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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. How do the decals perform? I'm going to buff the hell out of the matt finish and then apply glossy coat (sounds like a red setter that does). If you need spare 4 spoke thingys should the carpet monster feel hungry let me know. I've used the 3 spoke 'cos I like 'em and they just look to me 'a dashed more sporty, old bean.'
  2. Well, as I decided to shake off the Helston malady which can be all consuming and detrimental to the mind, body and soul I ventured further afield. Not quite as far as good old England but in that direction, namely Truro. Having negotiated the city centre and finding what seemed like the last parking place in Garras car park a solo pedestrian battle began. Almost mown down by smombie pushchair women, occasional motorised wheelchairs and a Peter Capaldi lookalike who on second look was in fact female and taking a wrong turn down an alley way which would grace the set of Poldark I eventually found an oasis of sanity in the form of Martin and T7 Models. It was a rather pleasant experience to be able to enter an independent model shop, a rarity nowadays. So after a goodly chinwag and coming away with cutting mat, Perfect Plastic Putty, new scriber, Humbrol 251, enamel thinners, 10A blades and the Airfix Eindekker I then ventured back and luckily was not accosted by cutpurses, footpads or George Warleggan. Probably as it was still daylight. I did give a busker £1 and told him to make sure he gets his dog a tin of food. Thanks Martin for bringing a ray of light into the pervading gloom.
  3. One of mine is asking questions. You never know if you'll get the right answer.
  4. My thoughts exactly regards mine as well. Which wheels are you going to use? I've gone for the 3 spoke ones. I may mix it up a bit and have one 3 spoke and one 4 spoke. Just like some of the alloys you see on chavvy cars in Plymouth.
  5. Actually you've just reminded me. Must get a new bottle of bubblegum pink. Or was it acetone, cotton buds and make up sponge/brush things? I knew there was a reason why I went into Helston today but turned around quickly after 5 mins in what seemed like a sea of malevolence.
  6. Most frustrating. All the PE I've ever had has come in one of those 'do not bend' envelopes. Do you think you can rescue it without damaging?
  7. My slatey colour looks lighter than yours above. It'll darken/lighten with weathering (he says optimistically). And I think they may be the reverse of what you have. I'll have a look at the weekend when I get home. If they are they are, oh well. I'm not going into a meltdown. If it was a Sea Fury however... Have you tried test fitting the tip lights and leading edge transparencies yet?
  8. A burgundy Maxi this afternoon in Helston which helped alleviate the deleterious effect that place has on you. The fossilised driver had a look of resigned fate upon his countenance; yet again, that Helston effect.
  9. See my last post in version 8 for more details.
  10. I didn't use EDSG on mine (don't tell the FS police). I used a Humbrol matt 31 and satin 123 whatever those colours are but they look close enough for me. Aren't I naughty? Used some vinyl masks for the camo as well. Took the masks off today and found some 31 which had dripped from the airbrush cup had managed to seep under the tailplane underside masking and dry rather well. That'll teach me for not putting the cap on it. Being pushed for time today before setting of west I did a brush touch up. It'll show in the RFI eventually. Which option are you going for? I'm going for the Macrihanish based one only because I've been there and I think the 700 squadrons often get overlooked.
  11. Good recovery on that missing part. Sod's law decrees it will turn up after it's all done and dusted. Got the canopy glued down on mine today as well as a coat of Slatey grey type stuff then realised I'd left the internal grab handles off the inside of the canopy. Oh well.
  12. Oh alright then; semi skimmed. Ordered two DVD's earlier this evening; 'In Which We Serve,' and 'The Admirable Crichton.'
  13. Paint and glue.
  14. Nice to see something different from the norm. Good NMF finish as well.
  15. Many are the personal filing/sanding options available so nothing insurmountable or worth worrying about. Nice picture by the way. The only scheme worthy of an anglicised F4.