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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.
aerotechi

F101 Voodoo (Revell 1:72)

Many thanks must go to Darby on this one for his advice and heads up on some tricky parts on this model.

So here is the Revell 1:72 F-101 Voodoo in Oregon National Guard scheme.

Lesson learned with this one..DO NOT use acrylic varnish on enamal it ruins a prefect paint job!

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Very smart.

What happened with the varnish? Only asking because I've had a few varnish related 'issues' myself. I would have thought acrylic on enamel was fine? But then what do I know!

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Great -101! Impressive looking plane at any time! You've got a very nice model, even with (invisible for me) varnish issues.

I have used Clear on enamel paints and I never had a problem. Pretty much like an acrylic varnish in my book. Which varnish did you use, that we should avoid at all costs?

JR

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The varnish was humbrol acrylic varnish on humbrol enamel paint. The grey and metalics bubbled in patches so had to scrape off sand feather and repaint. Odd that it wasnt the whole model just a section on one wing and strip across top of fuse and one one fin side mainly then odd bits here and there. Recoverable but damn annoying when you have a percfect finish ruined.

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I've never had a problem using clear acrylics over enamels, but I always allow at least a week for the enamel to thoroughly cure. If i can still smell the paint, then it needs more time to cure.

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I've never had a problem using clear acrylics over enamels, but I always allow at least a week for the enamel to thoroughly cure. If i can still smell the paint, then it needs more time to cure.

Totally agree. I use all sorts for painting, but apply only acrylic clear varnishes on top -nary a problem! Was the Humbrol varnish out of a rattlecan, by any chance? Dunno if it's the propellant, but it can play merry hell with enamel.

Still, that is a gorgeous 101der!

(Erm...aren't the gear bays usually green? :devil: )

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Ah, thought so -I also managed to wreck a paint job and a chunk of the Ozone Layer in one go! Never touched the canned stuff since. That finish is an excellent recovery, though.

Yes, the gear bay door interiors are red but the bays themselves are (zinc chromate?) green:

http://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/f-101/f-101b_walk.shtml

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Very smart. MAM's Voodoo gear bays are NMF.

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did you have any trouble getting the rear instrument panel under the coaming? I can't get the blasted thing to sit right.

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Right, that's it!

I am definitely going to finish mine. It's well under way, but the build has stalled while I'm faffing around with other stuff.

New year resolution - finish the voodoo! No more excuses.

And if it's half as good as this one, I'll stick a picture up.

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Sorry, but I jumped in late to this thread.  Regarding the issue with clears, I regularly use Model Master Acrylic clears (flat, gloss, semi-gloss) over both acrylics and enamels with no problem ... applied by both airbrush and brush.  I haven't used an enamel-based clear in years.

 

FWIW, I've used the MM acrylic clears over the following brands: Model Master (both enamels and acrylics), AeroMaster enamels, Compucolour & Xtracolour (both enamels) and Tamyia

 

 

Scott

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