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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. Engine nacelles blended and not. The fit on this kit is definitely not great!
  2. Definitely needs more work on the nose and fuselage blending!
  3. I'm in with an old Revell (Matchbox) Beaufighter. I have a Matchbox thing going on at the moment.
  4. I do love the Bucc, and the Matchbox kit is one of the few I have finished this year. It is a lovely kit and you are definitely doing it justice.
  5. Looking good! Always nice to see a 602 Sqn machine!
  6. Ok, course now completed and passed so the pressure is off for a while meaning more time for modelling! As has been mentioned many times, the fit of this kit is not great so a large amount of filler has been (and no doubt will continue to be) required. The fuselage and tail have been joined up (as per the pic), wings next with the lovely intake join to sort out. I haven't attached the nose yet due to the fact that I have run out of weights so am waiting for the new order to arrive. More to follow shortly!
  7. Hi Guys, Please accept my apologies for the lack of updates; my training course at work has been bonkers and I still have 2 weeks to go (the joys of learning new airspace). I have made a start, and must confess that after several days of fettling with the p.e. I have given up as I could not get it to fit. I have used the seat belts and instrument panels and I may use the aerials, but it is detracting from what was supposed to be a fun build so enough is enough. Here is where I am at the moment, it looks like I have done nothing! More to follow.....
  8. Hi Guys, Following on from the 70's NATO GB, I am in with this old girl. Taking inspiration from Old Thumper I am hitting the Matchbox kits from my stash and, I must say, having blast! Other than the etched brass I will be building the kit straight from the box with Modeldecal decals to finish. I won't be able to start until the weekend though; I am on a training course at the moment and the workload is bonkers! Dave
  9. Dammit! Just realised I haven't painted the cannons...
  10. Matchbox G91Y built straight from the box, using Xtradecals to replace the kit ones which disintigrated on first contact with water. Not a competition winner but good fun nonetheless!
  11. Hi guys, please accept my apologies for lack of posts; the latter stages of our extension build and my work going bonkers have put a massive dent in my modelling. As a result I have rushed the old girl somewhat. I still need to put handles on the ejector seat, do a better job of the canopy and replace the weapons at some point in the future. The decals themselves were the lowest point of the build, it is quite obvious from the photos below which ones came with the kit due to silvering. The ones taken from the Xtradecals G91R set are used with artistic licence, as the numbers are the wrong size, possibly the roundels too. That said it was damn good fun to build and I definitely have my modelling mojo back. She will never win any competitions but I love my Gina all the same!
  12. Absolutely stunning, I bow down to your skill
  13. Hi Guys, my apologies for lack of updates (work and extension building have gotten in the way somewhat). The xtradecals went on beautifully, but I had to use some of the kit decals which were a nightmare. I gave up on the nose flashes in the end and painted them by hand. Anyway, she is now decalled and matt varnished, just awaiting undercarriage, stores etc.
  14. I wish! None of these are for a "Y" so I am using the decals which are common to both types then I will have to figure out the rest. Then buy some Meng G.91R kits to make use of the other decals...
  15. Decals have arrived, now to work out which ones I can use.