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      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.
Rafbanter

Hasegawa 1/48 Ju87 R-2 Desert Snake Stuka

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Hi all
Some pics of my first completed build for 2017, Hasegawa 1/48 Desert Snake Stuka. Only modifications were plastic wedges on ailerons replaced with actuators in brass plus Eduard seatbelts & gunsight. The mould has been reboxed many times and is showing it's age a bit now with more flash to be removed but still well worth the effort in the long run.
Thanks for looking5A59EFAC-A118-4A6A-9022-7EDBFE6DE8FD.jpgSnakewebFroPicFull.jpg49725425-7347-4A6E-8BF9-C434784D426A.jpgSnakewebFroPic1.jpgSnakewebFroL.jpgSnakewebR.jpgSnakewebTopR.jpgSnakewebL2.jpgSnakewebDv.jpgSnakewebGS.jpgSnakewebTopL.jpgSnakewebFroPic3.jpgSnakewebNos.jpg

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Great model.

Great Stuka !!!

I love it.

 

:goodjob:

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Look at the fuselage under the cockpit on the Stuka in the background - does that also have a snake-like shape under the cockpit, in a lighter colour?

 

G

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3 hours ago, Graeme said:

Look at the fuselage under the cockpit on the Stuka in the background - does that also have a snake-like shape under the cockpit, in a lighter colour?

 

G

It certainly looks like something is there, given that these aircraft were overpainted on occasion but I can find no eye-witness accounts. A good source of updated info about the 2 Snake Stukas I do know about so far can be found here:

 

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/luftwaffe/aircraft/Ju-87/T6+DP.html

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This is my all time favourite Stuka scheme of all. Looks lovely.:speak_cool:

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what a cracker that is :thumbsup:

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Nice! I've always wanted to do one of these.

 

DennisTheBear

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This is an impressive paint scheme and you've done it justice.

Great show!!!

And even an old, worn out Hasegawa mold must still be a lot better than many other newer kits.

JR

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Beautifully built and finished:clap2:

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What a nice Stuka, great scheme and perfectly achieved. 

 

:goodjob:

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Yeah, it is an old mold, but still holds up well. And it goes together easier than you'd think! Diggin this.

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I want this model on my shelf :o

Joking, this is one of best looking Stukas around. Especially with this markings.

Weathering is also done exceptionally good.

Great model

Best regards, Djordje

 

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Great Stuka! Brilliant weathering, just right.

Love this scheme - the Revell 1/32 Stuka with this scheme was the first large scale model (not 1/72) that I built when about 9~10 yrs old and now really can't wait to re-live that with my new 1/48 Revell (Hase re-pop) kit with these marks!

Thanks for showing such a great model - and also for the inspiration!

ATB
Rick

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Not seen this kit before (but have seen the markings). You have done a superb job on this - and extremely well weathered too.

 

P

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Thanks again for such positive feedback everyone. You can still pick this kit up and I highly recommend it to anyone keen to have a crack at it.

https://goo.gl/images/HQm7ll

I didn't meant to be too disparaging to Hasegawa as most of it clicks together really well. Also the instructions for painting are based on the latest photos of T6+DP

Paints are Gunze Acrylic

I gave the whole thing a highly thinned coat of Desert Sand before the final flat coat. Looking forward to getting my hands on the latest Airfix version for a comparison.

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You've done a great job. It's been good to watch you get through this one. As usual the finish is fantastic. I like your photography too. 

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Really nice Stuka there, looks great

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Ticks all the boxes.

 

Pete

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WOW !! very impressive build and finish.       Bob H.

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Excellent build, you have nailed the look of the real one.

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