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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.
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johnd

SMER D.520

Ok, here's my first ever group build entry, in fact it'll be the first time I've posted pictures of any of my models online. You'll see why as the build progresses. I'd originally thought to do my Potez 540 but modelling confidence is a bit low at the moment so this will have to do:

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It's the old Heller kit and is quite basic but looks as though it will fit together ok:

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To mark this momentous occasion, I treated it to some aftermarket bits:

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I also bought a Yahu instrument panel for it but as it's gone AWOL I'll proceed without it.

Wish me luck,

John.

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Good luck John :D

Sure you won't need it, it seems a nice little kit from the look of it.

Cheers,

Stew

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Nice to see so many 'firsts' for you John :popcorn:

Cliff

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Was the Smer boxing an original kit, or a reboxing of the Heller one?

Whatever the case, it's a great plane to model.

Have fun!

JR

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Good luck John :D

Sure you won't need it, it seems a nice little kit from the look of it.

Cheers,

Stew

Ta, though luck is an essential ingredient of my modelling :) . Bearing in mind I've already lost the instrument panel and (I've just spotted) the intended Colorado Battle of France transfers ...

Nice to see so many 'firsts' for you John :popcorn:

Cliff

Lets hope it's worth the popcorn :D

Was the Smer boxing an original kit, or a reboxing of the Heller one?

Whatever the case, it's a great plane to model.

Have fun!

JR

It's the Heller kit. It looks ok, though it's quite simple and probably won't do the original justice. The wheel wells, undercarriage doors and gap between the rear windows will need some thought.

John.

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A build after my own heart! I shall be following this with interest.

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Good news, the instrument panel turned up:

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Which means that there is no excuse not to crack on.

John.

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Apologies for failing to fulfil my obligations on this. I've had a little local difficulty with my left eye which makes modelling a little tricky at the moment. Hopefully it's not the end of my plastic butchery and I'll get it done through the appropriate forum.

Thanks for the encouragement,

John.

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Apologies for failing to fulfil my obligations on this. I've had a little local difficulty with my left eye which makes modelling a little tricky at the moment. Hopefully it's not the end of my plastic butchery and I'll get it done through the appropriate forum.

Thanks for the encouragement,

John.

Sorry to hear that - I hope you recover soon and can get yourself back on track!

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