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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.
Dr_Fester

Ju52 desert camo scheme

Hi all,

 

I'm looking to build a 1/72 Ju52/3m in desert North Africa scheme and like the look of the image below:-

 

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So can anyone tell me what theatre this one is from?  Also if anyone has any profiles for the full livery that would be great.

 

Cheers

 

Doc

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That is not a genuine scheme.  That's a recent warbird with a replacement engine (presumably three replacement engines) and an invented scheme.  That's an Afrika Korps badge, but most photos of the Ju52 in North Africa just show the standard 70/71 scheme.  What looks most odd (apart from the pinkish tinge) is the multi-coloured cowling.  On the plus side, there should be plenty of photos around showing the full scheme, and modelling warbirds is totally legit.

 

I believe that you may be able to find genuine desert scheme examples, possibly what this is inspired by, but can't think of one offhand.

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Hi, Doc

At least one Tante Ju had been painted in a desert scheme of sorts, although a temporary one. That was Ju 52-3m g4e 4U+NH, belonging to either 1 or 2/(F)123 or maybe both, if the plane had changed units during her service. Two colour photos had been published in Flugzeug publication and one can be found online on the following location:

http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/flugzeuge/junkers/ju52.htm

Also, decals for this colour scheme are included in a Print Scale set in 1/72. As all Stammkennzeichen are in black anyway, one can print them at home without too much trouble. Cheers

Jure

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Thanks guys all very helpful info, knew I should ask here first :)

 

To elaborate a little this is part of a 2 ship commission build, and the request was to produce a desert scheme similar to the one shown below:-

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I realise this one is again a warbird (tailwheel giveaway?) but I quite like the scheme although detail photos are a little scarce online.

 

The first of the commission builds being an Eagles Dare Ju52 which I completed last week:-

 

Eagles1.jpg

 

Eagles4.jpg

 

Eagles3.jpg

 

Thanks again Graham, Chris and Jure and my hunt continues for desert scheme references.  Alas I fear the camo might be a DIY job :)

 

All the best

 

Doc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Captured by the SAAF .

Junkers Ju 52/3m in North Africa.

 

 

 

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