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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. Liquitex is one such brand of flow enhancer. It's sold in art and craft supply stores (in the U.S.; I'm unfamiliar with Croatian sources).
  2. I have put out some feelers, but so far no joy.
  3. Major USAF Commands had/have their own marking regulations and specifications apart from those in T.O. 1-1-4. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of the SAC regs, but I'll see what I can find. Insignia Blue might seem the obvious choice, but SAC had a way of doing its own thing.
  4. Those photos have convinced me to shy away from Unicrap Unicraft kits forever!
  5. I've heard of this, but never tried it. Lighter fluid is largely naphtha, I think.
  6. New Theme

    Don't know 'bout them Yankees, but this Texan would not mind such a change, either.
  7. New Theme

    You can enlarge the font, you know. Simply hold down the "control" key (Apple users hold down the Apple/command key) on your keyboard and click the + key. To decrease the size, click the - (minus) key. Repeat as necessary. Works on any computer, any web page. Normally I abhor change, especially for the sake of same, but I like the new design. Good job!
  8. With Testors you never know. As soon as their corporate overlords decide the acrylics aren't turning sufficient profit, they'll be gone as well.
  9. Genius at work! Market it as a kit. I'll buy one!
  10. According to a spokesman for RPM/Rustoleum, Testors' parent company, "The 9580D International Military & Figure Enamel was recently discontinued due to the lack of support for it in the marketplace." These are the colors included in the following ranges: Figure Enamels US Military Enamels WW II US & UK Enamels WW II German Luftwaffe & Panzer Enamels WW II Italian/Japanese/Russian Enamels Modern Armor NATO/Gulf War/Russia Naval Enamels Stain Enamels (Note: "9580D" is the catalog number for the merchandising rack for these paints, which also include all of the US FS 595 colors. Some of these were previously discontinued or are now available only in rattle cans.) This catalog page shows the colors to be discontinued:
  11. What's wrong with Scalemates??? https://www.scalemates.com/
  12. The 'secret' is to clean the lids and the rim of the tin of any accumulated paint before closing it back up. To make sure it's completely sealed, tap it with a hammer as suggested above, or (this is my technique) place the tin on the floor, lid up, and briefly stand on it to transfer your weight to the lid. Don't stomp on it. Just briefly shift your weight to the foot on the tin. I have Humbrol tins over 50 years old I have sealed in the manner, and they are still as fresh as the day they left the factory. Nothing smells as good as vintage Humbrol enamel!
  13. The Launchpad Safety Officer has been grossly negligent. There should be chocks (with red "Chocks In Place" warning flags) on that chair! Or your floor needs to be jacked up and made level. :-)
  14. A problem, known as"color drift," occurs in paint manufacturing when a lazy quality control technician matches the latest batch of a particular color to the previous batch instead of matching it to the recognized, approved standard for that color, whether test panel or colorimetry data. If this habit continues, over time the color will drift away from the standard. I'm told this has happened at Humbrol more than once, and it has probably happened at other paint manufacturers as well.
  15. Will you also duplicate the trash can (just to the right of the hose reel) seen in the last photo?