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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.
JackG

Italeri Hurricane Mk.I Trop boxed with wrong wing set?

Someone elses build on another forum, but it looks Italeri boxed MIIc wings in their Mk.I tropical version?

 

kIH6CR.jpg

ML03XQ.jpg

9oSOKd.jpg

k57xZE.jpg

 

 

 

regards,

Jack

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Yep Sounds like an italeri 

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I don't think it can be fixed either with the existing parts, as some surface detail should be different between mg and cannon armed versions?

 

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1 hour ago, JackG said:

Someone elses build on another forum, but it looks Italeri boxed MIIc wings in their Mk.I tropical version?

 

kIH6CR.jpg

ML03XQ.jpg

9oSOKd.jpg

k57xZE.jpg

 

 

 

regards,

Jack

If these are someone else's pictures, you should provide at least a link to acknowledge their authorship.

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Posted (edited)

The kit shown in the Cybermodeler review seems to have the correct wings based on the position of the gunports:

 

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/it/kit_it_2768.shtml

 

However, the panel immediately ahead of the gear well that the carb intake attached to looks like it is from the Mk.II. The Mk.I panel is noticeably shorter, as seen in this Aeroscale review

 

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6962

 

Based on that, I would conclude that Italeri used the wrong mold insert for that part of the wing, which differs between the Mk.I and Mk.II. You shouldn't have to do it, but at least the part is larger than it needs to be so it could be reshaped rather than waiting for Italeri to supply a replacement.

Edited by VMA131Marine

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Yes if you are going to link to someones work on another forum please give them a credit for it, and the forum.

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Posted (edited)

Rest easy there VMA131Marine and  Julien, it's not like I claimed them to be my own, and the owner is more than happy to get this problem sorted it out.  Anyhow, here is the link to the group build over at Finescale Modeler (of which I'm also taking part of, and the owner Steven is aware I posted the help question here).   Where is Tony  and Troy??

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/174060.aspx?page=70

 

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Thing is, the Cybermodeler review is just a first look, and really needs a build review to find fit problems like this example.  Italeri has already acknowledged the mistake, and is sending replacement sprues to Steven.

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

Edited by JackG
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In addition, the photo of the fuselage appears to have the extended forward wing/fuselage fairing of the Hurricane II, not the -I version as well as the longer forward fuselage (at least there are fasteners molded on the cowl 'a la' the -II)

Edited by Chuck1945
makes more sense after the edit

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whatever else, it's NOT a IIc, this is an A wing

hurri21.jpg

 

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6962

 

Pretty irrelevant given how blinkin awful the Italeri kit is if you actually want a decent Hurricane kit , see here for the litany...

 

 

The only interesting things  is it seems Italeri have tooled up a  IIA wing....

 

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Thanks all.

Troy, I think you got it with the IIA wing.  Wonder how that got in there, as Italeri have not released a boxed version.

 

regards,

Jack

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9 minutes ago, JackG said:

Thanks all.

Troy, I think you got it with the IIA wing.  Wonder how that got in there, as Italeri have not released a boxed version.

 

regards,

Jack

Apparently, there were 451 Mk. IIa's built; a lot more than I would have thought and one of which is this aircraft ( https://www.maltaaviationmuseum.com/hawker-hurricane-mk-iia---z3055 ). Italeri may have inadvertently made a very collectible mistake since it seems improbable that a dedicated IIa kit will be released and this variant has not been produced by any other manufacturer that I am aware of. Of course, you will also need an Italeri Mk.IIc kit to get the correct fuselage.

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