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      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. TallyHo went out of business some years ago - an interesting case history. You may be lucky finding a secondhand one. Mark1 do 1/144 letters but maybe not right size. Their range is growing though. http://www.4pluspublications.com/en/decals/mark-i-decals-1144 Vintage Letraset or a guy with an Alps may be easiest.
  2. Considering the limited run and exquisite quality of the kit, it's pretty good value for money. My yardstick is - if you really wanted one, could you scratch build it for less at the same quality level?
  3. I have posted this multiple times on Hyperscale How to buy from Sandle Hobbies November 21 2016, 4:36 AM The only method that can work in a reasonable time-frame is direct purchase. You need to go to the ACT Model Show where they always have a table. or find a proxy to do it for you. Even then, there's no guarantee the item will be in stock. They also attend some NSW club meetings but I don't know which ones. They are indeed pleasant and funny people. And indeed their business practice is awful.
  4. Piffling little 1/32 stuff? The real man's scale is 1/18 or 1/12...!!!! (:>) but, as you know, I have been following your build and it's looking very good!
  5. Surely he "soloed" in the sense of "first solo flight" in a Tiger Moth or similar? L1690 is recorded as being with 3 Sqn on 19 May 1940. (specifically with a flight of 601 attached to 3) https://books.google.com.au/books?id=fKV2BQAAQBAJ&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=hurricane+l1690&source=bl&ots=nMluhGseIo&sig=Z_WXNY5sy1hxhkQ3zK_u_5B3Wc0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG4fWQtZvVAhWDV7wKHWIoCpAQ6AEIIjAA#v=onepage&q=hurricane l1690&f=false It seems unlikely to have gone from an OTU to a front line squadron? (Although stranger things have happened) Hurricanes were being delivered to squadrons in France in 1940 with Watts propellers so it is quite possible that it was so fitted.
  6. Once you carefully trim those bases off them they will be fine.
  7. The Revell Tollerton nose from the later kit is fine - you don't need the Fd one. However, I have a couple of Fd's, so for your next Halifax............. (hahaha) You are fitting up the nacelles etc but you need to hack most of them off if you use the FD or AML resin sets. You may consider thinning down the mainwheels as they are a little bloated but don't thin them to scale width or they will look too skinny for the wheelbays.
  8. If you don't look at pictures of real ones it will look fine. Otherwise it looks odd from 6 feet away. All the bits fit together quite well because the distortion carries through to the undercarriage etc. You could probably make the whole kit in about two hours work plus painting if you don't correct anything. @perdu - you could scratchbuild an inner then an outer nacelle and cast two more. That's pretty much what Aeroclub have done.
  9. The actual build notes are a bit lost in the s/n but I gather you are going to use the Freightdog set for the engines. It's an improvement on the kit (a reasonably decent improvement) but I saw two builds of the kit recently - one FD conversion alongside a scratch built "engine shrinking" conversion and I must say the latter was a LOT better. I'd find the pic but its in Botophucket somewhere. I have reviewed the kit and the Aeroclub conversion and I think that is the ONLY way to get a decent result without a monumental effort. good luck finding an Aeroclub one though. The AML ones look pretty similar to FD but perhaps a bit more detailed. i'd suggest you try them and see! Kit as is - pretty crappy FD - some improvement - not a lot of effort AML - perhaps a bit more improvement - perhaps a bit more effort Aeroclub - rather more improvement - a little bit more effort Scratchbuild - probably the only way to a really anally good result - a lot of effort
  10. It may well not be colourised but it sure looks it. The bold colours with precise edges, the clear detail in the aircraft but not the figures or background etc are hallmarks. There are so many skillfully done colourisations around that you almost assume any old colour picture is one. If i ever post one I always put a note about whether I think it's genuine or not. If this P-43 pic is not digitally altered it's an awesome quality find.
  11. or how dark the colouriser thought it should be.............
  12. Here's a coincidence for you......... http://axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?8841 I would guess it is one of a sequence as there are other pictures like it from different viewpoints. https://au.pinterest.com/pin/288511919859894300/ Note that one has Chinese insignia and the other US is interesting (awaiting repainting?) Note the camo demarcation on the rear fuselage (very wiggly) but there's no chalked '67' on the fin............... coincidence or what? I'm impressed with the bright colours and sharp rendition of that colour picture. Almost like it was taken with a digital camera in 1942!
  13. I was able to make contact with Andy Hay and received an email from him saying Thank you for your email received 29/06/2017 at 00:17 ref Lancaster ND811. I produced the artwork for this publication back in Jan / Feb 2017, based on the information I had available at that time. I always take pride in researching the artwork I produce as much as I can given the time-scale I have set for such projects. Sometimes the sheer lack of information available can pose problems when creating artwork and various sources whether it be printed or online can contradict each another as you can well imagine. I was under the impression at the time of producing this artwork that the aircraft in question was indeed a Mk.III that was converted to at VI. So at that time I had to make the decision based on the information I had. Was that correct, at the time?, yes in my opinion, is it correct now having seen the comments on the 'Britmodeller' forum..... I don't know, but all I can say in my defence is that I produced the artwork at that time to the best of my knowledge at that time. I think his writing here neatly sums up the problems facing profile illustrators, decal makers and kit producers. Having had a reasonable amount of contact with various profile illustrators I have no difficulty in believing he was supplied 'not quite right' information and drew his profile accordingly.