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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. Great to see that you are back modelling again Ian. The rigging is as usual first class. Looking forward to seeing these beauties finished. P
  2. That is a superb model especially as it is scratch built. P
  3. The dayglo green is a bit of a strain on the eye but it is very striking nonetheless. The overall finish is superb: rigging, lozenge, everything in fact. I would never have known that you had problems with the model if you had not mentioned them. P
  4. I really do like the unusual and less well known types that you model. I also like the paint finish on this model - it looks rough but that is exactly how it should be of course! I wonder what judges at a competition would make of that......... P
  5. What a superb model in every way. That is something to be extremely proud of. P
  6. Although I used to have some vacforms in my stash I never got around to building one (I sold them all). You are a braver man than me..... Super model, very well finished. An unusual type too - as you write most modellers only have the choice of these vacforms or scratch build for the less well known types.
  7. Superb bit of interior detailing there. Glad to read that the glasses are helping too: I find that I use the eye loupe less frequently after I had a new glasses prescription so I really do believe that they help. PS: For those interested in beer looking down though the bottom of a pair of beer glasses does not help with the fine detailed work - somehow..... P
  8. Bad luck with the plumbing - been there, done that too many years ago. I hope that you can get it all sorted out quickly without too much disruption - the kitchen is an important place after all. I agree with Ian about the underwing detail - I certainly sanded all of mine off. The wings will cause you more problems later too if my experience was anything to go by - the joints on the top wing are not great to say the least. I assembled mine in a completely different order to the kit instructions and the procedure was far from easy but at least I did manage to get rid of most of those horrible joints. Good luck for the next stages. P
  9. You can add me to this list too.....in fact I do not seem to use much else when building my models..... Good work on the wings and fuselage. The seeming never ending fill, sand, polish, refill, sand, polish sounds soooo familiar. And I am a scratch builder! Am I doing something wrong? P
  10. That is a really first class model. Excellent details and vey impressive rigging. P
  11. Super work. You make it all look so quick and easy - if only! P
  12. That is going together extremely well. I hope it continues that way.... Super detailing - pity most of it will not be visible when the model is finished. P
  13. Thank you Steve and Courageous for expressing an interest in my current build. I am sorry that there is not a great deal to report at the moment - I am sure that you will know why as there has been more than enough comment about the issue. In addition to which my camera has done some silly things (or I have - not sure which/who is to blame). Anyway I have plunge moulded the fuselage halves, cut them out and sanded them, cut out the window apertures and added some framework on the insides, not that much will be visible when the halves are joined. I have not been able to find any interior detail so I have made up a generic pair of seats and IP etc - as they too will hardly be visible I am not too bothered. If anybody wants to look closely when it is finished they are welcome to try, but I somehow doubt that they will. I also added two pieces of 60 thou card to the rear of the nacelles where the exhaust pipes will have to be drilled later: the moulded plastic is just too thin on its own to be able to support the exhausts. I have also added some card at the rear to support the prop shaft and a piece on the top of the rear to help strengthen the joint later - some filler may be needed there as the moulds are not quite as I would like them to be. Before I close the fuselage halves I will cut out two transparencies from clear acetate and glue into place with superglue. P
  14. Fantastic interior details. This is turning into a real stunner. P
  15. The interior colours of these machines is a subject of some discussio. I think that your choice is very good and you have painted everything very well. Good to see progress being made on it. There are plenty more tricky areas to come though - but I'll bet you will get through them with flying colours too. P