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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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B-24H Libra 1/48 Scale
seabee1526
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 09:05 AM GMT+7
Very cool, I love those Ford builts
thathaway3
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 01:33 PM GMT+7

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I'm now in the process of going back through this thread and replacing the old PB photos with the ones from IMGUR. May take a while!



I've gone back and (tried) to replace all of the photos in this thread with the ones from IMGUR, so please, let me know if any of you are not able to see them all now.
thathaway3
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:46 AM GMT+7
Thanks. I'm sure there was an easier way to do it, but I just grabbed my set of French Curves from my old drafting kit and used those to find what curves would fit.

I'm now in the process of going back through this thread and replacing the old PB photos with the ones from IMGUR. May take a while!
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
I see the photos in the post two above this one but not the ones earlier. Cleared out the cache and all that good stuff. Imgur seems to be working for me (at the moment anyway!). Nice job of fitting in those fuselage formers by the way!
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 05:26 AM GMT+7
Try clearing your browsers cache that worked for me.

Great work by the way!

Cheers Rob.
thathaway3
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 04:25 AM GMT+7
I think I've found the secret decoder ring.

thathaway3
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 01:44 AM GMT+7
Yeah, there must have been some sort of change.

When I go to the "Chrome" link, I get exactly the same thing.

I tried opening a Chrome browser session and when I do, not only do I get the same screen shot you did, since I'm using Chrome and not Firefox, I can no longer see my photos either.

If I open a Firefox browser, while I still get the same screen shot you do, at least I can now see my photos.

So this work around only works when the USER is using Firefox AND has gone to the link and uploaded the add on, NOT a lot of help.

So, once I've uploaded my photos to something like IMGUR I'll see if that works better.



My first attempt above doesn't seem to work.
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 12:14 AM GMT+7
I tried again and I got this showing it as being added but still no luck. I am probably not bowing in the proper direction or something !

thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Not sure why it didn't work. I use Firefox and that link worked. Since I don't use Chrome I didn't try that link. And now that I'm using my phone which uses Safari and I don't see any pictures. Yuck!!
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 10:44 AM GMT+7
Chrome. It assured me it had updated Chrome. Heck If I know. Computers and I are not friends !
thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 08:54 AM GMT+7
Are you using Firefox or Chrome?
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Nope, didn't work. Loaded their extension, rebooted, no luck. Oh well...
thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:18 AM GMT+7
Gino Quintiliani (Heavy Arty) a long time frequent poster on the Armorama site found this work around. If you go to this site, and load the appropriate add on for either Chrome or Firefox, it allows the photos to display.

Missing Lynx
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:04 AM GMT+7
Glad to help. I can't see your photobucket photos though. I like to see your work.
thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:43 AM GMT+7
These are a great help! What's funny is that in the case of the tail skid, I essentially designed a mechanism on my own which would fit inside the space and function to achieve both a stowed and deployed position, and wound up coming up with a very similar design on my own, but with two critical differences. I simply ignored the hydraulic activating mechanism, and because I didn't consider "over rotating" the skid between the stowed and deployed positions (third figure), I had to locate the upper pivot point in a different spot. It's clear looking at these drawings how this design is the right solution because the riveted support bracket for the hydraulic activation piston also functions as a structural stop to help absorb any impact loading when the skid hits the ground.




To completely duplicate this design would involve redoing both the folding pieces in the strut, and adding two more sets of hinges plus getting the extended/collapsed length dimensions on the cylinder just right, so I think I'll stay with what I have.

The picture of the door is VERY useful! I did find another photo showing the attachment on the right side of the fuselage and also came up with something very close. What I missed and will be able to add, is an inside panel to the door with a walkway and grab handle.




I'm thinking that perhaps the circular hole was for a clear viewing window? I also notice that the kit has the circular opening at the forward end of the hatch rather than at the aft end. I should be able to correct that.

Thanks again for the photos!!
KPHB17FE
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:15 AM GMT+7
Here are a couple of items you were looking for. First is the entry hatch. I found this photo on a page that had a number of B-24 bits and pieces. Obviously removed from a wreck. It hinges on the right side of the airplane:



Don't know if these will answer your questions about the tail skid but here is an illustration from the maintenance manual and one from the parts manual. The one from the MM shows the early type which was just a rubber bumper but this was replaced with shock absorber later.





thathaway3
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:24 AM GMT+7
It turns out that one of the major posters on the Armorama site discovered a very nice work around which totally solves the problem of PB photos not appearing or being able to be posted. I haven't been able to figure out how to post a link to Gino's post on the Armor Forum (if someone else knows how to do that please feel free), but it turns out that all you need to do is go to website (assuming you use Firefox or Chrome as your browser) and click on a link which activates an add on to your browser, and just like that, your old photos now appear again and you can add new ones as well!

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thathaway3
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 04:05 AM GMT+7
Yeah, but will they change their policy? I wonder how much of a downside there is for them? They certainly don't "lose" anything if I cancel my account, since they get no revenue from me (unless they sell ads, which I've not noticed, so that shows how effective that'd be!). So if 99% of the people with free accounts cancel and 1% pay the $399 per year, they're money ahead.

No such thing as a free lunch, even with the internet!
jjcadenhead
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 07:03 AM GMT+7
The media is starting to report the change that Photobucket has made. I'm sure Photobucket will start to feel the pressure soon.
thathaway3
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 03:52 AM GMT+7
Much better. Now the question is can you go back to previous posts and replace the old links with new ones, or perhaps even more to the point is it worth the time?

I highly doubt that I'll be interested in going back and doing that, as there are simply too many posts and images to correct.

So we'll just all be reminded that PB pulled the rug out from under our feet.
sinistervampire319
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 02:08 PM GMT+7
Try Flickr.