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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.
hsr

YO-3A Yoyo Unicraft 1/72

This is my Unicraft YO-3a, affectionally know by its crews as the Yoyo. The work in progress thread can be found at;

The YO-3a was a low altitude silent stealth aircraft designed to observe enemy troops at night without making an audible ground level sound. For more information see:

  http://www.yo-3a.com/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_YO-3

You can see the build thread for my trials and tribulations, but this is what I had to start with;

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Given that I am kind of proud about how it turned out, K'velen in fact. 

 

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Next up is the Airfix O-2 Skymaster. Enjoy.

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I watched the wip and all I can say is - very well done!

 

I wasn't even sure there was a kit in amongst all that.......

 

and on another note - never heard of this aircraft so you learn something new every day (but now i can't remember where my keys are ;) )

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Impressive and even more so seeing what started as!

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Nice one.

I think this is what I saw in Riyadh some years ago.

It was being flown over the city at night by an American

chap called 'Dave' who we suspected worked for 'a firm'.

The one I saw had quite a few aerials on it however.

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Posted (edited)

They only made 11, none were ever lost in combat, and there are 6 at various museums. That leaves 5 unaccounted for :smile:

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That has turned out just brilliant, really something to be proud of. :thumbsup:

Steve.

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Your turned it into nice model! Congrats :)

I remember when I was a kid interesting already in airplanes and the Vietnam War was on. In Polish airplane journal ("Skrzydlata Polska") with my Brother we saw photos of a new weapon used by US in this war, and it was not looking very dangerous, it was exactly this photo, I think:

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Nevertheless  it is  Lockheed OY-3. Unicraft is name of model maker, I guess?

Regards

J-W

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It looks like security retouched the photo to make the wings looks smaller and the tail bigger, but that's it. Yes Lockheed YO-3A, based on the Schweizer SGS 2-23 sail plane.

 

Thanks

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Having had what passes for a good think.

The one I saw was white with no markings at all!

It more than likely arrived in a box out of a C130

and probably departed the same way.

I think it was about fifteen years ago.

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Great kit of an obscure bird.   And Pete, they could fit the parts for one aircraft in a C-47, unmarked of course!  For what it was intended to do, it was a great design.  Just didn't have much range and was really slow.  But it was silent and only gave off a faint vibration when directly over you. I would love to build a kit of this plane, but to be honest, I don't think I have the talent or patience to tackle this particular kit.  Hsr you have truly taken the sow's ear and made a silk purse!  

3 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Having had what passes for a good think.

The one I saw was white with no markings at all!

It more than likely arrived in a box out of a C130

and probably departed the same way.

I think it was about fifteen years ago.

 

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Great build.

 

I have seen a couple in museums and the one NASA had used as a slow speed chase plane.

 

David

Muroc Models

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Hi hsr!!!

 

Wonderful kit of a wonderful bird, congratulations for this nice build, you have turned a great masterwork from all that not so good looking spread of parts!!!

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso

 

 

 

 

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The transition from photo #1 to photo #2 is likely more than I can accomplish without resorting to clouds of colorful language. A great job with a brick of a kit. 

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Amazing job, especially considering the starting point, great work

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A lot of work, but worth it

 

Thanks

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Absolutely amazing, having seen the WIP, I've never seen a kit made with hardened "Angel Delight" before.

 

Take a bow Sir, my goodness you've earned it ! :worthy: :clap2:

 

:cheers: cheers Pat

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Great end result. It looks the business.

 

BM.

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Just an amazing transformation. You more or less started with the Unicraft blurred, vague 'suggestion' of a kit and made it your own solid, clearly defined model.

 

The canopy and interior have worked out really well; the paint job is great. Would recommend anyone that hasn't seen it to read the WIP.

 

:goodjob: 

 

TonyT

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Usually the interior and canopy are my downfall with dust infiltration from sanding, but this one was easy to seal and the vacuformed canopy, which I hate, worked out.

 

Thanks

 

Howard

 

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