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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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c.smith10

Aires seafire 47 cockpit

Is the seafire 47 cockpit the same as the spitfire 22/24? I have noticed Aires do separate cockpits for the spitfire 22 and 24 but only a whole detail set for the seafire and I only want to upgrade the pit really! How well does the aires spitfire pits fit into the AirFix kit?

Cheers

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I've got a Grand Phoenix Seafire 47 wich actually includes an Airfix kit plus lots of Aires resin parts and PE details....The cockpit fits into the Airfix F.22/24 as a glove, but I'm not sure about the Seafire 47 and Spit F.22 using the same cokpit layout.....I suppose the Seafire should have had some different details due to the navalized natured of the plane....

Cheers.....

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Electric gun firing button and D grip control column top...as the Seafury.

Arrester hook release.

Window demist control new.

Radio controller to rear of cockpit.

Weapons and camera control panel new.

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Also would have RATOG control if aircraft so equipped. Left hand side forward of the door edge I believe.

To be honest, in 1/48 you would struggle to see if anything was missing without a strong light and magnifying glass imho.

And you would really have to know what you were looking for!

Steve.

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Also would have RATOG control if aircraft so equipped. Left hand side forward of the door edge I believe.

To be honest, in 1/48 you would struggle to see if anything was missing without a strong light and magnifying glass imho.

And you would really have to know what you were looking for!

Steve.

Not to mention the fact that the Seafire 47 cockpit is black, which hides a lot of sins of omission.

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I suppose that this discussion about what you see and what you don't see has been going on for a long time. The usual answer is: Good to know that it is there! Personally I think that if you make a series of say the Spitfire Mk.V, it would be an overkill to include an Aires set in every one. Here the set may be a guideline for what you can do yourself. Then, probably, an idea when you have finished your series, to make a last one where you can see "everything". But it is a good idea to study available photos to see what you can really see, and it is quite a lot, especially if you open the door and also the cockpit cover.

The cooper Detail sets (4815-4816) included everything you might need. If you find them on Ebay, buy them!

How the Cooper sets fit can be seen here:

http://barracudacals.com/gallery/index.php/1-48-Airfix-Seafire-FR-47---by-Jens-Haakon-Brandl

Lemche

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Ah yes, the copper set is the one I really would like but I have not been able to find one! I guess there may be some hope that it is re-issued by barracuda studios as they have already released some update parts for the 47

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