was called the Day Fighter Scheme in WW2. The similar scheme on cold war era RAF fast jets used all BS381 colours which Ocean Grey wasn't part of. The scheme on, fregsample a Phantom, used Dark Sea Grey instead of Ocean Grey and the underside was High Speed Silver initially and later became Light Aircraft Grey instead of Medium Sea Grey. Large aircraft such as the V-bombers, Hercules and the like tended to be Dark Green and Medium Sea Grey over white or Light Aircraft Grey.
  14. Indeed the tail is really rather wrong on the Eduard kit. If going to all the effort of getting the front end right for a Tempest II it's well worth sorting the back end out as well IMHO The Eduard dorsal fin has a blunt leading edge (the real Tempest had a sharp leading edge as the dorsal fin fillet was just added to the original Typhoon fin) making the kit fin waaay too thick up front and covering where there should be a noticeable hump over the tailplanes. The Alleycat correction took a bit of fitting to be honest but the end result was good. I've seen decent corrections done by packing out the inside of the kit fin with filler and attacking heavily to resculpt it too. Either way, the kit tail doesn't look much like a Tempest tail once you know what a Tempest tail looks like.
  15. It's there but as with all these hand-crafted restorations, stuff like cowlings which must be English Wheeled from sheet metal often end up being different depending who formed them. So long as it clears the engine inside it's ok. They are cut out well oversize and wheeled to about the right shape then trimmed to fit.