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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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tonyot

Aussie Matilda`s,....... what colour?

Hiya Folks,

                I`m building an Aussie Matilda from the New Guinea campaign,...... I think that there were a dark jungle green something like Bronze Green, but is there a particular Humbrol colour that is right for them? I have painted it using Tamiya IJGDF Green which is quite dark,..... is this OK do you think? If anybody can please advise that would be great thanks,

 

Cheers

           Tony

    

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Reading a topic on another site with regards to Aussie Matildas, the consensus was that the colour used on Australian AFV's in the latter stages of the Pacific war was Khaki Green No.3. It was slightly different to the British version of this colour. In this post they quoted a mix by Mike Starmer for Humbrol paints as follows;

10 pts Humbrol 150, 2 pts Humbrol 100,  1 pt Humbrol 33 with 1 pt Humbrol flat white for scale effect. 

HTH's.

 

John.

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8 hours ago, Bullbasket said:

Reading a topic on another site with regards to Aussie Matildas, the consensus was that the colour used on Australian AFV's in the latter stages of the Pacific war was Khaki Green No.3. It was slightly different to the British version of this colour. In this post they quoted a mix by Mike Starmer for Humbrol paints as follows;

10 pts Humbrol 150, 2 pts Humbrol 100,  1 pt Humbrol 33 with 1 pt Humbrol flat white for scale effect. 

HTH's.

 

John.

Thanks John,..... much appreciated and thanks for replying,

Cheers

          Tony

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Sounds interesting Tony. I used Tamiya XF13 Japanese Army green for the 1:76 scale Airfix kit I put together a year or so ago (on the recommendation of another Britmodeller), and I think it looked OK.

 

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. I am kicking myself that I didn't pick up a conversion kit for an Aussie Matilda for the Tamiya 1:35 kit at a local model expo a few months ago. It was just a little too expensive for me (as well as looking a little tricky for my limited skill set)

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Hi Tony,

 

I thought one of the Australian sites had info on the colour of the Matildas but the closest I could find was on the Mouse House Enterprises web site (They do a lot of accessories and even paints for Australian Armour).

 

This article has info on markings and marking colours - not sure if the "service colour" is meant to be the overall green on the tanks or not.

 

http://www.mheaust.com.au/Aust/Research/Matilda/Markings WW2.htm

 

Regards

 

Michael

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