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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. Apologies if I stirred up a little bit of a hornets nest with this one, I'm in no way an Airfix basher, I've already got one on pre-order even though its not my preferred scale and I also have a shelving rack full of red boxes (and much older pre-Hornby ones too), but if I see something that looks wrong and it's early enough that it can be corrected before the moulds are finalised then I feel it needs to be brought up, we know a few of the Airfix guys frequent BM so its as good a place as any to highlight it. Happy modelling Ant
  2. I'm also hoping that is the cause, but its strange that the decal placement diagrams show it too. The Phantom has a relatively flat fin top, the Airfix side profiles show it curving up and then back down again.
  3. Sure does look like the radar dish on the clear sprue, it looks good lots of options, but there's one thing that doesn't look right and that's the rear tip of the non-RWR fin, it seems to taper down too much, not just on the plastic but in the artworks as well. It might be me but if not I hope its correctable.
  4. Maybe, but I only ever seem to make fleeting visits on the way to or fro on one of our North Wales from South Wales trips.
  5. Enjoy North Wales, hope you catch some action through the Mach Loop, I've driven through the valley but haven't made it up onto the hillside as yet.
  6. For anything US Navy aviation related topics its worth checking Tailspin Tommy's "Tailhook Topics" think this is what you're looking for: http://tailspintopics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/painting-crush-points-red.html
  7. to the club, I've just taken a look at your warrior build, that is a great piece of modeelling art, I look forward to seeing what you can do with the Sherman Firefly.
  8. It is but there's no Yak and apparently no 9 😉
  9. It's the second one I had seen over on ARC.
  10. They have done the Mach Loop, video on YouTube, would have love to have been there. It must be the backdrop of the Welsh Mountains, but they look pretty impressive and actually their shape and look is growing on me.
  11. That's exactly my take on their set up too, they only run the model kits through the moulding machines when there is a vacant slot in their core business schedule.
  12. Hope they do the 'B' and 'C' variants too.
  13. It's strange how they now have surplus stock, yet when I received my Kitstarter Beagle kit, it was missing a fuselage half (and that's an indictment of a lack of quality control, but that's another subject), and I was initially told that as all the production run had been preordered there were no spares, eventually after a follow up phone call, I did receive a replacement fuselage part and I've often wondered just where the spare fuselage came from.
  14. Lovely build, you've done a fine job on a classic kit. As has already been mentioned, I too think it's unlikely we'll ever see a modern upto date kit of this aircraft purely because it's little known type, nut personally I'd love to see one, together with a Fairey III family.
  15. I was just wondering the same thing, I'd love top see them do the Mach Loop