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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. Trumpeter

    Well this represents just about everything that is good and bad from Trumpeter. It's obviously well moulded and the tooling looks lovely. There that's the good bit done. The rest is just rubbish - sloppy lazy research giving inaccurate parts - made up detail and just plain wrong. Decals that are the wrong colour and colour callouts that are generic to the point of daft ( SHAR1 its not your photos- the decals are wrong full stop - red way too bright, yellow far too acidic). RAF colours are not exactly difficult to name check for a manufacturer either. In the hands of an expert modeller this kit will look just the same as it should in the hands of a novice: It should look like it's either been left on the shelf and the Airfix one bought instead, or it should look like its been thrown into the bin - which is I'm afraid where it belongs. With the lid shut to boot. Sorry to be so plain - but once again Trumpeter demonstrate a disdain for their customers with a sub standard product. You can dress it up however you want to, but this is a bad kit. Jonners- appreciative of the review and in no way criticising the reviewer- just the woeful object he was given to try and say something good about.
  2. Evening all - spotted these as I did me comestibles this evening... A mere £2.43 for 140 of the little blighters. Nice flat end you can blue tack onto plus a pointy tip so you can stick 'em into some foam to hold them up - useful for tacking parts to when airbrushing etc etc etc Oh - you can skewer stuff onto them for the BBQ too - as if you would! Jonners
  3. Thanks Dana the lower exhaust vent is very difficult to see in a lot of photos - for obvious reasons. And the GSB finish of Mk IVs makes spotting the side intakes tricky too in a lot of shots. Interestingly I looked at the Hobby boss clipped-wing yesterday and decided it wasn't quite clipped enough to be the "short short" version, but was too square at its tip to be the original short one too. So I shortened the short wing tip to make it short short for shore It looks a lot better. I'll post some pics later. One other thing for builders of the HobbyBoss kit to note is that the exhaust opening behind the cowling gills isn't quite right in shape- lacking the semicircular cut out for one of the pipes at its front edge. Nor does it have any kind of internal ducting - so your pipes will just be poking out of a hole. The cowling nose-lip profile is defo too square too. ( memories of the Hobbycraft F8F blunt cowling lip here!). My Aeromaster decals arrived yesterday though - so KD572 can live! cheers Jonners
  4. Ah - thank you Ian - much appreciated. Perfect! Jonners
  5. Hi all - so I'm working on Hobbyboss Corsair MkII ( as a mk IV), and apart from a few minor niggles ( crap propeller- rebuilt to look like a 13'1' HS one now), rather overdone fabric on the main wings, and a slightly off cowling lip profile ( too angular it seems to me), its a pretty good kit. I need to refit the 'pit with UK radio and set belts, but that's fine. However what is is missing is the fuselage intakes and vent used on FAA machines to stop the build up of carbon monoxide inside. Does anyone have a decent pic of the fuselage side intake and under neath vent so I can scratch these. Its very hard to discern these in pics from google searches Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers Jonners
  6. Well - I think it's a great move. Gives the character a fresh breath, allows for some different plot lines; and she's a top actor too. The fact is - Dr Who is fictional - so in my book a "girly" Yorkshire accent is just as capable of saving the universe as a Scottish one, a gritty Mancunian one, or a barking mad RADA-esque on ( Tom Baker of course). Over the years we've seen very strong female co-stars with some of the Doc's companions, and seen other characters be replaced by female incarnations (so to speak) - Missy of course, but also Kate Stewart, reprising her fathers role in UNIT. So why not the Doctor? ( and what wonderfully latent sexism it is too, to consider that a Doctor can only be man...) Give it a chance- you may ... just ... despite yourselves ... enjoy it! Jonners, looking forward to Christmas with yet another reason now.
  7. Morning! Yes it's basically true. This is useful in explaining the 'blip" switch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_engine jonners
  8. Watcha gang. I've used this before with great results, but recently bought a new tin, and on both occasions Ive had the same result - which is a very heavy chalking/clouding in the varnish as it dried. I've used the same method as I always do - which is to shake very well, and warm can in hot water and spray lightish layers. But the last two times ( i.e. on both occasions with new tin) it's gone very cloudy. So - has anyone else had this issue with new cans? or have I just been unlucky twice? Nb it smells the same as the stuff in the older cans - so I doubt the formula has changed? Cheers Jonners
  9. A man after my own heart Russ. Top notch collection, and suitable grubby too. Nice Jonners
  10. Gets my vote too - switch to this recently from PVA and I think it's top whack stuff. Jonners
  11. I've just switched to IMGUR - pretty painless Jonners
  12. HI - images now uploaded to initial post via IMGUR - thanks to Photo-ransom-bucket's new daft terms of service ! Jon
  13. Possible one of the most self-defeating efforts I've ever seen. I mean is going to toss out $399 for that? A bunch of Jameses. Right so whats my best bet based on all the ones you are now using? Flickr seems popular - does it have any provisos? Jonners - amazed
  14. Now with embedded youtube link
  15. Hi Gene - let me try this evening - I'm a bit new to video hosting etc so will see what I can do Jonners