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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. In 72nd you could use the towed bowser from the Bomber Re-supply set, to refuel your aircraft . . . Ian
  2. That 3D printing is coming on in leaps and bounds and should be common place in a few years no doubt. The results of the chassis and wheels is bloomin marvellous . . .
  3. Some progress I have yet to weather both aircraft, the undercarriage is complete and will be inserted when the wing weathering/exhaust staining is done. I have just to finish the painting of the Mid-upper, (always paint in two stages). Each turret needs the gun carriage fixing. Bomb-bay needs inserting and then the pilots station can go in thro the top cockpit section . . . After the weekend, I should get it all completed over the next 3 evenings Jonny I too have read that particular book and look forward to seeing your version of his aircraft. Ian
  4. The all Wooden one at Jurby still exists I believe. I worked on site at Goxhill for several months from a porta-cabin and my job was to photograph everything and draw up plans of the remaining buildings as well as seek out details of those that were no longer there. To my dismay, and about 30 other employees working for the company, the chairman is believed to have used the money sent from the States on other 'projects' rather than actively purchase the whole Goxhill site with a view of having an aviation museum, at what at the time, was probably the best preserved wartime airfield used by the Americans. I got some good aerial photos of the site as well. Such a shame its been 'knocked about' and the runways have all but disappeared. Oh well . . . . Ian
  5. Jonny Now I have the fuselage together and the decals on I can Matt spray the lot without a need to mask ANY glazing in the nose, navigators window or the top glass in the top fuselage escape hatches. Here is the briefest of internal structuring that I usually carried out Before putting in the bomb-bay you must remember to add the IP, usually with a pair of long nose pliers You have to bend the bomb-bay a wee bit to get it in but it does go in, add the cockpit seat after you have installed the bomb-bay. You can also see the 'pipe' behind the engine nacelle fronts I mentioned earlier I hope this helps Ian
  6. I have put some decals on this morning . . . Applied 'Klear', left overnight and applied the decals. Going out soon so I shall leave till tomorrow before applying some more 'Klear'. When that has dried I tend to spray with 'The Army Painter' Anti Shine Matt varnish. I shall also complete the rest of the decals tomorrow and then insert the glazing and bomb-bay(s) Thanks again for looking in . . . Ian
  7. Tony On the actual kit, the front turret fairing is raised proud from the fuselage. I simply file it flat so it is flat to the fuselage, I mask it to protect the detail . . . Compare the nose on these Lancasters to that on the kit and I think you will appreciate the difference The turret still fits. I use Humbrol 29 for the Dark Earth and Humbrol 116 for the Dark Green. Airfix recommend Hu 30 but it is not nearly dark enough. My 'Green' on this occasion does look slightly pale but I can live with the variation, the aircraft did live outside on remove airfields I hope this helps Ian
  8. Ray I used the kit instruction camouflage plan. Knowing the wingspan of the Lancaster; 102ft x 4mm equals 408mm, I took the plan to a Copy shop and had it enlarged onto 30gram card. I am currently building several 100 Squadron aircraft and if nothing else, this 'mask' ensures I have the same camouflage pattern on each Lancaster . . . I hope this helps Ian
  9. Tape off the fuselages this morning to reveal 'no bleeds' Ian
  10. I have painted both of the fuselages Black ready now for the inserted of the glazing then the bomb-bay (s). I painted the walk lines with a ruler likewise the red lines beneath the main wings and tail-planes. The red lines on the bomb-bay(s) were masked because of the curve . . . . The turret framings have been painted but I have yet to do the glazing which maybe in the next night or two . . . and before I forget, the decals have been sourced and the second aircraft is not one I thought I was going to build . . . (Still a 100 Squadron kite though). Its that time I'm afraid Ian
  11. Super. Another Tamiya Lancaster build to watch, looking forward to see it progress despite your other commitments Just building the 72nd version of the 'Phantom' myself, a Lancaster from 'my' local station Ian
  12. Overall it looks the part but already stated, I think cutting the base of the figures would improve it that bit more. Great work and I look forward to seeing the next installment, a QRA shed perhaps for the Lightning(s) ?? Ian
  13. Can I suggest you get the plan from the instructions, if they are included, knowing the actual wingspan of the actual aircraft, take it along to a photo-copy shop and have it enlarged, I have done this with several kits and usual IIRC I have it copied onto 30g card which enables one to cut out the camouflage. I use the same 'Mask' repeatedly therefore ensuring that all my aircraft carry the same camo pattern. I am in the process of building two Lancasters . . . I did exactly the same for the 1/48th Tamiya Lancaster Hope this helps Ian
  14. I am glad the weekend is over and the other half can leave me to get on with things far more important than shopping, (Dont tell her I posted that ) LOL Got the mask out and camouflaged both the two fuselages and main wings . . . and the resultant scheme in the process of drying . . . Now to get on with those small but necessary paint jobs such as yellow propeller tips and red-line fuselage markings Thanks again for poppin by . . . Ian
  15. New Theme

    Just like to say that I really like the new appearance of the site, particularly the background of the kits and paints etc. Can I offer my congrats to those who were involved with this transformation, I hope it appeals to other as it looks like a modellers site more so now. rgds Ian