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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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Johnc61

Tamiya RAF colour

Just seen these Tamiya colours after a lot of looking around. Do they make sense? Are there any other known acrylic brands that have a well defined colour range (that can be seen somewhere)?

 

INTERIOR GREEN:-XF5 Flat Green: 1 + XF21 Sky: 3 + XF65 Field Grey: 1

DARK GREEN:-XF58 Olive Green: 1 + XF62 Olive Drab: 5

DARK EARTH:-XF52 Flat Earth: 1 + XF64 Red Brown: 1

OCEAN GRAY:-XF18 Medium Blue: 1 + XF21 Sky: 2 + XF24 Dark Grey: 2

MIDSTONE:-XF59 Desert Yellow: 1 + XF60 Dark Yellow: 1

SKY:-XF21 Sky

MED. SEA GRAY:-XF19 Sky Grey: 3 + XF54 Dark Sea Grey: 5

AZURE BLUE:-X16 Flat Aluminium: 2 + XF2 Flat White: 10 + XF18 Medium Blue: 5

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Tamiya now do XF81 RAF Green, XF82 Ocean Grey and XF83 Medium Sea Grey if that helps....

 

IanJ

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11 hours ago, Bonhoff said:

Tamiya now do XF81 RAF Green, XF82 Ocean Grey and XF83 Medium Sea Grey if that helps....

 

IanJ

Thanks. That will make it easier. One of the Tamiya paint charts I looked at didn't show those so, when I searched the paint numbers you quoted I've found different Tamiya paint charts with those on them. Great.

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Watch that mix for azure blue too, x16 is purple gloss, xf16 is aluminium. Azure has a distinctly lilac tinge to it & needs some purple though I've not tried thus mix.

Steve.

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On 16 July 2017 at 14:37, stevehnz said:

Watch that mix for azure blue too, x16 is purple gloss, xf16 is aluminium. Azure has a distinctly lilac tinge to it & needs some purple though I've not tried thus mix.

Steve.

Good spot! I assumed they were all XF, as you say, it is

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Back when, before Humbrol had released their revised mix of Azure blue, there was a huge thread on the subject, now buggered by the Photobollox debacle I've no doubt, which looked at different Azure blues available. I played around with various mixes using Humbrol paints & came up with a mix of 20 parts white (34) to 3 parts French Blue (14) to 1 part of Purple (68). To me that Tamiya mix would give a far to dark & slightly muddy colour by using XF18 (Med Blue) I would use XF8 Flat Blue as a cleaner bluer blue & similar ratios of the X16 & XF2 as I used in the Humbrol mix, ie 20 parts XF2, 3 parts XF8 & 1 part X16. XF8 being slightly darker tha Hu14, I'd think maybe a few more parts of XF2 would be required. Sorry, the Azure thread became an obsession for a while. :)

Steve.

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Tamiya's suggested mixes in their kit instructions are not always the best.  There's a number of modelers who've come up with alternative mixes that are much closer.

 

For RAF Dark Earth, I use Marty Sanford's suggested mix: 4 parts XF52 + 2 pt XF3 + 1 pt XF51 + 1 pt XF2.  The green in the XF51 Khaki Drab kills the overly reddish hue of the Tamiya XF52 Dark Earth.

 

Mr. Sanford has also shared a good recipe for Azure Blue using Tamiya acrylics:  20 parts XF-2 + 3 pt XF-8 + 3 pt X-16 + 1 pt XF-18.

 

Both of these mixes closely match the chips in the illustrious RAF Museum book on wartime colors and camouflage.

 

You can find a lot with a good internet search.  Mike Starmer has also posted a lot of good mixes using Tamiya acrylics. 

 

 

 

 

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I copied this off the Internet a few years ago.

 

Tony Bell's Tamiya RAF Mixes

 

RAF Roundel Red

50% XF7 Flat Red
25% X7 Gloss Red
25% XF64 Red Brown

 

RAF Roundel Blue
75% XF8 Blue
25% X18 Semi Gloss Black



RAF Roundel Yellow
95% XF3 Flat Yellow
5% X7 Gloss Red



RAF Dark Green
75% XF81 Dark Green 2 (RAF)
25% XF49 Khaki


RAF Dark Earth
85% XF49 Khaki
15% XF52 Flat Earth
(note: I still prefer Gunze H72 Dark Earth straight from the bottle)



RAF Ocean Grey
90% XF82 Ocean Gray
10% X2 White


RAF Medium Sea Grey
90% XF83 Medium Sea Grey
10% X2 White


RAF Sky
75% XF21 Sky
25% X2 White

 

 



 

 

 

Chris

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Thanks everyone. There may be a lot on the internet, but on here you get to know and see what actually works. Real shame about photo *uckit. So many forums (not just modelling, lots of types) have lost so many pictures. 

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2 hours ago, Johnc61 said:

Thanks everyone. There may be a lot on the internet, but on here you get to know and see what actually works. Real shame about photo *uckit. So many forums (not just modelling, lots of types) have lost so many pictures. 

 

I hear you about S@#TBUCKET! I was just googling Tollerton Fairings and there are a lot of forums and website without pictures. All that information lost! Makes me think of doing bad nasty things to those PB " people ".

 

 

Chris

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4 hours ago, dogsbody said:

 

I hear you about S@#TBUCKET! I was just googling Tollerton Fairings and there are a lot of forums and website without pictures. All that information lost! Makes me think of doing bad nasty things to those PB " people ".

 

 

Chris

Yup.  :angry:

Steve.

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