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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 see your point! I hope that the Thunder kit is more accurate. As one of the contributers said, it would seem that IBG have rushed the Pioneer to beat Thunder to it. We'll see, eh? Thanks again. Stew
  2. Thanks for that Jack. The reason I asked is because they're both planning to release the same series of Scammell Pioneers, and I fancy the tank transporter and would like to choose the best kit. Have you any experience of either manufacturer?
  3. Hello chaps. Quick question; are Thunder Models and IBG the same company? If not, would any of you recommend one over the other, with a view to detail and accuracy? Cheers Stew
  4. Yep; does it for me. Good looking Toom. Stewart
  5. Nice! Still hasn't inspired me to start mine yet though!
  6. Phew! Thanks Woody; I thought it was just me! Looked like Canada's version of our Javelin in my opinion - a slab of solid metal with no aerodynamic finesse, which was only capable of flying due to brute force and ignorance. Sorry chaps. I, too, shall get my coat.
  7. Hi Andrew. I got on fine with them. If you're worried about repositioning the decal, don't - they reposition easily and aren't fixed until you drop the water on. Also, bear in mind that you can see a "carrier film", so gloss laquer before applying the decals (as with normal water slide ones) is the way to go. Hope this helps. Stewart
  8. Thanks Andrew. Yes, I did. How can you tell? Is it because they're translucent? You have to look hard though.
  9. Funny you should say that. When I was on the Squadron back in those days, and the first of the Barley Grey ones started to arrive, I thought "Now our jets are starting to look cool". Now that I've, shall we say "matured" somewhat, I've come to the conclusion that they were much better days when our stuff was a mix of Grey / Green; Grey / White; Red / White / Blue; even Hemp(!), unlike today when everything is the same colour. If you can call it a colour
  10. Thanks chaps - appreciate it. ForestFan; not sure what you meant, but the finish is lightened Mr Color paints, laquered with Artists Acrylic Laquer, and the weathering is achieved by post-shading with Tamiya smoke with a Paynes Grey oil wash. That help? Stewart
  11. Here is my latest attempt at a Toom, in the good old days, when they were a proper colour. Aah, nostalgia Excuse the lighting - bit rushed! Stewart
  12. Sorry Mike. 60s Royal Navy I'm looking for; in particular Vixens, Scimitars, Buccs, Skyraiders, Wessex. I know, I know; I'll be lucky, but it's worth an ask, eh? Stewart
  13. Thanks Louie. I've got two choices it seems:- scratchbuild a 1/400th air group, or convert a 1/400th ship to 1/350th. Easy peasy!
  14. Hello chaps. Do any of you guys know of a manufacturer of 1/350th and 1/400th aircraft, apart from WEM? Thanks in advance. Stewart
  15. Screech. My "J" is on page 53 of RFI; posted 17th November last year. Stew