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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. Vallejo

    Thanks for another informative review Mike. Vallejo, my paint of choice, does seem to be updating their stuff, especially the Air War series, and this sounds to be another decent enhancement. Mike
  2. Groan! It took me a few minutes to get that one!
  3. I've just learned of this from another modelling forum; NASA is currently uploading hundreds of rare aircraft films to Youtube. More can be found here at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Mike
  4. Thanks Peter. Your images have inspired me to dig out my Anigrand 1:144 kits and have a go at a Norge and possibly the Algerian version. cheers. Mike
  5. I wonder if it might be worth having a go at this? Volume up!
  6. And not just cap tallies! I wonder if I'll ever see the return of this great name in my lifetime?
  7. That's probably just what they want all the free users to do, so that there's more room for paying clients. I'm leaving my stuff where it is.
  8. Eduard

    These parts definitely look to be 'must have' pieces to make the model look really good. Thanks for these reviews on what is new and available Dave. Mike
  9. Sprogs! Mike MAOT 848NAS 1970-73 - HMS Albion; Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Japan, Malta, Norway, Culdrose etc., etc.
  10. I've checked the plans again and it does work out to 19.2m x 12.2m as you can see in the images below. These measurements do appear to be too large and should be more in line with your Ark Royal plans. Would it be possible for you to do a scan or close in photo, with a ruler, similar to mine? That way I can confirm which to go for. cheers Mike
  11. Thanks. I've looked at the Illustrious kit (Airfix) and the lift dimensions work out at 56ft x 33ft (17m x 10m) and it is possible I could work to that; however, I also have the Jecobin plans for Invincible at 1:192 scale and the lift dimensions on that are 100mm x 63mm, which equates to 63ft x 40ft (19.2m x 12.2m). It is variances like these which made me ask the wider audience if anyone knows the exact measurements, before I start cutting plastic. If this was an aircraft model then the expectation would be to get the model's dimensions correct to within a few millimeters and I'd like to achieve the same with ship models. Mike
  12. Hi Dave, thanks for this bit of info; I might give that a try on some scrap plastic first, just to see how it looks. cheers Mike
  13. Thanks for the responses. I've waited this long before replying as the answer seems to be a complex one; in terms of which paint colour and brand to use, and was waiting just in case there was any further input from the members here. I mainly use Vallejo acrylics and will try to find some matches; although, by the sound of it, this might have to be a 'near as will do'. Thanks again Mike
  14. Yes, that's the one. Go to bottom of page in new ship related releases. Mike
  15. Thanks Peter. Order placed!! I still have a CD drive in my PC. Mike