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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. Well, I felt super lazy, so I only did a tiny bit of masking around the starboard elevator and hoped for the best: 20170724_203702 by Edward IX, on Flickr Amazingly, it worked! 20170724_203809 by Edward IX, on Flickr I've also masked off the radiator or whatever: 20170724_203825 by Edward IX, on Flickr So that soonish. Current state of the stash, loathsome in its immensity: 20170724_203903 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170724_203932 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170724_203919 by Edward IX, on Flickr There used to be a lot more aircraft in the display cabinet, but I gave many to Winston, and he's made short work of them. He does like "awapanes", though, and waves to them when they fly by now, so it's just sowing the seeds.
  2. Colourcoats RAAF colours, which have FINALLY arrived here in the USA.
  3. Reminds me of Frank Newbould's work, which I'm a big fan of: Your Britain - Fight for it Now [South Downs]. © IWM (Art.IWM PST 14887)IWM Non Commercial Licence
  4. I almost hate to mention it, but that's far from the extent of my 1/72 Spitfires. No further work done today, as we've hit that point in the pregnancy where "do you want to come with us to get ice cream?" is secret code for "I can no longer catch our hyperactive shout-goblin, and I feel guilty about getting dessert for myself unless I stuff a whole soft-serve ice cream cone down his throat, so I need you to chase him around for the forty-five minutes it takes for the ice cream to melt". Sadder and wiser, I know this now.
  5. So the bench is currently a bit of a mess: 20170723_153721 by Edward IX, on Flickr I did rehome some kits, sort of, in an old chest once owned by one of my great-uncles, allegedly his footlocker from his time in the army; I suspect that if that's even true, it's had a hell of a repaint since: 20170723_153729 by Edward IX, on Flickr I unmasked the underside of the Gauntlet (it's been so long, I literally could not remember what aircraft I was building for a second there): 20170723_153754 by Edward IX, on Flickr As you can see, the starboard elevator needs some touching up, which will be fun, I'm sure. Torrential rains have continued this week, and the poor old grotto is being dehumidified, since right now bachtrachian Dagon would feel fairly comfortable in its moist environs. Yes, but unfortunately he's already reached that quantum state some toddlers achieve: light enough to pick up, heavy enough that you wouldn't want to. As a result, the robot hunkered down in place and beeped protestingly. Yesterday the future President of the World threw his food on the ground and informed Mrs P that "bugs will eat it". True, but not desirable.
  6. I fully expect to be saying things like "Alexa [or Siri], spare my family," in ten years.
  7. Winston's not a fan of the "wobota", as he calls it, but Mrs. P no longer has to sweep the house every night and can kick back and relax in the evenings. ("Couldn't you sweep the house, Edward?" I hear you ask. Well, that's why I bought the robot. So I would not have to.)
  8. [gravelly 1980s cop voice] Every time we think we're out, they pull us back in! NB, my actual voice is fairly high and nasal, by Midwestern standards, as may be heard here:
  9. I believe it was Nelson who said that no man who put his ship alongside a French one could really do too much wrong, and in the same spirit, I opted to put on the RAF Dark Green tonight. 20170718_235104 by Edward IX, on Flickr Nelson's advice may work better in a nautical environment, for in the swamp-like hell that my grotto became in the last few hot, humid months, the blu-tac stuck fiercely and lifted paint. I blame the Alclad White primer that I (IIRC) used, their white and black primer have never held paint well for me. 20170718_235057 by Edward IX, on Flickr The camo pattern is spurious, based on one photo I've seen, and I took the opportunity to cover some of my more egregious blunders. I still need to do the top wing.
  10. A Special Hobby Fulmar NF.II for myself, and a minute token of my esteem for fellow Britmodeller Stew Dapple.
  11. IMO, all Revell kits of modern vintage are a trifle fiddly. If any man can sort them out with some good British commonsense (and perhaps a few scotch-and-sodas) though, that man would be you, Buffers.
  12. Two CH-53s flew past my house yesterday. We must live by a helicopter training area, because I also sometimes see UH-60s flying in formation; once I witnessed five in a loose gaggle following a local road.
  13. Two CH-53s flew past my house yesterday. We must live by a helicopter training area, because I also sometimes see UH-60s flying in formation; once I witnessed five in a loose gaggle following a local road.
  14. I suspect in part because it was plagued with teething troubles, including problems with the Merlins, poorly designed vertical stabilizers (that were ultimately replaced), and some handling issues that took a very long time to fix.