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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. What a nice story. I know W Bridgford very well, just up the road as you say. If you manage to get to Tollerton there's a stormingly good café called Chocs Away that does a stonking breakfast. The models in the cabinet there are from my place when I rebuilt my conservatory and they never went home. I tend them and do a few swaps from time to time over a bacon butty and tea.
  2. Thanks both, two very usable suggestions. I think I'll try the Alclad route first on some clear scrap transparency and see what happens before I commit to the real thing. Film also sound interesting...
  3. Just watching them now...very interesting indeed. I'll never get anything done now!
  4. Thanks for the saw info Ced, that looks a good vendor....just perusing the site now... now where did I leave my wallet?
  5. Just jumping into this thread as it's very close to a question I've been wondering. I've got an F-22 kit and wonder about recreating the gold effect on the canopy. Any thoughts?
  6. Looking good Ced. Interesting to see the Tollerton nose. Interestingly enough, the hangar in which these aircraft received their nose jobs was demolished earlier this year. The airfield is still active and I fly from there occasionally. This kit looks a bit of a dogs breakfast with all the aftermarket needed. The radial engined version was being flogged off at RIAT for £15, I was tempted but stash reduction is my aim at the moment. 😆 Love those little saw blades for the resin, must invest in some!
  7. That looks fab! I'd be over the moon if I'd made that. I'm guessing it's the 1:48 Tamiya kit?
  8. Any news yet on the cause and the condition of the aircraft? I guess it's repairable but what's the prognosis?
  9. I'm so pleased I saw it at Duxford that day. I'm another one who seemed to go to every airshow this aircraft wasn't present at. It was a a great performance that day. I too wonder if it can be reasonably fixed but I fear the worst. How's that Sea Fury doing after its belly landing the other year? I hope they can fix both but the cost is enormous and I can't see it ever happening sadly.
  10. Plenty of Soviet/Russian aircraft about in the west to play the part for real these days. I'd be happy to see a Top-Gun 2 as a new film rather than a remake of the old one, I mean the story can't be that difficult to write surely? Starts with some action scene with a hard lesson learned, followed by a beasting from the top brass, love interest, love interest, love interest, lots of action, thrills and spills, tense moments, slight tragedy and jeopardy followed by love interests and then final scene where lesson learned is put into action in great crescendo, boy gets girl and medals. Geeze, even I could write this stuff and I thought Kelly McGillis was one of the Birmingham 3. I bet if they weave the USAF into the story as well as the navy, you'd get lots of 'sexy' aircraft to play with like the F-22 and F-35 (take your pick as to which service). It doesn't have to be super accurate, it's for the mass market and not us nerdy enthusiasts . Top-Gun was a huge recruiting tool for the navy for quite a few years so I'm sure the forces would be surprisingly cooperative with aircraft. Lots of reheat, tight turns, even tighter knickers, pretty faces, bombs'n'guns and ejaculaxxxxx ejections, ...that's got to be a commercial winning formula?
  11. As Junglerating said, an UAV would be much more cost effective than a very high value asset like a Gripen. ..so if the Gripen pilots spot a poacher, then what? Drop a bomb on them? I wonder if it's more a brag about capability rather than a realistic method of rhino protection? Interesting story though...
  12. That's a very nice example of the type. I've got the same Glencoe model after picking it up from Duxford last month. I got it home and realised there were no decals with it. I don't suppose you'd be willing to swap your remaining decals for something from my spares stash?
  13. They look very smart indeed! I must get around to building a Lightning, got two in the stash just sat there...
  14. That's a very welcome and long overdue release. I'll be buying one for sure!
  15. Very nice indeed! I'd be interested to see it next to something for scale. I've got a Thor ICBM in the cabinet and a Redstone would look good next to it. A really nice inspiring build, might add one to the collection after seeing yours.