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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. Thank you, I will have a look if I can find some photo of the version you mentioned. I had another one and I painted in silver with a red stripe.. I think there is also an airfix model of a newer kit with this... what about a black paint for night operation under british colours? something possible?
  2. I have asked for this post to be moved to the right section, sorry for the mistake
  3. Dear All I have the Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia (I think is this one as its not very cleare from the box) kit, 2006 version here the link Scalemates link As this is not a great mould its at the bottom of my stash, but nevertheless I want to give it a chance and build it... but in foreign service. which countries do you think had this version of the spitfire? I am also open to suggestions for nice alternatives even if not accurate, its a not amazing kit so I want just to make it fun. when I want to do a serious one I will build a Tamiya or a newer Airfix that seem to be amazing. All suggestions are very appreciated. Thanks
  4. Thank you for your replies, eduard is a good option then. I really want the decals for Francesco Baracca, the one with the black horse in white field (in 1:72)... the inspiring symbol for ferrari. Do you know a good cheap option? otherwise I will have to buy the Italeri just for the decal (and use them on the Eduard kit) and improvise something with the rubbish kit! I dont think eduard has that decals.. do they? Thank you
  5. Hi everyone I did a bit of research on the topic and I would like your opinion on which of these 2 kits is better. The price range is the same so I would not worry to much on this. The elements I found are: Eduard is the profipack recent new tool, while the italeri is a 1968 kit, 2005 edition (1:72). Italeri has 5 options in decal, which is good. My question is: have you experienced one of these 2 kits? how do you think they compare for details? I assume the profipack has more cockpit fun added to it... but I need to know if I have to buy 2 kits, one for the decal and another for the tool.. (i will not buy separate delcal sheet) Thanks!
  6. thank you Troy, I saw the 2 websites that you are quoting, unfortunately no 1:72... So it seems that the only ways are: - mike grants decal: which do not cover ww1 - scratch building: very hard on a small scale, but hey lets embrace the challenge - buy the dedicate one from eduard. which cost more than the model sometimes.
  7. Considering that no one answered I will add my research results to the topic So far I found only generic decals for WW2 and early jets from Mike Grant, they cost around 10 pounds. I haven't find any generic cockpit kit unfortunately. All the best
  8. Good day fellow modellers I would like to add some detail to old kits that di not have much detailing in the cockpit, especially the control panel... I am thinking now at revell ww1 models 1:72 for example. I do not want to buy the right One from Eduard for each One of them, but a generic cockpit detail set or only the panel would be good . I know its not the same, but better than nothing and better than my failures in scratchbuilding.... I hope you Can help me to identify some generic cockpit ( pack of 10 mixed?) Thanks a lot!!!
  9. thank you Greenshirt! I will surely do that its easier than try to do the other way round
  10. I have been using the pledge now for a few days... Result is ok! not super shiny as I apply it only once, which is ok for the effect I want to give. Its good because with the pledge the inside of the cockpit or the pilot are more easy to be seen... When I dip the canopy in pledge I shake off any excesses, so far its not bad! If I knew before I would have tried the 1 pound delight cited above! Thanks to all
  11. Good evening to all' britmodellers I am doing a biplane at the moment 1:72 with camouflaged wings... I am wondering if I have to build the top Wing First and then airbrush , or First Paint all' and at the end attached the upper Wing? So far i have tried a mix of these options and can't decide which is best! How do you do that? And all' tips to attached upper wings are very welcome as I struggle with keep them in line as well! Thanks Jack
  12. A quick update ... I bought some PP rods for 5pounds... Inspected them and returned. I have done a scratchbuild frog swordfish... After an Amazing post here on britmodellers.. My conclusion is that food packaging and sprues ho a very long way. Until I am much better any other material would be a waste. Regarding internal wires i like steples the One you use to close paper together in a Office... They are soft and right size.... Super thin for 1:72
  13. Thank you thats great to know ! What about the right size? I ve read for rigging ww1 Planes you want 0.07-8 What about for internal wires or extra wires for engine/ wheels compartment? (All' for 1:72)
  14. Thanks I will do that That is a Simone and very clear instruction to follow. I used masking liquid but It is not ad neat as the tape.
  15. Thank you. I like that recycle is old fashion and add anche extra challenge, ad well develop my skills. What about scale? I used Electric wires before but I found It a bit big for 1:72. Which is the right diameter for internal wires ? Keep the scale its very important to me... I want to try at least... I ve got anche Electric wires in a spitfire and oh boy looks odd. Thanks