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  1. Scout & Wasp in multi scales from S&M

    Whoopie! I think everyone has given up on the Freightdog Wasp ever seeing the light of day.
  2. Airfix 2018

    Can't we just copy and paste the 2017 thread *yawn*
  3. You are meant to be able to download your albums - what happens is you request a download and you get emailed (eventually) a link to download a zip file of your images that will expire after 24hrs. People had reported that it was not working and at the moment I get it to do anything. I have all my build photos backed-up on my PC but not 200 misc photos mainly of the workbench. So as I knew it was possible to look at the individual photos if were doing from the PB website I decided to spoof the cookie information and download the files myself. The following is rather technical and requires access to a linux device or shell emulator such Cygwin or Bash on Windows 10, so I suspect it will be of limited use to many. There may be a native Windows way of doing it using a windows version of CURL. 1. Go to the album you wish to download. Select all the images (fussy as the Select All doesn't appear till you have selected one) 2. Get Links and paste the forum links (...) into a text editor 3. Use Find&Replace to delete all the tags. Save it somewhere your Linux shell can access 4. use dos2unix on the text file to change the line endings 5. Run the following script which will download the files while pretending the request came from a PB session: while read f ; do curl -X GET -e "$f.html" -O $f ; done < pathtofileofimages
  4. Macchi M.5. Fly 1/48

    That amazing patina you've built up on those interior pieces.
  5. Brief guide to using Flickr

    The forum will not automatically reduce the size of the image. What the forum does is instruct you webrowser to resize the image for display, but only after it has download the 1200x1600 image. This will eat up your bandwidth allowance and that of anyone viewing the image. You should always resize the images to that what you wish it to be display in forum at.
  6. People have mention using Imgur but I would be wary, if you read their Terms of Service: Though they obviously allow posting images to social media sites, it's all linked to getting traffic on the Imgur website AFAIK, I'm not a user myself. Edit: They do provide BBcode links though for images, not entirely clear on what they consider miss-use
  7. Are the knobs easy to get hold of?
  8. I wonder what this will bring to the table in terms of detail. The oldish Revell kit is very nice.
  9. White Knight - Short Crusader

    I took a couple of photo of the 1/72 Karaya kit against the plans in Ralph Pegram's excellent tome. The wings are a too narrow but due to lack of curvature on the trailing edge. They are correct at the root. Far too long though. I think if I align the aileron and reshape it will be satisfactory.YMMV The tailplanes are also too deep in chord. The floats are long, but the fuselage is way too long and is very noticeable compared to photos. I think cutting a section out from behind the (round not square ) cockpit is the best solution. The tail and rudder are spot on. I've built a couple of Karaya's kits and have found them beautifully produced, the SeaLion had tiny holes in the tailplanes for control cables to pass through, but I suspect they suffer from the lack of good references for many if these aircraft. Unfortunately they all pre-date Pegrams's book and his meticulous plans.
  10. White Knight - Short Crusader

    Grrr, I suspect the 1/72 kit also suffers from this glaring error. I will have to check it against the alternative plans I have too.
  11. 1/72 Modern RAF/R.NAVY tractor

    Received mine yesterday. Well packaged and the details looks great, thanks!
  12. 1/72 Bristol Sycamore

    It is really worth learning some basic soldering. I had to create the masts for a WWI battleship last year and it's really satisfying to be able to create pieces that you know aren't going to easily break and at the same time are finer in detail than the equivalent plastic parts.
  13. Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    It does matter how good/bad, significant/insignificant an aircraft is! If the kit won't sell in numbers to make it profitable no-one is going to tool it. There isn't even one in 1/72 apart from a short run kit. If it happens it will most likely be Trumpeter ( you can start condemning it now ) as I assume their tooling/manufacturing costs will be far lower than Airfix's. ... and it doesn't matter if you want to buy 3 of them.
  14. Very tempting even though I have the Delta 2 kit to build