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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. Sorry for being complimentary. I'll try to be rude and insulting next time.
  2. Thanks for the update. It instills a bit of confidence when you can report a decent service from an overseas supplier.
  3. Sadly, Airfix never did a Viscount. It was a Vanguard - which is currently available.
  4. The wish list always way exceeds the building capacity.
  5. I've always liked building airliner models but in recent years I shied away from them. However, in the past few months I've rekindled my interest in the genre. My particular area of interest at the moment are airliners of the 50s and 60s and airliners I remember from my keen plane spotting days of the 1970s Almost completed is BEA Airtours Comet 4B (Airfix) and coming along is a Welsh Models Handley Page Herald destined to be completed in the colours of BIA.. As you may notice, my preferred scale is 1/144 - which is linked to my love for the original Airfix Skyking range of airliners (the Comet began life as part of that range). This is a great time for airliner modelling. There are an unprecedented number of kit manufactures now including 1/144 airliners in their ranges (Airfix, Revell, Roden, Zevzda, Minicraft, F-RSIN, Welsh Models etc) and there are also a vast array of great quality decal sheets covering all eras. We've never had it so good.
  6. That is very nice. Airliners of that era were so full of character.
  7. Ah - dial up. I miss those tweetering sounds.
  8. Sadly, the pictures are either only partially loading for me - or not loading at all.
  9. Thanks for the offer. I really want to do an AIr Spain 21 at some time. I have a built Revell DC-8 11 which I finished in Eastern colours. I made it 27 or so years ago so I don't regard it as being to a decent standard. Plan B would be to strip it back to the bare [plastic and repaint the whole thing - and replace the engines with Braz alternatives.
  10. Great tip. My mind was turning towards that even as I was typing and you have confirmed my thoughts.
  11. I'm on a bit of a classic airliner stint at the moment and I would be absolutely delighted if I turned out a model and diorama like that.
  12. I didn't say whose knickers.
  13. You will fit in very well here as we are all devilishly handsome and can snap knicker elastic at 40 paces.
  14. Further to the build, I was wondering if anybody might have an idea as to what shade of red BIA actually used? Although 2-6 decals provide a full set of colours for the tail fin, I am pretty sure it will need to be touched up once the decal has been provided. The red BIA used had a strong orange content and I was curious if anybody such as Xtracolour or even Halfords had a red shade that matched BIA's. The alternative is to do a bit of mixing.