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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. Thanks for that Polo - I have to agree with you on the 'luminous' aspect. In my ever expanding cabinet of models - she's the one that catches your eye straight away, but then again I suppose that was the point of using luminous paint in the first place. Regards Kris
  2. Thanks, Rob - very much appreciate your comments and I'm pleased you've enjoyed having a look. Best wishes Kris
  3. Sounds great Badder - wish I'd been around in the 70's to be a spectator with you Your comments about the figures are much appreciated - I do enjoy painting figures for some aircraft I do although I don't think it's doing much for my eyes though lol
  4. Thanks, Dazey - I felt that as this was a trainer aircraft it would be apt to show it complete with pilots side by side - glad you like them. Kris
  5. Hey b, good luck with your U-2, look forward to seeing it when completed. As you suggested, the silver areas were primed white first to make sure the orange popped which wouldn't have happened on top of the silver.
  6. Thanks for your comments Badder. I'm not an expert on Vampires by any means but I think the 'day glo' was used on training aircraft so chances are they might not have been the ones you were seeing in the skies. No need to be feeling old - I'm feeling jealous that you were able to see them in action!
  7. Thanks b. As well as Tamiya and Vallejo, I often use Revell Aqua Acrylics for airbrushing as the pigments are really thick and smooth and when diluted are perfect for airbrushing with no clogging - unlike my many experiences with Humbrol!!. The 'day glo' is actually Revell Aqua Luminous Orange which I think seems to fit the bill well. Kris
  8. Right - here we go - finally got her finished - my entry for the De Havilland GB - Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11 So here she is in all her 'Day Glo' glory - I hope you enjoy and as always your comments and feedback are always welcome.
  9. And we're off......Well, now that I have managed to complete the Vampire for the De Havilland GB - I can crack on with the Bf109. Below is the kit that I am building: I'm just going for OOB on this one and so far the kit has proved to be excellent and is going together without any hassles. I've made a start by beginning with cockpit and managed to get that completed today - pics as follows: The kit is going together like a dream - in fact I don't think I've ever had two fuselage halves go together better than with this model - the tolerances make for a perfect fit. I'm currently busy bringing all the fuselage, wings etc together so I'll look to update with more photos once I've made some more progress. Kris
  10. Thanks for your very kind comments Adrian - very much appreciated. The photos are a bit dark in places - lighting seems to be my biggest problem. I wish I had capacity to create a space that was full of light without it having to be daylight as I tend to do most of my modelling in the evenings. Kris
  11. Thanks for that Dag - I wasn't going to let the clock beat me. That's what happens though when you're trying to do 3 builds at once!!
  12. Dag - your Sea Vixen is an absolute beauty - puts my Vampire to shame in the De Havilland GB Kris
  13. Right - here we go - finally got her finished. I've gone right up to the wire but managed to complete and get some pics in the gallery. Thanks for the constant encouragement Dag lol. So from my last update I had to prime her and do a little more sanding and fettling here and there. Then I got her painted up in overall aluminium. Once this was dry, I did a fairly weighty bit of masking for the 'Day Glo' which was really worth the effort for the overall effect. Then she received a few coats of Tamiya X-22 clear before receiving the decals and further coats of X-22 to seal them in. Also at this point I painted up the undercarriage and other little bits and pieces that would be added at the end. With all this complete, I did a panel line wash to really help make the excellent detail pop. I decided not to go for any obvious weathering as I wouldn't think trainer aircraft would get the same kind of beating as those in service. Then she was put on her legs with the undercarriage added and the final piece of the canopy added in the open position to show off the cockpit and its two occupants. So here she is in all her 'Day Glo' glory - I hope you enjoy and as always your comments and feedback are always welcome.
  14. De Havilland Vampire T.11 Airfix 1/72 Will add more photos and commentary to De Havilland GB WIP page
  15. I'm so close Dag - just got a bit of finishing to do and then hoping to get some pics up before the gallery closes. Fingers crossed