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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. Hello all, For my second build here on Britmodeller I have chosen something nice and easy. The 1/72 Hobby Boss F/A-18 Hornet A, the build will be straight out of the box (bar a canopy mask probably). I've always had a bit of a love hate relationship with the Hornet, I love it mainly because it's the Blue Angels bird and that scheme is one of my favourites, I hate it because it slowly replaced the F-14 Tomcat in US Navy service and the Big Cat is one of my favourite aircraft of all time. Anyway enough rambling here are the customary presentation photos. Nice box art and a convient top opening box. Front page of the "comprehensive" instruction manual. A four step build, just about right for my skill level. I do like it when a sprue map is included. Blue Angels scheme, more than likely the one I will go for. RCAF 425sqn 60 anniversary special scheme, I do really like this one too, so might be tempted and leave the Blue Angels for a later build. Blue Angels decals. RCAF 425sqn decals. Top half. Bottom half. Sprue A. Sprue B. Sprue C. Sprue D. Sprue E. As you can see I'm quite keen to get this one underway, I've made a start on the cockpit. I'll spray that later then add the not very detailed ejection seat. I'm not bothered about the lack of detail in the cockpit, I think I will be putting a pilot in there and modelling the plan in flight if I can get round the undercarriage doors. Neal
  2. Hello again! First one in the Christmas WIP, the one that started it all as a mojo restorer... A very quick build over a week or so, only a dozen parts-ish. Pilot from revell nato/us set. Stand came with the kit. The lowdown - grey stynylrez, then mr hobby black and white, both gloss. Decals on the paint. Few details touched in and stripes touched up. AK interactive ultra matt on top and satin on lowers. Top looked too bland so drybushed (how 90's) some dark grey on the edges, re-varnished and looks a bit better. All in something quick and easy that I didn't take too seriously, and restored 'the mojo' Thanks for looking! Tony
  3. Hi everyone My, admittedly, rather clichéd D-day themed model railway has been cruelly ignored for a couple of years now, but this GB offers an excuse to re-visit with a handful of fresh vehicles to add to the motor pool.... Although this might appear rather ambitious, in truth these are proper QB kits that only really need 4 spots of glue, 2 to fix the headlights, 2 to fix the front axle and the rest is snap together, plus a single colour scheme - Olive Drab. For my needs, they will be finished with minimal markings using decals from old Airfix & Matchbox kits and no crew or personal gear - 'factory fresh' machines fixed to suitable wagons, coupled to a Class 8 or WD 2-8-0, trundling around in the background at a scale 15mph - great stuff! I had considered building these... ....but after studying the sprue, I think Italeri is the better option for this build, although I may mix it up a little by using some 'option' PS parts to create a bit of variety. My particular circumstances mean I will start at 14:00 on Saturday, aiming to have them essentially built and basic paint on by tea time, leaving me with time and opportunity to wash and matt coat Sunday am. Bring it on! Craig
  4. Evening all, My build rate has slowed considerably recently due to work and DIY commitments but I need a stop gap before the Mig 21 STGB kicks off. These new Eduard kits are cracking, I've had my eye on this kit since it was first released, not that long ago. MJW had one for less than £15 and despite my 'build from the stash' resolution I decided to hell with it. As I said theta kit looks great, I won't steal the reviewers thunder as I expect they'll get one to review soon enough, but here's the sprues A few random shots of some of the detail I've made a quick start, the cockpit was painted overall Gunze C337 grey blue. The instructions call for C308. I'm not sure which is right accuracy wise but C337 matches the PE colour much better than C308! A quick wash and dry brush followed by a Matt coat and the pit was done. Finished pit IP, what we've come to expect from these kits, outstanding detail enhanced by the PE. After not much more work I got to here I don't expect to need any filler at all, the seams just need a polish after the thin cement treatment! Loving this kit, just need to decide which scheme, I'm thinking the Egyptian one currently. More updates should follow soon! Thanks for looking Phil
  5. Hi folks, This was my last build in 2013, and was a deliberate antidote to some of the "Classic Fettling" I'd been doing during the year. So, the prescription for the build was oob all the way and a simple colour scheme. Hasegawa's rather nice F4F-4 in Operation Torch markings seemed to fit the requirements, and so it proved. I must admit I couldn't resist adding some wine bottle foil seat belts and a bulkhead between the undercarriage bay and the main fuselage, but apart from that it was built as Hasegawa intended. The kit went together with no problems, and I rushed it a bit to get it finished by year end. So a number of details, like cockpit framing and weathering are not as refined as I would have liked. Still, I'm happy to have it in my cabinet. Oh, btw, the the underside shot shows that Hasegawa decals can be persuaded to sit in panel lines. The trick is to use very hot water (just short of boiling) to soak the decal in prior to application. Comments welcomed. ] regards, Martin
  6. The first thing to note is that I do not do German stuff at all but was intrigued by Mike's review of the Revell 1/32 scale Heinkel, it's my normal scale but for twin engined aircraft I normally drop down to 1/48 scale as they can be a bit large in 1/32 scale, here's Mike's review http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929128-heinkel-he-219a-7-uhu-132-revell/ just to further wet my appetite Iain decided to do a quick build of the same kit http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234929148-revells-new-132-he-219-uhu/#entry1162026, and there were further reviews on other modelling websites which were very favourable. I thought no more of it until people started to contribute to the 2012 yearbook, when I looked back I found that I had completed just one kit in 2012, it wasn't a case of starting several kits and finishing only one, I had only started 2 kits. Drastic action was called for, I needed a subject that I had minimal interest in so that I would not agonise over accuracy issues, either of the kit or it's painting, something that was mainstream and would actually fit together without a fight, and something that I could build straight from the box fairly rapidly, the big Heinkel seemed the perfect answer and one was duly purchased. I have been saving up progress photographs until I was sure that it would not end up in the bin, so this could seem like faster build than it really is, the start date was just after Christmas. I'm sure everyone has seen the box but here it is again. And the contents The very comprehensive instructions that I had to colour code with a highlighter to find parts, there are a lot of them! More soon Cheers Dennis