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    • Mike

      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.
davepb

HMS LINCOLN (G42) - American 4 stacker.

Hi, I'm about to start building a model of HMS LINCOLN (G42) -one of the Town class of US 4 stackers. I have a picture of her starboard side dazzle camouflage, but no picture of the port side. Can anyone suggest colours, and has anyone got a picture of the port side camouflage?

Dave

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Hi Dave,

That's a modified Western Approaches camouflage pattern, and it was symmetrical on both sides. The light colour is Western Approaches White (an off-white, and item RN 10 in our Colourcoats enamels). The darker colour is simply identified as "dark grey" by Alan Raven in his series of books on RN camouflage, However, looking at the contrast between the darker colour and the pendant number, I believe the darker colour could well be B.15 Dark Blue (Colourcoats RN 15), with the pendant number in black. It is possible that the darker colour could also be MS.2 Dark Grey (Colourcoats RN 05). Decks in Western Approaches schemes were generally MS.2. A final possibility is that this is the standard 1943 version of Western Approaches camouflage, using B.55 Medium Blue (Colourcoats RN 17) and Western Approaches White. If that scheme were photographed using a yellow or red filter on the camera lens--not uncommon for aerial photos in that period as a means of reducing haze--on orthochromatic film (as were virtually all aerial films of the period), then the B.55 blue would appear as a dark grey in the final print. How's that for muddying the water? :banghead:

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Hi John, Merry Christmas, and thanks for that colour info. I rather fance the white and blue scheme. I notice that you are planning an etch set for the Revell 1:240 scale kit. Can you give me an estimated date and price for this set?

Regards

Dave

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Hi Dave,

We have very few pre-orders at the moment for the 1/240 set (and we prioritise Peter Hall's design schedule based on pre-orders), so it's likely to be quite some time (unless he finds he can work it in between other projects). Happy New Year!

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