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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. Nice 109. When I got back into the hobby a few years back, the biggest tip I would offer is to get some tamiya (or other brand) masking tape, its essential for painting nice straight lines.
  2. I really like the striking markings on the Kate in particular. Nicely done with both, shame about the zero but now you have an excuse to buy another one!
  3. I'd love to participate, got 4 or 5 in the stash. If I had to only make one type of aircraft for the rest of time, it would be B-17s 😀Think I would go with Academy b-17g as already built two from Revell and 1 Hasegawa.
  4. i really like the look of the Devastator and fond memories of this kit, lovely to see one made so well. Nice job
  5. Don't see many Lorna's built in any scale. Interesting subject and an outstanding build, nice one.
  6. Lovely Hurricane, nice one.
  7. Wow that was quick thanks guys! Yes definitely looks like the rudder bar from a 504 to me judging by that picture. My dad picked it up from antiques fair recently without a clue as to its function....
  8. Mods - apologies if this is the wrong forum, thought WW2 might be a good fit. As the title says can anyone offer any explanations on what this thing is/part of? Could be older than WW2 actually but that's a total guess.
  9. I have no preference on any manufacturer - I usually decided I want a certain 1/72 aircraft and then assess pros/cons of each kit. For me right now I feel Eduard profipacks are really hard to beat in terms of quality and can be found for very reasonable costs. Airfix are also like a completely different company these days, in a good way. I like the whole experience with a kit - is the box art nice, is the box sturdy, do the instructions make sense ( looking at you Italeri) I know it's stupid but little things like Hasegawa including a waving ground crew figure with their old B-17 are things I wish more manufacturers would do.
  10. Really lovely, nice builds there, great job
  11. Nicely done, I did not know Hasegawa did a 1/72 Dinah, I will have to hunt one down for the stash. What do you use for aerial? Looks really thin.
  12. So I know the newer B-17s from Airfix and Revell are much more detailed but I do like the Hasegawa B-17, sometimes its refreshing to not have to spend hours and hours on the interior nobody can see I also don't mind the raised panel lines, it goes together easily without any fuss and looks pretty good shape wise to my eyes. That said, the gun barrels are not the best compared to more modern kits, I might go after market if I make another one. Really enjoyed building it though, I might have over done it on weathering a bit but thought I would try out some new techniques with the airbrush in preparation for the Airfix B-17. Painted with Vallejo model air paints.
  13. Great value dual combo profipack boxing. Perfect fit of parts, all in all a really satisfying build which I really needed after stalling on Italeri Sunderland
  14. Fantastic, it's great, think I did similar scheme a couple of years back, the boxing that comes with the Okha slung underneath instead of torpedo. Might need to buy another Betty...
  15. Thanks for the comments everyone! I used Bobe's Hobby House EZ Line for the aerial. Good stuff, easy to use: http://misc.kitreview.com/tools/ezlinereviewbg_1.htm