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    • Mike

      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. Thankfully, it was an optional part! I can build the model as if it were in flight! Phew I was about to have a bit of a toys out of the pram moment! Your attention to detail Blackknight is something I am going to have to develop!
  2. Blimey well spotted! Unfortunately I have searched the bowl I washed the pieces in (I did not empty the water out), the box, and the plastic packaging and there is no wheel to be seen :-(
  3. I have only just joined, but it was suggested that I post pics of my first build, so I could get feedback and advice. Please be nice, I have two left thumbs and the talent of a dead possum :-) I went to Models of Distinction in Farnham today to pick up a few tools, no doubt I will be going back there frequently as I discover what I don't yet know I need I have a spray can of Acrylic primer, and from reading the threads I hope to coat it in clear gloss before applying decals, and then clear matt afterwards. That is predicated on me not ending up with it glued to my elbow and me throwing it out of the window! Here goes for posting pics! The box! Not as complex as any I have seen on this forum, but scary enough for me! Pieces washed and ready for me to start building! I have washed the pieces, as suggested elsewhere, just need to let them dry and then I can get started.....although trying to understand the instructions is like learning an entirely new language!
  4. Hi, I just bought an airfix starter set: The Hawker Typhoon 1B, Hopefully it will be within my ability range! time to watch many you tube videos and read up on how to build models!
  5. Many thanks all! Airfix starter kit it is then! I like both military vehicles and planes, so I might try one of each and see which one grabs me more! I will be seeking advice but looking at the in progress threads I won't post any pictures! Those builds are AMAZING! I wouldn't want to sully the forum with my fingerprint covered first attempts 😀
  6. Hi everyone, I thought I would introduce myself 😀 My my name is Phil and I have zero experience building models! I am in my early 40's with no artistic abilities but after finding my way here from a mtb forum I am very intrigued and want to give it a go! I have joined to get advice and tips, I accept that my efforts will never match some of the builds I have seen on here! I have 2 young children a busy job and race solo mtb 12 hr races so am after a hobby I can quietly lose myself in for a few hours at a time! i like the idea of military models, but have no idea what would be a good starting point! I have Alton models and Farnham models close by so will probably buy something from there I think 😀 So any hints for a or a complete novice?