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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.
TEMPESTMK5

Capt Robert Johnson 61 Fs 56Fg Penrod and Sam

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Good afternoon

My first entry in this Gb is the Tamiya Razorback in the markings of Penrod And Sam flown by 27 victories ace Robert Johson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Johnsonin which He scored 2 of his victories ..

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I am going to replace the seat by a Pavla one and the instrument panel by a Yahuu product
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Some readings
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I have chosen this one because of the impressive tally of Robert Johnson and also because Penrod and Sam was the subject of the Airfix model I built when I started modelling some 40 years ago https://www.scalemates.com/kits/170868-airfix-1210-50-p-47d-thunderbolt.

So yesterday I started painting the cockpit in interior green , wheel wells in Yellow Zing Chromate , landing gear in silver .. but no pics for the moment as it is not very impressive so far , maybe tomorrow ..

Patrice

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Could some one help me with the type of propeller I should use with this Razorback ? thank you in advance

Patrice

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I would suggest by that time it would have been the 'paddle' blade prop but I'll double check later...

Thanks

Mike

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Thank you

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Ok I've checked, the paddle blade prop started to appear in Dec 43 and was tested in Jan 44 on Donovan Smith's 'Ole Cock' which was a D-11 Razorback from the 61st FS, 56th FG. I've also read that they paddle blade prop became standard on the D-22 but I would have thought a top ace like Johnson would get the pick when it comes to improvements, so I would stick with the paddle blade prop for this one.

thanks

Mike

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Welcome aboard Patrice, nice to have you along on this GB.

A nice choice for the colour scheme.

From what I have read the 56th FG (which this aircraft is from) all had been fitted or retro fitted with the 13" Curtiss Symmetrical blades by late Dec43/Jan44. As everyone else has pointed out as well this is the correct blade.

Look forward to following this build.

Good luck with it, hope it's a trouble free one, plus look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

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There are pics of Penrod and Sam. We are not talking of probabilities here. One look - mystery gone! :)

Still analyses above are correct and of value. One thing to add maybe is that D-22 was first production variant with paddle blade prop indeed. But D-22 carried HS screw, leaving Farmingdale.

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Ok I've checked, the paddle blade prop started to appear in Dec 43 and was tested in Jan 44 on Donovan Smith's 'Ole Cock' which was a D-11 Razorback from the 61st FS, 56th FG. I've also read that they paddle blade prop became standard on the D-22 but I would have thought a top ace like Johnson would get the pick when it comes to improvements, so I would stick with the paddle blade prop for this one.

thanks

Mike

Good moning Mike

Thank you

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Welcome aboard Patrice, nice to have you along on this GB.

A nice choice for the colour scheme.

From what I have read the 56th FG (which this aircraft is from) all had been fitted or retro fitted with the 13" Curtiss Symmetrical blades by late Dec43/Jan44. As everyone else has pointed out as well this is the correct blade.

Look forward to following this build.

Good luck with it, hope it's a trouble free one, plus look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

Good morning Rich

Thank you ..it is a pleasure to take part in this Gb

I have already built some Tamiya Razorbacks so this one should be trouble free (I hope ..) .

Patrice

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There are pics of Penrod and Sam. We are not talking of probabilities here. One look - mystery gone! :)

Still analyses above are correct and of value. One thing to add maybe is that D-22 was first production variant with paddle blade prop indeed. But D-22 carried HS screw, leaving Farmingdale.

Good morning Greatgonzo

I have seen one or two pics of Penrod and Sam but if you can tell me where I can find more it would be perfect

Patrice

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Good morning all

Yesterday I painted the seat and prepared the ip (i really love these yahu ips :wow: )

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I also painted the side consoles
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and glued these parts together
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Patrice

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2 from 2 in the cockpit department, another excellent one, well done

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Good evening

Today I closed the fuselage halves

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And glued the wings
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Patrice

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Good evening

Today I placed the wings on the fuselage

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Patrice

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This one is comming along nicely.

Cheers,

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she is coming along nicely

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Good morning Greatgonzo

I have seen one or two pics of Penrod and Sam but if you can tell me where I can find more it would be perfect

Patrice

never seen that Airfix box-top before .. I don't think this pic is too well known. I stuck my model on top of it..via Lampie's Thunderbolt SIG - whatever happened to that?.. entre parentheses, which is the best P-47 reference, the Aerojournal or the Fana ?

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Life got in the way.

I was the only person doing build blogs etc etc.

Impossible to get anyone to add content, and all people wanted to do was pick my brains instead of doing their own research.

Huge change in life circumstances and career about 5 years ago meant no time for anything outside of work so I couldn't devote any time to it, although it's still active and I check it in an admin role every day.

Wrote a couple of books instead though 😀

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Good evening

This Week end I worked on the engine

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I also started painting the underside ..
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Patrice

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and with this one too....

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Good evening

Today I placed the engine and painted the upper surfaces


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Sorry for the poor quality of the pics

Patrice

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Good evening

Today I painted the antiglare panel

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Patrice

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