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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. Your right, off their Facebook page.
  2. I seen on another forum that A.M.U.R Reaver are releasing drooped nozzles for the Su-35, they look impressive. Strangely I can't seen anything on there website.
  3. Not at all, ordered it through EBay from DawnGroceryStore, I've ordered quite a few kits from them and find them very good, p&p is £12 for a standard kit but kit prices are usually a lot cheaper.
  4. This was delivered to the house today a mere 5 day's or so after ordering from China, impressed! Looking forward to seeing how it compares to the KH single seater.
  5. They certainly are but not tooled by Kinetic, they were designed and tooled by Aviation Art who started and nearly completed the Su-33 project before handing it on to Kinetic.
  6. Hate to be the breaker of dreams but I don't think the kit will have single piece Chinese missiles. Kinetic I think are just not quite there with the tooling so any new missiles will be traditionally tooled in multiple parts. Hope I'm wrong and I most certainly frequently am!
  7. Hi Peter, thanks for the comments. The Hataka paints were most definitely ditched, I ended up washing the wing sections in warm soapy water and scrubbing with a toothbrush which removed the stickiness and I painted over with Mr Hobby Color paints. The wings actually still aren't glued, the fit into the fuselage slots is perfect and it would be possible to leave it like that for the wings to be removed for transport etc. The whole end of the wing sections fits inside the fuselage slots leaving no gap and natural looking invisible join. The NMF around the fuselage next to the gun ports was masked off after the painting and decaling, there is a recessed panel line which I just followed with a sharp blade cutting out a mask and painted with Mr Metal Color Chrome buffable paint. The wing sections were done with AK Metals Chrome, the buffable paint definitely gives the better finish though. Muzz
  8. Jabba, I have the bigger insignia from a Mig-23 sheet if you want them? Just had this problem myself with my Fitter build, realised some were different sizes. Muzz
  9. Thanks for the comments guys. I'll definitely be getting another one so you never know, although I think I know the scheme your talking about and I think there's a bit too much flames on that one for my liking! I've just ordered the HB Su-17UM3, looking foreward to that. Here's where I'm up to, been adding the different colours here and there, green panels to the leading edge of the wings and the NMF areas. I've also given everything a Matt coat then went over some areas with Tamyia smoke.
  10. I've not tried handbrushing it, I'm not sure as Alclad products are generally designed for airbrushing. Klear is very good for handbrushing as its self levelling.
  11. Klear is good, although I still have a stock of the formula from a good few years ago and haven't tried the new type. I'm also a big fan of Alclads Aqua Gloss great stuff as is their other varnishes. http://elementgames.co.uk/paints-hobby-and-scenery/paints-hobby-and-scenery-by-manufacturer/alclad-ii/alclad-ii-klear-kote/alclad-ii-aqua-gloss-clear-120ml?d=22&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrcqpvKmD1QIVFxQbCh229wVgEAQYASABEgLzxvD_BwE Muzz
  12. Love it Mathy, amazing paintwork and weathering. I like some of the little details like the deployed landing lights and blast marks at the gun ports. I'm building this very kit as a Polish airframe at the moment. What decals did you use for the stencils and what did you do with regards to the pylons? I've only just noticed there's only four pylon adaptors meaning there isn't enough for the four underwing hardpoints and the two under fuselage ones. Muzz
  13. Stunning work, I like that!
  14. Finished the decals on the upper surface, been a right pain. The main squadron and national markings are fine but the stencils - wow! I have about 4 different sheets of Su-22 stencils ranging from some old Aeromaster and Authentic Decals sets to a recent release from LDecals Studios and the actual kit decals. The actual aircraft is covered in stencils and none of the sets really provide a full accurate set, however the kit decals looked decent in places until I tried them, they were invisible once placed on the surface. Ended up cobbling together all the sets to get a result but the older decals were breaking up and causing issues. I've basically ended up placing yellow stencils that look the correct shape / size as per photos just hope nobody can read what they say! Put it together to see how it looks but nothing fixed in place yet.......
  15. I would agree with above, going by the shadows and the way the light reflects off the surface I'd say 65%. Might be wrong but the fact that the aircraft in the background is in the two tone green scheme suggests it's possibly taken before the introduction of the 100% LERX. Here's the same aircraft with the same squadron but a different era (different name under the cockpit) when it does have 100 LERX. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/44/15/e4441505676446943ccf2f47558ae37a.jpg