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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.
Rob P

Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

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I may just have to change scales, from my usual 1:144 builds,  for this! :hmmm:

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I think they possibly overcooked the rhetoric slightly with their line about making international waves, or whatever it was, because I don't think many people outside the UK care much about Spey Phantoms. But it will certainly do fine here

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About time too! And this from someone with 2 Fujimi kits....

 

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It should, assuming those intakes go together better than they look in the video... I hope we're going to get a few more announcements leading upto Christmas, but I have a feeling the phantom is the show piece for 2017

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8 minutes ago, Work In Progress said:

Smart. The Fujimi kit is still very nice but availability has been spotty and the Airfix one will probably have more complexity for those who like such things.

 

Official announcement and CAD image here

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/stop-press-new-tooling-announcement-for-the-scale-modelworld-show/

 

Well priced too in my view at £24.99 list.

 

Thanks for the Link - was the 1st time I was aware of the 1/48 Sea Fury as well.

 

Is £24.99 a good price for 1/72 phantom? Seems to be the same price as the 1/72 Academy range, so I guess that is what the market rate is....just seems that these 1/72 kits are creeping up to a point where it puts me off getting any....

 

 

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Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! :frantic::frantic::frantic::thumbsup::yahoo:

 

That's good then.

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15 minutes ago, Edge said:

About time too! And this from someone with 2 Fujimi kits....

 

Same here except I have 22 Fujimi kits and still want the new Airfix one with all the features we have been looking for

 

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It's a big aeroplane with a stack of parts. Looks to have a lot more complexity than the Fujimi kit, good though that is,  and the Fujimi generally sells for about £25. So to me it's looking highly competitive. In line with Academy and significantly undercuts Hasegawa, though of course they only do J-79 aircraft.

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Can't wait. This is going to be a fun one to build.

 

Rob

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10 minutes ago, Geoff_B said:

Same here except I have 22 Fujimi kits and still want the new Airfix one with all the features we have been looking for

 

That's where they all went. :P

 

Rob

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It will be series 6, hopefully the retailers will discount it down to about 20 - 22 quid like the USAAF bomber resupply set - very nice!

 

phantom-navy-upright.jpg

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At last my prediction has come true!!!!!! 

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Predicting this thread will be moved to Rumourmonger by the mods (like the others) in 4... 3... 2... 1...

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I know the model in the video is only a very very early prototype but the intake joint looks a bit rough to me but I'm sure Airfix will sort it before the release it.

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42 minutes ago, speedbird said:

It should, assuming those intakes go together better than they look in the video...

 

And so it begins, even while the CAD animation is still cooling down. Amongst all the potential positives the negative must be found and  trailed.

 

Nick 

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7 minutes ago, speedbird said:

I know the model in the video is only a very very early prototype but the intake joint looks a bit rough to me but I'm sure Airfix will sort it before the release it.

I would imagine its a 3D prototype.

 

No doubt Airfix will sell a shed load of these.

 

Julien

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30 minutes ago, Geoff_B said:

Same here except I have 22 Fujimi kits and still want the new Airfix one with all the features we have been looking for

 

 

22!!! Blimey Geoff that's a heck of a stash!

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3 minutes ago, Nick Millman said:

 

And so it begins, even while the CAD animation is still cooling down. Amongst all the potential positives the negative must be found and  trailed.

 

Nick 

my thoughts exactly

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Good news! Hopefully there'll be a follow up FGR.2 boxing as well. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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