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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. More images of the test shot. Thomo.
  2. The current pre-order offer from Cult with shipping works out circa the US full retail price of $200. When the handful of kits make it to the few outlets in Blighty that will stock it, expect it to cost around the £250 mark and at least six months after the event. Therefore even with shipping et al, Cult's and other US outlets pre-order price looks increasingly attractive. Also it's rumoured the license will run out in next year, presumably before the 50th anniversary of the film premiering. Thomo
  3. Allan, Yes, I have. I built one shortly after it was released circa 1975 and still have an orginal and re-issue knocking about. It however, came from a time when Airfix where hell bent on making rivet queens. I have a soft spot for the 'classic' Olympic livery and in my yet to build pile have a 1/144 AA 707 and Welsh Models 1/72 Comet 3B both with Olympic liveries. Thomo.
  4. I was 15/16 when Space 1999 debuted on the ITV network and I remember being dissapointed back then as I had grown up with GA series through the '60s. I recall my dad describing it at the time as a poor mans Star Trek, in hindsight I agree with him and I'm not overly keen on Star Trek either! I bought the Blu Rays to see if they would rekindle my view on Space 1999. I got halfway through the 1st episode before it reafirmed my original view and the rest still remain unwatched, yes I know what a waste of money. GA's zenith was UFO and after the Protectors he should perhaps not have returned to sci-fi and ploughed another furrow. Thomo.
  5. I couldn't put it better myself, my sentiments too. Thomo
  6. I have just dug the book out, I have to make a correction. The V1's were in fact launched between Skegness and Scarborough. Interestingly, according to the book the V1 that crashed near Chester, it's motor cut out over Staffordshire and it glided the rest of the way. The info on Air Crash site appears largely come from the book. Thomo.
  7. More images of the Discovery test shot, courtesy of Cult's site. https://culttvman.com/main/sneak-peak-2001-discovery-from-moebius-models/ Thomo
  8. There is a good self published book by Peter Smith titled "Flying Bombs over the Pennines" (The story of the V1 attack aimed at Manchester on December 24th 1944). Its long out of print (1988). But for those interested its ISBN is 1 85216 029 2. The V1's aimed at manchester where launched over the North Sea just off the coast between Scarborough and Hull, most fell short of thier intended target. Thomo.
  9. This is the kit/model of 2017. Thomo.
  10. A little bit more cerebral than SW as well as taking nearly 4 years longer to make due to Kubrick's perfectionism, over Lucas's splash and dash approach. Thomo.
  11. The full test shot of the Discovery. Thomo
  12. They trade in both markets, but full scale gliders is there main business. That said they make a wide range of kits, I have thier 1/32 Mig 15 with engine, 1/48 IL 28 Beagle and the 1/32 German catapult and they are of stunning quality. As much as a 1/48 Peacemaker appeals, its not for me. Thomo.
  13. An Olympic Skyvan, cool. Thomo.
  14. Nearly, however, the seven S-51's sent to Westland by Sikorski ahead of the license agreement were re-engined with the Alvis Leonides radial motor. The glazing diferences on the 'Dragonfly' were a purchase option depending on the machines duties as dictated by the client. The rear fuselage mod and profile differences of the Westland Dragonfly over that of the S-51 designation was originally concieved by Westland from a MoD directive and used as stretcher and meds stowage, but used for a whole host reasons over the Dragonfly's service life. Agreed. Thomo.