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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. I've not forgot about this build, been having a few issues with my AS186 compressor overheating, its one of the earlier ones without the fans built in they now come with but anyway it has limited my ability to get paint down. I have almost finished the topside camo, there's still a few bits I need to touch up but also i think the paint is looking too feathered if you now what I mean and I think the demarkation between the colours is not sharp enough. Any way here's a photo of the MIG as it stands at the moment, what do you think?
  2. Looks good so far, resin extras are always fun, well apart from the dust. Look forward to seeing it progress!
  3. Hi Andre, They can easily be fitted at the end as they are fitted from inside the intakes Cheers! Mark
  4. Ok so I have decided on my Camo scheme, I think I have the paint so I should hopefully get a start on that tonight. I have also ordered some lovely resin R-60's as the kit has some strange sidewinder ish looking missiles and I also ordered some resin OFAB-100's as there's nothing to mount on the rear fuselage pylons from what I can see. Plus the spares will come in handy one of my future MiG builds too.
  5. Been a few days since my last update on this one! That sneaky Vampire build keeps jumping in front of me! Well here she is at the moment, pre-shaded and ready for paint. Now all I have to do is select the scheme! haha
  6. Quick update on this one, fuselage is shut, wings are on. Just need to fit the wingtips and intakes then I can start on the tail booms!
  7. Well I have been patiently working with the etch over the last few days in between other things, the cockpits pretty much done now. just need to close up the fuselage and move one with the build.
  8. I got a bit sidetracked by my Vampire build, but I spent some time on the MiG yesterday. The intakes are looking ok to my eye, I put primer on to see what they looked like in paint and I don't think they too bad at all considering the size of the step that was there. I left her belly up with the primer drying on the underside last night, which meant I spent a lot of time looking at those dodgy wheel wells. I may throw in some cabling or something to try and add a bit of interest, depends if I can find any reference images or not.
  9. I have made a slow start on this build as I am still working on my MiG27 for another, but my time on this has mostly been spent working the etch set for the cockpit details. A couple of quick shots of what I have been doing:
  10. Its taken around half a dozen fairly decent coats on the smaller gap and an additional 2 or 3 on the large gap. I did look at using sheet styrene but I was still going to need to blend with filler to keep the slight curve to the top of the intake and I had thought about using Mr surfacer on a previous build but never had the time to correct it if it went wrong though so I thought I would give it a go on this one to see how it would fair as time isn't going to be an issue. My thought was with it being self levelling its fairly easy just to bush on a thick coat and let it dry, repeat as required and it should be easy to blend to as you can begin the blending process whilst painting it on and it obviously leaves a nice surface finish to work with, seems to be working so far, Ive spent tonight working with the etch for my Vampire cockpit but I should be back on this one tomorrow.
  11. I have put a few coats of Mr Surfacer on now, should only need a couple more and I will be somewhere near ready to continue with the build, no point taking any photos of this process as they'd all just look like the one above lol. In the mean time I am making a start on my Mexican Vampire build for the Made In Britain GB, but rest assured I will be back on this once I have built up the top of the intake sufficiently
  12. For this build I will be offering the 1/72 Revell boxing of this lovely looking Vampire F MK3 kit. I will be building her as a Mexican offering from the Aztec decals sheet. I also have a small fret of etch for the kit although god knows why at this scale! Sprue and box shot: Decal sheet and etch:
  13. It would but I don't normally cope well with multiple builds at the same time lol. I do have the urge to build a Cuban or Iranian one though...
  14. arrgh I have got so many builds in the pipeline at the moment I am not sure I will find the time but I really want to take part in this one, I have 4 or 5 29s in the stash and a couple of nice decal sheets for them. We shall see...!
  15. So heres what we're working with on the intakes. The underside is all nice, little sanding required but nothig major to see here: But when we came top side it was a different story: even after sanding the top of the fuslage to match the inside of the intake as you can see there is quite a big step, especially on one side. I considered a few options for putting this right but in the end I decided good old Mr Surfacer 1000 was the way to go so time to build up some layers.