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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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RidgeRunner

Does anyone fancy a Phantom?

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I'm sure there are a few F-4 lovers out there. I have posted these elsewhere. .....

 

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Martin

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A couple more to add some colour....

 

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and could resist more ....

 

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From the top these are:

1. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

2. Bergstrom AFB, Texas - October 1980

3. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

4. Terre Haute, Indiana - May 1982

5.  Dallas NAS, Texas - October 1982

6.  Tyndall AFB - October 1980

7.  McGuire AFB, New Jersey - October 1981

 

Martin

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Great photo's and thanks for sharing.  It is interesting to note that the camouflage, which looks to be the same pattern, is actually different on each aircraft.   This means that I would have to pick a particular airframe and get a full set of photo's for it if I wished to make a model of a camouflaged F-4.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

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Absolutely correct, Mike. This applies to all SEA camo USAF machines and aircraft of many other forces, not just F-4s. For example, I am working on a Honduran Super Mystere at the moment and this is certainly true, as was the Sabre I did before hat. The RAF is quite unusual in that it generally has identical patterns. I guess it is about ease of painting and not spending un-necessary time on replication when they come to painting these aircraft.

 

I'm glad you liked them. Martin

 

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Hi

Great pics

The Phantom is THE best looking aircraft ever built

Never tire of looking at these ladies

D

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Well, despite my pics I'd say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, mate. For me it is the F-104 followed very closely by a gaggle of others - F-105, F-84F, and others....

 

I'm glad you liked these and I made you smile :)

 

Martin 

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Superb shots Martin of the Rhino in the days before low vis grey took over everything. Thanks for taking the time to scan and share.

 

Mark

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Great photos, thanks for posting.

With regards to RAF Phantoms, there were subtle differences in their DSG/DG patterns too, same applies to Hunters and I'm sure all the others that wore camo.

 

Duncan B

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Can't go wrong with a Spook! - thanks for posting.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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20 hours ago, bootneck said:

Great photo's and thanks for sharing.  It is interesting to note that the camouflage, which looks to be the same pattern, is actually different on each aircraft.   This means that I would have to pick a particular airframe and get a full set of photo's for it if I wished to make a model of a camouflaged F-4.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

 

19 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

Absolutely correct, Mike. This applies to all SEA camo USAF machines and aircraft of many other forces, not just F-4s. For example, I am working on a Honduran Super Mystere at the moment and this is certainly true, as was the Sabre I did before hat. The RAF is quite unusual in that it generally has identical patterns. I guess it is about ease of painting and not spending un-necessary time on replication when they come to painting these aircraft.

 

I'm glad you liked them. Martin

 

The T.O. 1.1.4 sets out a pattern, however it allows for variation. Each painter has his own style. They know their own, and others work. It's possible to line up a row of airframes, and know who painted which one from the variation.

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2 hours ago, Duncan B said:

Great photos, thanks for posting.

With regards to RAF Phantoms, there were subtle differences in their DSG/DG patterns too, same applies to Hunters and I'm sure all the others that wore camo.

 

Duncan B

 

Most apparent on Vulcans!

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They seem to have gone down well, so ......

 

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1. St. Louis, Missouri - May 1982

2. Cambrai, France - June 1986

3. Wattisham - date unknown

4. McConnell, Kansas - May 1982

5. Meridian, Mississippi - October 1980

 

Martin

 

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Been a Phantom Phanatic Phorever, and one of my regrets is not going to either Lakenheath or Woodbridge when the Ds were there..... thankfully there are some awesome photos from their days there.

 

These pics are amazingly good, thanks for sharing

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Love the St Louis bird with the gun pod and practice bombs!

 

Sven

Old Viper Tester

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That first one is very clean, lovely photo too.

 

Duncan B

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Awesome work, that US Marines jet is particularly tasty

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Cracking shots, also love the apparent lack of weathering on many of the SEA camo F-4s.

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1. Tyndall AFB, Florida - October 1980

2. Montgomery, Alabama - May 1982

3. Dallas NAS, Texas - October 1980

 

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Another nice round of pics - thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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An odd one with white stencils ... and another at St.Louis....

 

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Great photos, thanks for sharing!

I wa between 0 and 2 years old then...

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a couple more .....

 

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1. Terre Haute, Indiana - May 1982

2. Springfield, Illinois - May 1982

 

Martin

 

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one more. Not such a good image as it wasn't from Kodachrome...

 

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1. Luke AFB, Arizona - May 1979

 

Martin

 

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