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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. Thanks guys. I'm kinda surprised the DH9 has been largely overlooked in 1/72.
  2. Captain Scarlett *dun* *dun* *dun* *dundundunnnn*
  3. By nicest I mean best fitting and detailed. TIA
  4. As a man, I need feminism because sometimes I run out of other things to laugh at.
  5. Nice work, you've really done a nice job on that one.
  6. Sometimes you can track how many times a kit has been sold by how many stickers with a price are still on it.
  7. The Special Hobby kit in 1/32 looks much better than the Hobby Boss offering.
  8. Blackbird Models do a nice sheet of Turkish Spitfires that includes the MK 1 'black 3'. Here a link to my completed model here.
  9. Yes indeed. Fortunately he made arrangements with the ANAM with regards to his research and archive, we have most, if not all of it. He use to say he wanted to be buried under the museum toilet block so we could take a crap on him whenever we wanted. That was John for ya!
  10. A man in New York decides that after seeing many single women, that he could make a lot of money by selling them husbands. He opens a shop with 6 levels of men, the only rules upon entering are that you can only pick 1 man and if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit. One day Mary visits the shop as she really wants to get married and have children. On level 1 it says "These are nice men". She thinks to herself that it's ok, but she could do better. She goes to level 2 and it says "These are nice men who have great jobs". She thinks for a minute before deciding to go to level 3. The lift doors open and the wall says 'These are nice men who have great jobs and own property". It just keeps getting better and better Mary thinks, she decides to go to level 4. On level 4 it says "These are nice men who have great jobs and own property who love romance". Mary is stunned, but curiosity gets the better of her and she proceeds to level 5. On the wall it says "These are nice men who have great jobs and own property that are romantic and love children". Oh wow thinks Mary, everything she has ever wanted and she is really tempted to say and select her new husband, but if this was level 5, what was on level 6 she wondered. After thinking hard, she says no to level 5, if this was all her dreams surely level 6 would be all that and more. The doors to the lift open at level 6 and there's nothing there, just a small sign that says "Welcome to level 6, you are visitor number 145,334,395. There are no husbands on level 6, this level just exists to prove that women can never be satisfied. Thank you for visiting The Husband Shop". Now the owner of The Husband Shop didn't want to think himself sexist, so over the road he opened up The Wife Shop. Level 1 says "These are pretty women". Level 2 says "These are pretty women who are rich". Unfortunately no one has ever visited levels 3-6.
  11. Build #6 for the year, the Great Wall Hobbies TBD-1 Devastator in 1/48. This is Ensign George Gay's aircraft that he flew with Torpedo Squadron 8 at the Battle of Midway in 1942. Of the 15 Devastators of VT-8 that attacked the Japanese fleet at Midway, all were shot down with Gay being the only survivor. Torpedo Squadron 6 and 3 followed, losing 10 of 14 and 11 or 13 Devastators respectively. It would end the combat career of the Devastator, but Gay would go on to report the destruction of the 3 Japanese carriers to Admiral Nimitz, then fight at Guadalcanal with VT-11. After WW2, he flew for TWA for over 30 years, often signing his book 'Sole Survivor' with the words; "May you be as lucky as I was at Midway". The GWH's kit is nice in the box, it's not until you start to put it together that you find some problems. The interior, especially the instrument panels are tricky to fit, I didn't succeed with the lower half, but it cannot be seen anyway. The separate canopy sections are too thick to be positioned open, meaning you either have to buy the Squadron replacement, or use the full canopy supplied. The instructions depict two style of under carriage leg, loaded and unloaded, however only the unloaded leg is supplied in the kit. The decals are awful, with virtually no glue on them and they were almost impervious to decal softner. I had to soak the wing insignia in Mr Mark for AN HOUR!! before they would conform to the surface detail and even then, they started to crack. The paper masks supplied are also useless. That said, it's still the best TBD in 1/48 available. I've also decided to keep the aircraft cleanish. As far as I'm aware, VT-8 did not see much, if any action before their fateful mission at Midway. Thus their aircraft looked to be in rather good condition.
  12. Nice work. We definitely need all the kids possible in the hobby. Invest in some Tamiya tape, it's not the cheapest, but it is the very best to use. I've tried all the other cheaper options, but I've just accepted that no matter the cost, it's Tamiya. Tamiya tape also doesn't give you a ridge if you paint in thin coats. I also use blutak for masking camouflage and that doesn't give an edge between paints unless your coat is really thick. Spraying with matt paints on a matt surface will also reduce any ridge between colours. A gloss coat will help with your decals. Then put a matt coat over them to seal them all in and dull down the paint again.
  13. The last 2 weeks purchases.
  14. I don't have a Battle kit, but I'm going to a second hand sale on Saturday that has a lot of older models in it, I will keep and eye out for one.
  15. Yes it's the kit canopy.