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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".

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  2. Thanks Guys. John W, just the feeling I'm after, thanks. Hey You All, It's been a long week of building. I keep finding things I need to do before I install the tires. I almost forgot that I had to install the rear suspension rocker arms before, I install the plumbing, before I install the back hubs... I'm not really sure why this part of the build seemed to take so long to work with. Just a lot of small parts, and a lot of small cuts. I had several rocker arms to choose from as far as the design of the look. I liked the design of the Trumpeter kit part, and to find photos was easy. I just had to adapt the paper patterns to look like the example that I was going to build. The parts... I had to do a bunch of test fitting of these rear parts... These are the pass through collars that support this axle... I used 0.05 rod to line the openings... Punching a really big hole in the side of the frame was a bit stressful to say the least... Dry fit the entire system... A bit of behind weathering... The materials I was waiting for to build the plumbing showed up right in the middle of this chapter. But I needed to finish. I can now get back to my brake line plumbing, I hope... I'll be back when I figure out what I'm doing... Rich
  3. Thanks for that, I am sure it will, and to be honest, this is a hobby. If everything was perfect and required no skill where would the satisfaction be?!
  4. It's new to me also Maybe a Meng Me-163, but not now.
  5. Not one, but two lovely whippets!
  6. Brill .. all you need now are some equally whacky tank commanders to go in the turret cupolas BillyD
  7. I haven't put any varnish on the model yet, not even between the different stages of weathering. When I do the other one I'll take your advice & try putting a clear gloss on before the decal.
  8. Looks excellent , or should I have said "Luchs excellent" i realy like the Camo you did . Tasca/Asuka are superb kits and you've done a superb job .
  9. Excellent work, Mike! Gaz
  10. It was The hotel Mrs. Gremlin56 and I stayed at was an old brewery and the owner still brewed a local beer, 10.5 % alcohol called "Breeze Bold" and my golly it was I would have given an arm or leg if this poster had been for sale at the museum: Of course it wasn't. I did buy a small collection of "Breeze" beers to help me in the difficult times looking for inspiration Oops, nearly forgot this: The phantom Spitfire. This isn't the Spitfire I am building simultaneously with the JT, this one is a museum piece but probably wrong as well. Paint job sucks and someone clipped it's wings: So of course the paint shade is wrong, the clipped wings are not in IPMS harmony with a Spitfire mark IX ( the museum said it, I didn't Sir, please not the cane......................). Nice bird though despite the repaint with ghastly mat paint.
  11. You leaving the saukopf mantlet in primer?
  12. Etched brass dealt with - other than gluing on the side armour, which will happen after I've done the first coat of paint. Tow-ropes are under way. Hopefully get a few 'w-i-p' photos taken and posted later on tonight.
  13. Immaculate brushwork Mrs. Stix, looking excellent.
  14. A very aggressive looking beastie Etienne, gorgeous work
  15. There have been a few KT's posted just recently, and this one is up there with the best of them. Really like the weathering. John.
  16. Thanks Clive. John.
  17. It looks good, gives powder sensation and wear ..., cheers mate
  18. A very nice build, like your style of painting. What paints do you use and how do you achieve this effect? cheers, Julian
  19. Thank you for all of the wonderful and encouraging comments. I'm super stoked that you folks like the little feller. I'm in the process of bashing up a tiny base and trying to get my fumble fingers to cobble a figure or two into some shape. If it all pans out I'll post some pics. Thanks again for looking in.
  20. Hello, as you found it, the AMX-30D can be built from the Heller's kit with the Azimut conversion ... I have it in my stash and I can say that's not a newbie project, many resin parts and very detailed but probably some work to perfectly adapt the conversion to Heller's lower hull. Don't know when I'll begin that project, but it will probably be a long process ... E
  21. Great what if build and making "your" tank makes it that much more fun.
  22. Occasionally tankers and scouts (Bradley crew members) wear the CVC uniform, but it's so hot on deployments we RARELY do. My driver used to wear body armor and running shorts it got so hot.
  23. Last week
  24. Thank You I will investigate D
  25. Nice , another superb paper panzer . very clean build ,I really like the camo and as spad said ..."Tasty" .
  26. Great job on another superb looking Miniart kit Sir . I really like the colour modulation you included , an overall great build
  27. Look forward to seeing the photos upon which those drawings are based. Until then I suspect them of being a little "creative" eg the working platform, the crane and the additional side plates.
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