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This Gallery is for the display of finished model builds only. Work In Progress and Reference pictures should be posted in the appropriate forums.

Airfix Models
All Airfix model pictures should be posted in the Airfix Models Galleries in individual threads for each model according to Series/Model Number. These are arranged in the same manner as the History section. So, all 1/48 Airfix Hurricanes (04102) should be together, all Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk I's (02082) together and so on. Sometimes kits are re-issued with a different number or moved up a series (a la Hudson), these should all appear in one thread as they are the same mouldings. Please do not mix and match scale, subject and manufacturer as we want to be able to tie-in each model in the Picture Gallery with it's relevant entry in BAC's excellent History of Airfix Kits section.

So, if a thread exists for your particular model, then add your pictures to that thread. If a thread does not already exist for that model, then create one. Remember to arrange your thread title in the ATF manner - Airfix, Scale, Model Name, Series/Model Number. If you only have pictures of Airfix kits with other makes or a mix of scales, then do not post them in the individual model threads.

As always there are exceptions such as when a kit is re-tooled as a completely new kit and given the same number as the old one. In these cases, the kits should be in separate threads. Of course, this is not always obvious and does require some knowledge of the re-tooling.

Where a kit has been modified or converted (apart from different decals or aftermarket detailing) then post them in a separate thread in the Airfix and non-Airfix sections as appropriate.

Reboxings of different Manufacturer's Models
Where the same kit has been available from different manufacturers (Airfix/Heller, Matchbox/Revell etc) then the kits should be split according to the boxings.

Members' Portolios
Members can post a picture of each of their completed builds in their own porfolios.  See the Members' Portfolios Forum for more details viewforum.php?f=87.

Quality of Images
Please ensure that the pictures you put in the Picture Gallery are of good enough quality.  Some pictures being posted are too dark, out of focus, way too large, way too small etc. Not only are they bad for viewing but they will not be doing justice to your models. Before uploading the pictures put them through an image editor such as Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Irfanview etc.  Remember to crop the pictures too so we don't have a huge picture showing a nice wall with a tiny model in one corner!

Number of Images
Unlike the Members Portfolios where you can only post one picture of each completed model, you can post multiple images in the Picture Gallery. Remember that too many pictures slows down the browsing and some poor souls are still using modem-connections!  If you do have lots of very large pictures, then consider using  thumbnails or text links instead.

Do not add reference images to these threads.

If in any doubt about any of these points then don't post but ask any of the Moderating Team or myself for advice.

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