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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.
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1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

Here's the 1/48 Prone Pilot Meteor I just finished in the Prototypes, Experimentals etc group build. It's the Airfix kit with the Brigade Models conversion.  A very straightforward build - completed in under 3 weeks, which is incredibly fast by my standards.

 

WIP is here

 

1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

 

1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

 

1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

 

1/48 Prone pilot Meteor

 

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WOW!

 

That's very special, excellent work

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Nice job - guess I never saw this plane before - good to see something different so well done.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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That's a lovely conversion. Absolutely fantastic.

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Brilliant looking model, I've spent a few Cosworth shows, looking at the real thing, and would not mind making one myself, you have done a brilliant job 😊

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Excellent model of one of the strangest aircraft at the RAF Museum, Cosford.

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I like it. Love to see unusual model subjects. Fantastic

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GREAT BUILD,GREAT FINISH,WEIRD SUBJECT,CAN'T HELP WONDERING WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING.:thumbsup:

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Wasn't the prone position tried as a way to limit the effect of G-forces on the pilot? 

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Thanks everyone

 

5 hours ago, ejboyd5 said:

Wasn't the prone position tried as a way to limit the effect of G-forces on the pilot? 

 

Yes - they found the aircraft could be flown from that position, but the pilot couldn't very easily look up or behind him, so it wouldn't have been much use in air to air combat, so defeats the point really. And the development of the g-suit provided a much more effective alternative.

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Excellent model of a remarkable looking aircraft. I saw the real one at Cosford last year (was going to ask if you had seen it, until I noticed where you live).

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2 hours ago, Gorbygould said:

Excellent model of a remarkable looking aircraft. I saw the real one at Cosford last year (was going to ask if you had seen it, until I noticed where you live).

 

I've seen it a few times (haven't always lived down under!). It's fascinated me ever since I first saw it when I was about 8. When I saw that the conversion had been released, I couldn't resist - I had to have a model of this aeroplane.

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Very nice job,not sure I would fancy a "beat up" with the safety pilot flying! 

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Very neat conversion of an unusual plane and a tidy paint job too.

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