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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. Superb resin build.Really captures the character of the Budgie.Unusual livery too.
  2. "Look at life" also produced a short film called the car has wings featuring a BUAF Carvair.The only blooper being the Rolls Royce dart soundtrack as the ATEL98 gets airborne! Back to 26 and the Britannia, I would like to see another Redcoat sheet this time for G-AOVS, The huge R on the fin being in a Red circle, perhaps including fictional "Redair titles" as worn by the aircraft for the BBC drama series Buccaneer.As already mentioned Air Spain would be a nice addition.I remember seeing One of their Brits at BigginHill after it had been purchased by IAS for spares use.
  3. As for aftermarket accessories for the Dakota I personally would like to see in 1/72 and 48th not only seats but Transair style landing gear doors and Engine cowlings with the gills open.Whilst in wishlist mode how about decals to build examples of Ruskin Air Services,Harvest Air,Northwest(G-AMPY circa '86)and Rig air aircraft?
  4. Very nice AP.Cambrian upgraded the cabins on their Dakotas during the late 1960's and reduced the seating from 34 or 36 to 24.The single seats IIRC were on the port side.
  5. Having looked at the link I wonder if OxfordDiecast produce a Sherpa minibus........
  6. Yes, I had read somewhere that one of the fleet did not have the Empty(never realised that) housings fitted.I knew I'd burn my fingers if I started dabbling with fast jets! I have to agree with your previous comments IP I am very much just an assembler of styrene and have little interest in exhibition or competition, I take my hat off to those experienced and skilled individuals who do. Happy and smooth progress with your F4 build Sam,looking forward to seeing it.
  7. Many thanks,Phil that was a lightning fast response.I've been looking for an age at some sprue photos on line and was getting double vision trying to spot the parts!
  8. Can anybody with knowledge of this kit please advise if it includes the intake mounted Radar Warning receivers as carried by the 74 Squadron jets? Cheers Guy
  9. Sadly I very much doubt it, Mike, unless anybody else knows differently.Despite the almost limitless liveries civil subjects do not seem commercially viable(No pun intended)The Airfix release filled a gap but I for one still await the definitive Dakota kit. Many of the Esci versions of the DC 3 kits had seats included and a cargo door plug that contained the single airstair door.If one is modelling a 70'ds or later operators airplane then the seats from the Airfix Skyvan are ideal.
  10. I too am awaiting an order placed Eleven days ago.I've had no response to a polite enquiry regarding my order.Buyer beware.I'll certainly do some better research prior to ordering goods from organisations I have not dealt with before.
  11. Many thanks for your reply.As I am increasingly using acrylics I'll try the paint and wash methods.Previously lightly scuffing the tread with fine wet and dry has helped too.
  12. What a super pair of regal whispering giants.The big vac form is a real show stopper especially considering it was built a while back.The Roden model is a beauty too.I think I am right in saying that Monarch is the second oldest UK airline still operating under its original name(Notwithstanding it's .com rather than airlines these days)The oldest being Loganair.