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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. @AdAstraMasks should be able to do these.
  2. True enough, Chris, but if I perpetuate wrong info I'm just as much a part of the problem. I realize we learn new info all the time, now I just need to put some notes in my book and hopefully I'll not repeat my error. Tim
  3. Thanks, Chris. Happy to be corrected. Tim
  4. Yes. I got mine with the Typhoon book at Telford, in 2014. Until then my only ref was the Squadron booklet mentioned above by @Jure Miljevic I'm sure there are better, but for my needs it fits the bill perfectly. Tim
  5. According to Richard Franks' guide, only the prototypes had the fishplates on the join between the fuselage and empennage. So all production Tempests did not have the plates. No relationship to the longer barreled Hispano. The 100 Series I built were serials JN729-773, JN792-822, and JN854-877. But in Appendix IV he says some were finished as Series II, others retroactively converted, and JN750 built as a Series II. Tim
  6. They will, oh you know they will.
  7. And it appears Flickr has grown by the same amount/rate over same period...guess where their customers went? just sayin...
  8. I'd like an angled deck in 1/700 as well. Bonus if it comes in multiple boxings of the differing configurations over her career. I'd be in...
  9. If you're a brushpainter, over at Brushpainter the blogger swears by Vallejo's metal acrylics. He provides some advice on how to brush paint it and get a good result.
  10. Naval aircraft typically don't have any bare aluminum. It will corrode too quickly. There are exceptions, like USN aircraft in the 50's, but the USN very quickly realized the bare metal needed to be protected. So I would paint it some variation of Aotake.
  11. Let's see how well I know my IJN modeling specs... 1. Aotake, which is not so much a metallic blue, but blue-green (or green-blue) transparent anti-corrosion paint that binds to the bare aluminum. Can vary in color, but as I understand starts more green and the ages to a more blue shade. 2. Not really. Unless the maintenance or aircrew are accessing the cockpit. 3. IMO H30 is too light. I prefer a darker, and bluer green. I used Tamiya XF-11 on mine. 4. Green. My build here.
  12. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/leaderboard/&custom_date_start=1442664000&custom_date_end=1442664000&in=forums-pid http://allspitfirepilots.org/aircraft/EP436 http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/thread/1432032817/malta+spitfire I simply searched via google, "Spitfire EP436 site:www.britmodeller.com" and without the site limiter. There may be enough in the above links to focus your queries.
  13. That's my take...to a point. Airfix have in their 1/72 range a I/II/Va, Vb (older tool), IXc, and XIX. Their old Vb has also been released with a very poor Vc wing and both SAAF and RAAF decals, so effectively they have a fairly wide offering for Spitfires to the non-enthusiast. So they could fill a gap or two and be just as consistent as they've been in the past. Us enthusiasts can make a XIV from the IX + XIX marriage. I've done that and it's dead easy. I've also converted the IXc to a IXe so by extension I could easily get a XIVe high back... at any rate, I see them replacing their Vb/Vc tooling first as it's either long in the tooth (Vb), or abhorrent (Vc). The design work is mostly there, just need to scale down from 1/48.
  14. Not for some time, IMO. They've done a P-51D. Lots of schemes and decals for multiple releases. To most modelers, "a Mustang is a Mustang." To us enthusiasts, an Allison Mustang/Apache in 1/72 is a Holy Grail; at least for Mustang enthusiasts, anyway. Airfix have many, many other subjects demanding priority before they do a second Mustang.
  15. Maybe Blackbird Models may do one if they see a market.