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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. Hi DAG. Thanks for the encouragement. Yes we send kits up to Scottys. Often we get donated easy snap kits or the flying kits with the elastic bands that drive the props. We send these up to Scotty's in Kings Lynn for the youngsters.
  2. Big news for us this week. were now a recognised charitable no for profit company by HMRC in the UK. It means we can now claim tax back, gift aid and apply for VAT exemption. As a small charitable company it means we can be much more efficient with our funds and purchasing. In other news, airfix have redeemed the second batch of Flying Hours Tokens and sent us a five foot tower of kits!
  3. I`ll be there for the first time too wandering the tables.
  4. Thanks for the write up Ozzy. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank to you and Mark for coming along and lending a helping hand to all the modellers. Click the facebook link to see above to see the photos from today. In other news, Bob Greig has put a video together for Models for Heroes for beginners using a starter set. Please have a look, like, comment and subscribe. He had put a lo of effort into making this video for beginners specifically folks coming off the modelling sessions so please give him some love.
  5. Our haul of airfix kits for most the flying hours hours that have been sent in to us so far. The response has been nothing short of incredible!!
  6. My interview with Nicky Smith from BFBS is here if youd like to listen
  7. Mugs are back in stock guys. Forgot to mention. Be quick before they all run out again! http://www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/donate/mugs
  8. Brad. Thank you. Airfix Flying hours arrived and I will stick them in the passports shortly. Thank you brother.
  9. We are having more delivered tomorrow so they are back in stock if you want to buy one for your family. They make great christmas presents or crock for your hanging baskets. Alternatively we have badges! http://www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/donate/badges
  10. http://www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/donate/badges
  11. It has happened. We have badges! Catch me at a model show and I'll let you have one for a few quid donation to Models for Heroes. Or if you want one sending I may be persuaded with a generous PAYPAL donation.
  12. little update: Paul Bretland and Lee Larholt from International Scale Modeller and Ultimate Modelling Products are running an appeal for the next two weeks unitl the end of the month. They are trying to raise as much money as possible for Models for Heroes and are auctioning off some donated kits on the 30th during the Live Show. Ive been invited on the Live Show next Friday night to do a Q&A. Very exciting. Here's the latest update on the appeal from Paul: https://youtu.be/tlZddlYTsXo We have had over 400 flying hours donated now which is AMAZING! Thanks for reading folks.
  13. Airfix have had a whip around and a collection over the last month of Flying Hours tokens in the office. They've just sent me 190 of the things!! That's (im not good at maths A LOT of kits for our veterans and ex service personnel across the UK! Incredible support from the Airfix folks. Every token gets more kits and so we need more, no matter how few or how many. every one helps!
  14. Hi Brad, Absolutely. We will take them thank you! The address is 1 Harrier Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 4AB.
  15. Mugs are all sold out. I will get some more made. Still taking 10pound suggested donations of course but they may take a few weeks to get out to you if you order now!