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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. I use Tinypic.com It won't store your pics... i don't think... but it's easy to use but takes a long time to sort pics out if you want to do a lot.
  2. Just a few little bits done today. First thing to be done was to paint the interior of the fuselage... while doing that i decided to paint inside the wheel bays. And this is where i had two problems which hopefully i can overcome... 1- when spraying, even though i masked up, i still managed to get over spray everywhere... so need to be more careful or practice a lot more. 2- i'm a messy person... as you can see from the paint smudge marks.... need to wear gloves when handling paints or be more careful. After that i then started on the finer details of the cockpit.... and i had yet more problems... trying to paint things so small my hands shake like i'm a nervous wreck so i painted them, smudged a little then repainted and repeated this a few times. Also i need a much finer brush than what i have and thinning down just a touch probably would of helped. Please excuse the photo... i don't have a macro lens for closer shots. Tomorrows work will be to start assembly of the fuselage to wings.
  3. Those few details really do make a big difference. I haven't had a look at the canopy just yet but if it can be fitted after assembly then i'll look at copying the detail in the photo. Thanks
  4. This might sound cheesy..... but you're grate.
  5. I wasn't planning too... not with this model at least. My aim is to build a really good Lancaster bomber but i haven't done models for some time so this and a few others i shall be building beforehand are for practice in building, fixing issues, painting and wethering. The cockpit is really lacking so as i put it together... depending on how much you see i may change my mind.
  6. I asked my boss.... "Where do you want me to put this 6 metre roll of bubble wrap?". He replied... "Just pop it in the corner". 4 hours it took me.
  7. Absolutely stunning work.
  8. Yes i will be... they are painted and drying as i write this. Hopefully more work and more pics tomorrow evening.
  9. Some bloke hit me over the head with a power tool..... I was minding my own business... then................ Bosch
  10. Today was a day for glueing up and painting a few small parts. Fitment of the left wing to fuselage was fine... but the middle section of wing to fuselage had an issue with the size of the tab, once trimmed the fitting is a little loose but it all lines up fine. Middle section of wing to left side of cockpit doesn't line up... again a little trimming of the tab is all that's needed. Same story with the right side of cockpit to right wing And this is all that you get for the cockpit.
  11. I'm Pretty certain the FW-189 will now be my next build now... thanks. I suppose i could of used a fret saw... i do have one with a fine blade... if i had only thought.
  12. Yes it's the Airfix kit... Just googled images to get a number off the box incase that meant anything and found this link... Release dates and box changes. From Wikipedia it states another plane was chosen over this and so it's very much unlikely that they flew again after testing.
  13. So it's been a week since i dug out my spray gun to paint a part non aircraft related... in that time i've fixed my old model, my eldest sons model, built a Spitfire with my other kids, started work on a Blohm & Voss BV141. Then tonight i see.......... planes for sale on the forum... so hoping to get them... seen a post about works.co.uk having offers on.... so bought some more had a quick look on the Airfix website to see what size models they do for possible future builds.... and pre-ordered two more (Bristol Blenheim MkIV Bomber and McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom) for October and November... as well as begging them to make models of The Scottish Aviation Bulldog and Grob Tutor, two models that mean a lot to me. I'm blaming you lot... well those that have stockpiles for a rainy day.... that's going to be my excuse once SWMBO finds out.
  14. Me too... alot. Bought a few years ago in very rusted but working condition... used it a bit and went to two shows. Recently thought about selling it and just buying a small engine or a good condition Lister D... then i thought it would be better to just give it a new paint job. So it got taken apart a little, repainted and placed on a trolley that has also been restored.... almost finished then it can run my newly restored Lister domestic water pump.
  15. I use revell/humbrol enamels.... and humbrol thinner. I put in the jar what i think is the amount of paint i need then add thinners to get a watery mix that i think will spray fine... it's different every time sometimes it's fine other times too runny and then i waste even more paint adding more to get a good viscosity. I guess it's a matter of much spraying to work out an average... and as yet i've only just started model making again.