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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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Revell 1/72 C-54 /DC-4

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On 25 January 2017 at 8:00 PM, AMB said:

Wow, what a cracking  job you made of yours! What method did you use for the natural metal finish?

Thanks Mate!

My model was finished in Alclad over gloss black base coat (also Alclad IIRC).

Undersides were Alclad "aluminium" and top & sides were "polished aluminium".

Various panels were masked & then tinted with Tamiya "smoke".

Washes were applied in acrylic dark grey & black to accentuate panel lines.

A couple of areas were flawed a little (poor technique, not the kit's fault), so I masked locally & sprayed some Humbrol "polished aluminium" out to the panel edges - adding some further contrast.

Exhaust stains were carefully airbrushed using Humbrol gloss dark brown.

A little pastel dusting around the undercarriage was the finishing touch.

Wanted this kit from the moment I heard of it, and I am pleased with how it turned out. :coolio:


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On 25/01/2017 at 2:54 PM, kapam said:

I agree with you.  When I built mine, I was quite happy to leave out all interior detail behind the cockpit bulkhead, knowing that it could not be seen.

Even a p/e cockpit set would be a bit of a waste, because only vague shapes can be discerned through the windows.



Noice! And good to see someone using Peter's decals! I have one on the go which, when/if finished, will be in Airlines of NSW colours, using Peter's stuff again.

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