Download site question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by Vince, May 31, 2012.

  1. Vince

    Vince Member

    Jul 27, 2011
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    Does anyone have any experience with a site called I was googling paper ship models, and their site offers a free download of the USS Iowa battleship BB61. They also had, among other things, a free download of the movie "Battleship", which is in theaters now, so I am suspicious this model is a pirate.
  2. Psyscape

    Psyscape Member

    Feb 6, 2012
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    Filestube like 4Shared, Deposit Files, MegaShares etc. etc. etc. are used by people genuinely sharing files they own and a massive storage facility for pirated goods.

    As regards the Iowa model, I think the only ones that were available are GPM 61 and JSC 97. Both of which "may" be available for purchase from reputable sites that have permission, or if you're lucky from a collector on EBay (be aware though that some of the ebay models are scans.) I honestly don't know if the GPM or JSC models are available currently from the original distributors as they're fairly old models. I think - can't confirm I'm afraid - but I think the JSC was a waterline model and the GPM was full hull.

    If either of these are available for download somewhere like Filestube, I would suggest they are more than likely pirated scans, not originals.
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Filestube mostly has pirated models, but some people do share stuff legitimately. That site is no longer accessibly from the "Land of the Free", the U.S.. I got some of my best scans and pirated models from there!!:eek::twisted::p:rolleyes:......only kidding. Usually, if it looks too good, it probably is! :)