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    • Mike

      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. What a cracking build that is
  2. Sorry for the VERY late reply guys, I've literally just seen these comments for the first time. Thank you Mark, she is sitting in a sealed case alongside a 1/72 Sea Harrier FA.2, still looking great nearly a year on. Thank you very much, Kris. I scanned and enlarged the instruction manual to A3, and then cut the masking tape to match each stripe perfectly in size. I had to compensate for the dimensions of the air frame where it curves and bends however.
  3. Thanks Steve, she took me long enough to sand and mask in preparation! It feels good to know that I can finally move forward with it now
  4. Sorry for the long absence. Work, life, and trying to get my head into painting this have got in the way of actually building it. I've made some good progress on her in the last few days though, the hull has been fully painted, including the scarlett red paint along the waterline, but that was only because the decal sheet has been creased and may be risky when applying them. She isn't going to be the best QM2 out there, but she's already a thousand times better than the condition I got her in. I can finally look forward to building the superstructure now and get her looking like a ship
  5. Thanks Baldwin, it certainly helped. Thanks Mark, I sure do hope so.
  6. Thanks Danyel
  7. Thanks MM, I hope so too. I'm currently on with a 1/400 Queen Mary 2, and she's high maintenance Thanks Steve, I was starting to get bored of it, then the first decals went on, then I started to really think it looked awesome
  8. Thanks Seahawk, I would love to be a bit more enthusiastic really. 2015 was my most productive year, with 10 builds in total. I only managed 4 last year, and so far this year I've completed 2. Both for friends.
  9. Thanks Steve, I'm really not good at weathering anyway. My skill only really stretches to panel washes at the moment, but even with those I think less is more.
  10. I built this kit for a friend, and after the disastrous year for my mojo last year, the beginning of this year so far hasn't fared any better. It was built completely out of the box, and he wanted it as RAF, but my budget and lack of spares didn't allow for it, so I made it as a Joint Harrier Force pool air frame. It was a cracking kit to build from start to finish, but again, due to my low mood and lack of time, I left off the weaponry and weathering.
  11. Oh yes, that's the one! I forgot I took a photo of it. My memory is like a sieve
  12. It's hard to explain, but on the curvature of the stern, there are long oval shaped gaps. There is a link missing. It can be scratch built, but it's still an inconvenience. Ha, I would but my imagination isn't great this time of year
  13. Mine would have been a pleasure to build so far, but for it being neglected for so long. Parts have snapped off, some re-attached, some lost to eternity. If not for a lack of time and money at the moment, she would be quite far ahead of where she is now. I've been contemplating the progress of a 1/72 Airfix Harrier GR9 as I have everything I need for that kit, just got put aside as my friend who owns this kit wanted to build it during our friend time lol
  14. Incredible build! I'll be following closely
  15. Hi Simon, Unfortunately, the build has stalled at the moment, due to lack of funds for new paint, and lack of time commitments. I'm hoping to get started again in the next week or two. The only difference between what I last posted and up to now, is that I have primed her with white primer.