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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. Thanks everyone. There may be a lot on the internet, but on here you get to know and see what actually works. Real shame about photo *uckit. So many forums (not just modelling, lots of types) have lost so many pictures.
  2. Good spot! I assumed they were all XF, as you say, it is
  3. Thanks. That will make it easier. One of the Tamiya paint charts I looked at didn't show those so, when I searched the paint numbers you quoted I've found different Tamiya paint charts with those on them. Great.
  4. Just seen these Tamiya colours after a lot of looking around. Do they make sense? Are there any other known acrylic brands that have a well defined colour range (that can be seen somewhere)? INTERIOR GREEN:-XF5 Flat Green: 1 + XF21 Sky: 3 + XF65 Field Grey: 1 DARK GREEN:-XF58 Olive Green: 1 + XF62 Olive Drab: 5 DARK EARTH:-XF52 Flat Earth: 1 + XF64 Red Brown: 1 OCEAN GRAY:-XF18 Medium Blue: 1 + XF21 Sky: 2 + XF24 Dark Grey: 2 MIDSTONE:-XF59 Desert Yellow: 1 + XF60 Dark Yellow: 1 SKY:-XF21 Sky MED. SEA GRAY:-XF19 Sky Grey: 3 + XF54 Dark Sea Grey: 5 AZURE BLUE:-X16 Flat Aluminium: 2 + XF2 Flat White: 10 + XF18 Medium Blue: 5
  5. Not used any gloss varnish but Mig paints do work for me with brushes. Not used Vallejo.
  6. Ha ha, that's why I left it like that as my ipad made the topic this : Another New Hampshire member! Err, no, new member yes, and in Hampshire, yes.
  7. Hi everyone, I'm John. I've looked on this site on and off for a couple years. Why? Well after about a 40 plus years gap, I've returned to make a few military models in 1/144 and 1/72, and as a surprise I got a 1/72 Spitfire (resin, based on a Boultbee Flight Academy Spitfire that flies in local over my garden quite often). After plastic modelling back in early seventies, I moved on to R/c planes then helicopters. That then got stopped as I started target shooting and after starting my apprenticeship got my Firearms certificate. So now 40 years later it's time to consider early retirement and get back to modelling. Something my wife has just promoted again with the Spitfire kit. Resin with metal parts it looks a challenge, and the biggest issue at the moment is what colours to paint inside and out etc. So, lots of site searching and probably lots of questions as well, so sympathy for you all as I ask questions that I probably shouldn't. Can't wait ( only excuse is time use, as I still work full time at the moment, but will force the model into it) . Thank you in advance