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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.

Argentine A4's Yellow Ident Marking

Hi Folks,

Looking at the new DFD set from Airfix and the Airfile Book,

I'm a little confused as to where the Yellow Ident goes?

Kit shows Upper Wing!

Book shows Lower Wing!

Once that's sorted? Next Q is for how long was this worn?

If for the Falklands war then not very long!

Googling doesn't seem to support either way.

Hoping some knowledgable person here might know the answer to this little connundrum?

Thanks for any help.


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Hi Adrian,

the yellow markings were ordered painted on April 28th and then ordereded removed on May 24th.

The A-4Bs had almost vertical slim bands on the tail sides and wider bands on the wings that ended next to the wingtips, both on upper and lower surfaces. They were overpainted with dark brown on upper surfaces and with a pale blue on the lower ones (almost an exact match for the lower colour).

The painting instructions for the Airfix Dogfight Double kit shows the wing bands too far out on the wings. They should start slightly outboard of the middle leading edge wing fence and end further inboard from the wingtips.

Remains of C-204:


There were no know variations to the way the yellow bands were painted on A-4Bs. Please note there are a lot of incorrect drawings and profiles on books, magazines, the internet, etc., so don't trust them.

The camouflage pattern on the kit is also incorrect, showing the one the second batch of 25 A-4Bs were painted in when delivered from the U.S. By the time the war started the pattern and colours had been standardized with colour areas that were not so "wavy" and the colours reversed when compared to those in the initial pattern. Please note the pattern on the left side is mirrored on the right side.

Hopefully the standalone kit will have these features correctly represented.

Check this recent build on the ATF. It may prove useful:


All the best,


Edited by f4h1phantom

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Hi Jorge.

Great. Thanks very much for your helpful reply and link to the ATF.

All the best


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