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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.
Tony Oliver

1/72 Eduard F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter weekend 7434

Last one (promise) from the Christmas WIP... I did quite alot in three weeks off. Well not much apart from messing about with plastic... 

 

This one was bought for an experiment from Mikemx at mjw models. As I already had the hataka USN paint set for the tomcat saga, and I wanted to try out the blue that came in it. (Incidentally the orange in that set was used on the Bell X-1, See my other RFI) This has now turned me into a hellcat fanatic and now have several more in 72nd...

 

After taking all the pics I noticed in them that the antenna mast had been pulled back by the ez line. Thats since been sorted, as I managed to pull it out rather than snap it off, which would have made it almost impossible to re-attach strongly. 

 

Anyways, weekend edition OOB including decal seatbelts (fine through closed canopy)

Just some added ez line and stretched sprue.  

Paint was hataka for all the main colours - blue/white/black and yellow tips. I tried gunze self levelling thinner with them after reading about that somewhere else. And it worked very well for thin coats to fade the blue. 

Interior and tires by Mr Color,

Engine and drop tank in Ak extreme metals aluminium. 

Exhaust stain airbrushed and gun barrel streaks are pigments. 

 

Full details in here - 

 

 

Here it is with the sorted mast (this afternoon) 

 

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And here are all the ones from yesterday (note wonky mast!)

 

 

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Thanks for looking! 

 

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Top stuff Tony. You've made a single colour scheme interesting and given it life without looking forced or artificial :goodjob: 

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OK so i made a mistake......you are not good only with NMF   :)

Great looking Hellcat

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Nice result indeed! 

Cheers

J-W

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That is a very successful surface finish you've achieved Tony, and the exhaust staining looks great too.

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Wow!  I should stop looking at pics posted in this section because they reveal how my own abilities fall short. :(

Best to see it as inspiration for future projects, I suppose.

That sure is one excellent Hellcat, in my favourite scale.

:thanks:

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Very nice Tony, beautiful finish.

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Very nice build - thought it's 1/48 until I read that it's 1/72. The painting/weathering is just perfect.

 

Regards,

Michael

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As always a sublime finish. Weathering is perfect. Just brilliant. :worthy:

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Tony you animal! :D I like your style bud, I'm am in the same sort of streak ATM, working on monotone schemes and going through paint colour trends. That is one very nice hellcat, the exhaust staining is killer.

 

There are going to be more you say? Do I detect a nmf Grumman at some point?

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4 minutes ago, modelglue said:

Tony you animal! :D I like your style bud, I'm am in the same sort of streak ATM, working on monotone schemes and going through paint colour trends. That is one very nice hellcat, the exhaust staining is killer.

 

There are going to be more you say? Do I detect a nmf Grumman at some point?

 

Cheers Jeff! Wheres the pics of your stuff?? :photo:

 

The exhaust stain was sprayed a dirty light grey first, then almost black down the centre...

 

nmf hellcat??? Not seen... And don't want to get sidetracked :whistle:

 

Too busy- In the f-16 stgb with a pair and need to do a he-111 to order (first commission)

 

Plus need to 'kick the tires and light the fires' back in the tomcat saga and get that back up and running after its Christmas break.

 

Oh and may be moving house end of march/start of april :wall:

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Hey bud, I'll be moving too in June, so lots to do in preparation for that. I have a few in progress but I'll hold off posting until they are RfI. I'm looking forward to more Tomcat saga!

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Tony, the Hellcat prototype was NMF. It would require some scratch work as well - spinner and landing gear doors (plus probably a bunch of smaller things), but it would look super cool on the shelf.

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