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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. I also have emailed him, but no answer yet. He could be on holiday, or something. Flavio
  2. I wrote BLACK just to emphasize that those aircraft are not in the expected Night Fighter Scheme. That footage has been bugging me since the IWM digitized and uploaded it: was it an exception at Squadron level, borne out of necessity or individual initiative, or was there some order or amendment that authorised long range fighters employed in Intruder or anti-shipping missions in the Eastern Med to wear an all-Night scheme? Will we ever know..? Flavio
  3. Hello Gentlemen, Regarding the issue of BLACK Beaus in the Mediterranean, please let me draw your attention to this footage from the IWM, depicting said aircraft in November 1944: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060019783
  4. The orange centre appears well before 1943, I think... http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205123798
  5. I thought I had seen the photo before...http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/thread/1305948461/Vintage+color+Spitfire+and+Hurricane
  6. 45M, 50M and 55M, I believe, at least those consigned to Portugal in 1946.
  7. Again one question due to my library being packed up: were the six exhaust tubes present on some Spitfire Mk.V in 1944-45 linked to particular marks of the Merlin engine? I seem to remember that they were, but which marks..?
  8. I wanted to check some info which I remember being in the two-part article on the Battle Of France published in Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol. 22 No. 4 (June 2000) and Vol. 22 No. 5 (July 2000). I should still have both issues but they are stored away in somebody's attic outside London and most likely buried under a pile of boxes: does anyone have a scan of both parts of the article complete with colour plates? Apologies for the unusual request, I hope I am not breaching any rules (admins please delete my post if I do).... Flavio
  9. Hi, This is the famous footage shot by Eric W. Coop at Canne (near Brindisi) in Italy in March 1945, which was discussed at length on many Italian forums about a decade ago and which I had at the time procured for F. d'Amico from the IWM. Kind regards, Flavio
  10. Many thanks for updating the notes, it would be a crime to let that knowledge get lost when Edgar was kind enough to share it with us on this forum. Just for the record, I would like to point out that the bomb-laden Spitfire on page 26 cannot be, to the best of my knowledge, a Mk.Vc, even if Edgar thought this might possibly have been the case: apart from the angle of the undercarriage, which does not seem to be steep enough for a "c" wing, and the absence of the extra cannon bulges, the presence of the muzzle brakes would indicate a "b" wing, since the correct functioning of the belt-fed cannons in the "c" wing required said muzzle brakes to be removed (see "Guns of the Royal Air Force 1939-1945" by G.F. Wallace). Flavio
  11. Not really sure about that jack attached to the door, in K5054...
  12. I agree that it is a difficult one to prove either way. A lot of the "blueness" comes from the cloudless sky overhead too, and we should take into account both colour variation and colour deterioration due to UV rays (which can happen rather quickly) which acts on different pigments at different rates (I think blue hues can fade quicker than red ones, generally speaking, but I am happy to stand corrected). An extra complication is the marked variance in tone of OG, often visible in b/n photos and commented upon by Bowyer. To me that colour still looks too grey to be DE, even after colour correcting the photo, but then again, the green looks somehow less olive than I'd expect. We are in a grey area, if you pardon the pun... Flavio
  13. It should be fairly clear cut as far as the Mk.I are concerned, but for the Mk.II we might be looking at some use of the infamous blues...
  14. With all due respect, if that is Dark Brown, it is the least brown Dark Brown I have ever seen... Even the exhaust stubs look browner than it: I would expect Dark Brown to look, well.. browner... And by then all Spitfires *should* have been in either DFS or Desert Scheme. To quote Edgar again: So, I am not too convinced about that particular Spitfire having any Dark Brown on her upper surfaces...
  15. Also the angle of the undercarriage points to a Mk.Vb. I also agree with the DFS, even if the lower surfaces seem a tad light for LMB and look (to me) a little more like AB.